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Type:                   Appointed by the Scoutmaster

Term:                  1 year

Reports to:         Scoutmaster

Description:       The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster serves in the capacity of an Assistant

                           Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. He must

                          be at least 16 years old and not yet 18. The Scoutmaster appoints him because

                          of his leadership ability.

Comments:       In many cases the JASM has the same responsibilities as an Assistant




Age:                     At least 16 years old

Rank:                   Eagle

Experience:        Previous leadership positions

Training:            National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) preferred

Attendance:       75% over the previous 6 months



Training:              You must attend the Troop Leadership Training even if you have

                            attended in the past.

Attendance:       You are expected to attend 80% of all troop meetings, Patrol Leaders’

                          Council meetings, outings, and service projects. If your attendance is

                          low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be

                          removed from office.

Effort:                You are expected to give this job your best effort.



Uniform:              Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly. This means that you

                            will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all

                            required badges in their correct locations.

Behavior:            Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.

                           Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.

Attendance:       Set the example by being an active Scout. Be on time for meetings and

                           activities. You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you

                           are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.

                           You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.



Ø     Functions as an Assistant Scoutmaster.

Ø      Performs duties as assigned by the Scoutmaster.



What this means for Troop 223

Function as an Assistant Scoutmaster

·         Provides hints and tips for the SPL and ASPL.

·         Help SPL and ASPL as required to manage the Troop meeting.

·         Provide help with maintaining discipline.

·         Provide leadership in carrying out Troop activities.

Accomplish any duties assigned by the Scoutmaster:

·         Carry out special assignments as directed by the Scoutmaster.

·         Support the SPL and the ASPL in their assignments.

·         Advise other junior leaders in their responsibilities.

Keep others informed:

·         Call the SPL at least once each week to pass along information and check on preparations for meetings and activities.

 Scout Leadership Position Application (PDF)