ScoutParent Unit Coordinator

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==Unit committee position==
==Unit committee position==
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* [[Pack Committee]] in a Cub Scout [[pack]]
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* [[Troop Committee]] in a Boy Scout [[troop]]
* [[Troop Committee]] in a Boy Scout [[troop]]
* [[Team Committee]] in a Varsity Scout [[team]]
* [[Team Committee]] in a Varsity Scout [[team]]
* [[Crew Committee]] in a Venturing [[crew]]
* [[Crew Committee]] in a Venturing [[crew]]
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* [[Ship Committee]] in a Sea Scout [[ship]]
==Responsibilities==
==Responsibilities==
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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.
*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.
*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.
*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.
*Helps enhance youth and parent-mentor recruitment, retention, enthusiasm, commitment and participation in the passionate GREAT Family FUN of Scouting.
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==Registration==
==Registration==
:''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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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==
==History==

Current revision

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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Medical Exam Forms: Annual Health and Medical Record 34605 other forms…
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