Online Registration

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Councils and Unit Leaders: About Online Registration

Beginning this fall, the traditional paper registration method will not be the only way to join Scouting. The Boy Scouts of America will offer online registration to select BETA councils to meet the demand for completing the entire registration process for youth members and adult leaders more efficiently.

This is a giant leap forward in allowing prospective members and leaders to register in a way that's convenient for them, and it creates a more efficient and user-friendly registration experience for units, districts, and councils.

Special Message to LDS Units

Units chartered to the LDS Church are automatically recognized in the online registration system. Your registration fees will continue to be paid directly by the Church headquarters in Salt Lake City. Therefore, your invoice should show a balance of $0.00 for registration fees.

However, families will be given the opportunity to purchase Boys' Life magazine, which is not covered by the Church and will be on the invoice at checkout for the family to pay.

How-To Files >>

Online Registration Unit Guidebook

Online Registration Council & District Guidebook

Training Videos >>

Council & District Training for online registration

Application Manager Overview

Reviewing an Application

Processing Youth Applications for Units

Processing Adult Applications for Units

Online Registration Unit Overview NEW!

FAQs, Contact, Assistance >>

For a high level overview of the registration workflow, click here. To learn more about online registration, please read the FAQs.

For Unit Leaders: Update your "Contact Us" pin in BeAScout.org

To download instructions, click here.

Fact vs. Fiction: BeAScout and Online Registration click here.

For Assistance...

If you need assistance completing the preparation checklist, please contact the Member Care Contact Center at myscouting@scouting.org, or 972-580-2489.

Before You Start – Preparation Checklist

There are important steps you must take to prepare!

It is critical that you complete all items on the checklist for your Scouting role below to ensure you are granted the necessary permissions to work within the online registration system. Access to information, and the ability to take action within the system, is granted based on these permissions. To have the appropriate access, your role, council name, and a valid email address must be listed correctly in your my.scouting tools profile.

Council Employee and Volunteer Checklist
District Employee and Volunteer Checklist
Unit Checklist
Cubmaster
Scoutmaster
Chartered Organization Representative
Committee Chairman
Varsity Coach
Crew Advisor
Skipper