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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

Annual Recognition Celebration & Business Meeting

Make your reservations and join us for our 2023 Annual RecognitionCelebration and Business Meeting, March 2nd, at the College Avenue Baptist Church! Flyer and Paper Registration.

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. Three sessions are being offered: March 27th - 31st, April 3rd - 7th and 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. Three sessions are being offered at Camp Balboa (new location): March 27th - 31st, April 3rd - 7th and 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!

Wood Badge Leader Training

The highest levels of leadership training are featured in this course, as well as a global view of scouting. Participants and staff from all levels of Scouting will join together for 5 days of concentrated study, goal setting, and FUN!!

Course 3-49-23 will be held April 21-23, 2023 AND May 20-21, 2023 at Mataguay Scout Ranch. Both weekends are mandatory for the completion of the course. Scout leaders must have a current BSA registration, have completed basic scout leader training (and in some cases outdoor training) to qualify for the course. Register Online

Recharter 2023

Charter Renewal is the process of renewing the charter agreement between the BSA and your charter organization and renewing the registration of youth and adult members.

The Boy Scouts of America offers an online charter renewal process for units. Listed below you will find some links to several resources to assist with a smooth and improved charter recharter renewal process. All units currently registered with the BSA need to complete this process on a yearly basis.

If your unit requires a New Charter Organization to replace your current one please follow this step by step guide.

MAKE SURE YOU REPLACE YOUR CHARTER ORGANIZATION BEFORE STARTING THE RECHARTER PROCESS

To complete your unit's recharter please follow this link, search for your unit, click on the "recharter" button on the very bottom of the left side gray column, and follow the instructions.

If you have further questions please follow this link or email Enrique Teigeiro.

In order to complete the unit's recharter, All registered volunteers in contact with the youth must comply the NEW California law, AB 506. This includes the required training, the required live scan for fingerprints and the completed disclosure form. For details, review the announcement "Important information regarding California AB-506: Mandatory Training and Background Checks" above.

Monthly Roundtable

The council-wide roundtable for January was held via Zoom on January 12th. You can read a recap of the event HERE. Prior Recaps are also available.

The January roundtable was the last one being council-wide. Beginning in February, the roundtables will return to being hosted by your zone. You can find more information for your zone roundtable HERE.

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.