Please check with your members to make sure their most current information is listed so our records stay up to date.
Effective July 12, 2021 all merit badge counselors who are not officially approved by their council to counsel a badge will have that badge removed from their approved list of badges to counsel in Scoutbook. If a merit badge counselor is connected to a Scout to counsel an affected badge that connection will be removed. The only changes to Scouts would be to drop the merit badge counselor connection for the affected badges. Scoutbook will not remove any MB progress approved by the affected merit badge counselors.
Merit Badge Counselors can check if the badge they are counseling in Scoutbook is approved by their council by going to My Dashboard, Administration, My Account, My Positions: their positions and if the badge has a blue checkmark it is approved; if the badge has a green checkmark it is not approved and you should contact your council to continue counseling that badge. Click here for more information in Scouting Forums.
New in Online Registration: The ability for parents and/or volunteers to transfer between councils using the online registration system is live now. Click HERE to view/download a user guide for how it works. This allows one to login and transfer from one council to another, and once the application is approved and the overnight sync is run all the training and advancement records for the member will follow.
Now possible to contain different Member ID numbers in My.Scouting. Your ID number from other councils and your ID number from the Midnight Sun Council can now all be listed on your account.
New Background Check Forms came out in 2019!
The 2019 Background Check Forms must be used. Please make sure new applicants use the new form, as registrations cannot be processed without them.
Youth Protection is a serious part of scouting and our council requires all adults to renew their certification each year. Registrations cannot be processed without a current certificate.
Merit Badge Counselors – Please turn in a new adult application with a 2019 updated background check form and current YPT certificate as we are updating our records. Please include a new merit badge application so we can record the merit badges you want to be a counselor for.