Your Son Needs You!

The Boy Scouts is a volunteer organization, and the quality of your son’s experience in Troop 175 depends on parents like you, pitching in to make a difference. If we all do our part, the load is more evenly spread and our sons benefit from the variety and abundance of the adult involvement.

If there is something specific you would like to do, please contact one of the adult leaders listed in the first tab as soon as possible. There are always a number of volunteer opportunities you can choose from. Please be generous with your time when contacted by an adult troop leader looking for assistance.

Here are a list of areas you can help us:

  • Committee Member: The troop committee helps to plan, organize and coordinate the overall running of the troop.
  • Uniformed Adult Leadership: Assistant Scoutmaster positions have a high turn over rate historically as scouts graduate from the troop. You can help provide a new perspective and leadership for the scouts.
  • Board of Review member: Assist with interviewing scouts prior to rank advancement
  • Merit Badge Counselor: If you have a hobby, profession or special skill that lends itself to merit badge instruction, help the scouts earn their advancement badges.
  • Activity Leader: Lead or assist with the various outings that the troop goes on such as field trips, hikes, camping, merit badge excursions, etc.
  • Service Project Leader: Lead or assist in various projects such as community directory deliveries, food drive senior citizen visits, etc.
  • Driver: Help drive the scouts to their various activities and outings.

 

Role of the Troop Committee

  • Troop Committee Positions
  • Advise the Scoutmaster on policies relating to Scouting and the chartered organization (Foster City Rotary Club)
  • Assist in transportation
  • Assure that a qualified substitute leader is assigned if the Scoutmaster is absent or unable to serve
  • Assure that quality adult leadership is recruited and trained and encourage adult leader training
  • Carry out the policies and regulations of the Boy Scouts of America (found in the Guide to Safe Scouting)
  • Coordinate the Friends of Scouting Campaign
  • Encourage the leaders
  • Ensure that the troop program provides at least 10 days and nights of outdoor programming per year
  • Manage troop finances