Information About Online Registration for Councils and Unit Leaders

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Councils and Unit Leaders: About Online Registration

The Boy Scouts of America now offers an online application process for youth and adults that can be completed from start to finish without a single piece of paper changing hands.

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.

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
Chartered Organization Representative
Committee Chairman
Varsity Coach
Crew Advisor

FAQs, Contact, Assistance

“Coming Soon” unit functionality allows councils to display unposted units on Council Registrars can download instructions here to learn how to display “Coming Soon” units.

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

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, or 972-580-2489.

Special Message for LDS Units

Units chartered to The 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 & Training Materials

Application Manager Tutorial

Invitation Manager Tutorial

Tips & Tricks to Recruiting with Webinar