BSA Background Checks

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is committed first and foremost to keeping youth safe. Part of that commitment includes continually updating our youth protection policies to help ensure we are always on the forefront of youth safety.

One of our many barriers to abuse is a mandatory criminal background check during the adult volunteer application process. While the initial background check is important, the BSA wants to ensure continued safety, so moving forward, periodic rechecks of criminal backgrounds will be performed.

Please complete the process  below to help us continue to provide the safest environment possible for our Scouts and leaders. Please note that these steps must be completed before your 2020 annual registration can be processed.

Annual Health and Medical Records

The Scouting adventure, camping trips, high-adventure excursions, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in making sure you have a great Scouting experience. So what do you need?

Are you going to camp?

A pre-participation physical is needed:

  • For resident campers (summer or winter camps)
  • Events 72 hours or more

Unit Resources

Unit Planning Resources

Eagle Scout Resources


Scouting’s Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s planning, performance, and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.

To log service hours, click HERE!

For more Journey to Excellence Resources click HERE!

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Please visit the Boy Scouts of America Website for more forms or to obtain a copy in Spanish.

Membership Resources

Need help paying for Scouts? 

Aetna Better Health of Kansas is excited to serve KanCare members! One of the value added benefits we promised to provide to our members is an After School Engagement Program. Aetna Better Health of Kansas will provide members 5 to 18 years of age up to $50 per year to join the YMCA, 4-H, Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

Find more info about Aetna, HERE!

Find more info about Sunflower, HERE!

Find more info about United, HERE!

Download the form HERE!

Ambassador Resources

During these times, it is important to have a cadre of “Scouting Ambassadors” to help more people better understand the importance of Scouting, celebrate our successes and share information to help clarify misinformation.

That is where you come into play!

We want you as a Scouting Ambassador to serve as a credible, local advocate who can connect with individual units, volunteers and parents to increase how quickly and expansively we deliver information and celebrate successes. Here you will find the safe scouting cards that have been distributed at recent meetings and the most up to date talking points from national regarding any recent media coverage. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the council office. 

Talking Points 
Safe Scouting Card

Catholic Scouting Resources

A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. Check with your local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.

Light of Christ – Designed for 6-7 years old Cub Scouts

Parvuli Dei – Designed for 8-10 years old Cub Scouts.

Ad Altare Dei – Designed for any youth of the Roman Catholic Faith who is registered in a BSA Troop or Crew.

Pope Pius XII – Designed for Venturing Crew Members and Boy Scouts 15 years old and older.

Light is Life – Designed for Boy Scouts, 12 -13 years old of the Eastern-rite Catholic Churches. Scouts in the Eastern Catholic Churches work on Light is Life rather than the Ad Altare Dei emblem.