Volunteers & Alumni

Want to Make a Difference?

If you ask any of our volunteers, they’ll tell you volunteering with Scouting is incredibly rewarding! Are you looking to make an impact in your community? We would love to welcome you to our volunteer family. We have a range of flexible opportunities for all knowledge and skill levels, and you can truly make Scouting a family experience! Please take a look at our adult application documents and call us at 000 for more information. Additionally, follow the link below to learn about the different ways you can help.

Scout Leaders have the opportunity to work with young people and their families, improving your community by enriching participants’ lives through fun-filled, worthwhile programs that teach values. By making the commitment to serve as a leader, you can help make a positive difference in the kind of adults they will become and build a better future for our nation.


Your time and talents can support young people through Scouting. There are two main volunteer tracks, working directly with youth and working in support of those that work directly with youth.

Volunteer positions vary greatly in the amount of time necessary, ranging from several hours each week to a few hours per year. Opportunities are available year-round. Since youth member safety is our primary concern, all volunteers go through an application process that includes a criminal background check requiring a social security number. A Youth Protection Training Course is also required, which can be taken online.

Work Directly with Youth

All Scouting programs rely on caring adults who lead and mentor groups of youth members. Sign up to become a Volunteer today- the amount of time and degree of involvement varies by a number of factors including:

Program – based on the ages and capabilities of members

Role – whether serving as a primary unit leader or as an assistant leader.

Responsibility – may be ongoing such as weekly meetings or task specific such as teaching a merit badge or skill on a periodic basis.

Every leader has the opportunity to participate in leadership and skills training, access to a vast library of helpful literature, and a support network of fellow leaders and full-time professionals in the Scouting organization.

To volunteer, review the specific leadership role information by program and then sign up to become a Volunteer today.

Cub Scouting

Cub Scout leaders support the family. They take an active part in helping to strengthen families and their scouts by providing a fun-filled, worthwhile program that teaches values.

Roles: Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Webelos Leaders, and Assistants

Scouts BSA

Scout leaders can be positive role models for the members of the troop. In many cases a Scoutmaster who is willing to listen to scouts, encourage them, and take a sincere interest in them can make a profound difference in their lives.

Roles: Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Merit Badge Counselors


The youth officers lead the crew. The officers and activity chairs work closely with adult Advisors and other adult leaders in a spirit of partnership. The adults serve in a “shadow” leader capacity.

Roles: Advisors, Associate Advisors


Exploring provides an opportunity for you and your organization to share your knowledge and culture with young people who are interested in learning about “real-world” fields and careers. Exploring gives volunteer adults a chance to explore leadership and from a personal point of view, allows you to make a difference in the lives of tomorrow’s leaders.

Roles: Advisors, Associate Advisors

Support the Leaders/Organization

Deliver a successful Scouting experience to young people. Sign up to become a Volunteer today.

Thousands of volunteers create and administer the program elements necessary to support leaders in their work with members. These volunteers conduct training courses and large-scale activities, operate and staff the camps, institute health and safety procedures, provide funding, promote Scouting in the community, and much more.

These volunteers work on and through committees supporting operations from the local unit level in neighborhoods, to the districts and council-wide. Time commitments vary with some committees meeting on a monthly/ongoing basis and others as-needed. Each committee has regular members and members-at-large who assist on specific projects or tasks on an annual basis.

The basic committee areas seeking volunteers are:

  • Camping
  • Training
  • Advancement/Awards
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Unit Service (Commissioners)



More Information & Resources

Whether you were a Scout, leader, volunteer, parent, or supporter – you are an alumni of the nation’s foremost youth movement.  We would like to hear from you. Now you can reconnect with the adventure of Scouting, through the Old North State Council Alumni Connection. Join the thousands of others who care about the youth of our nation and the Boy Scouts of America.

 Click here to join the Alumni Group!  
Scrap Book

Visit the Old North State Council History Museum at Cherokee Scout Reservation, Yanceyville, NC

More Information & Resources

BSA National has a ton of information and resources, including how to join and guides for new and existing Scouting families. Click below to find out more!


We’re so excited you want to get involved in Scouting! Click the link below to find a unit near you, or contact us at 000 for more information.