The Role of the Parent in Scouting

What's expected of me as a parent?

Scouting is a program that parents and sons can do together. This includes meetings with the boys and planning time.

As a parent volunteer, there are a variety of positions to fill, such as unit leaders, pack committee chairmen, committee members, den leader coaches, and chartered organization representatives. Volunteering helps strengthen the bond between parent and child.

The W. D. Boyce Council provides training.

What Other Parents Say:

"The Scouting experience has helped me as a mother to prepare my son for his adult life." -Mary Ardapple, Honorary 2002 School Night for Scouting chair, mother of a Scout

"The best thing about Scouting is that my son is part of a group and has a real sense of belonging." -Art, father of two Scouts

"Scouting provides my sons with a positive influence where they can help others and give something back to the community."-Sheri, Cubmaster

"What I enjoy most about Scouting as a parent is that it teaches good sportsmanship, manners, and values." -Anita, mother of a Scout

"I look forward to Monday night because Monday night is Cub Scout night! Scouting is more than driving my son to pack meetings. Scouting is spending time together, building a good relationship, and having fun!" -Sally, mother of two Scouts

"The words of the Cub Scout Promise are so simple, yet profound. When they are repeated over and over they become imprinted in a boy's mind. Finally, words I want my sons to be influenced by!" - John, Cubmaster

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