Re: JASM Training
The JASM position is considered a youth position. A JASM is a 16- or
17-years-old scout. Therefore, the position is referenced in the
Junior Leader Handbook and in the Scoutmaster's Junior Leader
Training (JLT) kit (now being replaced with Troop Leader Training).
The JASM is trained by the Scoutmaster and given specific duties from
the Scoutmaster based on troop condition. These duties should not be
those restricted to (or required of) adult leaders. Example: a JASM
cannot be considered as the second adult leader for an outing.
However, there is no specifically outlined (detailed) training for
this job position.
A JASM could potentially attend SM/ASM (adult) specific training. As
Ida noted, consider these questions carefully before making a
decision to attend:
* What role(s) to you want the JASM to accept?
* Can those roles be coached w/out the SM/ASM training?
* Would the SM/ASM training be good for the JASM?
* How will the SM/ASM training affect the JASM?
* How will the SM/ASM who attend the training with the JASM feel
about being w/ a young man?
* will the Training team accept him as a trainee since the course was
geared toward adults?