Welcome to our Scouting family,
and thank you for serving the youth of Maine!
(Not yet a leader? Contact us to learn more: (207) 797-5252, ext. 10
Nothing is more important than the safety of our youth. Through the Scouter Code of Conduct we commit ourselves to making the protection of youth a personal priority.
The Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America, headquartered in Portland, Maine, has a policy of zero tolerance for sexual advocacy or inappropriate behavior of any kind within its Scouting programs. Please see the PTC Statement on Sexual Advocacy for more information.
All registered adult leaders in Pine Tree Council are required to complete Youth Protection training annually.
On February 1st, 2018 the New Mandatory Youth Protection Training was released on my.Scouting.org. This training replaces all previous Youth Protection trainings and is the one training all adults complete.
With these changes we will continue to build a safe environment for our youth. Nothing is more important than the safety of our children. The Boy Scouts of America will not stand by while people take advantage of our trusted program to harm children.
Proper uniforming of adult leaders sets a positive tone from the top, reinforcing personal equality, Scouting spirit, achievement and personal commitment.
Uniforms are available from the Scout Shop and online at scoutstuff.org. Additionally, many units operate a Uniform Bank containing donated uniforms.
What makes a uniform complete? Where should patches be sewn on the uniform? See the Uniform Inspection Sheet for Scout Leaders.
Scouts deserve a Trained leader.
Training is available for every Scouting role. See Trained Leader Requirements to determine what training you need.
Check with your District Executive for the next training session near you.
How can you Do Your Best?
Each role in Scouting is eligible for a Training Award. Working toward this award will help make you a strong leader for the youth you serve.
A number of other awards and recognitions are issued on a nominating basis, including the prestigious District Award of Merit and Silver Beaver awards.