Be a Mentor to Youth with Boy Scouts of America
- Organization: Boy Scouts of America
- Causes: Educational, Health, Kids
- Date(s): One Hour Per Week
- Contact person: Mark Hays
- Phone: 314-550-4233
- Email: Mark.Hays@Scouting.org
- Website: www.stlbsa.org
We are looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of roles:
- Unit Leaders: Unit leaders provide direct service to youths in a Cub Scout Pack (boys in grades 1-5), Boy Scout Troop (boys ages 11-17), or Venturing Crew (co-ed ages 13-20). Typically, units meet once weekly during the evenings and may have occasional weekend activities. If you are interesed in volunteering for a short-term assignment or on an ongoing basis, please contact us for opportunities. Training is available. A familiarity of Scouting is not necessary.
- Single Activity Volunteers: Throughout the year, we have single activities (one-day and weekend) where one-time volunteers are needed. This is a good opportunity for college groups, schools, students, or service organizations. These include merit badge skill centers (e.g. teaching swimming or robotics skills to youths) and others. A familiarity of Scouting is not necessary.
REQUIREMENTS: All volunteers must be at least 18 years old, submit to a criminal background check, and submit an adult application with the Boy Scouts of America. Registration fee of $15 may be required depending on position (inquire).
ABOUT BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA: The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.