When a boy finds someone who takes an interest in him, he responds and follows.
Can we not interpret our adult wisdom into the language of boyhood?
- GENERAL INFORMATION
- Type: Volunteer by registering as a Scouter
- Term: Appointed annually during unit recharter
- Reports to: ScoutParent Unit Coordinator
- Description: Every eligible parent or guardian of a Scout is highly encouraged to be active in their Scouting experience. Your boy will go where he sees you looking! By registering as a Scouter, you are covered by Council insurance, it makes our trip paperwork easier, and you help us validate our Scouts are safe and secure.
- Comments: As part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen the protection of youth in our programs, the select designation of parents of youth members in traditional programs as "ScoutParents" will end effective July 1, 2013. BSA literature, forms, and processes are being revised to match this change in program.
Councils should encourage current "ScoutParents" to now officially register as paid adult volunteers or leaders if they are not already so registered. To help facilitate this, the Unit Scouter Reserve position (91U) has been created for supportive adults who have no immediate, specific leadership role. Like all registered BSA adult positions, this new role will require a criminal background check and the completion of Youth Protection training.
The position of unit ScoutParent Coordinator (PC) will remain a registered position with the name changed to Parent Coordinator.
- Age: 18+ (College Reserve); 21 or older
- Rank: Registered Scouter
- Experience:None required.
- Comments: Adults citizens, or adult non-citizens who reside within the country, may register with the Boy Scouts of America in any capacity if they agree to abide by the Scout Oath or Promise and the Scout Law, to respect and obey the laws of the United States of America, and to subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle. All leaders must be 21 years of age or older, except assistant Scoutmasters, assistant den leaders, assistant Cubmasters, assistant Webelos den leaders, and assistant Varsity Scout coaches, who must be 18 or older.
- PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
- Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position. New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before they submit an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
- Attendance: You are encouraged to attend troop committee meetings and troop meetings.
- Effort: You are expected to give this job your best effort.
- GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
- Uniform: You are encouraged to participate in uniform.
- Behavior: Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life. Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
- Attendance: Set the example by being an active Scouter. Be on-time for meetings and activities.
- SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
- Participate in general activities.
- Volunteer for specific responsibilities/troop jobs.
- Get qualified and connected via BSA training.
- Serve on Boards of Review.