Adult Volunteers in Scouts BSA

You are wondering as a parent whether you can volunteer with your child's Scouts BSA Troop. Or perhaps you have been approached by the Scoutmaster or Committee Chair to get involved.

The best place to start is to talk to the existing adults in the Troop. Get to know them and they you.

Roundtables offer continuous training for Scouts BSA Leaders and typically meet once a month in your district. For times consult your district page.

Position specific and advanced training are offered on a regular basis, talk to your district key three for dates and times. Much training is available at your my.scouting.org account.

There are three types of adult volunteers in a typical Scouts BSA troop. The resources below are to help you get some idea of each of those sets of responsibilities.

Merit Badge Counselor

If you have a skill or a hobby there is probably a merit badge for it. So read through the list and see how you can help. You must be a registered leader to be a merit badge counselor, but there is no registration fee.

Assistant Scoutmaster

These volunteers serve the program side of the Scouts BSA Troop. You must be a registered leader for this position.

Member of the Committee