Online Registration for NEW members went LIVE in June. Review how Online Registration works by reading "The Basics of Online Registration"
Online Registration Tips: Common Issues & Solutions we've noticed in the first few months
- Enter Unit Charter Renewal System (Note: The supported browsers are Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11)
- This year, Leaders can approve rosters electronically rather than by physical signatures: Instructions on Approving Online Charters
CORI and Youth Protection
Changing your Be A Scout Pin
The Be A Scout pins are ready to be updated for Family Scouting! Have your Charter Org. Rep. update, followed by your Cubmaster or other designated leader. (Your charter must be processed to accept online applications)
- Log on to my.scouting.org
- Click on the “Menu” button on left hand side
- Under your Cub Scout Pack, click on “Organization Manager”
- Under “Organization Manager” click on “Settings” at the top of the page
- On the settings page, scroll to the bottom
- At the bottom there is a section called “Family Scouting,” fill out this section and hit “commit”
Recharter Season 2017-2018
There are several changes that are happening this year.
1) Registration Fee Increase
On Labor Day, the BSA officially announced that to offset rising costs, the BSA membership fee will increase from $24 to $33 for all registered youth and adult leaders, effective December 1, 2017.
2) Youth Protection Training
Youth Protection Training will be required for all adult leaders at the time of registration- effective September 1, 2017.
Because completion of YPT is now required for all leaders at the time of registration, unit leaders must obtain copies of the completion certificates from new leaders who register online before approving their application. Adult members transitioning to a different leader position must submit a paper application accompanied by a Youth Protection Training completion certificate.
New members will need to go to my.scouting.org, create a profile with The Spirit of Adventure Council, complete Youth Protection Training and then print or email the certificate.
YPT is also strongly encouraged for all parents of youth members, particularly Lion & Tiger parents and those accompanying on outings and overnights.
3) Girls Early Adopter Program
Our Council will be part of an early adopter program, wherein packs can choose whether or not to welcome girls.
If your parents and organization are already in agreement, you will be welcome to become one of our Council’s early adopters.
- Contact the Council (617-615-004) and us know your pack would like to welcome girls
- Create a plan for Cub Scouts to complete rank requirements in a compressed timeline and send it to Jon Pleva
- Update your BeAScout Pin. Options will be “All Boy Pack” “All Girl Pack” “Family Pack”
- Chartering Organization Rep. must set this first and then the Pack Leadership
- The option to update the pin will be closed March 15th
- Starting January 15th, register a minimum of 4 girls, which must be done through Online Registration
If discussions lead you to believe your unit requires more time (later than March 15th) or won’t be able to deliver a program in a compressed timeline, your unit has the option of starting in September.
If your Scouting community decides to remain a single gender Cub Program, simply update the BEaSCOUT information to state that your Pack is a “single gender – all boy pack.”