Get Involved In Vulcan District
There are many ways you can get involved in the Vulcan District. From registering your son as a Cub Scout all the way to volunteering with a unit or serving at the district level.
Signing up with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or Venturing
Are you interested in learning more about scouting and how your child can be a part of this program? We have many packs, troops and crews throughout the Vulcan District and we serve boys ages 6-20 and girls ages 14-20. The first place you may want to go for information is BeAScout.org. This site will let you search for a unit close to your home and give you the contact information of the units you would like to visit. If you are still confused or just want more help, contact the Vulcan District Executive.
Contributions and Donations
The most obvious way to give to the Greater Alabama Council is through donations. If would like to contribute, contact the Greater Alabama Council, or use the online donation form. You can also participate in the Friends of Scouting program that is held in late winter and early spring. These isn’t the only way you can give to scouting.
There are fundraising events throughout the year, such as the American Values Luncheon, where you can help by buying a ticket or sponsoring a table.
The units and scouts all raise funds during the year. In the fall, scouts are out knocking on doors and selling popcorn. Some troops sell Christmas trees and others may have garage sales and pancake breakfasts. When you see these, buy some popcorn or a tree. You will be helping the scouts.
This is just the tip of the iceberg in ways you can volunteer. If you contact the council they will work with you and find the best place for you. No matter how you look at it, there is a place for you and your family in the Vulcan District.
Are you ready to step up and become a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America. If you have a child who is currently active with a unit check with the unit leader or committee chair to find out how you can help them. Units are always looking for leaders with specific skills and a drive to serve our youth. There are many opportunities large and small to fit your comfort level.
More than likely you have a specific skill, area of expertise or interest. Maybe it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, welding, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications). You should consider becoming a merit badge counselor. The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. By serving as a counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest and earn merit badges as they work towards their Eagle Badge.
For more information on becoming a merit badge counselor, download the Guide for merit badge counseling or visit the merit badge counselor page at Scouting.org.
If you have high-adventure skills, the Venturing Crews are looking for qualified advisors to help guide them in rock climbing, bouldering, water sports, shooting sports, fishing, the list goes on and on.
There are also other opportunities to serve at the district and council levels as well. These jobs may be as Unit Commissioners, Day Camp and Summer Camp Volunteers as well as helping out with specific events during the year. Contact the Greater Alabama Council or the Vulcan District Executive to learn more about these opportunities.