Activities
Parent Participation
YES ! The Troop 17 is run by adult volunteers. The Troop has been in existence for 90 years due the generosity of adult volunteers. There would
be no program without the support and help of parents.
The time spent by parents can vary and be very flexible, yet critical to the success of the Troop. You can be an Assistant Leader, a Committee
Member, an Instructor, a Designated Driver, or just be around to lend a hand whenever possible or needed.
1._ASSISTANT LEADER
The Troop adult leaders are volunteers.  As an assistant leader you will assist the Scoutmaster in supervising and coordinating all facets of the
Troop's program. This is a uniformed position, and critical to the program since the Boy Scout rules require a minimum of two adult leaders to
accompany the scouts on their activities.
What about Training?
Fast Start:  A two hour training tape that may be borrowed from the Troop.
Basic Training: A one day training course conducted by volunteers in each borough.
2. _COMMITTEE MEMBER
The Troop committee is the Troop's board of directors. It ensures quality leadership, provides meeting place, advises scoutmaster on policies,
supports leaders in carrying out program, responsible for finances, maintenance of troop equipment, and serves on board of reviews for rank
advancements. Jobs are divided among the committee members. Meets on a regular basis (once a month or once every two months).
3. _INSTRUCTOR/TRAINER
If you have special training and qualifications in a certain field you can help supervise/train the boy instructors in that particular or a related skill.
Examples: First Aid, Climbing, Swimming, Cooking …
4. _DESIGNATED DRIVER
Transportation is a key issue since we run an aggressive outdoor program. Adults are needed to drive the scouts to their activities. The
leaders' vehicles can only handle a limited amount of scouts at one time. You do not have to drive to every event. If enough parents volunteer
this can be done on rotating basis. Every other trip Or every third trip for example..
5. _LENDING HAND
For those who cannot commit up front to specific jobs but are willing to help on a moments notice when the troop needs help.
ADULT LEADER SURVEY FORM
(Please print form, fill it out and return it at troop meeting)
Name:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________Apt. ________________
                         
City: __________________________________________________________________________State: _________Zip: ________________
Phone: ____________________________________________________________Fax: ______________Email: ______________________
                                                    
__YES, I am interested in being an Assistant Leader
__YES, I am interested in being a committee member
__YES, I am interested in being an instructor/trainer
__YES, I am interested in being a designated driver
__YES, I am interested in being a lending hand contact me on a needed basis
__Although I presently don't have time to register as a leader, I have skills and would like to assist in one or two meetings during the year.
O__Arts and Crafts                                          O__Camping                                          O__Carpentry
O__First Aid                                                      O__Sports                                             O__Swimming
O__Other _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
WELCOME TO TROOP 17
WHAT IS BOY SCOUTING?
HOW DOES THE TROOP WORK?
BECOMING A SCOUT
THE FIRST YEAR
THE SECOND YEAR AND BEYOND
HIGH ADVENTURE PROGRAM
ADULT VOLUNTEER LEADERS
BOY JUNIOR LEADERS
COSTS OF SCOUTING
THE PARENT’S ROLE
MORE INFORMATION
VOLUNTEER SURVEY FORM
SOME FACTS ABOUT SCOUTING
FAMOUS EAGLE SCOUTS
LINKS TO OFFICIAL SCOUT WEB SITES

GREATER NEW YORK COUNCILS OF BOY SCOUTS

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA NATIONAL COUNCIL

THE GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL OF GREATER NEW YORK