New Facebook Group for ScoutParent Coordinators
The ScoutParent Unit Coordinator group is designed to give the Unit ScoutParent Coordinator tools and tips to serve in thier position and to foster communication and share ideas between volunteers serving in that position.
Unit Coordinator Resource
Scouting has always depended on volunteer registered adult leaders, primarily parents of Scouts, to lead packs, troops, and crews. It is also part of Scouting’s tradition that most parents who are not registered leaders pitch in from time to time to help out. To encourage involvement and more engagement of volunteers at all levels, the Boy Scouts of America has developed the National Parent Initiative.
The National Parent Initiative is a unique opportunity to engage more parents in Scouting. The emphasis is on capturing a parent’s interest and support in becoming more involved and committed in the success of their child’s Scouting experience. It will enhance youth and adult enthusiasm, recruitment, retention, achievement, and the family FUN of Scouting.
The position of ScoutParents Unit Coordinator is a committee position whose duties include:
ScoutParent Job Descriptions
Each ScoutParent is encouraged to
Fast Start Training is available for this new position by going to www.ScoutParents.org. The position code for this new position is “PC”. Fees for this position are the same as any other registered position ($10/year).
In addition, each parent while signing his/her son up for Scouting is asked to become a “Committed ScoutParent” by becoming involved in the following easy ways:
A position code “PS” has been assigned for anyone who checks the “ScoutParents” box on the new youth application. There is no fee for this position.
I would encourage your unit to select and register a ScoutParent Unit Coordinator and encourage parents to register as ScoutParents. This program is had remarkable success in test councils, increasing parent participation, retention of youth and leaders, and recruitment. I would also invite you to visit www.ScoutParents.organd the resources available to your unit through it to help promote Scouting and parent participation.
Stay tuned for more information. Hope you have an enjoyable and safe summer!