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How You Can Help Pack 187

Everyone's participation will help ensure the best possible Scouting experience for our boys! Please volunteer to help out in any way you can. Are you a good organizer? Do you like teaching? Do you have special skills you can share? Here are some things that parent volunteers might help with -- this is just a list of suggestions, talk to the Scout leaders about what kinds of help would be most useful.

Troop Communications

Issue meeting announcements, publicize events, keep everyone "in the loop." Spread the word about our events.
  • Post this link on your blog or website:
  • Post flyers in your neighborhood.
  • Post our events on community calendars online
  • Tell your friends!

Pack & Den Meetings

  • Set up the meeting space
  • Bring supplies or snacks
  • Clean up after meetings
  • Lead a half-hour activity such as a craft project
  • Help lead a 15-minute Scout skills activity

Camping Trips and Outings

  • Trip coordinator - keep track of transportation, make site reservations, general organizing
  • Food shopping for trips
  • Help with camping skills training on trips
  • Plan or lead activities such as hikes, scavenger hunts, fishing, nature activities
  • Drive

Blue & Gold Dinner

The Blue & Gold Dinner annual community event is a Cub Scouting tradition. Typically there are invited guests such as community leaders, a guest of honor or speaker, and Scouting skills demonstrations and award presentations.
  • Design event program
  • Recruit sponsors (local stores & services)
  • Get donations for raffle (or donate a prize)
  • Help Scouts perform or demonstrate skills
  • Design invitations

Holiday Wreath Sale

  • Manage schedule of volunteers
  • Volunteer to sell wreaths


Other fundraising efforts -- share your ideas!

Cub Scouting

Cub Packs are open to all boys in First through Fifth grades (6-10 years old). There are several active Cub Scout packs in Brooklyn. Each pack is sponsored by a religious or community organization. Cubs learn by doing fun activities with other boys their age. For more information or a referral to a pack near you, please use the Contact Us link above.

Boy Scouting

Scout Troops are open to all boys in Fifth through Twelfth grades (11-18 years old). There are several active Scout Troops in Brooklyn. Each pack is sponsored by a religious or community organization. Boy Scouts learn leadership in troop positions such as Patrol Leader. For more information, or a referral to a troop near you, please use the Contact Us link above.

GNYC Scout Camps

The Greater New York Council's camp facilities are the places that Cub Packs and Scout Troops may go for weekend Scout Activity Days or overnight camping trips and Camp-o-Rees, as well as for summer camp. Click the camp name to go to the camp's website.

Girl Scouting Sites

Brooklyn Scout Parent

The Brooklyn Scout Parent Examiner is a news column about Brooklyn Scouting.

Sticks, Rocks, and Dirt

Sticks, Rocks, and Dirt A blog about family camping, sharing nature with kids, and finding nature in the city.

Brooklyn Wildlife

Brooklyn Wildlife Examiner Articles about wildlife in New York City.