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<center><big>Resources for [[Adult Leader]]s are provided for each program area:<br>
<center><big>Resources for [[Adult Leader]]s are provided for each program area:<br>
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[[Cub Scout]] [[Pack]], [[Boy Scout]] [[Troop]], [[Varsity]] [[Team]], and [[Venturing]] [[Crew]].</big></center>
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[[Cub Scout Leader Portal|Cub Scout Pack]], [[Scouts BSA Portal|Scouts BSA Troop]], [[Venturing Portal|Venturing Crew]], [[Sea Scout Portal|Sea Scout Ship]].</big></center>
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An [[Adult Leader]], or Scouter, is anyone registered as an Adult in the [[Boy Scouts of America]]. The term "Volunteer" sometimes can mean Adult Leader, depending upon context but can also refer to non-registered adults who help a unit (such as unregistered parents). While "unit leadership" and "leader" are used as generic references to any registered adult leader in a unit, the term "[[Unit Leader|unit leader]]" refers only to a Cub Scout [[Cubmaster]], Scouts BSA [[Scoutmaster]], Venturing [[Advisor]], Sea Scout [[Skipper]], or [[Lone Scout]] friend and counselor.
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An [[Adult Leader]] is anyone registered as an Adult in the [[Boy Scouts of America]]. The term "Scouter" typically refers to an Adult Leader who has actively served for at least 1 to 3 years and would qualify for a [[Scouter Award]]. The term "Volunteer" sometimes can mean Adult Leader depending upon context but can also refer to non-registered adults who help a unit such as unregistered parents.
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Different divisions of the Boy Scouts of America use a variety of terms that all mean a registered Adult Leader including: Adult Member, Adult Scouter, Volunteer Leader, Adult Volunteer, and leader. A ''Professional Scouter'' is a paid employee of the BSA such as a District Executive or council Scout Executive.
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<center>'''There is an old saying in Scouting:'''</center>
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| align="center" width = "350" |'''''Volunteers work for free,'''''<br>
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'''''Professionals are paid,'''''<br>
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'''''and Scouters pay to volunteer.'''''
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Different divisions of the Boy Scouts of America use a variety of terms that all mean a registered Adult Leader including: Adult Member, Adult Scouter, Volunteer Leader, Adult Volunteer, and leader. A ''Professional Scouter'' is a paid employee of the BSA such as a Distrcit Executive or council Scout Executive.
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==Qualification==
==Qualification==
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{{quote|Adults 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 Scoutmaster]]s, [[assistant den leader]]s, [[assistant Cubmaster]]s, [[assistant Webelos den leader]]s, and assistant Varsity Scout coaches, who must be 18 or older.}}
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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 [[Adult Leader|leaders]] must be 21 years of age or older, except [[assistant Scoutmasters]], [[assistant den leaders]], [[assistant Cubmasters]], and [[assistant Webelos den leaders]], who must be 18 or older.
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{{quote-source|No one may register in more than one position in the same [[unit]], except the [[chartered organization representative]] (who can multiple only as the [[committee chairman]] (CC) or a committee member (MC)) and the Scout Parent unit coordinator (who may multiple 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 leader of the 11-year-old Scouts).|[http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/28-501.pdf Adult Application]}}
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[[Youth Protection]] training''' is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position. New leaders are '''''required''''' to take online [[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.
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==Leadership Requirements==
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The applicant must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth. The applicant must also be the correct age, and subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle, and abide by the Scout Oath or Promise, and the Scout Law.
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{{quote-source|The applicant must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth. The applicant must also be the correct age, and subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle, and abide by the Scout Oath or Promise, and the Scout Law.|[http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/28-501.pdf Adult Application]}}
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==Registration==
==Registration==
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{{quote-source|Only persons willing to subscribe to these precepts from the [[Declaration of Religious Principle]] and to the Bylaws of the Boy Scouts of America shall be entitled to certificates of leadership. The applicant also agrees to follow the [[Youth Protection]] guidelines.|[http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/28-501.pdf Adult Application]}}
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Only persons willing to subscribe to these precepts from the [[Declaration of Religious Principle]] and to the Bylaws of the Boy Scouts of America shall be entitled to certificates of leadership. The applicant also agrees to follow the [[Youth Protection]] guidelines.
Adult leaders are registered with the Boy Scouts of America using the [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/28-501.pdf Adult Application]. They are then rechartered each year with a [[unit]], [[council]], or national council. As a part of their registration, all adult leaders receive ''Scouting'' magazine.
Adult leaders are registered with the Boy Scouts of America using the [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/28-501.pdf Adult Application]. They are then rechartered each year with a [[unit]], [[council]], or national council. As a part of their registration, all adult leaders receive ''Scouting'' magazine.
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==Unit leaders==
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==Youth Protection Training==
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[[Unit]] leaders are registered in [[Cub Scout Leader Portal|Cub Scout]] [[Packs]], [[Scouts BSA Portal|Scout]] [[Troops]], [[Venturing Portal|Venturing]] [[Crews]], or [[Sea Scout Portal|Sea Scout]] [[Ships]]. They are approved each year by the unit committee chair and [[chartered organization]]. Each [[Tiger Cub Scout]] must be registered with his [[Adult Partner]].
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{{quote-source|All volunteers are expected to complete [[Youth Protection training]]. It is available online on the Web site www.scouting.org and each local council provides training to leaders on a regular basis throughout the year. As a volunteer, you are expected to complete the training within 90 days of assuming a leadership position.|[http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/28-501.pdf Adult Application]}}
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==Unit Leaders==
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[[Unit]] leaders are registered in [[Cub Scout Leader Portal|Cub Scout]] [[Packs]], [[Boy Scout Portal|Boy Scout]] [[Troops]], [[Varsity Scout Portal|Varsity Scout]] [[Teams]], or [[Venturing Portal|Venture]] [[Crews]]. They are approved each year by the unit committee chair and [[chartered organization]]. Each [[Tiger Cub Scout]] must be registered with his [[Adult Partner]].
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==District and Council Leaders==
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==District and council leaders==
District and Council Leaders are registered with their [[local council]]. Their registration and recharter is approved by the council Scout Executive.
District and Council Leaders are registered with their [[local council]]. Their registration and recharter is approved by the council Scout Executive.
==Awards==
==Awards==
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Adult leaders may earn or be awarded a number of different [[Scouter Awards]].
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The adult leader awards are good guides to what types of things adults should be doing. Adult leaders may earn or be awarded a number of different [[Scouter Awards]].
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==See also==
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== See also ==
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*[[Cub Scout]] [[Pack]] for boys in grades 1 - 5.
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*[[Boy Scout]] [[Troop]] for boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18
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*[[Varsity]] [[Team]] for boys age 14 but not yet 18
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*[[Venturing]] [[Crew]] for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age
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* [[Cub Scout]] [[Pack]] for boys and girls in grades K - 5.
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*[http://www.scouting.org/media/lcl.aspx BSA Council Finder (address, phone, fax, website)]
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* [[Scouts BSA Portal|Scouts BSA]] [[Troop]]s for boys and girls who have earned the [[Arrow of Light Award]] and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18. Each troop is single-sex, not coed.
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*[http://www.scouting.org/councils/all.aspx Listing of Council Websites]
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* [[Venturing]] [[Crew]] for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade or are 14 years of age and not yet 21.
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*[http://scouting.org/Applications/JoinScoutingFull.aspx Find a local unit]
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* [[Sea Scout]] [[Ship]] for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade or are 14 years of age and not yet 21.
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* [[Explorer]] [[Post]] career exploration program for young men and women ages 14 - 20.
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* [[Explorer]] [[Club]] career exploration program for young men and women ages 10 - 13.
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==External links==
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/discover/local-council-locator/ BSA Council Finder (address, phone, fax, website)]</span>
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://beascout.scouting.org Find a local Scouting unit]</span>
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[[Category:Adult positions]][[Category:Unit Leadership Positions]]
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Resources for Adult Leaders are provided for each program area:
Cub Scout Pack, Scouts BSA Troop, Venturing Crew, Sea Scout Ship.

An Adult Leader, or Scouter, is anyone registered as an Adult in the Boy Scouts of America. The term "Volunteer" sometimes can mean Adult Leader, depending upon context but can also refer to non-registered adults who help a unit (such as unregistered parents). While "unit leadership" and "leader" are used as generic references to any registered adult leader in a unit, the term "unit leader" refers only to a Cub Scout Cubmaster, Scouts BSA Scoutmaster, Venturing Advisor, Sea Scout Skipper, or Lone Scout friend and counselor.

Different divisions of the Boy Scouts of America use a variety of terms that all mean a registered Adult Leader including: Adult Member, Adult Scouter, Volunteer Leader, Adult Volunteer, and leader. A Professional Scouter is a paid employee of the BSA such as a District Executive or council Scout Executive.

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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, and assistant Webelos den leaders, who must be 18 or older.

Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position. New leaders are required to take online 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.

The applicant must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth. The applicant must also be the correct age, and subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle, and abide by the Scout Oath or Promise, and the Scout Law.


Registration

Only persons willing to subscribe to these precepts from the Declaration of Religious Principle and to the Bylaws of the Boy Scouts of America shall be entitled to certificates of leadership. The applicant also agrees to follow the Youth Protection guidelines.

Adult leaders are registered with the Boy Scouts of America using the Adult Application. They are then rechartered each year with a unit, council, or national council. As a part of their registration, all adult leaders receive Scouting magazine.

Unit leaders

Unit leaders are registered in Cub Scout Packs, Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, or Sea Scout Ships. They are approved each year by the unit committee chair and chartered organization. Each Tiger Cub Scout must be registered with his Adult Partner.


District and council leaders

District and Council Leaders are registered with their local council. Their registration and recharter is approved by the council Scout Executive.

Awards

The adult leader awards are good guides to what types of things adults should be doing. Adult leaders may earn or be awarded a number of different Scouter Awards.

See also

  • Cub Scout Pack for boys and girls in grades K - 5.
  • Scouts BSA Troops for boys and girls who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18. Each troop is single-sex, not coed.
  • Venturing Crew for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade or are 14 years of age and not yet 21.
  • Sea Scout Ship for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade or are 14 years of age and not yet 21.
  • Explorer Post career exploration program for young men and women ages 14 - 20.
  • Explorer Club career exploration program for young men and women ages 10 - 13.

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