Online Registration

Online Registration for NEW members went LIVE in June 2017.

Online Registration Tips: Common Issues & Solutions we've noticed in the first couple years.

UNIT KEY 3's: Instructions for accepting online youth applications:

  • Logon to your account (this is the same site that you take youth protection training)
  •  Click on MENU
  • Select the unit that you want to accept online applications for.
  • Select YOUTH (in the middle of the screen)
  • Click on one of the youth’s names
  • Select ACCEPT (this will move it to Pending payment for the council to process)
  • Repeat steps 7 and 8 for each youth that you want to accept.
    The council will process the youth applications listed under pending payment usually within a few days.

Paper Youth Application (fillable)

Adult Applications, CORI, BSA Disclosure form and Youth Protection

Adults need to submit paper applications along with a CORI, background disclosure form, copy of government issued photo identification, and proof of Youth Protection training.  Forms can be scanned and emailed to [email protected]. If you wish to mail paper forms, please send to Spirit of Adventure Council, 2 Tower Office Park, Woburn, MA 01801.

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Youth Protection Training (YPT) is a requirement to be a registered leader in the Boy Scouts of America.  All leaders in Packs, Troops, Crews, Ships, Exploring Posts and Clubs must take this course.


New Youth Protection Suspension Policy

The Spirit of Adventure Council and the Boy Scouts of America place the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members.

Effective June 1st, registered adults that have their Youth Protection Training (YPT) expire, will have their membership suspended. With the suspension, adults are prohibited to participate in any scout meetings or activities until they renew their YPT. Once the YPT is renewed, the adult with be reinstated.

(Recommended Browsers are Google Chrome for the PC or Safari for the MAC).

To take new or renew your YPT:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your login name and password.
  3. On the opening page of, click on the Youth Protection logo for English or Spanish.
  4. On the next screen click on Youth Protection Training
  5. On the Youth Protection page of the BSA Learn Center select MANDATORY Youth Protection Training
  6. Select ENROLL to add Youth Protection training to your account
  7. Select START on one of the modules (You must complete all the modules to receive credit for the training)
  8. Select the arrow button on the middle of your screen. When you are ready to begin training select the START button on the module.
  9. At the completion of the module select NEXT this will take you to the next module
  10. You must pass the exam with a 75% or better to pass.
  11. Select CONTINUE upon completion of the test.

Upon completion of the training, you will receive an email with a certificate of completion. That certificate needs to be scanned and emailed to [email protected]

Along with the periodic reminders that are generated by the National Council, the Spirit of Adventure Council will also send out two reminders approximately 20 and 10 days prior to the YPT expiration date. These reminders will also be sent to the appropriate unit Key 3 members.

When the YPT expires, the adult leader and their unit Key 3 will receive a notice from the council office notifying you that their training is expired.

Printing your certificateIt can take 24 to 48 hours before your certificate is available to print.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your login name and password.
  3. From MENU select MY TRAINING.
  4. Select the printer icon to print your certificate.

Don’t know if you have a account or forgot username or password:
Select FORGOT USERNAME/PASSWORD.   You will need to know either your member ID or email associated with the account to recover your username.  You will need to know your username to recover your password.  When recovering your username, if it finds an account that maybe yours, it will show on the next screen.  If there is more than one, select the one that is yours and select RETRIEVE SELECTED ACCOUNT.   On the next screen, you will be asked security questions, or you can choose personal information.  Answer the questions and if there is an account, you will receive your username.

Set Up Your BeAScout Pin

This action needs to be taken by the Committee Chair, the Chartered Organization Representative, or the unit leader. The BeAScout unit pin allows prospective members to find you online and apply to your unit.

Login in to

  • Select MENU
  • Select your UNIT
  • Select Organization Manager


  • Select UNIT PIN (left-hand side of the screen)

Unit information section of the screen

  • Set Appear on BeAScout to the on position
    • On if check mark is visible
    • If on this allows unit pin to show on map
  • Allow People to Apply online from BeAScout Pin
    • On if check mark is visible


  • Person whose information
  • Will be visible when someone clicks on your unit’s pin
    • Email recommended
    • Phone number optional
      • Will only display if you select to display
    • Unit’s web address if you have one
    • Additional information
      • e. Day and time usually meet, interests etc.



  • Verify address of where you meet is correct
  • Defaults to Chartered Organization address
  • Select LOCATE
  • This will update latitude and longitude on map


  • Choose the fields you want displayed on the pin
    • On if check mark is visible
      • The fields selected will display in UNIT PREVIEW
      • as you enable them so you can see what will
      • be displayed

After your changes are made select SAVE (at bottom of screen)

For additional information got to

Scroll down to Getting Started Step 2 to watch the video