This discussion has two different topics
- Who is required to be registered
- What joining training is required (specifically Youth Protection Training - Y01) when 18 years or older
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Who approved by?
Adult leader applications must be approved by the chartered organization. Have you discussed this issue with your chartered organization representative?
Scout BSA program participation grade/age requirements
Scouts BSA Troops
Scouts BSA is a program for boys and girls in gender-separate units who have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old, or who are 11 years old, or who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old but have not reached age 18. It is designed to achieve Scouting’s objectives through a vigorous outdoors program and peer group leadership under the guidance of an adult Scoutmaster
The only Scouts BSA program older than age-18 exceptions I can think of are Special Scouts. girls that registered for the Eagle Scout program extensions before the end of 2019, and regular Eagle Scout advancement extensions.
Adult Application Approval
Unit Adults. The chartered organization representative is approved by the head of the chartered organization. All other adult leader applications must be accepted and approved by the head of the chartered organization or the chartered organization representative. The Scout executive or designee must approve all adults who answer “yes” to any Additional Information question on the adult application.
Adult Leader Joining Requirements
Youth Protection training is required for all leaders at the time of registration. Councils are prohibited from overriding the registration system to register any leader whose Youth Protection training is not current. The adult leader application process is not complete until Youth Protection training has been completed and a criminal background check s been obtained.
Adult Application Requirements (extract)
• Signed criminal background check authorization Form
• Proof of Youth Protection training unless the council can verify completed training through BSA systems
• Signature of the chartered organization head or representative
ART. IX, Leaders
Clause 4. Only persons willing to subscribe to these declarations of principles shall be entitled to certificates of leadership in carrying out the Scouting program.
Clause 5. Rules and Regulations approved by the Executive Board or Executive Committee shall be considered no less important to the Corporation merely because they are not specifically set forth in the Bylaws.
- Rules and Regulations, 2018
Youth Programs (in 2018)
The youth programs of the Boy Scouts of America are Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Lone Scout. The eligibility requirements shall be published and available to unit leaders. Changes in the eligibility requirements must be approved by the National Leadership Council …
Adult Program Participant.
An adult program participant is any person 18 years of age or older who registers to participate in a program in which youth members are also eligible to participate; obligates himself or herself to regularly attend the meetings; fulfills a member’s obligation to the unit; subscribes to the Scout Oath; and participates in an appropriate program based on the current guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America. Adult program participants are subject to the same guidelines as adult Scouters when required by policies and guidelines.