Volunteering with Us

Behind every trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent Scout is a long line of committed volunteers who share those same traits. Volunteering has always been the very bedrock of the Scouting program.

Volunteering is the key that unlocks the confidence kids need to stand on their own two feet. But it also opens the door for adults to share inspiring experiences with their own child, make friendships that will last a lifetime, and put a bunch of good kids on the path to a great life.

Ask any of our volunteers and they’ll tell you, volunteering with Scouting is as rewarding to them as it is meaningful to the kids. Watching kids grow is one thing — leading them through the process is a whole new experience all together.

There are countless ways to get involved:

  • Working directly with Scouts as a unit leader (Cubmaster, Den Leader, Scoutmaster, or Venturing Crew Advisor), or as an assistant leader.
  • Helping with specific events or activities as a merit badge counselor, event coordinator, service project coordinator, camp coordinator, or camping trip participant.
  • Fulfilling an administrative role as a member of an advancement or communications committee; a secretary helping with record keeping, permits, minutes, and re-chartering; a treasurer; or a training coordinator.
  • Advancing Scouting through other means as a chartered organization representative, a Friends of Scouting fundraising coordinator, a youth recruiter, or one on of many more opportunities.

Please contact the Council Service Center to learn more about volunteering opportunities with the Pine Burr Area Council.


VOLUNTEERS IN THEIR OWN WORDS

“I didn’t realize how hard it would be to organize eight kids on a weekly basis. But the skills I learned and experiences I had made it all worth it.”
“After a week at Scout Camp, a Scout approached me and said it was one of the best weeks he had ever had. I was privileged to have been a part of that experience.”
“The more committed I become as a leader, the more committed my Scouts become to showing up and participating. It was fun growing side-by-side, teaching each other about the importance of this experience.”