Shaping America's Future

The Boy Scouts of America relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, nearly 1.2 million adults provide leadership and mentoring to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.

Through the dedication of these many volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America remains the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America.

To these volunteers we would like to say thank you for your dedication to Scouting.

And, to adults who are not currently Scout volunteers, we invite you to become a volunteer and share in the positive experiences of the Scouting programs. 

Membership Fee Increase for 2014
The National Council announced a membership fee increase to begin December 31, 2013.  A few years ago, the Flint River Council Executive Board passed a fee plan including registration, accident insurance, and Boy's Life magazine plus sales tax.  The board understands the timing of this announcement is not ideal; some of you have already begun to collect membership fees for the coming year.  As a result, our Executive Committee members reviewed  a couple of different options and voted to move forward........  

New and Expiring Adult Positions
As a part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen the protection of youth in our programs, the designation of "Scout Parent" for parents of youth members in traditional programs will end effective July 1, 2013.  BSA literature, forms, application, and processes are being revised to match this change in program. 

Interested parents who have chosen to designate themselves as supportive parents of Scouts should be encouraged to now officially register as an adult volunteer if they are not already so registered.  The role of unit ScoutParent Coordinator will remain a registered position with the name changed to Parent Coordinator.

Become a member of the Flint River Council V-Force
The V-Force is a group of volunteers that we call on to hep get special projects completed.  These projects include assembling information packets, sorting and counting camp cards, addressing invitation to special events, large mailings, processing membership applications and re-charters.    
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