(A.) Identify one or more Eagle ScoutParents (ESP) who has a strong, passionate personality, to spearhead the program. The person(s) should come from the volunteer base, with a council/district executive who will encourage and help with follow up needs.
(Important that each Eagle ScoutParents service group is formed to be a service and social networking group - working together, to promote Scouting growth. The health of the Boy Scout movement is the main stay of Eagle ScoutParents.)
(B.) Meetings of Eagle ScoutParents should be held as receptions, or at Scouting events, that showcase the organization.
They should initially be informal, with meetings set to review and work out collective ideas that apply to the needs of Scouting in the community.
(C.) While ESP Service Groups are special and exclusive in their very entity, care must be taken that membership in Eagle ScoutParents centers and focuses on the spirit in which the BSA National Parent Initiative and BSA Alumni Connection programs are conceived.
(D.) An Eagle ScoutParents project is defined as a concept, an idea, or a project that stimulates a particular need in Scouting. This would include Mom and Dad projects. It is established and acted upon by an individual or group. Ideally, it is a project that takes pressure off of leadership at the unit level and allows the leaders the ability to deliver Scouting without additional work. A project may involve a unit, a district, a council, or a community. It is limited only by your imagination, abilities, and resources.
(E.) Each ESP Service Group will decide on the needs and outreach by a poll of its membership. However, individual ESP Mom and Dad Projects must be encouraged, supported, and may be the catalyst for the formulation of an Eagle ScoutParents group in your area.
(F.) ESP projects and program ideas should be stimulating and serve Scouting ideals.
(G.) Each ESP Service Group can develop a plan to deliver the program in their community.
(H.) Once established, different area ESP Service Groups will network with one another to share their individual or collective projects.
(I.) ESP Service groups will function within council guidelines as provided by the National office.
(J.) ESP's are developed through traditional Scouting membership rolls (unit rosters and council lists) as well as from outside of Scouting circles (business groups, religious institutions, service clubs, professional associations, military institutions, etc).