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Volunteering with the Boy Scouts is Easy

If you'd like to be an adult volunteer (age 21 or older) with a local Scouting unit (Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or Sea Scout Ship) follow these steps.

  1. Obtain a Boy Scouts of America Adult Leader Application from your local Scouting leader, local Boy Scouts of America Council Service Center, or download a copy from this page.
  2. Return the completed Adult Leader Application form to the local Scouting leader with the registration fee. Make sure to fill out the application completely; including references, additional background information, and signing the form for Disclosure/Authorization to have a background check performed.
  3. The adult leader will handle getting your application processed. Part of this process will be getting approval of your application to volunteer from the Scouting unit's chartering organization.
  4. The Scouting unit's leader will take care of getting your application approved and processed at the local Boy Scouts of America Service Center.

More adult volunteer opportunities

If you'd like to volunteer as a Merit Badge Counselor, a District level Scouter, or as a Council level Scouter, follow these steps.

  1. Obtain a Boy Scouts of America Adult Leader Application from your local Boy Scouts of America Council Service Center or download a copy from this page.
  2. Return the completed Adult Leader Application form to your local Boy Scout Council Service Center with the registration fee. Make sure to fill out the application completely including references, additional background information, and signing the form for Disclosure/Authorization to have a background check performed.
  3. The local Boy Scout Council service center will handle approving and processing your application.

For any questions or help needed, please contact one of our registrars at (763) 231-7201.

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