Scoutmaster (SM)

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Position Description

The Scoutmaster is the adult responsible for working directly with the Scouts to help them create and run the program of the troop. The Scoutmaster trains youth leaders to run the troop by providing direction coaching and support.

Responsibilities

  • Gets the training required for the position and stays current in Youth Protection Training.
  • Trains and guides youth leaders.
  • Works with other responsible adults to bring Scouting to the youth.
  • Uses the methods of Scouting to achieve the aims of Scouting.
  • Can be male or female, but must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Is appointed by the head of the chartered organization.

Qualifications

  • At least 21 years old
  • Subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle.
  • Abide by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that Scouts BSA deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth.
  • All volunteers are expected to complete and maintain Youth Protection Training. It is available online.
  • As a volunteer, you are expected to complete all training for your position before assuming a leadership role.