Scouting helps youth build strong personal values, a positive sense of self-worth, and caring and nurturing relationships with peers and adults. It sparks a desire to learn and helps youth use their time creatively and gain social skills. But what do Scout volunteers gain from their involvement in the program? Key areas where Scouting benefits the lives of volunteers include:
- PERSONAL VALUES AND TRAITS
- COMMUNICATION SKILLS
- RELATIONSHIP SKILLS
- SURVIVAL AND OUTDOOR SKILLS
- MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS
adult volunteer opportunities
Matching adult volunteer skills and interests to the current needs of the Troop; Facilitation of Webelo School Night for Scouting, WOW campout and CUB Pack Crossover ceremonies
NEW FAMILY ORIENTATION
Plan and coordinate new parent meetings, Family BBQ, Trail to Active Committee Member, Scouting Museum, Camporee, OA Tap Out
Rank Advancement Board, Eagle banner, Court of Honor planning, Volunteer recognition and appreciation
Garage sale, Camp Cards, Popcorn, Flags, Holiday Greenery, Poinsettias; Products, vendors, sourcing, pricing, storage, delivery, goals, selling strategies, motivation and tools
FINANCIAL / TREASURY
Oversight and control of Troop income and expenses, fundraising activities, individual scout accounts, dues, deposits and reimbursements
COMMUNICATION & BRANDING
Photo web site, Facebook, newsletter, communication with CUB packs, PR activities, Alumni, Sponsors, Troop branding items (hats, decals, etc.)
Membership applications, re-charter, pictures, information management, Troop website, email lists, secretary, tracking of merit badges, training, camping and service hours, Troop calendar, weekly agenda
TTFC, Assistant Scout Master, Merit Badge Counselors, Boards of Review, Senior Scout Night, Advancement Coordinator, Advisors
Adult and Scout training tracking, EDGE, Scout University, ILST, Oak Leaf, COPE, NYLT, NAYLE, NOAC, IOLS, Wood Badge, TTFC, Certifications
CAMPING / SUMMER CAMP / HIGH ADVENTURE (HA)
Destination and itinerary planning for troop and HA camping, pulling trailers; Trailer and camping equipment procurement, maintenance, repair and storage (tents, stoves, lanterns, propane, etc.)
COMMUNITY RELATIONS / SERVICE PROJECTS
Order of the Arrow, Scouting For Food, Community Flag Ceremonies, Salvation Army, Charter Organization Support
SAFETY & FIRST AID
Troop Medic, Medical Form updates and compliance, Emergency Simulations, Activity safety
Frequently Asked Questions
If I don’t know much about camping and the outdoors, can I be a good Scout leader?
Being a good Scout leader requires more than knowing how to camp. The strong character and leadership skills most volunteers bring to the program equip them to be successful Scouters. Additionally, outdoor training is provided for volunteers at all skill levels.
My family is very busy. How would I have time to be an effective leader?
|A.||You will not have to carry the responsibilities alone. Other leaders and parents will be involved and provide collaboration and support.|
Can women be Boy Scout leaders?
|A.||Yes. Every volunteer and leadership position is open to women. In fact, more than one-third of Scout volunteers are women.|
I'm not sure I know what to do. Is training available?
|A.||There is a variety of training available specific to the position you hold and much of the basic training can be completed on line. More in-depth training is provided throughout the year and monthly round-table meetings enable you and other leaders to share ideas.|
How do I know which opportunities are available and which of those would fit with my interests and skills? How do I get involved?
|A.||A “menu” of opportunities with brief descriptions is listed above. Additionally, feel free to visit with our Scoutmaster, Committee Chair or any current Troop volunteer for more details.|
- Saturday, October 19
- Monday, October 21
- Monday, October 28
- Thursday, October 31
- Saturday, November 2