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Boy Scout Troop 77
(Geneva, Switzerland)
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Parents and Families

I am sure you have all heard this before, but Scouting isn't just for Boys and Girls! Scouting is for Families! Brothers, Sisters, Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, everyone can help a Scout to enjoy his scouting experience and if he so wishes, advance through the ranks to become an Eagle Scout.

Whether as an active family or volunteer, your participation is crucial!

Not sure how to participate? Take a look at the volunteer roles below!

BSA has also published a book, called "Growing Up Right, Growing Up Strong - Parents, Kids & Scouting." Available in pdf, it includes chapters on how simply being a kid is vastly different today than it was 30 years ago, or even 10 years ago. It also includes chapters which explain what Scouting does for kids, what Scouting does for Parents and Families and a chapter on what Parents can do for Scouting.

Volunteer Common Tasks

This is a list of tasks which are commonly done by parents of Scouts in a typical Boy Scout Troop.

Many of the jobs involve a regular commitment and some even involve wearing a uniform, most of them are things that can be done in a person's spare time - on weekends, evenings or even during a lunch break!

Most importantly, all of these tasks are things which are a LOT of FUN!

Please take a look at the list - you are bound to find something that is right up your alley! When you do, please let the Scoutmaster our Committee or our Chartered Organization Representative know!

Volunteer Position Description of Tasks to be Accomplished
Activity Coordinator Promote attendance at council, district, and unit activities and events.
Activity leader Offer to lead a nature hike or  other unit activity based on your skills or interests.
Advancement Chairperson Order, pick up, and package Scout recognition awards from the Scout shop or Council office.
Advancement Committee Maintain a Scout advancement display board.
Advancement Recorder Keep advancement records.
Aquatics Counselor Make your boat available to the unit for an activity or provide support to those teaching aquatics skills.
Assistant Leader Assist as a second adult to sit in on Scoutmaster conference.
Audiovisual Coordinator Set up the public address system at special events.
Board of Reviews Supporter Serve on a board of review.
Ceremony Chair Make props for troop/team ceremonies.
Charter Presentation Chair Help plan a charter presentation.
Commissioner Support one or more units as a liaison with the district/council.
Court of Honor Coordinator Coordinate the troop's regular or special Eagle Court of Honor.
Equipment Coordinator Provide tools for conservation projects.
Equipment Repairperson Repair damaged camp gear and equipment. 
Facility Committee Make a cabin on the lake or in the mountains available. 
First Aider Keep unit first aid kit fully stocked. 
Flag Ceremony Coordinator Coordinate the unit's involvement in local flag ceremonies. 
Friends of Scouting Helper Chair or work on the FOS campaign in the unit.
Fund-raising Coordinator Chair or work on the unit fund-raising activity.
Historian Make a unit scrapbook or display of photos of past events.
Historic Trail Coordinator Spearhead arrangements for an outing on a historic trail. 
Hobby Instructor Teach your hobby to the Scouts in the unit. 
Interfaith Religious Coordinator Help plan interfaith worship services on unit outings.
Librarian Maintain a unit library of merit badge pamphlets and other resources. 
Logistics Coordinator Be responsible for unit meeting place logistics. 
Medical Coordinator Keep a record of the health history of each Scout. 
Meeting Host  Make your home available for patrol meetings. 
Merit Badge Counselor Serve as a merit badge counselor for one of the 121 Merit Badges available
Open House Coordinator Coordinate a unit open house for new members.
Parent Initiative Coordinator Make sure new Scouts and families are welcomed.
Print Coordinator Print programs for a court of honor. 
Publicity Chair Serve as unit publicity chairman.
Recharter Coordinator Assist with the troop/team rechartering process.
Recognition Committee Thank the spouses of the adult leaders, as well as parents and other adults who volunteer to help.
Recognition Coordinator Thank leaders with a note or token of appreciation.
Refreshment Committee Make refreshment arrangements at the court of honor.
Religious Awards Coordinator Promote the religious awards programs.
Service Project Committee Chair or assist with troop/team community service projects.
Skills Coordinator Arrange for special subject experts to visit troop/team meetings.
Snorkeling and Scuba Instructor Teach Scouts snorkeling and/or scuba.
Summer Camp Coordinator Promote adult leader and youth attendance at summer camp.
Survey Coordinator Help collect a troop resource survey from all families.
Telephone Tree Committee Serve on a phone committee to remind people of events. 
Tour Permit Coordinator Be responsible for tour permits for activities.
Training Coordinator Keep training records for the troop/team.
Transportation Helper Provide transportation to activities.
Treasurer Assist with unit budget plan.
Uniform Bank Coordinator Maintain a uniform bank.
Webelos Transition Chair Coordinate Webelos transition and the establishment of new Scout patrols.
Webmaster for Unit Develop and maintain a unit Web-site.
Youth Protection Training Coordinator Promote Youth Protection training.