Scouting is a Profession with a Purpose
Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has helped build future leaders of this country by combining educational and outdoor adventure activities with programs that build integrity while having fun.
Several thousand commissioned professional Scouters lead, guide, and facilitate the efforts of more than a million adult volunteers on whom Scouting depends on to carry out its mission. It is the job of the commissioned professional Scouter to inspire, recruit, train, and support the BSA’s volunteers, in addition to working with community leaders and rallying public support for Scouting’s activities.
The commissioned professional Scouter in a beginning management position is assigned to a district or service area within a local Council. Your district or service area is sustained and successful through your ability to promote, supervise, and work with local volunteers. If you have skills in human relations, public relations, marketing, fundraising, finance, accounting, business management, or sales, then you should consider taking the opportunity to become a commissioned professional in a local council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Training and Development = Success
The Boy Scouts of America realizes that for people to grow and be productive, they need opportunities to learn. The fact that more than 75 percent of the BSA’s professionals receive training each year is a testimony to the commitment by local councils and the national organization. Training courses, with set periods of time to acquire specific information, are part of our overall plan of development.
Commissioned professional Scouters receive continuous instruction through formal as well as informal training. The BSA fosters an environment of continuous learning to nurture collective creativity, which benefits both professionals and the organization. We share knowledge, ideas, and experience, creating both a workforce that is involved in decision making and an inclusive work environment that ensures the success of Scouting in the local community.
The BSA is committed to the training and development of individuals because we fully recognize the benefits of mutual growth and development that will unleash the creativity and productivity of its greatest asset: its people!
Compensation and Benefits
We offer a competitive benefits package for professional staffers. The package includes major medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage, in addition to long-term disability, accident, and life insurance, and a retirement plan.
The Denver Area Council serves the Denver Metro and Western Slope service areas. To learn more about working with the Boy Scouts of America as an executive, visit the national employment page on the Boy Scouts of America’s website at scouting.org, or contact Erik Petersen, DAC Director of Field Service, at 720.266.2182.