Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

juniorAssistantScoutmasterGeneral Information

  • Type: Appointed by the Scoutmaster
  • Term: Indefinite
  • 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’s appointed by the Scoutmaster because of his proven leadership ability.
  • Comments: In many cases the JASM has the same responsibilities as an Assistant Scoutmaster. Generally, the Scoutmaster will assign a specific project to the JASM.


  • Age: 16 or older
  • Rank: Eagle
  • Experience: Outstanding previous service as SPL, ASPL, PL, or Troop Guide
  • Attendance: 65% troop meetings & 50% of all other activities over previous 6 months.

Performance Requirements

  • Training: You should attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
  • Attendance: You are expected to attend troop meetings, outings, and service projects.
  • 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 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

  • Functions as an Assistant Scoutmaster.
  • Performs duties as assigned by the Scoutmaster.
  • Assists the Scoutmaster in training and supervising the Sr. Patrol Leader, the Assistant SPL, and the Instructors.

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