Anyone spending 16 hours over the course of a month, 32 hours over the course of a year and/or who participates in an overnight campout must be registered and must complete: California Scouting Live Scan fingerprinting background check; Mandatory Reporter Training (CAMRT); and BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT).

Anyone serving as a Merit Badge Counselor (MBC) must be registered in that position; they may also register in a position with the Troop they counsel for. Any adult already-registered in a Troop can easily multiple into the MBC position. The minimum position in any Cub Scout Pack, Troop, Venture Crew or Explorer Post is Unit Scouter Reserve. The minimum position required of all adults attending camp and/or regularly attending Pack, Troop, Venturing, Explorer activities with youth is the Unit Scouter Reserve position.

All MBCs must complete a MBC Info Form, to be provided to their Troop leadership, and must complete Live Scan Fingerprinting, CAMRT and BSA YPT.

If you are an active MBC, parent volunteer, or registered leader, you are required to complete the following steps in order:

    Laural Fawcett 510-844-4751 [email protected]
  2. Live Scan Fingerprinting – Get Local LiveScan Services Here. You will need a Piedmont Council BSA ID to make your appointment. Please see Step 1. Piedmont Council receives confirmation of your LiveScan results and California Mandated Reporter Training certificate and LiveScan Consent Form upload (Step 3). Each organization requires their own Live Scan, so this step must be completed even if you have been fingerprinted for another organization.
  3. CA Mandatory Reporter Training (CAMRT) for Volunteers – This training takes approximately two hours – Take CAMRT Training For Volunteers Here. You will need a Piedmont Council BSA ID to complete the upload of the CAMRT certificate and LIVESCAN CONSENT FORM. This is not the same form as the LiveScan Fingerprinting form completed for your fingerprinting session. PLEASE UPLOAD BOTH the CAMRT certificate and LiveScan consent form here:
    NOTE: This training is in addition to Scouts BSA Youth Protection Training. It is not accessible through your account.
  4. BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT) must be kept up to date every two years. You will need a confirmed Piedmont Council BSA ID first to log into or create a account. Please DO NOT create a account and/or take YPT without first confirming your Piedmont Council ID. See Step 1. You will complete mandated Youth Protection Training (YPT) by selecting the “My Training” icon on your account. There are three videos to watch before taking the required certification test.
  5. AFTER COMPLETING ALL STEPS ABOVE register in a PACK or  TROOP  (for PCSC, PSC or Post 911 contact your unit leadership) position as a Unit Scouter Reserve at minimum. During the registration process, you will complete a questionairre and consent form for a BSA background check. Contact your unit leadership about adult leader registration fees. You may need a payment code for your Pack, Troop, Venture Crew (PCSC), Exploring (PSC, Post 911) Unit. If you do not want to recieve and pay for a Scout Life subscription, please uncheck the subscription option during the registration payment process.

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