SM Appointed Leadership

The following positions are Scoutmaster appointed leadership positions available for the Scout to satisfy their leadership requirements towards rank advancement.


Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

To be eligible, the Scout must:

  • Be active in the Troop for the year prior to appointment
  • Display exceptional leadership ability
  • Be at least sixteen years of age, but not more than 18
  • Be the rank of Life or above, preferably be an Eagle Scout or nearly complete Eagle Scout requirements
  • Agree to continue leadership training and put into practice what is learned
  • Junior Assistant Scoutmasters (JASM) function as assistant Scoutmasters.


Instructor

To be eligible, the Scout must:

  • Be active in the Troop for the six months prior to appointment
  • Display exceptional Scout craft ability
  • Be the rank of First Class  or above
  • Agree to continue leadership training and put into practice what is learned

Instructors are expected to teach Scout craft skills to Troop members.  Instructors should plan to present one Scout craft skill to the Troop each month with the coordination of the PLC and the Scoutmaster.


Troop Guide

To be eligible, the Scout must:

  • Be active in the Troop for the six months prior to appointment.
  • Be the rank of First Class or above.
  • Demonstrate leadership experience
  • Have exceptional Scout skills ability

A Troop Guide works with new Scouts to help them feel comfortable in scouting and assist them in advancing at their own pace.    He’s like a “Big Brother” and should follow the guidelines in chapter four of The Junior Leader Handbook. The Troop Guide reports to the Assistant Scoutmaster for New Scout patrols.


Den Cheif

To be eligible for Den Chief for a Cub Scout Den or Webelos Den, the Scout must:

  • Be active in the Troop for the six months prior to appointment
  • Be the rank of 1st Class or above
  • Be accepted by the Cub Scout (Webelos) Den Leader that he will be serving

A Webelos Den Chief is one of our troop’s “ambassadors” who works with a Cub Scout Den to help the adult Den Leaders provide a quality program for their Cub Scouts. The Den Chief assists at den meetings and activities, encourages advancement, and serves as a role model for younger boys. Webelos Den Chiefs encourage Webelos Scouts to look forward to Boy Scouting.