BECOME A LEADER

Parents are the lifeblood of our Troop.  Without them, our program would be limited and our Scouts would be without the full benefits of scouting.  It is our goal that every parent registers as an adult leader in order to help the troop and attend and help with activities.  
 
It is not complicated to become a Leader.  Most 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 (Scoutmaster, Committee Chair) about your willingness to help
  2. Discuss which role would best fit your talents and comfort level.
  3. Complete Council Specific Training
  4. Complete Position Specific Training
Council Specific Training (45 Minutes)
  1. Obtain and complete the Adult Leader Application (Ask for an application from the Troop's Membership Chair).
  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 Training 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 Membership Chair.
Merit Badge Counselor

The Troop benefits from having many adults who are willing to serve as Merit Badge Councilors.

The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications)—as a merit badge counselor, you can play a vital role in stirring a young man's curiosity about that particular topic. By serving as a merit badge counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest.

If you are not yet a merit badge counselor, it is easy to become a volunteer. You will need to register with the Boy Scouts of America, through your BSA local council. This entails contacting the local council, then obtaining, completing, and turning in the "Adult Application." The council will then process the application. (Every applicant is screened.)



    


Parent Roles
  • Boy Scouting is Boy led.  The boys will be making the decisions on running the meetings and the activities
  • Register as a committee member and take part in the monthly meetings.
  • Ask the Scoutmaster or Committee Chair about the needs of the Troop. 
  • Follow the advice we give the boys... Do your best.  If that includes getting trained then you need to get trained.
  • Consider becoming a Merit Badge Councilor.