The Scoutmaster, with the assistance of the troop committee, recruits assistant Scoutmasters to help operate the troop. Each assistant Scoutmaster is assigned specific duties and reports to the Scoutmaster. They also fulfill the required two-deep leadership standards set by the Boy Scouts of America. An assistant Scoutmaster may be 18 years old, but at least one in each troop should be 21 or older so he or she can serve in the Scoutmaster’s absence.
Types of assistant Scoutmasters include:
• Assistant Scoutmaster – new-Scout patrol
• Assistant Scoutmaster – Venture patrol
The troop will have 3 or more Assistant Scoutmasters.