Enlist and be heard: Scouting Research Panels are recruiting

Ever wonder who signs off on major changes to Scouting, like the revamped Cub Scout program coming next year?

It’s you. Well, it could be.

The BSA’s Testing and Evaluation Team wants you to join the Scouting Research Panels. As a member, your opinion will be solicited about new programs or proposed changes to existing Scouting programs.

You’ll get surveys — no more than three a year — that will help determine the future of Scouting. You’ll be asked about new merit badges, updated rank requirements or other major changes to the Boy Scouts of America.

The panel is open to all current Cub Scout parents, Boy Scout parents, Boy Scout and Venturing youth members, and registered volunteers (Scouters in any BSA program).

One note from the Testing and Evaluation Team about youth members who want to lend their thoughts: “By law we are not allowed to send surveys directly to youth ages 13 and under. However, if a younger Boy Scout would like to participate in our surveys, he can do so by having his parents register in the Boy Scout Parent Panel and indicate that their son is interested in participating.”

Want your voice to be heard? Have your membership card ready, and go here to sign up.

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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.