Working Directly with Youth

All Scouting programs rely on caring adults who lead and mentor groups of youth members. Become a volunteer today! The amount of time and degree of involvement varies by a number of factors including:

  • Program – based on the ages and capabilities of members
  • Role – whether serving as a primary unit leader or as an assistant leader.
  • Responsibility – may be ongoing such as weekly meetings or task specific such as teaching a merit badge or skill on a periodic basis.

Every leader has the opportunity to participate in leadership and skills training, access to a vast library of helpful literature, and a support network of fellow leaders and full-time professionals in the Scouting organization.

Roles include Cubmaster, Den Leaders, WEBELOS leaders, and assistants. These individuals support the Pack and Dens and take an active part in helping to strenghten families and their boys by providing a fun-filled, worthwhile program that teaches values.


Roles include; Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Merit Badge Counselors. These leaders are the positive role models for the boys of the Troop. In many cases the leaders are individuals willing to listen to the boys, encourage them, and take a sincere interest in them.


Roles include; Advisors, Associate Advisors. The youth are the leaders of a Crew however, adults serve in a “shadow” leader capacity.


Roles include; In-School Speakers. This is an opportunity for adults to share their love of a hobby or work interest with students enrolled in the in-school character education programs.


Roles include; Advisors, Associate Advisors. This program gives volunteer adults a chance to explore leadership and allows them to make a difference in the lives of tomorrow’s leaders by sharing their knowledge and culture with young people. These youth members are young people who are interested in learning about “real-world” fields and careers.