Categories: Announcements
      Date: Jun  2, 2021
     Title: PTOS Volunteer Request – BSA “Invention” Merit Badge Counselors

Good Afternoon,


This is a Volunteer Request for each of you to join us to help Scouts achieve one of the rarest awarded merit badges in history: Inventing.


The Eastern Regional Outreach Office has been working with the National Capital Area Council for Boy Scouts of America to put together a virtual event that will help guide scouts through the requirements. The PTOS – Education subcommittee is reaching out to help find volunteers willing to participate in this endeavor. [Click here to volunteer now!]


Each volunteer will be responsible for participating with a designated number of scouts. For each one of you that signs up, more scouts can continue on their journey towards achieving this coveted badge! Let your friends know you want them to volunteer and sign up as a group; three counselors will be assigned to a group of scouts.


Schedule of Events:

July 17, 2021 – BSA Merit Badge Half-Day Virtual Program

Aug 21st Electronic Workbook Due for scouts

Aug 22-26th Volunteers review the electronic workbooks of their assigned scouts

Aug 28th Workbook Review Day Program and merit badge completion sign off!


To register as a volunteer you will be required to complete the following:

o   Adult Leader Application (fillable PDF  OR online)

o   Counselor info sheet  emailed to me: Subject “BSA: Volunteer”

o   Youth Protection Training (~1 hour, create free account, certificate upon completion)


Tasks of a volunteer:

ü Attend the July 17th virtual event to help facilitate a break out groups

ü Review electronic workbooks for your designated scouts before Aug 26th

ü Attend the Aug 28th Workbook Review Day Program and participate in virtual breakout groups

ü Be willing to commit 15-20hrs in total


Thank you for volunteering! Please fill out this survey.

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1.       NO other time is provided for this event

2.       Participation is considered “off duty” time


Questions? Please contact: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.GOV