With this year’s re-chartering, a new requirement has been added that all of your registered adults must have completed Youth Protection Training within the last two years. This requirement includes your Chartered Organization Representative. Start collecting certificates now to avoid delays during re-chartering.
Please review this checklist prior to submitting your registration forms to the council office.
Registration forms missing any of the required items will not be accepted.
Please make every effort to turn in only complete forms.
Following are the current requirements for
processing youth or adult Scouting registration:
Youth applications will not be accepted if the following items are incomplete:
o Youth name, address, birth date, grade, gender
o Parent information is required for Tiger Cubs (encouraged for all others)
o Parent signature on lower right or signature of Venturing youth over 18
o Unit leader signature on lower left
Adult applications will not be accepted if the following items are incomplete:
o Proof of completion of Youth Protection training (new rule, effective 6/1/2010) **
o Signed consent to conduct a criminal background check (opposite page of adult application).
This MUST be the applicant’s original signature (copies and faxes will not be accepted)
o Name, address, birth date, gender, Social Security number
(phone number(s) and email strongly encouraged for communication)
o Signature of applicant in lower left corner
o Question #6 answered in lower right column
o Signatures of Unit Committee chair and Chartered Organization Head or Representative
** Proof of completion of Youth Protection training consists of one of the following:
a) Printout card from online training
b) Card from a live (in person) training course
c) If you have neither, please contact the council office for assistance and a
training verification look-up
Effective June 1, 2010
Youth Protection training is required for all registered volunteers.
v New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before they submit an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
v Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.
For more information, please refer to www.scouting.org
Instructions on how to most easily comply with new Youth Protection Training Standard for all registered leaders of the Boy Scouts of America (effective June 1, 2010)
° If you have not taken Youth Protection training within the past two years, please log on to MyScouting and take the training. Be sure to have your member ID number. The number can be found on your Boy Scouts of America membership card.
° If you do not know your member ID number, contact your unit leader or committee chairman. Your council can also assist you.
° A person does not have to be a registered volunteer or have an ID number to take Youth Protection training. To take the training, log in to MyScouting and create an account. From the MyScouting portal, click on E-Learning and take the Youth Protection training. Upon completion, print a certificate and submit it with an application or submit to the unit leader for processing at the local council.
° If you have taken Youth Protection training online but did not input your member ID number, please log back on to MyScouting and input your member ID so the training will be linked with your records.
° If you have taken Youth Protection training within the past two years but did not take the course online, contact your council and have them verify that your Youth Protection training records are accurate.
° Finally, please share these important changes with other Scouters.
To find out more about the Youth Protection policies of the Boy Scouts of America and how to help Scouting you’re your family safe, see the Parent’s Guide in any of the Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting handbooks, or go to http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx.