Adult role models in Scouting provide an ideal learning experience for all youth. Every adult volunteer has something valuable to offer. On a typical weekend campout, a Scout might work with an adult volunteer who teaches the fishing merit badge, with a Scout mom teaching orienteering, go on a 5-mile hike with another adult leader, and end the day learning how to clean and cook fresh fish from his dad.
As your child progresses through the ranks of Scouting, your involvement and interaction with him or her will change. Cub Scouting requires much closer supervision and guidance on an individual project and activity level as you “search, discover and share”. As young boys learn to interact with others, the parent is constant—someone safe to return to—as they learn and grow in their world.
In Boy Scouting as boys become young men, they learn more through experiences and group activities, developing subject knowledge and leadership skills. In this type of learning, your child may be less dependent on your direct involvement, but still require your support and approval. These experiences and group activities give the parent an ideal opportunity to observe
and coach, providing reassurance and advice. These are the moments that make a Scout Parent especially proud.
As a member of Varsity Scouting, boys who are at least 14 but not yet 18 years old will be part of a team that focuses on advancement, high adventure, personal development, service, and special program and events.
In Venturing, young men and women lead the activities of the crew, with guidance by adult advisors and mentors.