ScoutParent Unit Coordinator
A ScoutParent Unit Coordinator is a parent or adult mentor of a Scout who enthusiastically participates with their Scout and also helps other volunteers to provide the best quality program experience to all youth in every unit.
Unit committee position
- Pack Committee in a Cub Scout pack
- Troop Committee in a Boy Scout troop
- Team Committee in a Varsity Scout team
- Crew Committee in a Venturing crew
- Ship Committee in a Sea Scout ship
- Assign every parent to help with a specific task, assignment, or project annually.
- Orient parents on how the unit works and the benefits to their family. and
- Keep parents updated on the unit’s program and their child’s involvement.
The goals of these responsibilities are to:
- Develop and implement methods which encourage and empower Scouting participants to help maximize the number of dedicated Scouting youth and parents and mentors as dedicated Scouting volunteers who participate with their Scouts.
- Leads their family in obtaining the values, benefits, experiences and rewards from their family’s Scouting participation, and in sharing these with others.
- Enjoys participating with his or her Scout and inspires their child to persevere in Scouting with their tenure, activity participation and achievement.
- Helps enhance youth and parent-mentor recruitment, retention, enthusiasm, commitment and participation in the passionate GREAT Family FUN of Scouting.
- From the Adult Leader Application
The ScoutParent Unit Coordinator may register in more than one position in the same unit as chartered organization representative (CR), assistant den leader (DA), assistant Webelos den leader (WA), assistant Scoutmaster (SA), assistant Varsity Scout Coach (VA), mate (MT), and ScoutParent Unit Coordinator.
- From the Scouting Magazine May - June 2007
"Pilot programs were conducted in the Flint River Council (Griffin, Ga.) and the Daniel Boone Council (Asheville, N.C.)..."
- National ScoutParents Initiative Launch Plan
- National Parent Initiative Launch Plan PowerPoint
- ScoutParents unit coordinator fast start video
- ScoutParent Orientation Video
- Mission Family PowerPoint - Explains the program their child has joined.
- Ways to involve parents in their Pack - Excel spreadsheet of tasks explained in common terms.
- Ways to involve parents in their Team/Troop - Excel spreadsheet of tasks explained in common terms.
- Ways to involve parents in their Crew/Ship - Excel spreadsheet of tasks explained in common terms.
- Family Fun in Scouting flyer lists items available through supply
- Let's Go Scouting comic book
- Cub Scout volunteering indicator form
- Boy Scout volunteering indicator form
- ScoutParents bumper sticker
- Scouting Orientation Guide pamphlet - 28-page pamphlet provides an overview.
- Scouting Builds more than just campfires brochure
- Scouting the Chartered Organization brochure
- ScoutParents helping Packs flyer sample
- Cub Scout Pack adult participation form
- Boys' Life Magazine - Boys' Life magazine is the flagship youth publication of the Boy Scouts of America.
- Scouting Magazine - for all BSA registered adult volunteers and professionals.
|— Adult Application, No. 524-501A |
|— BSA Youth Protection training policy|
- 36 BSA Monthly Troop Programs with Troop Meeting Plans (free & online), Printed: Vol I - Vol II - Vol III - Resources
- Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) - Troop Meeting Planner - Campfire Planner - Resource Survey - Troop Committee Challenge
- Senior Patrol Leaders Handbook - Patrol Leaders Handbook - Scoutmaster Handbook - BSA Nameplates
- Applications: New Unit - Adult Application
- Fundraising, Popcorn, and the importance of Individual Youth Accounts
- Advancement - Advancement Report - First Class-First Year - Advancement Campout - Merit Badge Day - Individual Record
Online or classroom Leader Training
Youth protection (MANDATORY) – every registered adult must be re-certified every two years.
- Fast Start Training – online training you can take right now.
- Leader Specific Training – provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs.
BSA Online Learning Center Training courses can be completed online at my.Scouting Tools by selecting Home, then My Dashboard.
- Other: This Is Scouting (formerly New Leader Essentials) – Roundtable – University of Scouting – Trainer’s EDGE (formerly Trainer Development Conference)
Outdoor Leader Training
In addition to fulfilling other requirements, some unit leaders need outdoor-specific training.
- Cub Scout Pack: BALOO – To have a Pack camp-out, at least one unit leader must be BALOO trained.
- Webelos Den Leaders: Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OWL) – To have a Webelos Den camp-out.
- Scoutmaster & Assistants and Varsity Scout Coach & Assistants: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills – To have a camp-out.
- Wood Badge – Advanced Leadership skills for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturing, district and council Scouters.
- Seabadge – Advanced Leadership skills for unit, district and council Sea Scouters.
Other outdoor-related links
|Official Boy Scout Forms & Resources|
|Applications & Reports:||Youth Application||Adult Leader Application||Advancement Report||Uniform Inspections|
|Training Materials:||Youth Protection Training||Safe Swim Defense||Safety Afloat||New Leader|
|Online Training:||Youth Protection Training||Safe Swim Defense||Safety Afloat||New Leader|
|Other Guides:||Boy Scout Requirements||Insignia Guide||Scouting Terminology||Leave No Trace|
|Permit Applications:||Permission Slip||Local Tour Permit||National Tour Permit||Unit Money-Earning|
|Medical Exam Forms:||Annual Health and Medical Record 34605||other forms…|