Without millions of volunteers, Scouting programs would not be possible. If you are not yet a volunteer but are interested in becoming one - there are several ways to get involved.

Leadership Roles

Scout leaders serve in one of the BSA's most important roles. Our Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, and Crew Advisors directly mentor youth and make a difference in the lives of millions.

Please note: The BSA is committed to child safety and ensuring that every youth has a positive experience in Scouting. Before assigning an adult to a leadership position, a background check is required.

Youth Protection
New Leader Training

Administrative Roles

Share your expertise and special talents to serve your local BSA council.

Councils are always in need of active and engaged board members, unit committee members, merit badge counselors, and special event committee personnel.

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As Needed

You can volunteer with the BSA even if you don't have a lot of time to commit. Help supervise a field trip, prepare lunch at a day camp, work at an event registration table, or do any number of small tasks help Scouting in your community.

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Support Scouting

Join the individuals, corporations, and foundations that support Scouting's mission, and help build the leaders of tomorrow.

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Earn Awards

Scouting alumni are eligible to earn up to five award ribbons that hang from a commemorative centennial patch. Demonstrate your commitment to the values of Leadership, Achievement, Character, Service, and the Outdoors.

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