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Important information regarding California AB-506: Mandatory Training and Background Checks

Registered adults in the BSA who do not meet the definition of a "regular volunteer" must complete the "Declaration of Exception".

AB-506 is a state of California law adopting additional youth safety requirements, and it took effect January 1, 2022. The law applies to ALL youth service organizations throughout the State. It is also separate from and in addition to BSA Youth Protection Training, thus furthering council's support of their mission to protect youth in our program.

AB506 requires that administrators, employees, and "regular volunteers" are required to complete child abuse and neglect reporting training (aka mandated reporter training) to undergo LiveScan fingerprinting and a background check. A "regular volunteer" is defined as anyone 18 years of age or older and who has direct contact with, or supervision of children for more than 16 hours a month or 32 hours per year.

Step one: Take State Mandated Volunteer Training
Step two: Take a LiveScan Background Check

Eagle's Camp @ Camp Balboa

Are you a Scouts BSA that's seriously on the path toward Eagle Scout? Then you'll not want to miss our Eagle's Camp at Camp Balboa on April 10th - 14th. Space is limited, so register early!

Trailblazer Day Camp @ Camp Balboa

Trailblazer Day Camp is the perfect way for the new Scout to get started! Covers most requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class. Activities include Totin' chip, Firem'n Chit, as well as the opportunity to earn First Aid Merit Badge. At Camp Balboa (new location) on April 10th - 14th.

Summer Camp at CFI

Now is the time to make your Scouts BSA reservation for summer 2023 at Camp Fiesta Island. Chose from 7 weeks. Earn Merit Badges while at camp!

Scouting 360 - Council Monthly Newsletter

Read the latest edition of council's monthly newsletter - Scouting 360 - where you can find out about what's happening at council and your zone, program news and much more. Also available for your reading pleasure are past issues.