These Unit Leader Tools are designed to give you, volunteer leaders, some tools and resources to help you fulfill your role in your unit. One of the best ways you can prepare to be an effective leader is by becoming trained in your position. Check out the resources below to learn more.

All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting, applicable program literature or manuals, and be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede Boy Scouts of America practices, policies, and guidelines. The Guide to Safe Scouting is an overview of Scouting policies and procedures gleaned from a variety of sources. For some items, the policy statements are complete. Unit leaders are expected to review the additional reference material cited prior to conducting such activities.

From the first knot tied to final hours of service performed, the Scouting experience is a journey like no other. Scoutbook ensures not a moment is missed – tracking advancement, milestone achievements and all the fun along the way.

All units (packs, troops, teams, crews, posts) are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting each year. Through the process, chartering (sponsoring) organizations, youth member and adult leader information is updated as well as registration fees and Boy’s Life subscriptions are collected/paid.

The Program Kickoff will provide the year’s program planning guide and share a number of recent updates, resources, events, and provide information that will aid your unit.

Visit the Unit Resources page for the resources and forms for Program Kickoff including Planning your Program Budget, Program Flyers, and more.