Scoutmaster

scoutmaster patchPosition Description

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

Responsibilities
  • Trains and guides boy leaders.
  • Works with other responsible adults to bring Scouting to boys.
  • 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 or Promise and the Scout Law.
  • Possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth.
  • All volunteers are expected to complete Youth Protection training. It is available online on the Web site http://olc.scouting.org. As a volunteer, you are expected to complete the training within 90 days of assuming a leadership position.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:45

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