How to Volunteer with Cub Scouts

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You’re a parent or Scouting fan who wants to get involved, but you’re not sure where to start. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you linked in with a pack, whether you’re looking to talk to someone or take the all-digital approach. No matter how you want to get involved, thank you for making the first move to volunteer with Cub Scouts.

Sign Up to Volunteer with Cub Scouts Online

Getting started is as easy as 5 steps:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Scroll down the page to the “Become a Leader” section.
  3. Enter your ZIP Code in the “Find Volunteering Opportunities” box.
  4. In the resulting list of Scouting units, look for the local unit you’d like to volunteer with. In this instance, we’ll say you want to volunteer with Cub Scouts. Look for the Cub Scouts logos.
  5. Click the “Request More Information” button for the pack you’d like to help. There, you’ll enter contact information so pack leadership can get in contact with you.

In addition, feel free to contact the unit directly. Websites and contact information are located on the map pins in the Be A Scout map (mentioned in step 4 above).

Talk to Your Cub Scout’s Leaders to Get Involved

There are no steps involved in this approach – besides the ones you’ll make to talk to your child’s Cubmaster or den leader. Any leader or volunteer currently assisting in your pack can tell you how to help the group. This could include bringing items for a single pack meeting or a more regular commitment, like a leadership position.

If you need assistance with either approach to volunteer with Cub Scouts, contact the Boy Scouts of America’s National Service Center.

Cub Scouts’ lasting impact is only possible because people like you volunteer. Thank you for giving your time to help shape futures. To get started, just head to