Volunteering with the BSA
VOLUNTEER FAMILIES NEEDED
Help build the next generation of leaders! Through volunteering with the Scouts, BSA, 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 almost every occupation imaginable lead 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 to your community.
Scouting relies on adult volunteers to promote our mission. There are a 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.
All courses needed to be fully trained are available online through my.scouting.org. Steps to set up a my.Scouting account are open in each new leader’s packet. The council and each district conduct additional training throughout the year, such as the University of Scouting.
Before an individual can be registered as an adult volunteer, he or she must complete Youth Protection Training.