Volunteers Needed

Parents and Adult Leaders are needed to help with Troop activities throughout the year.

Involvement can include:

  • “Just Being There” – to provide the 2-deep leadership as required by BSA and Charter organization policies.
  • Drivers – For transporting scouts and/or gear. See the Tour and Activity Plan page for more details. Driver license number, vehicle identification including make/model/”can carry count”/ and license tag info.
  • Event Coordinators – Take it, get the help you need, and make it happen.
  • Officially registered positions.

Officially Registered Positions

Position Description Requirements
Charter Representative The Chartered Organization Representative is the direct contact between the unit and the Chartered Organization. This individual is also the organization’s contact with the district committee and the Local Council. The chartered organization representative may become a member of the district committee and is a voting member of the council. The Chartered Organization Representative appoints the unit committee chair. Approval by Charter Organization Executive
Committee Chair The unit committee chair is appointed by the chartered organization and registered as an adult leader of the BSA. The unit committee chairman appoints and supervises the unit committee and unit leaders. Approval by Charter Organization Executive
Committee Member The Boy Scout Troop Committee is responsible for conducting the business of the troop, setting policy, and helping the Scoutmaster and Scouts with the outdoor program and other planned activities. The committee also has the responsibility to provide adults for boards of review. This is an important responsibility and is one area where help is always needed and appreciated. The committee consists of parent volunteers who fulfill various roles on the committee.
Chaplain The unit chaplain is appointed by the committee chairman to provide spiritual tone, guide the chaplain aide, give spiritual counseling, and promote the regular religious participation of each member.
Treasurer The unit treasurer is appointed by the committee chairman to handle unit funds, pay bills, maintain accounts, coordinate the annual Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign, and supervise fundraising.
Secretary The unit secretary is appointed by the committee chairman to keep minutes and records, send notices, and handle publicity.  
Outings Chair The unit outdoor/activities chair is appointed by the committee chairman to secure tour permits and permission to use camping site, serve as transportation coordinator, ensure a monthly outdoor program.
Advancement Chair The unit advancement chair is appointed by the committee chairman to ensure that the unit has at least monthly boards of review, quarterly courts of honor, and that the unit has goals of helping each Scout advance a rank each year and for new Scouts to reach First Class rank during their first year. The advancement coordinator is also responsible for record keeping and submitting advancement reports.
Training Chair The unit training chair is appointed by the committee chairman to ensure training opportunities are available, maintain training records and materials, and is responsible for BSA Youth Protection training.
Merit Badge Counselor Persons serving as merit badge counselors must be registered as a merit badge counselor with the Boy Scouts of America. They must be men and women of good character, age 18 or older, and recognized as having the skills and education in the subjects for which they are to serve as merit badge counselors, as well as the ability to work with Scout-age boys.
Scoutmaster The Scoutmaster is the adult responsible for working directly with the Scouts to help them create the program for the troop. The Scoutmaster trains boy leaders to run the troop by providing direction, coaching, and support. Scoutmaster Training: Classroom and weekend outdoor.
Assistant Scoutmaster An Assistant Scoutmaster is one of the adult leaders age 18 or over who assist the Scoutmaster in delivering the troop program. Scoutmaster Training: Classroom and weekend outdoor.

Fingerprinting and Background Checks

As of April 21, 2001, each organization must notify each current volunteer who is in a position in which they, on a regular basis have unsupervised access to a child that, any any time, the volunteer may be required to provide fingerprints and a criminal records check may be conducted. [Ohio Law 187 Sec. 109.575]