Be A Volunteer

The Boy Scouts of America relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, nearly 1.2 million adults provide leadership and mentoring to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.

To these volunteers we would like to say thank you for your dedication to Scouting.Through the dedication of these many volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America remains the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America.

And, to adults who are not currently Scout volunteers, we invite you to become a volunteer and share in the positive experiences of the Scouting programs.

Become a Trained Leader

Parent Leaders are the lifeblood of our pack. Without them, our program would be limited and our Scouts would be missing out on the fun.

It is very easy to become a Trained Leader in our pack. ALL the required training can be taken online - so you can take the training at your own pace.

Steps to Leadership

  1. Talk to a current leader (Cubmaster, Pack trainer, Committee Chair, Den Leader) about your willingness to help

  2. Discuss which role would best fit your talents and comfort level

  3. Complete Council Specific Training

  4. Complete Pack Specific Training

Council Specific Training (45 Minutes)

    1. Fill out and print the Adult Leader Application at the bottom of this page

    2. Go to myscouting.org and create an account.

    3. Take the following courses at myscouting.org...

      1. Youth Protection Training

        1. Print the Youth Protection Traing Certificate (available upon completion of the course)

      2. This is Scouting

      3. Leader Specific (which role you will be performing)

    4. Submit the certificate and the application to the Pack Trainer or Cubmaster

Pack Specific Training (45 minutes)

  1. Click Here to go to the Pack Specific Training

Parent Action Items

  • Volunteer to help with small defined tasks.

  • Ask your Den Leader if they need help.

  • Ask the Cubmaster or Committee Chair about the needs of the Pack.

  • Remain positive and look for ways to improve the program - turn problems into solutions. We are not perfect and we will never will be perfect. So don't expect perfect, expect honest effort.

  • Follow the advice we give the boys... Do your best. If that includes getting trained then you need to get trained.

  • Encourage other parents to help. Work as a team with projects that need attention.