Unit Membership Chair

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Troop Membership Chair

The unit membership chair is appointed by the committee chairman to help ensure a smooth transition of new Scouts into the unit and orientation for new parents. Responsible for recruiting campaigns and for year-round recruitment, growth and retention.


Contents

Unit committee position

Team Membership Chair



Responsibilities

  • Work with Cub Scout packs to make a smooth transition of Webelos Scouts from pack to troop.
  • Work with Boy Scout troop to make a smooth transition to Varsity Scouts from troop to team.
  • Encourages older Scouts in the troop/team to also join a Venturing crew.
  • Help with the crossover ceremony of new Scouts.
  • Promote and encourage Scout to recruit new members.
  • Plan and coordinate the troop/team open house.
  • Assist in the orientation of new Scouting parents.

Qualifications

Adult leaders must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary for positive leadership to youth. They must also:


The adult leader application process will not be complete until Youth Protection training has been completed and a criminal background check has been obtained.

References

Online or classroom Leader Training

Youth Protection training (YPT) is required for all BSA registered volunteers and must be retaken every two years. Some councils and units may require more frequent (e.g., annual) retaking of YPT). Check with your local council and unit to find out what their policies are.

In addition to YPT, registered adults should complete the following courses online at https://my.scouting.org:

  • Before the First Meeting
  • First 30 Days
  • Position Trained

Other training opportunities: RoundtableUniversity of ScoutingTeaching EDGEpow wow

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 Advancement Guide Leave No Trace
Permit Applications: Informed Consent Activity Consent (Permission Slip) Unit Money-Earning Project
Medical Exam Forms: Annual Health and Medical Record other forms…
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