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ORGANIZATION: Blue Ridge District- Old Hickory Council BSA

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Scouting is one of the largest volunteer-based movements in the world, with 57 million members, including over 5 million adult volunteers!

Why are so many people getting involved with Scouts? Scouting gives you so many opportunities to grow personally, professionally and socially.

Here are 10 ways that volunteering with Scouts will give back to you:

  1. You become an active citizen.
  2. You become innovative.
    You can build skills in leadership, communication, planning, self-management and more. All of this adds up and helps to improve skills for life.
  3. You become part of a huge family.
    Volunteering gives you access to the Scout family, which means you instantly gain more than 57 million brothers and sisters around the world! You’ll meet people with similar interests and make life-long friends you'll love taking on adventures with.
  4. You become more confident.

  5. Your time is appreciated.
    Do you have time to give once a week? Once a month? Once a year? Volunteering with Scouts is based on a flexible model as agreed upon with your group. Any time you can commit is appreciated!
  6. You become experienced.
    Volunteering improves your employability by equipping you with skills & knowledge that employers love! Besides those named already, it helps show your commitment, passion and creativity. It shows that you have an interest in improving your community and yourself. Plus, you’ll get to take part in some great training programmes.
  7. You become healthier.
    Yes, it’s true! Studies show that when you focus on someone other than yourself, stress levels start to decrease, the immune system is strengthened and sense of satisfaction increases.
  8. You become a changemaker.
  9. You become inspired.
    Meeting new people, changing your routine or taking a break to think about others can change how you see the world and spark new interests. You might come up with ideas to improve yourself, or even discover a new life calling! This shift in perspective opens your mind, and helps to build bridges of purpose and new commitments in life.
  10. You have fun!
    While volunteering needs to be treated with the utmost respect, it’s also REALLY fun! You meet new people, embrace diversity and discover new adventures. By helping children and young people to unleash their full potential, you also open the door for YOUR POTENTIAL to bloom!

More opportunities with Blue Ridge District- Old Hickory Council BSA

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Blue Ridge District- Old Hickory Council BSA

Location:

6600 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27106, US

Mission Statement

to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Scout Law A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent

Description

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be "Prepared. For Life.(r)"

Since its start in 1910, more than 130 million young men and women have participated in the BSA’s programs. More than 35 million adult volunteers have helped carry out the BSA’s mission.

BSA programs are divided by age and activity: Cub Scouting is for boys and girls in K through 5 th grade, Scouts BSA is open to young men and young women in grades 6 through 12. The BSA also offers career-oriented co-ed Exploring programs to youth age 10 through 20.

Scouting programs are operated by organizations which implement the Scouting program for youth within their communities. These units are led entirely by volunteers appointed by the chartering organization, who are supported by local councils using both volunteers and paid professional staff.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Boone, NC 28607

(36.2159,-81.6638)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment can vary by the role. We are happy to help you find a role that fits your passion and time availability.
  • All volunteers working with youth in the BSA are required to complete a background check and pass our online youth protection training.

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