Membership Registration/Renewal Resources

Welcome to the Membership Registration/Renewal Resource page. Below are resources to help you and your unit through the registration process. For information on Recharter Resources, Click Here.

2023 Registration Fee

Membership Fee FAQ

For commonly asked questions, take a look at this FAQ sheet about membership renewal and fees.

Registration Guidebook

For questions not answered in the FAQ, the Registration Guidebook of the Boy Scouts of America published by National and updated yearly.

Registration Checklist

Please use this checklist when submitting applications for new members. This is the complete list and how-to guide when submitting applications to our council registrar.

Required Unit Positions Chart

Use this chart to ensure your unit is filling all the required positions for this upcoming recharter season.

Is your BeAScout Pin up to date?

Check out this great article from Aaron on Scouting about the BeAScout pin.

Membership Applications

All members, both youth and adults, of the unit that are listed on the recharter package that you submit must be BSA registered. If a member is not currently registered [typically someone that you have to Add during the online recharter process], complete the appropriate application and include it with as part of your recharter package that you submit after completing the online recharter process.

Youth Protection Training

The Boy Scouts of America requires Youth Protection training (YPT) for all volunteers. The purpose of this policy is to increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist in Scouting. If a volunteer's YPT record is not current at the time of charter renewal, the volunteer will not be re-registered.

California AB-506: Mandatory Training and Background Checks

Effective January 1, 2022, the state of California adopted the law AB 506, which applies to ALL youth service organizations throughout the State. It is in addition to BSA Youth Protection Training, thus furthering council's support of their mission to protect youth in our program.

1. REQUIRED STATE MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING

All Registered Adult Volunteers and Regular Volunteer positions identified as requiring training shall complete the California Mandated Reporter Training: Volunteers. The training is available online and takes about two hours to complete.

2. SIGN THE BACKGROUND CHECK CONSENT FORM

Download the BSA Background Check Consent form and sign it.

3. UPLOAD TRAINING CERTIFICATE AND CONSENT FORM

Once you have finished the training, upload the electronic versions of your State Mandated Reporter Training Certificate and your Background Check Consent Form to the San Diego-Imperial Council at form.jotform.com/232826320016143.

Please make sure the file names contain your name and BSA ID, for example: Smith_John_1234567_CERT-765432.pdf or Smith_John_1234567_BackgoundConsent.pdf

4. LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING BACKGROUND CHECK

San Diego-Imperial Council has selected to partner with Biometrics4All to provide LiveScan services, which brings the cost down to $41 per person. You can register for your background check at www.ApplicantServices.com/SDIC. For more detailed instructions on setting up your livescan appointment, please read the document here.

If you have any questions please email your Unit Commissioner or AB506@sdicbsa.org.

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