Pack 3, and all of Scouting, rely on every adult from every family to make a bit of time to pitch in and help out. Below, find some information geared toward adult family members and volunteers. Anything that should be here but isn't? Let us know!
The BSA offers excellent training on how to protect young people from abuse, neglect, bullying, etc., how to identify and report suspected cases, how to prevent them from occurring, and how to empower young people to protect themselves. All BSA registered adult leaders are required to take and re-take this training every two years, and we also encourage every parent or guardian of every scout to take this training, even if they're not registered with the BSA. The core training takes less than 90 minutes, though there is additional supplemental training available for those interested. Steps:
In order to run Cub Scout events--including den meetings--we always need to have at least two BSA-registered/trained volunteers present and in-charge. At least one of these registered leaders must be female if any non-male youth are present. So we always welcome and encourage adults to do this registration.
There is a bit of paperwork and a background check, and also an annual adult membership fee of $60. If you want to register as a volunteer, but the fee is a hardship for your family, please contact Pack 3 volunteer treasurer Donna Clark at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; we may be able to help out.
Here are the steps to follow:
Create or log in to your MyScouting account - make sure you're logged in as yourself
Go to training.scouting.org and complete Mandatory Youth Protection Training while logged in as yourself - instructions above
Fill out a Cub Scout Adult Volunteer Application for each of your kids who are joining - you will make an online payment of $61.80 using a credit or debit card
Take a photo or scan of your drivers' license or government ID
Fill out a Mass. CORI authorization form: online - then download & print it and sign in ink. Take a photo or scan of the completed form
Send the photo ID and CORI form to email@example.com or drop off to Somerville Cub Scout Pack 3, c/o Marc Tanner, 7 Spencer Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
Once we've received the forms and payment/arrangements, it will still take several days for the BSA to do the background checks and process your registration. This is a completely new process this year, and there may be bumps. If you don't hear anything, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know what's up. We'll help figure it out.