How to Help
Become a Volunteer Scouter
Thousands of volunteer leaders, both men and women, are involved in the Boy Scouting program. They serve in a variety of jobs - everything from unit leaders to chairmen of troop committees, committee members, merit badge counselors, and chartered organization representatives.
Like other phases of the program, Boy Scouting is made available to community organizations having similar interests and goals. Chartered organizations include professional organizations; governmental bodies; and religious, educational, civic, fraternal, business, labor, and citizens' groups. Each organization appoints one of its members as the chartered organization representative. The organization is responsible for leadership, the meeting place, and support for troop activities.
Help Fund the Boy Scout Program
Several groups are responsible for supporting Boy Scouting: the boy and his parents, the troop, the chartered organization, and the community. Boys are encouraged to earn money whenever possible to pay their own expenses, and they also contribute dues to their troop treasuries to pay for budgeted items. Troops obtain additional income by working on approved money-earning projects. The community, including parents, supports Scouting through the United Way/CFC, Friends of Scouting, campaigns, bequests, and special contributions to the NCAC. This income helps provide leadership training, outdoor programs, the Marriott Scout Service Center and other facilities, and professional service for units.
For information about supporting the Scouting program financially, visit the Support Scouting section of the website.
To join the Boy Scouts check out the Join Us pages.
Become a Scout Professional
To learn about a career in Scouting, check out a short video on the National Council, BSA Website. It includes information and a short video entitled a “Day In the Life” of a professional Scouter. You should also visit http://www.scouting.org. Contact Sarah Pelter (301-214-9119) for possible openings as a Scout professional within the National Capital Area Council, BSA.