Membership

Information for New Boy Scout Parents and Volunteers, let’s get you started….

Welcome to the adventure of Scouting in the Chief Seattle Council.  Whether you are crossing over from a Cub Scout Pack into an existing troop, someone brand new to Scouting, or building a new Troop, we are here to help you begin your journey.  If you are unable to find the answers you need in the information provided here, please contact your Unit Leader or District Executive.

 Crossing over from Cub Scout Pack?

New to Scouts?

Starting a New Troop?

Ongoing Information

Earning Your Eagle

Volunteer Opportunities

Chartering Partners

Crossing over from Cub Scout Pack?

This is an exciting time, your journey to Eagle Scout is just beginning.  A Troop functions very differently than a Pack.  A Troop is youth-led.  Advancements include both rank advancements and merit badges.  Rank advancement is based on completing skills and outings, and is not limited to an annual cross-over event.  Merit badges provide an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of subjects and interests.  Merit badges also play an important role of the journey to Eagle.

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New to Scouts?

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Starting a New Troop?

Starting a new troop is exciting and involves a solid partnership between the Council professional and volunteers who will serve the members of the new unit.

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Ongoing Information

To keep current on what is going on in our program there are several sources:

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Earning Your Eagle

Eagle Scout is the highest rank that is attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program.  Being an Eagle Scout will tell people much about who you are and provides a gateway to scholarships and job opportunities.

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Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to volunteer at a Troop.  Some of the opportunities require direct contact with youth, while others require little.  Some opportunities occur regularly and some are intermittent.  Our most successful Troops have all families doing something.

For those volunteering with youth you must be registered with the BSA and complete our Youth Protection Training module:

  • Ask your unit for an application form, download the form from the National website, pick one up from our troop leadership, roundtable or at the Chief Seattle Council Resource Center, 3120 Rainier Ave South, PO Box 440408, Seattle, WA 98114
  • Chief Seattle Council requires that each adult application be turned in with Youth Protection Training (YPT) completed and the completion certificate attached to the paper application or emailed to your District Executive 

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Chartering Partners

Each Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop or Venturing Crew is part of the community by partnering with a local organization to help guide and nurture the unit.  Chartering organizations may be civic, faith-based, or educational organizations.  By partnering with a local, community based organization, units will reflect the personality of the community it is serving.

For more information about how our Chartering Partner relationship works, click here.

Here is a fact sheet about our Chartering Partners, who they are and how many units they sponsor.