Recruiting and Registration

Registration Frequently Asked Questions

Refer to this list for common questions and answers relating to youth and adult registrations. For other questions please contact the Council Service Center at 978-534-3532

For the forms referenced in this article, please refer to the COMMON FORMS section of this web site.

 

Q:  Why would a youth application not be processed?
A:  Missing information: ex. Unit Ldr signature, Parent signature, date of birth, parent date of birth for tigers.

Q:  Why would an adult application not be processed?
A:  Missing info ex: SS#, Dob, position code,  signature, CC signature, CR signature. Missing youth protection training card.

Q  How many copies of a youth application need to be turned in to the council for registration?
A  One.  Please send only the Local council copy complete with signatures.  Other copies should be kept for the unit to use.

Q  How many copies of an adult application need to be turned in to the council for registration?
A  One.  Please send only the local council copy complete with signatures .  Other copies should be kept for the unit to use. 

Q:  Are there any BSA Adult positions that are non registered?
A:  Yes IH (Executive officer of unit), AP (tiger parent partner), SP (Scout Parent)

Q:  Are there any BSA Adult unit positions that do not require Youth Protection Training?
A:  Yes IH (Executive officer of unit), AP (tiger parent partner), SP (Scout Parent)

Q:  What is the position of Scout Parent (SP)?
A:  This is a semi active person for the unit. For example a driver, bake sale worker, Blue & Gold coordinator, etc..

Q:  How much do I pay for a person that is a Scout parent (SP)
A:  Pay insurance only

Q: What paperwork should I turn in for the Scout Parent? (SP)
A:  New adult application, with dob, with signatures. Items not needed for this position BSA background check, CORI, copy of id  (*must have 1 PC registered in unit see below)

Q: What is the position of Scout Parent unit coordinator (PC)?
A:  Scout Parent Unit Coordinator is a committee position.  In theory this person manages the support group call Scout parents (see above) [see Scout parent web site, this position can download a unit roster.]  complete the paperwork as listed above and pay full fee.

Q:  The executive officer for my unit has changed.  How do I change the paperwork to reflect?
A:  This only applies to the executive officer for the unit.  This should be the head of the organization.  Example:  Pastor or club top chair.  Paperwork req:  New adult app, Name, address, phone, dob. For position code insert IH executive officer.  NO CORI, ID, or Fees required.

Q:  My son is a Tiger Cub.  How involved should I be?
A:  As a Tiger Parent (AP) I should fully participate with my son at every meeting.

Q:  How much do I pay for a person that is a Tiger parent (AP)
A:  Pay insurance only

Q: What paperwork should I turn in for the Tiger Parent? (AP)
A:  complete only the bottom portion of the new youth application.  Make sure that the parent date of birth is correct, parent signature and unit leader signature is present..

Q: As an adult, I am currently paid & registered in a unit.   I wish to change position, transfer to a different unit, multiple in a different unit, or work on a district committee.  What do I need for paperwork?
A:  Complete a new adult application, complete with signatures.  On the top of the application write the words Change of position or Multiple Position.  CORI, id and payment are not needed. 

Q: I am a registered youth member and I will be turning 18 What do I need for paperwork to be registered as an adult?
A: Complete an adult application, obtain signatures, complete a BSA background check form, CORI form and a copy of my id.  Turn in to council with $1 transfer fee.

Q: As an adult I am already registered and wish to become a merit badge counselor.  What do I need for paperwork?
A: Complete a Merit Badge Counselor application, a new adult application and turn it in to the council office.  No fee or signatures other than my own are required.

Q: As an adult I am NOT registered and wish to be a merit badge counselor.  What do I need for paperwork?
A: Required paperwork:  Merit Badge counselor application, Adult application (signatures other than my own are not necessary) BSA background check, Cori, Id are required!.  No fee required.

Q: What is the difference between a position code and a title on a unit committee?
A:  Cub Scout Unit position codes  CR= Charter rep, CC= committee chair,
MC = member of committee, PT= Pack Trainer, PC=Scout Parent unit coordinator,
CM = Cubmaster, CA = assistant cubmaster, TD = Tiger den leader, DL = Den leader (for Wolf and Bear), WL = Webelos Den leader,.DA = assistant Den Leader, WA = assistant Webelos Den Leader.
A Cub Scout committee titles:  Treasurer, Secretary, Advancement coordinator, transportation coordinator, etc are all Committee (MC) positions.  You may change these titles with no paperwork or fee.

Q: At recharter does every youth and adult need to complete a new application?
A: No, if your name and information is correct on the recharter you do not need to fill out paperwork again.

Q:  I am working with a unit sponsored by the Church of Latter Day Saints and I have a question in regards to the BSA insurance program.
A: Please contact the council registrar.

Q: It is in the middle of the year, I have a youth or adult new to Scouting.  Do I pay the full fee?
A: No, Pay the prorated fee. Contact the council registrar for details.

Q:  I am a new Scout or adult and I am completing an application to join Scouting, Should I use my street address or my PO Box mailing address?
A:  Please use your PO Box mailing address on this application.

Q: I was told that we only need to hold and turn in all new registrations at recharter is this true?
A: No!  Please verify applications as complete and turn in all new registrations within the month that they join your unit..  This ensures that scouts and adults are registered, covered by insurance, and adult BSA background checks and CORI’s are processed. Pay a prorated fee.

Q:  How often do I need to process a CORI with the BSA?
A:  The current rule that we follow is that we can only process a CORI when your first application is turned in.  Additional CORI forms are not needed.

Q:  I am currently youth protection trained.  How long is it valid?
A:  2 years from training date.

Q:  I am a volunteer and I have a challenge with my My Scouting account and taking an online training course.  Who can help me?
A:  My Scouting is administered through the national office.  They encourage volunteers to contact them via 972-580-2267

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