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Volunteering in Powhatan

Are you passionate about the values of Scouting?  Would you like to make a difference in the experience of local Scouts?  Are you a doer, the kind of individual who can make things happen? If so, you are the heart of Scouting, and Powhatan District can use your help.

Join the team of Scouters dedicated to helping Powhatan Packs, Troops, Crews, and Teams deliver excellence in Scouting programs for our community’s youth.  Some opportunities require little time, for example our days of service.  Others require more time and dedication and go a long way toward the betterment of Scouting.

Camp Snyder Work Days

If you have an hour or two to spare, come on out for some of the most satisfying fun a Scouter can have. We will be doing projects to keep Camp Snyder, our local outdoor facility, in great shape and ready for visits by Powhatan and other area Scouts. [ More ]

Camp Snyder Volunteer Roles

Camp Snyder Campmasters – Contact Rob Hoitt, advisor@crew617.org  if interested in becoming a volunteer ranger for weekend events at Camp Snyder

Looking for Volunteer Help for Camp Snyder EXPOs. – We’re looking for volunteers to help with the Cub EXPO, October 19th, and Webelos/Scout EXPO, November 18th, both at Camp Snyder.   Volunteers are needed to run the field games.  Contact Stephanie Messenger, Stephanie.messenger@scouting.org And, we’re looking for volunteers certified in BBs and archery for the shooting sports activities.  Contact Demi Pulas, k4bsa@verizon.net

Merit Badge Counseling

Do you have a particular skill or interest you would like to share with Scouts?  With 135 different merit badges available, there are many opportunities to help individuals develop a deeper interest in topics ranging from personal management to environmental science, citizenship and more.  [ Learn More About Being a Counselor ]

District Leadership Roles

If you can help in any of the following roles, or would like to learn more about sharing your enthusiasm, commitment and skills in the spirit of Scouting, please contact Bart Gray (volunteer@powhatan-scouting.org).

Activities and Programs
Activities and Service Program Chairman
Manage and facilitate the work of teams planning district activities and service to others.
Family Program Integration Chairman
Help the district and its units adapt programs and activities to meet the needs of all Scouts, as we transition from solely-male membership to BSA’s new family program.
Pack Summertime Activities Coordinator
Manage and coordinate summertime activities for Cub Scouts.
Merit Badge Dean
Leads district merit badge activities.  Recruits merit badge counselors to address district needs. Coordinates training. Designs, plans, budgets, and executes  future annual District Merit Badge University.
Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator
Manages district merit badge counselor program to ensure completeness and compliance.  Recruits merit badge counselors.  Oversees district MB administrative processes.
District STEM Coordinator
Leads, plans, integrates, and recruits in support of the district’s STEM activities.  Coordinates MB counselors, activities, and planning for STEM.
Special Needs Coordinator
Leads, plans, integrates, and recruits in support of the district’s special need activities. 
Boy Scout Camping Coordinator
Leads, plans, integrates, markets, and recruits in support of the district’s Boy Scout camping activities.
Training Coordinator (Girls)
Leads, plans, integrates, markets, and recruits in support of the district’s training of young women scouts.
Advancement Coordinator (Girls)
Leads, plans, integrates, markets, and recruits in support of the district’s program for advancement of young women scouts.
Camp Program & Outdoor Activities Coordinator (Girls)
Leads, plans, integrates, markets, and recruits in support of the district’s program for advancement of young women scouts.
Activities & Service Program Activities Coordinator (Girls)
Finance and Fundraising
PopCorn Kernel Coordinator
Enable youth members raise money for Scouting adventures, while developing public speaking and marketing skills.   Whether you are an experienced popcorn sales professional, bursting with excitement at the thought of spreading popcorn cheer, or simply looking for an opportunity to lend a hand, the role of Popcorn Kernal Coordinator may be for you.  Our current coordinator must step down later this summer and we need an individual who can understudy, and then take on the full role this Fall.
CampCard Coordinator
Coordinate the CampCard program among Powhatan units and help Scouts raise money for Scouting activities.
Friends of Scouting
Scouting adventures can be expensive!  Help us raise money to keep them affordable for everyone.  We need individuals willing to giving Family Friends of Scouting presentations, to assist us in Community Friends of Scouting fundraising and organize special events.   Tough to commit to a long term assignment?  No problem.  These roles can be of short duration. Help with Friends of Scouting and you help to strengthen essential resources for Powhatan District Scouting activities.
Endowment/James West Award Coordinator
Endowment gifts can help sustain Scouting for years in the future.  In this role, you will help develop local endowment funds and coordinate any James West awards to recognize local Scouting leaders in Powhatan District.