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Volunteering with the BSA

Why Scouting?


Help build the next generation of leaders! Through volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, you will work with youth to build a better future for our country. Scouting volunteers come to Scouting from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. People from just about every occupation imaginable are involved in leading youth to become responsible, caring and competent citizens. You’ll also discover that Scout volunteering will enable you to learn new skills and build lifelong friendships while giving back your community.

Volunteer Positions

Scouting relies on adult volunteers to promote our mission. There are variety of volunteer positions working directly with youth or supporting those that do. Positions vary greatly in time commitment from year round and seasonal to a few hours a week or a few hours a year. 

All volunteers must go through an application process that includes a criminal background check requiring a social security number.

Leader Training

All courses needed to be fully trained are available online through Steps to set up a my.Scouting account are available in each new leader’s packet. The council and each district conduct additional trainings throughout the year, such as University of Scouting

Before an individual can be registered as an adult volunteer, he or she must complete Youth Protection Training.

To learn more about volunteering contact the council by email or by phone at 575-622-3461

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