Why Volunteer?

Volunteers who become involved in Scouting in order to share their skills and values with young people find learning, growth, and fulfillment in the experience. Studies show that volunteering in the Scouting Program has a positive impact in many areas of adult life including, Communication Skills, Relationship Skills, Survival and Outdoor Skills, Management and Leadership Skills.  Read the Volunteer Outcomes Study conducted by Harris Interactive.

The Boy Scouts of America relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. It is a volunteer run organization that is professionally guided.

Today, more than 1.2 million adult volunteers provide leadership and mentoring to Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews.

Scout volunteers serve in many capacities, from board members who lead in strategic planning for the Council, to district volunteers who provide leader training or mentoring, to unit leaders who organize meetings, encourage advancement, and provide outdoor learning experiences for youth.

Together, these volunteers give more than 288 million hours of service annually to ensure that the youth of America have access to and benefit from Scouting programs in their communities.

Through the work of these many volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America remains the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America.  

To these volunteers we would like to say thank you for your dedication to Scouting. And, to adults who are not currently Scout volunteers, we invite you to become a volunteer and share in the positive experiences Scouting provides.


Complete the volunteer interest form and we will contact you.