How Do I Report/Record Adult Position Changes?
Take On Another Role
There are many times an adult position may change. Moving from a pack to a troop, for an example, or becoming a den leader for the next program level in Cub Scouting. You might becoming a district level volunteer, or have a Boy Scout or Venturer turning 18. The situations are endless.
There are two distinct versions of taking on a new position, and it affects how you approach the process.
How to add a new position if it's in a unit where you're already registered
If you are taking on a new role in a pack, troop,or crew where you are already registered (i.e. currently a Den Leader and becoming a Cubmaster, or currently an Assistant Scoutmaster and becoming the Troop Committee Chair), then you can fill out a Change of Position Form. This form indicates your previous position, your future position, and requires the signatures of Committee Chair and Charter Org Rep. However, it does not require you to fill out a new adult application.
HOW TO ADD A NEW POSITION IF IT'S IN A NEW UNIT WHERE YOU AREN'T ALREADY REGISTERED
Start by filling out the
Boy Scouts of America Adult Application. Make sure you fill out
the information completely, including birth date, social security
number, and by answering questions on the right hand side regarding
references and personal background questions.
While it might seem redundant since you're already an adult volunteer, it's still necessary.
Then, turn in your application to the Committee Chair
of your pack, troop or Crew, and any membership fees that are
associated with your application. Your Committee Chair is responsible
for the unit approval of the application, as well as getting approval
form the charter partner. Your Committee Chair will also ensure that
your applications is turned into our Scout Service
Centers for processing.
District Position Changes
If your position change is at a district
level, or a council level, the process is very similar. Start by
filling out your application as above, and then turn in your
application to the individual responsible for giving leadership in that
area. For example, if you are volunteering on a Commissioner staff,
turn in your application to your District Commissioner. If you are
volunteering for a district committee position, turn in your
application to your District Chair. Your district level volunteers will
see to it that your application gets processed through the Scout
Finally, if you are serving in more than
one position, you should have an application approved and turned in for
EACH position. This does mean additional paperwork, but the good news
is that you only need to pay a registration fee for your primary position!
If you have any remaining questions regarding applications, back ground
checks, or membership fees, please contact one of our registrars at (763) 231-7201.