Membership Policy Change

Membership Policy Change
As of March 1, 2015, a Venturer who is 18 but not yet 21 years old (born before March 1, 1997, and, therefore, turns 18 prior to March 1, 2015) and who remains continuously registered in the same unit, must meet all adult membership standards but will not be required to undergo a criminal background check.

As of March 1, 2015, a Venturer who is younger than 18 years old (born on or after March 1, 1997, and, therefore, turns 18 on or after March 1, 2015) must meet all of the same membership requirements as an adult volunteer at the time of the unit’s recharter. This includes the completion of BSA Youth Protection training and a criminal background check.