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Scouting With Your Child

As a parent, you are a primary role model for your child.  Scouting provides a time-tested structure that helps bond parent/child development through group and individual activities, recognition and advancement.  Your child needs your encouragement, guidance and participation along his Scouting path.

Scouting also recognizes that the make up of a family or who plays a parental role can very greatly.  We are a program for dad, mom, grandparents, uncles, and any other individual who is active in the boy's life.


New volunteer leaders in Scouting can take their initial Fast Start and Youth Protection training at the BSA's Online Learning Center at  www.myscouting.orgExternal Link.  Youth Protection training is required before a volunteer can participate in youth activities.

The Online Learning Center brings together essential volunteer learning in a single package and allows volunteers to take courses at their convenience at home, and to download and print a certificate of completion.  It also keeps a personal training history for each volunteer, showing courses completed, started and unfinished courses.

How Parents Can Help in Scouting

There are many volunteer positions in Scouting that parents can help fill, working directly with Scouts or in support roles to the unit.  Here is a partial list:

Activities leader, assistant leader, advancement/ award coordinator, treasurer/secretary, Youth Protection training coordinator, den leader, fundraising chair/Popcorn Kernel, unit webmaster.

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