Parental participation is an essential part of a strong Scouting. As a parent of a Boy Scout, you and your family have several important responsibilities to support your son’s growth. You need to encourage your son to actively participate and to help ensure he gets to/from activities safely and on schedule. As a Boy Scout, he should to take responsibility to know his own schedule, but will rely on you to get to and from events.
For new Scouts, navigating through the first several rank advancements (Scout through First Class) can be a challenging task. The troop Assistant Scoutmasters are always available to help, but we have found that Scouts that have parents that are engaged and aware of what they are doing are the most successful.
In addition, Troop 125 is always looking for parents to become Assistant Scoutmasters or Committee members or just help out occasionally at troop events and campouts. Troop 125 is fortunate that many parents are still active contributors even though their son is now a T125 alumnus.
There are great events/outings with parents and families specifically invited, such as troop Courts of Honor, the yearly ski trip in January, the troop picnic in August, and the Turkey Feast in November (always a Scout favorite!) Finally, all Troop 125 parents are expected to participate in our yearly pie sale fundraising activity. The troop holds this one fundraising event each year to fund all of our great programs and activities. This provides an excellent opportunity for parents in the troop to get to know each other!