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Is the Publicity Waiver required to participate in Scouts BSA?

Are Parents required to allow BSA to use images of their kids in order to for their kids to join Scouting? The publicity consent/waiver was optional in prior versions of the Form A, and it seems like the way the new form is created that it is a requirement.

Absolutely not. There is an obscure, not easy to find form. Google “scouting publicity waiver and release”.

On part A of the AHMR, right column, parents can write in “no photos/videos” in the “List participant restrictions, if any:” section. That’s always easiest - one less slice of paper.

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Also, make sure you uncheck the talent release box in the youth’s Scoutbook profile.

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