Parent participation is crucial to Troop 50's success. Although all parents are expected to serve on one of several parent committees, here is how you can help the scout program grow even stronger.
Volunteer to chair or co-chair one of the following committees:
Sign up as a Merit Badge Counselor - every parent has talent and skills valuable to scouts. Merit badges fall into 13 categories. Click HERE to see the merit badge list and here to fill out the application to become a Merit Badge Counselor. Merit Badge Counselors are Council level adult volunteers. Here is the application to be an adult volunteer in Scouts BSA
Step up as an Assistant Scoutmaster - "You don't have to be ridiculously gifted, you just have to be ridiculously committed" - If you are willing to dedicate time and effort to help lead the troop, we will teach you the rest! Assistant Scoutmasters are troop level adult volunteers. They are approved by the Scoutmaster, the Troop Committee and the Charter Organization. Here is the adult volunteer application (same adult volunteer application as above) This can also be done online if you have not previously held a "registered leader" position in Scouts BSA. If you have, use a paper application.
Our charter organization, the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, is extremely supportive of our troop. In addition to the use of the facilities, the congregation supports the troop's fundraising efforts at a very high level.
The parents in our troop are active volunteers in the Annual Church Bazaar in August and we provide some of the people power for Obon Setup (the scouts help prepare beautiful lanterns for hanging and the parents assist with the large shade that covers the parking lot) and for the August Bazaar (Scouts pull out from storage the booth construction materials).
Click the links below to visit the church information pages for these two events.