Guide Book

The Role of the Troop Parents

The role of parents within Troop 218 is to be supportive of the Troop’s efforts and to help provide the atmosphere scouts need to learn and excel. The Troop is fortunate to have many adults contributing what time they can. All parents are invited to participate and all help is appreciated.

Scouting is a family affair. No Scout is expected to travel the Trail to Eagle by himself. Parents should encourage their son to work on advancement and take full advantage of the Scouting program.

If a parent has a special skill or training, she or he is encouraged to serve as a Merit Badge Counselor for interested Scouts. There are over 120 different merit badges available.

Without help of all kinds from our parents, Troop 218 would not exist. We hope you will take an active part in encouraging your son. Your role as “cheerleader” is a big reason for your son’s interest and success. Parents also have a big impact on our Troop Committee, which meets once a month.

Read the rest of the Scout and Parent Guidebook by downloading it here

Useful information for Webelos scouts and their parents is here