Learn the BSA rules. They are in place to keep the kids and the volunteers safe. Talk to the other leaders and to the parents. You never know who you will meet or who you will impress. The most important advice is have fun!! Lord Bayden Powell said that Scouting is a "game with a purpose". This is a leadership program for kids and the best way to lead is by example. Sing the songs, dance the dances, and participate in the skits. Show the kids that new experiences don't have to be scary.