Adult Membership

Scout Parent Initiative

What is a ScoutParent?

A ScoutParent is a parent or adult mentor of a Scout who enthusiastically participates with their Scout and also helps other volunteers to provide the best quality program experience to all youth in every unit.

A ScoutParent:

Leads their family in obtaining the values, benefits, experiences and rewards from their family’s Scouting participation, and in sharing these with others; Enjoys participating with his or her Scout and inspires their child to persevere in Scouting with their tenure, activity participation and achievement; Helps enhance youth and parent-mentor recruitment, retention, enthusiasm, commitment and participation in the passionate GREAT Family FUN of Scouting

ScoutParent Overview:

The ScoutParent Initiative is a dynamic program to further strengthen our overall Scouting programs. The Scoutparent Initiative is a program that will help fortify our current unit member and volunteer structures by building even stronger ties to the families of our current and former Scouting membership.

The ScoutParent mission is to “develop and implement methods which maximize the number of Scouting youth and parents and mentors as dedicated Scouting volunteers who participate with their Scouts.”

To read more, download the brochure at the link below:

Scoutparent Initiative (pdf)

Adult Membership

Adult Membership


Thousands of adults volunteer leaders, both men and women, are involved in the Boy Scout program.  They serve in a variety of jobs-everything from unit leaders to chairmen of troop committees, committee members, merit badge counselors, and chartered organization representatives.

Volunteer adult leaders serve all levels of Scouting in approximately 327 local councils, 28 areas, and four regions, and nationally with volunteer executive boards and committees providing guidance.

Like other phases of the program, Boy Scouting is made available to community organizations having similar interests and goals.  Chartered organizations include professional organizations; governmental bodies; and religious, educational, civic, fraternal, business, labor, and citizens’ groups.  Each organization appoints one of its members as the chartered organization representative.  The organization is responsible for leadership, the meeting place, and support for troop activities.

If you would like to be a volunteer with the Orange County Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America, please contact the Council office at (714) 546-4990 or email