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. He’s appointed by the Scoutmaster because of his leadership ability. By accepting the position of Junior Assistant Scoutmaster, you agree to provide service and leadership to your troop. The responsibility should be fun and rewarding. This job description outlines some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this leadership role.
Comments: In many cases the JASM has the same responsibilities as an Assistant Scoutmaster.
|Type:||Appointed by the Scout Master|
|Age:||At least 16 years old|
|Experience:||Previous senior leadership positions|
|Attendance:||75% for all activities over previous 6 months|
You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
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.
You are expected to give this job your best effort and use the adult leadership and advice when you feel they are needed.
General Leadership Responsibilities
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.
Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life. Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
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 the someone (A patrol leader if possible) is ready to assume your responsibilities. This requires you to “Be Prepared”, plan ahead and this will never be an issue.
Specific Leadership Responsibilities
- Performs duties as assigned by the Scoutmaster.
- Participate in a conference with your advisor midway through your tenure to discuss and evaluate your responsibilities and the performance of your duties.
- Note: You can still have a conference with your advisor at any time. If you feel like having a discussion, just ask.
|Duties||What it means in Troop 980|
|Function as an Assistant Scoutmaster:||
|Accomplish any duties assigned by the Scoutmaster:||
|Keep others informed:||
|Set a good example:||
|Wear the uniform correctly:||
|Show Scout Spirit:||