Category Archives: Scout Ambassador’s Tool Chest

By Darryl Alder
Jan 10, 2020

Scout Ambassador Tool Chest: The Ambassador as Commissioner

In September, we explained the role of the New-Unit Commissioner. Many of our Scouting Ambassadors recognized right away that that was the role they were already playing with their new units. Our local council has asked that any Scout Ambassador who has succeeded in starting a unit accept the assignment of being that unit’s commissioner. […]

By Darryl Alder
Sep 18, 2019

Scout Ambassador Toolchest: Selecting Leaders

Before we start meeting with youth, Ambassadors have vital tasks to carry out in building a new unit. This begins with an organizing team, who are likely other Scout Ambassadors like you, to recruit and train at least five primary adults who will be registered, then organized into the unit committee or selected as the unit leader and assistant.

By Darryl Alder
Sep 09, 2019

Scout Ambassador Toolchest: Why Should Schools Charter Scout Units?

As a school club or after school program, Scouting can be used K–12 in any school or through a parent-teacher organization for school children and teens. Through hands-on activities and active learning, Scouting helps youth develop a desire for lifelong learning and high regard for self-improvement, community engagement, and respect for the outdoors. Sharing many of the same goals Scouting, schools, and educators make an ideal team.

By Darryl Alder
Aug 28, 2019

Scout Ambassador Toolchest: Why Should Churches Charter Units with BSA? (Part 1)

There are many reasons a Church would want to charter a Scouting unit, but no matter the reason, packs, troops, and crews are all church-owned and church-administered. Scouting offers a wealth of opportunity to help your church and youth and families in your community. To learn how to organize a Scout unit in your church, […]