Become a Wotamolo District Volunteer

The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offer effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth.

Specifically, the Boy Scouts of America endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation's role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.

The goal of the District Committee is to help Packs, Troops and Crews provide quality Scouting programs for youth. If you can see the need, help us meet the challenge!

District Leaders' Role
District leaders mobilize resources to ensure the growth and success of units within the district’s territory. All districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions:

  • Membership: Strives for growth through the organization of Scouting units
  • Finance: Sees that the district provides its share of funds to the total council operating budget.
  • Program: Concentrates on helping Scouting units with camp promotion; special activities, including community service; training adult volunteers; and youth advancement and recognition.
  • Unit Service: Provides direct coaching and consultation by district volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit.

What are some characteristics of a District Leader?
Even if you weren't a Scout as a youth, they may be a part of your character:

  • Passion for Scouts and Scouting
  • Organized and Reliable
  • Committed to providing and improving the Scouting experience for youth in our area

How would I know what to do?
A District Leader doesn't walk alone! Resources, training and support will be there to guide you: 

  • Role Descriptions are provided to all Vice Chairs and Committee Chairs 
  • Personal training with roles and responsibilities, district contacts, meeting times, and online education.
  • Peer support from your fellow volunteers, who have been in your shoes, and can provide insight and guidance.

How can I help? (And what's the time commitment?)
A variety of roles are available - and we can help you find the one that matches both your interests and availability.

  • A Vice Chair or Committee Chair makes a year-long commitment and takes approximately 8 hours a month.
  • An Event Chair or Volunteer (such as Camporee Chair, or Pinewood Derby Chair) is a short-term commitment that generally runs for 2-3 months, and takes about 8-15 hours a month for those months.  

What's the next step?
Contact the Wotamalo District Chairman, Ken Rose, either via email at knd.rose1@gmail.com or by calling 309.397.6030, to explore how you can help.

 

 
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