What’s a Scouter and Why Do We Thank Them?

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All April, we’ve made thanking Scouters a priority.

What exactly is a Scouter, you ask? A Scouter is an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America. This group of volunteers is the lifeblood of Cub Scouts. (You can learn more about Scouters from Bryan on Scouting.)

Without volunteers, there would be no den leaders or Cubmasters. There would be no moms or dads who bring snacks and special treats to meetings. There wouldn’t be day camps or Pinewood Derbies.

However, in reality Cub Scouts get to experience all these memory-shaping events and develop into character-filled adults thanks to volunteers who are committed to the program.

Many Scouts see their den’s volunteers as role models – and later, mentors. That’s why Scouts remember Scouters who made a difference to them all their lives.

Want to see what we mean? Check out this video of wilderness survival celebrity and Eagle Scout Creek Stewart:

Check out this special #ThankAScouter from @creekstewart! Have you thanked a #Scouting volunteer yet?

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Creek isn’t the only TV personality Scout who spread gratitude this month. Watch American Ninja Warrior’s “Ninja Scout” Jackson Meyer share his thanks:

And the thank yous don’t end with famous Scouts. Councils and local Scouters are sharing appreciation too:


On behalf of Cub Scouts, thank you, Scouters, for your overwhelming support and leadership.

We encourage you to #ThankAScouter everyday of the year (not just in April), and then become one yourself. Volunteer with Scouting to make a positive difference in the lives of the youth of America.