Being a Scout leader holds great reward by seeing boys develop in skills, personal responsibility, courtesy, and demonstrating a caring and helpful spirit.
Leadership positions are for one year.
There are many different roles in Scouting.
Some leaders work directly with youth members: den leaders, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Venture advisors, and their assistant leaders. These leaders meet with youth members on a regular, usually weekly, basis. They provide meeting planning and leadership skill guidance with youth members. They provide leadership for some monthly activities.
The unit committee roles include treasurer, outdoor activities, advancement, membership, money-earning projects, and community service. The unit committee manages the administrative affairs of the unit and involves parents. Parents are involved, with the unit committee, in events such as money-earning activities, day trips, service projects, and awards ceremonies.
District and council committees: There is a need for volunteer leaders in district and council roles. These positions match talent, time, and willingness to supporting the local Scouting program on a larger scale.
These positions include new member drives, organizing events, leadership training, fundraising campaigns, community service projects, advancement and awards, and camping programs.
Commissioner staff: This special corps of Scout program specialists are the service arm of Scouting. The commissioners visit unit meetings to provide immediate program advice, information, and problem-solving. The commissioners also lead monthly leader programs called “roundtables.”
Training is provided by a skilled district training team. Some leadership courses are available on the national BSA website.
The rewards of Scout leadership come from seeing boys grow and change, making new friends, developing personal skill and confidence, and from knowing that helping boys grow is important for future of our community.
For information about becoming a volunteer leader in the Boy Scouts of America checkout www.Scouting.org or contact the Conquistador Council.