Packs, troops, crews, and posts, you may have new recruits waiting to talk to you. Log into the Invitation Manager on My Scouting to get in touch with new scouts! While you are there, you may have an “on-line application” from a new scout. Applications “time out” after 30 days and fees must be refunded. Visit the Application Manager at My Scouting to complete these new scout applications.

By October 1, 2018, all registered adults must have taken the new YPT. Only the new YPT is considered current. Old YPT certifications will expire by October 1.

To remain registered and prevent issues with your recharter process this fall, log on to and take the new YPT ASAP!


Starting January 1, 2019, Scoutbook will be free for all units. Current subscriptions renewed on or after September 1, 2018 will be free.


Read the FAQ for more information.



Effective April 30, 2018 new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained.

This course is available around-the-clock in the BSA Learn Center by logging in to your account on 

All district scouters and merit badge councilors must renew their district registration before June 1, 2018. The registration forms have been mailed via USPS and should be in your possession by now. All scouters re-registering MUST include their YPT2 certificate showing a renewal. Boy Scout troops please remind your merit badge counselors of this registration requirement. NOTE: If your old YPT certification doesn’t expire before the end of the year, you must still include a new YPT2 certificate.

The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. To become a NRA Range Safety Officer, you must pass the RSO course and demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

5:30pm Chili Cook-off / Fellowship – 6:30pm Dinner/Awards

Veterans Memorial Building – 301 Main St., Pleasanton, CA 94566

$25 per person – or – $180 per table of eight

($30 per person at the door)


BSA has released the new Youth Protection Training course, YPT2. This course has been expanded to cover the most recent (and upcoming) membership changes related to Family Scouting. ALL registered members of the BSA must take this training, and your current YPT certification WILL expire no later than October 1, 2018.

Take the training via the “My Training” center in My Scouting or directly at You should also take this opportunity to make sure your member ID is correctly linked with your account.


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Information on the 2018 Twin Valley Camporee is now available.


May 18-20, 2018 at Rancho Los Mochos.


Cost is $15 per person ($17 after April 5th).


Make sure your unit participates in one of the best Scouting events of the year.


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National Commissioner Service Training Chair Tim Acree is pleased to announce the launch of Commissioner Online Basic Training. Commissioners now can get trained on their own schedule — anytime, anywhere. These courses can be viewed on your PC or tablet, making it very easy and efficient to complete Commissioner Basic Training. The hard working Commissioners on the training team have posted the following Basic Training courses to the BSA Learn Center:
• Unit Commissioner Basic
• Roundtable Commissioner Basic (also applies to (ATRCs)
• District Commissioners Basic (also applies to ADCs)
• Council Commissioners Basic (also applies to ACCs)

And an optional module for those supporting Exploring Units:
• Unit Commissioners serving Exploring Units

Region and Area Commissioner Basic training will be available in the fall.

There are several ways to get to BSA’s Learn Center, including from the landing page.

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