How to Volunteer in the Northeast Iowa Council

The Scouting programs can only be as good as the tremendous volunteers.  Volunteerism is truly the driving force of the Scouting Program. With over 1200 volunteers in the NEIC, we could not survive without them. Our goal is to continue to provide an excellent program through the constant recruitment of excellent volunteers. There are hundreds of ways that you can become a Scouting volunteer within the Northeast Iowa Council. If you are interested in becoming a Scouting volunteer, please contact the Northeast Iowa Council Scout Service Center at (563) 556-4343. A basic overview of the most general areas are listed below, however there are so many opportunities and ways to help make a difference, that we could not list them all!

Unit Level Volunteering:

  • Cub Scout Pack Leaders & Committee Members
  • Scout BSA Troop Leaders & Committee Members
  • Venturing Crew Leaders & Committee Members
  • Exploring or Learning for Life Advisors & Trainers

District Level Volunteering:

  • Pack, Troop, or Crew Trainers
  • Friends of Scouting Fundraising
  • Merit Badge Counselors
  • Program & Activity Planning
  • Advancement Committee & Eagle Scout Review Boards
  • Unit Commissioners to help new & struggling units
  • Roundtable Commissioners & Trainers
  • Religious Committees with various local Churches
  • Specialized Trainers (CPR, First-Aid, Leave-No-Trace, etc.)

Council Level Volunteering:

  • Climbing & COPE Instruction
  • Camping Committee
  • Major capital campaign fundraising
  • Council Executive Board
  • Finances
  • Summer Camp & Cub Day Camp Staff

Properties Maintenance at Camp Klaus & Camp Burton:
All trades and skills are welcome:  mowing grass and other grounds maintenance, plumbing, electrical, excavation, general carpentry, auto mechanics, HVAC, engineering, architectural, forest management, metal fabrication.

Other Opportunities:

  • Council Marketing or Web Technology Committee
  • Cooks
  • Shooting Range Trainers & Instructors
  • Waterfront Instructors




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