Assistant Scoutmaster (ASM)

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Position Description

An Assistant Scoutmaster is one of the adult leaders age 18 or over who assist the Scoutmaster in delivering the troop program.

Responsibilities

  • This is the only troop adult leader position for adults age 18-20.
  • Assist the Scoutmaster as directed
  • Works with other responsible adults to bring Scouting to the youth.
  • Uses the methods of Scouting to achieve the aims of Scouting.

Qualifications

  • Can be male or female, but must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Is appointed by the Scoutmaster and approved by the Troop Committee.
  • Subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle
  • Possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that Scouts BSA deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth.
  • Abide by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle
  • All volunteers are expected to complete and maintain Youth Protection Training. It is available online on the Web site http://my.scouting.org.
  • As a volunteer, you are expected to complete the required training for your position before assuming a leadership position.