Welcome to our Scouting family,
and thank you for serving the youth of Maine!
(Not yet a leader? Contact us to learn more.)
Get to know this site!
This site is designed to serve as the index to contacts, general Scouting knowledge, and resources for Scouters (registered adult Scout leaders) in Pine Tree Council. We hope you'll use this site regularly. Whatever Scouting info you need, this is the right place to start!
The essential links and forms from this site may be found on our forms page.
We also offer the ability to search across Pine Tree Council's websites and events listings.
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.
This training may be taken online at my.scouting.org even before an adult application is submitted. A printed copy of your Youth Protection certificate should be submitted with your adult leader application.
Please see Youth Protection Reporting Procedures for instructions on Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Reporting Violations of BSA Youth Protection Policies.
Effective September 1, 2017, Youth Protection Training (YPT) will be required for all adult leaders at the time of registration. Effective June 1, 2018, all adults accompanying a Boy Scout Troop to a residence camp or Scouting activity lasting 72 hours or more must register as a leader. Please review the details of these policy changes.
Proper uniforming of adult leaders sets a positive tone from the top, reinforcing personal equality, Scouting spirit, achievement and personal commitment.
What makes a uniform complete? Where should patches be sewn on the uniform? See the Uniform Inspection Sheet for Scout Leaders.
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.
- Den Leaders
- Cub Scout Leaders (All Roles)
- Boy Scout Leaders (All Roles)
- Venturing Leaders (All Roles)
- Venturing Crew Advisor
- Sea Scouting Leaders (All Roles)
- Skipper's Key
- Leaders serving at the District and Council level may contact the Commissioner Team to obtain the progress record card for their role.
A number of other awards and recognitions are issued on a nominating basis, including the prestigious District Award of Merit and Silver Beaver awards.
There's more! Use these resource links to access five additional pages of Leader Resources!