Boy Scouts of America Troop 728

Heart of Virginia Council Richmond, VA

                             How You Can Help

 Boy Scout Troop 728 currently has 20 Scouts and 9 Registered Adults on the rooster. Boy Scout Troops like 728 need concerned people like you to help it run. Volunteers are always needed!   Start a new page in your life where you honestly get as much as you give.

Get involved as a parent (and not just the dads)!  The boys who do the best in scouting are the ones whose parents participate.  If possible, attend as many campouts as you can.  Your presence can really help your son get the most out of the camp and scouting experience.

If you want to participate in other ways, help with coaching and training the scouts as an Assistant Scout Master (ASM) and at the troop meetings.  Help with fund raising events, troop activities, or participate as a Committee Member.

 We always need parents to participate on a Board of Review.  A Board of Review takes place each time a boy advances to a higher rank.  All  parents are qualified to serve on a Board of Review.  Troop 728 has a hard and fast rule that no parent may sign off his/her own son on any requirement. On some nights, we have multiple Boards of Review, and each involves at least three adults.

 Most parents are qualified to act as a merit badge counselor in a handful of merit badges.  Chances are several badges directly relate to your profession, special training you've received, or lifelong hobbies.  Check the list of badges, and sign up as a counselor.  Then, if/when you feel so inclined, offer to hold a merit badge clinic for the boys.

Another opportunity could be working on the troop committee.  There are frequently positions needing to be filled.  Jump in and offer your services.