Council Volunteer Opportunities

If you or someone you know has an interest in serving on the following committees, please reach out to us at with which you are interested in so we can get you connected with the proper committee chair or team lead. 

Finance & Fund Development Committee:
Although Scouting’s primary purpose is not raising money, that is a critical part of continuing to provide the Scouting program for youth.  The Finance committee works to ensure that the council has a balanced budget and to manage the council’s finances in the best way possible. The Fund Development committee focuses on conducting Friends of Scouting campaigns, holding special fundraising events, and developing the council’s endowment.

  • Annual Auction Event Committee
  • Top Shot Event Committee 
  • Product Sales Committee
  •  Alumni Committee

Program Committee:
The heart of Scouting is the program itself—the method by which youth learn and grow. The Program committee ensures that the program is running smoothly at all levels: unit, district, and council. The committee itself is divided into several subcommittees: Activities, Advancement, and Camping & Outdoor Program. The Venturing Officers’ Association and the Order of the Arrow are also organized into the Program committee (although the OA lodge reports directly to the Scout Executive). 

  • Activities & Civic Service Committee
  • NCAP Committee
  • Camping Committee & Committee Chair
  • COPE/Climbing Committee & Committee Chair
  • Conservation Committee
  • Training Committee

Membership Committee: In order for Scouting’s program to have a positive impact on the lives of youth, those youth must first be a part of Scouting.  The Membership committee works to recruit more youth into every program area of Scouting and to help units deliver a quality Scouting program. Committee members work to support recruiting events such as School Nights for Scouting, and they provide districts and units with support to help them grow.

  • Religious Relationships Committee
  • Education Relationships Committee
  • Community Relationships Committee
  • Youth with Disabilities Committee

Administration Committee
Behind the scenes of Scouting, groups of volunteers work to manage the necessary paperwork needed to keep the Great Alaska Council running and able to support Scouting. The Administration committee handles insurance, risk management, auditing, health and safety, and other essential tasks.

  • Marketing & Public Relations Committee
  • Health & Safety Committee
  • Youth Protection Committee

Properties Committee:
Scouts in the Great Alaska Council are fortunate to have access to beautiful locations like Camp Gorsuch, Eagle River Scout Camp and Denali High Adventure Scout Base, and the volunteers who support Scouting are likewise fortunate to have a council service center and Scout Shop within the council’s territory. The Properties committee works to maintain and improve these council properties, striving to make them better for the Scouts and volunteers who use them on a frequent basis.

  • Service Center
  • Camp Gorsuch
  • Eagle River Scout Camp
  • Denali High Adventure Scout Base

Commissioner Corps
Commissioners Support unit leaders in developing a safe, welcoming environment and delivering Scouting’s programs effectively. We exist to support Scouting’s heart. Build Relationships: Commissioners must develop relationships with unit leaders we serve based on mutual respect, candor, and trust.

  •  Unit Commissioners
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