Become a Trained Leader

Parents are the lifeblood of our Troop.  Without them, our program would be limited and our Scouts would be missing out on the fun. 
It is very easy to become a Trained Leader in our troop.  ALL the required training can be taken online - so you can take the training at your own pace.

Troop 263 needs your help! We have several leaders who will be moving on in the next year and we need to find their replacements. Now is the time to get new parents, grandparents, etc involved in scouting so that over the next scouting year you can shadow one of the outgoing leaders to help with the transition!

We are not just looking for dads, uncles or grandfathers. We NEED mothers, Aunts and grandmothers too. Troop 263 relies on the commitment of our families to make the troop successful. We can’t do this without you, so please get involved today.

Steps to Leadership
  1. Talk to a current leader (Scout Master, Committee Chair) about your willingness to help
  2. Discuss which role would best fit your talents and comfort level
  3. Complete Council Specific Training
  4. Complete Diocesan Training and Background Check
Council Specific Training (45 Minutes)
  1. Fill out and print the Adult Leader Application at the bottom of this page
  2. Go to and create an account.
  3. Take the following courses at
    1. Youth Protection Training
      1. Print the Youth Protection Training Certificate (available upon completion of the course)
    2. This is Scouting
    3. Leader Specific (which role you will be performing)
  4. Submit the certificates and the application to the Troop Trainer or Scout Master
Diocesan Requirements

The Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg has some extra requirements for volunteers who will have contact with youth.  This includes Boy Scout Troop 263 leaders who will be working with the scouts.

The extra requirements are as follows:

Leaders needed:

See Committee Chair

Parent Action Items
  • Volunteer to help with small defined tasks. 
  • Ask the Scout Master or Committee Chair about the needs of the Troop. 
  • Remain positive and look for ways to improve the program - turn problems into solutions.  We are not perfect and we will never will be perfect. So don't expect perfect, expect honest effort.
  • Follow the advice we give the boys... Do your best.  If that includes getting trained then you need to get trained.
  • Encourage other parents to help.  Work as a team with projects that need attention.