Leader Guides

The Boy Scouts of America relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, nearly 1.2 million adults provide leadership and mentoring to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.

Through the dedication of these many volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America remains the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America. To these volunteers, we would like to say thank you for your dedication to Scouting. And, to adults who are not currently Scout volunteers, we invite you to become a volunteer and share in the positive experiences of the Scouting programs.

Adult role models in Scouting provide an ideal learning experience for all youth. Every adult volunteer has something valuable to offer. The advantages of Scouting are not limited to boys. Adults also develop leadership and physical skills with every training experience. Volunteers learn, too. Volunteers spend a significant amount of time to ensure the success of Scouting in their communities. Volunteers believe their time invested with the Boy Scouts of America helps them be:

  • A better citizen
  • A better parent
  • A better manager
  • A better employee
  • 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. Get involved today. For more information on what volunteering can do for you, read the Volunteer Outcomes Study.