Information for Unit Leaders

Restarting Your Scouting Meetings

With the fall upon us it is time to restart our Scouting Meetings!  Check out this Unit Restart Guide to see how you can be best prepared to host your Scout meetings and events in the midst of COVID-19.

Forms & Applications

Becoming a Merit Badge Counselor: To become a Merit Badge Counselor you need to fill out a Merit Badge Counselor Application and BSA Adult Application.  Proof of current Youth Protection Training, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and the FBI Criminal Background Check or waiver are required with applications.  Forms should be dropped off to our Service Center (in person or by US Mail).  Once your applications are processed, you must take Scouts BSA – Merit Badge Counselor Training ( within 90 days.

Merit Badge Counselor Application | Download
BSA Adult Application | Download
Youth Protection Training | Link
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance | Link
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check | Link
FBI Criminal Background Check (if you have lived outside of PA during the past 10 years) OR FBI Clearance Waiver (if you have lived in PA for 10 consecutive years)

Unit Advancement Report | Download
Unit Money-Earning Application | Download
Camping Resources | View


Updating unit pins on BeAScout is an important step in helping prospective Scouts and their families get in touch with units in your council.

BeAScout is open for units to indicate boy-only (default), family pack, or girl-only AND the date that they will begin accepting female applications.

    • Log into your My.Scouting account; select Menu at the top left
    • From the drop-down menu, select your unit
    • Select Organization Manager
    • Select the Settings tab
    • Scroll to Family Scouting
    • If remaining boy-only, do nothing (this is the default setting); otherwise, select girls only or boys and girls
    • Enter the date that the unit will be welcoming girls.
    • Click Commit

Scouting Safely

The Boy Scouts of America has nearly a century of experience conducting high-adventure outdoor activities in a manner that is safe for all participants. Resources and information are provided to enable adult leaders and youth to help us maintain our impeccable safety record. Visit site.


Guide to Safe Scouting | View
Activity Consent Form & Approval by Parents or Legal Guardian | Download
Informed Consent | Download
Request for Certificate of Insurance | Download
Incident Information Report | Download
Meeting Place Inspection Checklist | Download

BSA National

BSA National Council Information Center;BSA National Council Scouting Safely Center; BSA Online Training Center

  • Need Help? Click Here for the Frequently Asked Questions
  • Need assistance? E-mail with your logon e-mail address and contact information.  Please include your council name and headquarters city.  Our representatives are available between 7 a.m. (CT) and 7 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday.

Training Awards

Den Leader | Download
Cub Scouting | Download
Scouts BSA | Download
Venturing | Download

Award/Nomination Forms

Venturing Leadership Award | Download
District Award of Merit | Download
Silver Beaver Award | Download
Unit Leader Award of Merit | Download

Key Progress Record

Cubmaster | Download
Scoutmaster | Download
Advisor | Download