Become a Leader
Troop 54 leaders and Scouts enjoy a meal at summer camp (July 2010).
Why Do It?
Here are a ten great reasons to become a Scouting leader, from A Scoutmaster's Blog:
- Be a positive influence in a boy's life. I think we can agree that there are many youth out there who can benefit from more of this in today's world.
- Learn new skills. You are never too old to learn a new skill. And to tell the truth, I don't think a person can ever learn too many skills.
- Teach boys new skills. There are few things in life that will make you feel more proud then when you watch a boy or young man using a skill that you have helped them to master.
- Make new friends. Not only will you form friendships with the boys, but you will also form new friendships with other Scouters.
- Help your community. You provide this service through your unit's service projects and by helping boys grow up to be better adults.
- Spend time in the Great Outdoors. You really do need to get out of that recycled-air, stressed-filled office environment at least once a month.
- Have a good laugh. Working with Scout age boys can be fun and funny in many ways. Just remember to laugh with the boys, not at the boys.
- Go traveling. There are thousands of places to go that provide a great Scout Outing. And do not forget the opportunities to go to a National Jamboree, Philmont, or the other high adventure bases.
- Get some exercise. We could all use more exercise. Just try keeping up with a group of Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts.
- Be a kid again! Scouting gives adults the chance to have just as much fun as the Scouts themselves. Make sure that you do!
How To Become a Leader
- Talk to the Scoutmaster about which leadership opportunity would be right for you.
- Obtain an adult application form and
CORI form from the Scoutmaster or online. An
online application is also available.
- Take Youth Protection Training, and print the certificate.
- Complete the adult application and CORI form and hand these in with the YPT certificate to the Scoutmaster.
- During the next year, complete the remaining training required for your position.
Page updated 9/4/17