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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
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.
GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP 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)