It is a time-proven fact that boys get more out of scouting if their parents are actively involved in the program with them. Parental involvement can range from active, ongoing guidance of the boys in the delivery of the scouting program (Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters), or service in a behind-the-scenes role on either an ongoing or one-time project basis (for example as a Committee member, trip leader, Board of Review participant, merit badge counselor). All parents are actively encouraged to “do something” during the year, even if they do not consider themselves to be outdoors enthusiasts.
To be consistent with Boy Scout policy there should be at least two adults at every Scouting function. This is best achieved by occasional and broad participation from parents. Our goal is for every parent to help with one or two events a year—a small commitment, but by all doing our part we greatly help our Troop. By including other parents in this rotation, we will ensure the best possible continuity and depth of coverage. Remember that there are always opportunities beyond these scheduled events to help the community—please feel free to approach us with new ideas for community service projects for our Troop.
If you have not yet volunteered in some way, please contact Dr Murphy. He guarantees that he can find a meaningful and interesting role for you that will fit the amount of time you are willing to invest.