If you have skills in human relations, public relations, marketing, fundraising, finance, accounting, business management, or sales, then you should consider taking the opportunity to become a professional Scouter.
If you are presently in college, some of the majors and college classes that could be of benefit for professional Scouting are liberal arts, education, marketing, communications, business administration, social sciences, and American Humanics®.
Do I Have What It Takes?
The Boy Scouts of America has identified five essential skills needed to succeed as a District Executive which is the entry level executive position within 289 BSA local council offices. Watch these five video segments to learn more.
The Professional Scouter Should:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Must become a registered member of the BSA
- Have attained age 21 unless prohibited by any applicable law
- Be people-oriented, having the ability to work well with adult volunteers, community and business leaders, and representatives of other organizations
- Be able to work varied hours when necessary to achieve positive objectives
- Believe in the BSA and subscribe to its principles and standards
- Successfully complete the BSA’s online Selection Research Interview (SRI)
Does Scouting Offer What I Want?
The Boy Scouts of America offers one of the most rewarding career opportunities for college graduates and for professionals who are searching for a career change that will have significant impact on their communities.
Think about it: your career has an enormous impact on your life. Often, your career determines where you live and how you feel about yourself. Making that career choice is a vitally important decision. Why not take a step toward leadership and consider working as a professional Scouter with the Boy Scouts of America?