ScoutParent Unit Coordinator

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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.
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==What is a ScoutParent?==
 
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A ScoutParent 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.
 
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==A ScoutParent==
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==Unit committee position==
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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
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* [[Pack Committee]] in a Cub Scout [[pack]]
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* [[Troop Committee]] in a Boy Scout [[troop]]
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* [[Team Committee]] in a Varsity Scout [[team]]
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* [[Crew Committee]] in a Venturing [[crew]]
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* [[Ship Committee]] in a Sea Scout [[ship]]
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==What is the ScoutParents Mission?==
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==Responsibilities==
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The ScoutParents mission is 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.
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*Assign every parent to help with a specific task, assignment, or project annually.
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*Orient parents on how the unit works and the benefits to their family. and
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*Keep parents updated on the unit’s program and their child’s involvement.
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The goals of these responsibilities are to:
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*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.
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*Leads their family in obtaining the values, benefits, experiences and rewards from their family’s Scouting participation, and in sharing these with others.
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*Enjoys participating with his or her Scout and inspires their child to persevere in Scouting with their tenure, activity participation and achievement.
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*Helps enhance youth and parent-mentor recruitment, retention, enthusiasm, commitment and participation in the passionate GREAT Family FUN of Scouting.
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:''From the [[Adult Leader]] Application
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==Registration==
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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.
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:''From the [[Adult Leader]] Application''
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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.
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==History==
:''From the [http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0705/d-news.html Scouting Magazine May - June 2007]
:''From the [http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0705/d-news.html Scouting Magazine May - June 2007]
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;New BSA initiative focuses on more parent involvement in Scouting
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''"Pilot programs were conducted in the Flint River Council (Griffin, Ga.) and the Daniel Boone Council (Asheville, N.C.)..."''
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The BSA’s new National ScoutParents Initiative is designed to provide parents with information and tools so they will better understand the importance of becoming more involved with their Scouts.
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Pilot programs in the Flint River Council (Griffin, Ga.) and the Daniel Boone Council (Asheville, N.C.) are developing and testing resources that will enable councils, districts, and units to be more successful in engaging parents and adult mentors in the process of providing a quality Scouting program.
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All BSA units are encouraged to adopt ScoutParents as an integral part of their program.
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One step in implementing the program at the unit level is the appointment of a ScoutParents Unit Coordinator. This person will assign every parent to help with a specific task or project annually; orient parents on how the unit works and the benefits of participation to their family; and keep parents updated on the unit’s program and their child’s involvement.
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More details on the ScoutParents program are available at www.scoutparents.org. The Web site contains general information on Scouting and its benefits to youth; resources for unit implementation; and a discussion forum for parents and leaders to ask questions, explore ideas, and share experiences and ideas.
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Some resources that will be available for parents to download from the site include:
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“Scouting Builds More Than Just Campfires,” a brochure that briefs families, organizations, and potential volunteers on the benefits of Scouting. (A Spanish version is also being developed.)
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A “Scouting Orientation Guide for Parents” that describes the programs for different age levels and shows the seamless transition from Cub Scouting to Boy Scouting to Venturing.
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A “Welcome to Scouting” PowerPoint presentation that provides parents with an overview of Scouting and its focus on values.
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==External links==
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* [http://www.boyslife.org/ Boys<nowiki>'</nowiki> Life Magazine] - Boys<nowiki>'</nowiki> Life magazine is the flagship youth publication of the Boy Scouts of America.
* [http://www.boyslife.org/ Boys<nowiki>'</nowiki> Life Magazine] - Boys<nowiki>'</nowiki> Life magazine is the flagship youth publication of the Boy Scouts of America.
* [http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/ Scouting Magazine] - for all BSA registered adult volunteers and professionals.
* [http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/ Scouting Magazine] - for all BSA registered adult volunteers and professionals.
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ScoutParent


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.


Contents

Unit committee position

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Registration

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.

History

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.)..."

External links


Qualifications

Qualification. Adults citizens, or adult non-citizens who reside within the country, may register with the Boy Scouts of America in any capacity if they agree to abide by the Scout Oath or Promise and the Scout Law, to respect and obey the laws of the United States of America, and to subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle. All leaders must be 21 years of age or older, except assistant Scoutmasters, assistant den leaders, assistant Cubmasters, assistant Webelos den leaders, and assistant Varsity Scout coaches, who must be 18 or older.
Adult Application, No. 524-501A Portable Document Format PDF (420 KB) (Previous editions obsolete.)

Additionally,

Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position. New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before they submit an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
BSA Youth Protection training policy

References

Online or classroom Leader Training

Youth protection (MANDATORY) – every registered adult must be re-certified every two years.

New Leader Training for new Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout and Venturing leaders includes:

BSA Online Learning Center – provides a variety of materials courses.

Outdoor Leader Training

In addition to fulfilling other requirements, some unit leaders need outdoor-specific training.

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
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