Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

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The '''Junior Assistant Scoutmaster''' serves in the capacity of an [[Assistant Scoutmaster|assistant Scoutmaster]] except where legal age and maturity are required. He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18. He is appointed by the [[Scoutmaster]] because of his leadership ability.
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The '''Junior Assistant Scoutmaster''' is a Scout at least 16 years of age who has shown outstanding leadership skills. He is appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with the advice and consent of the Scoutmaster. A Junior Assistant Scoutmaster follows the guidance of the Scoutmaster in providing support and supervision to the other boy leaders in the troop. Upon his 18th birthday, a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is eligible to become an assistant Scoutmaster.
[[Image:Boyscout-troop.gif|thumb|right|Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)]]
[[Image:Boyscout-troop.gif|thumb|right|Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)]]

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Serving as Junior Assistant Scoutmaster can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Selection:Nominated
Selected by:Senior Patrol Leader
Reports to:Scoutmaster

The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is a Scout at least 16 years of age who has shown outstanding leadership skills. He is appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with the advice and consent of the Scoutmaster. A Junior Assistant Scoutmaster follows the guidance of the Scoutmaster in providing support and supervision to the other boy leaders in the troop. Upon his 18th birthday, a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is eligible to become an assistant Scoutmaster.

Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)

Contents

Reports to

Responsibilities

Notes

  1. The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster while functioning as an assistant Scoutmaster follows all BSA youth policies regarding two-deep adult leadership, sleeping quarters, driving, etc.

See also

Boy Scout portal
Ranks requiring a Positions of Responsibility
  • Star Rank #5 "While a First Class Scout, serve actively 4 months in one or more of the following positions..."
  • Life Rank #5 "While a Star Scout, serve actively 6 months in one or more of the positions of responsibility..."
  • Eagle Scout Rank #4 "While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility..." (reduced list)
  • See also: National Youth Leadership Training‎ (NYLT) - a fun, six-day outdoor learning course.


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