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Please Help, Share This Letter

Are you a unit leader or a Scouting parent? Then you know – and we can all agree – the importance of the BSA to our children, in our families and for our communities. I’ve experienced it firsthand as a Scouter, mother of four Eagle Scout sons and grandmother to an excited new Cub Scout.

As you may also know, many families in Montana are not aware that Scouting is for the whole family – youth and adults alike. We need your help. Would you share the following message with a parent of a child ages 5-20? Together, we can connect families and new leaders with our program.

If it’s easier, you can copy and paste the text below in an email or download the email in PDF form.

Thank you for helping us ignite the spark of growth and adventure for a family.


Dear Parent, 

You get one chance to give your child a childhood filled with incredible experiences. That’s why you should sign up now to be a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) leader for your child – whether they are a boy or girl, ages 5-20. 

When you commit to being a BSA leader, you will spend quality time with your child doing activities that will help make him or her a better person, be active in the outdoors, and develop ethical leadership skills. Your child will only think they are having fun with their friends!

You will not be by yourself! Other parents, grandparents and Scouting friends will help your child learn to live by the Scout Law – to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Imagine your child following that law! Youth Protection Training is required of all leaders and is free online, along with a wide variety of other training classes.

Here are three reasons why YOU should become a BSA leader:

  1. To spend quality time with your child before they grow up,
  2. To have your child learn all the amazing life skills that the BSA offers, and
  3. To meet other caring adults who want the very best for your child.

Please email montanacouncil@scouting.org, call 406-541-1009, or visit beascout.scouting.org or montanabsa.org. Seeing your smiling face in a BSA uniform will be awesome!

Yours in Scouting,

Mary Matelich
Vice-President Public Relations, Montana Council, BSA