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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. Please contact us for more information.

  • Troop Committee: Committee members typically perform the administrative tasks of the Troop which includes, finances, publicity, advancement tracking, registration, and boards of review.
  • Merit Badge counselor: Merit Badge Counselors work with scouts to achieve merit badges. 
  • ASM: Assistant Scout Masters help set up scouting events. They accompany and advise scouts on campouts, trips, hikes, meetings and other events to ensure that scouts have a healthy and safe environment. ASMs also conduct scoutmaster conferences and sometimes help teach scouts new skills.


Parents:  Troop 8 needs your help.  Please volunteer your time to assist with the Board of Review process and help our scouts advance.  Boards of Review are typically held once per month in the Ogden Church Library on the 2nd Floor.  If you can help out, please contact us for more information.



ASMs are needed for every trip or event. Without these advisors, trips cannot happen. We are always looking for adults to engage with the Troop and become ASM’s. Please contact us if you would like to get involved.



We need more parents of Troop 8 scouts to become merit badge counselors.   Without merit badge counselors, our scouts cannot advance to the Star, Life and Eagle Scout ranks.  Without merit badge counselors from the community, the scouts options are limited to those merit badges offered at summer camp.    And that’s not the way the program is designed to work.

There are more than 120 merit badges, and more being added each year.   If you have a hobby or vocation or skill and are willing to coach and counsel a scout, you could be a great merit badge counselor.    There are merit badges for Architecture, Art, Aviation, Composite Materials, Cooking, Dentistry, Dog Care, Energy, Engineering, Game Design, Genealogy, Geocaching, Golf, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Nuclear Science, Robotics, Scholarship, Skating, Stamp Collecting, Sustainability, Theater and Water Sports, to name only a few.  Do a Google search for merit badges to find the full list at   You will find merit badges that you are qualified to counsel.

You don’t need to be a uniformed leader to be a merit badge counselor, but you need to some basic training and need to be registered as a merit badge counselor.   If you are interested, please contact us for more information.

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