Family Participation

Troop 175 has grown rapidly in the past few years. We’re excited that boys want to join us. As part of Troop 175, boys enjoy monthly outings, a fun-filled summer camp and many opportunities for leadership and rank advancement.

Family Participation Policy

As the Troop has expanded, so has our need for adult support. While we strive to make the boys responsible for most things, we also rely on parents for logistical support: driving, chaperoning, committee work, etc. To ensure we have enough adult volunteers to plan and carry out our ambitious programs and outings, we have implemented a policy of mandatory adult participation.


We have two requirements for parents in our Troop:

  • An adult from each family will contribute a minimum of 10 hours per year to support Troop activities.
  • An adult from each family will join the troop as an adult member.
    Registration involves a criminal background check and a simple online leader training program, including Youth Protection training

Family Participation FAQs

Click here to open the Word document Family Participation FAQ.

How do I earn Hours?

Family Participation hours can be fulfilled in a number of ways such as:

  • Working at summer camp
  • Teaching a merit badge
  • BSA Youth Protection training (The completion of the course counts for two (2) volunteer hours.)
  • Driving scouts on a trip
  • Recordkeeping for merit badge purposes
  • Organizing events (Family Softball, Banquets)
  • Providing monitoring during regular meetings

We need you!

Here are the tasks we need help with right now:

  • Scout Monitoring: Position filled. Thank you Milly WIlson!
  • Functions Coordinator: Position filled. Thank you Georgina Peacock Goebel!

Need help finding ways to volunteer?

Contact Becky Hinton at [email protected]

Want Policy Details?

Please read the complete Family Participation Policy:
BSA Troop 175 Family Participation Policy 10102015.pdf