ScoutParents” Designation to End July 1

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As part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen the protection of youth in our programs, the select designation of parents of youth members in traditional programs as “ScoutParents” will end effective July 1, 2013. BSA literature, forms, and processes are being revised to match this change in program.

Councils should encourage current “ScoutParents” to now officially register as paid adult volunteers or leaders if they are not already so registered. To help facilitate this, the Unit Scouter Reserve position (91U) has been created for supportive adults who have no immediate, specific leadership role. Like all registered BSA adult positions, this new role will require a criminal background check and the completion of Youth Protection training.

The position of unit ScoutParent Coordinator (PC) will remain a registered position with the name changed to Parent Coordinator.