How to register as a 'Parent Helper' / 'Parent Overnight' or 'Adult Overnight' Volunteer

 

Introduction

  1. How to register
  2. Understanding Parent roles
  3. Understanding the role 'Adult Overnight' Volunteer

 

Introduction


Parents and Guardians are often encouraged to help a section as a program resource person (sharing a skill or a hobby) or invited to attend a camp as a Parent overnight helper.  There are two parent roles that can be assigned to parents of Active section youth in MyScouts, these are Parent Helper & Parent Overnight roles. 

The Adult Overnight role is available for Volunteers who are not parents of youth within the Group. Adult Overnight Volunteers are often other relatives of the Youth or members of the community who were involved with Scouting in their youth. 

 

How to register

  • The first step for parents is to ensure that you can access your MyScouts account, and also ensure that when you access your account you are correctly linked to your youth. If you are linked to your youth you will see them under the 'My Family' tab. If they do not appear here please contact the Help Centre.
  • Reach out to the group and request the Group Registrar or Group Commissioner add your chosen role of Parent Helpers / Parent Overnight
  • Once the role is assigned must sign back into your MyScouts to accept the Code of Conduct electronically. 

 

Understanding Parent Roles

The Screening Policy outlines specific screening requirements and limitations of the Parent Helper and Parent Overnight roles.

  • A Scouter in your group will go over role expectations with you.
  • Your presence as a Parent Helper or Parent Overnight Volunteer will be explained to the youth present.
  • You must be supervised by at least 2 other registered and fully screened Scouters when with youth.
  • Parent Overnight Volunteers are required to take ‘Safe Scouting for Parents’ training.
  • Parent Helpers do not need to take this training, however, you still have access to take the training should you feel it beneficial.
  • Parent Helper and Parent Overnight Volunteers do not count toward the ratio of Scouters to youth.
  • The primary responsibility of Parents/Guardians always lies with their own child.
  • Parents are permitted to participate in 3-5 Scouting activities per year before they must become a fully registered and screened Scouter.

 

Understanding the role of 'Adult Overnight' Volunteer

The Screening Policy also outlines specific screening requirements and limitations of the Adult Overnight Volunteer role. 

  • A Scouter in your group will go over role expectations with you.
  • Your presence as a Parent Helper or Parent Overnight Volunteer will be explained to the youth present.
  • You must be supervised by at least 2 other registered and fully screened Scouters when with youth.
  • Adult Overnight Volunteers are required to take ‘Safe Scouting for Parents’ training.
  • Adult Overnight Volunteers must provide a valid PRC/VSS 
  • Parent helper and Parent overnight Volunteers do not count toward the ratio of Scouters to youth.

Adult Overnight /Parent Overnight Volunteers who are already Scouters in another role (such as Group Committee members) will reach out to their Group to have the Group Commissioner or Area Registrar add the role to their MyScouts account.

If you are seeking to become an 'Adult Overnight' or 'Parent Overnight' Volunteer and are not yet a Scouter in a different role you will fill out a paper application and submit it to your future Group. The Group Commissioner will complete your online application and add the role on your behalf.

Application to become a Scouter 2017-2018 - use PDF attached 

 

Help Centre

Still need help? Please feel free to contact the Scouts Canada Help Centre.

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