Welcome to Scouting!
Thank you for taking on a new role as a Scouting volunteer! Your leadership makes possible a world of adventure for the Scouts in your unit, while giving you the opportunity to grow as a leader alongside your child.
Scouting is a volunteer run organization. Volunteers spend a significant amount of time to ensure the success of Scouting in their communities. The average Scout volunteer gives 20 hours of service each month, and 96 percent of volunteers say they would recommend volunteering for the BSA to other adults. In fact, volunteers believe their time invested with the Boy Scouts of America helps them be:
- A better parent
- A better manager
- A better employee
- A better citizen
- More patient and tolerant of others
- More open to new ideas and opinions
We need you to provide the direction, coaching, and training that empowers today’s youth with the skills they will need to lead tomorrow.
Cub Scouts Volunteer Roles
All of the below roles are vital to the success of any Cub Scout Pack. Attending the specific training for your position will prepare you to succeed in your role; please visit our Council training page for more information and upcoming dates.
Scouts BSA Volunteer Roles
All of the below roles are vital to the success of any Scouts BSA Troop. Attending the specific training for your position will prepare you to succeed in your role; please visit our Council training page for more information and upcoming dates.
Other BSA Programs
About Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council
The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council (SVMBC) serves over 8,000 Scouts across the entire Monterey Bay, Salinas, Santa Cruz Mountains, and Santa Clara Valley. Our Council has provided generations of Scouts with lifelong memories through Camp Hi-Sierra in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Chesebrough Scout Reservation in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council is divided into seven geographical areas, known at districts. Each district has a Key 3 composed of the District Chairman, District Commissioner and District Executive who are there to help support you and every Unit in the District. The District Chairman and Commissioner are volunteer positions while the District Executive is a paid professional with the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council.
The Silicon Valley Monterey Council is run by a dedicated team of both Volunteers and paid Professionals who live and breathe all things Scouting! Please reach out to our office or your local District Professional if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas.
More Resources to Consider
Resources for Cub Scouts
Pack Committee Chair – Article about the Pack Committee
A great and informative video about Pack Committees, planning, budgeting, and executing.
CubScoutIdeas.com – Not official but a Scouter’s website with lots of helpful guides and tips.
Scoutbook for the Pack
Once you are a registered as a Pack Leader Scoutbook is your online resource to assist you with managing the Pack. Calendars, tracking and reporting awards, and communication with parents.
Scoutbook now features special Den Leader experience that helps den leaders plan and prepare for den meetings. Details on what to do before, during, and after meeting along with the resources needed to deliver the program right at their fingertips.
Scoutbook is free for everyone registered in Scouting. Once you are registered, you or another leader can set up who is in your den and off you go!
Resources for Scouts BSA
Scoutbook for the Troop
There is nothing more rewarding than helping Scouts through their Scouting journey and down the path to success. But sometimes the act of leading can get lost in the act of reporting, limiting the amount of time actually spent with Scouts. Scoutbook provides access to valuable tools and resources that will help with the day-to-day management of a unit, giving every leader more of what they need most: TIME.
With Scoutbook you can create customizable calendar of events, send text messaging alerts to Scouts and parents, easily access trainings and leadership resources… and so much more! Learn more.
Commissioner Resources – Starting a new Unit