New Position for Registration of 18 to 20 Year Old Youth Members

New Position for Registration of 18 to 20 Year Old Youth Members

Overview

A new position for registering 18 to 20 year old youth members was added to ScoutNET. This will be used for registration of members in Troops who are continuing to work on Scouts BSA advancement to Eagle. The position, Unit Participant (code UP), will also support Troop and Pack registration of Special Needs members who will participate as youth after reaching age 18. For Pack use, UP is found on the Webelos Program position pick list.

Impact

With the chartering of Girl Troops this year, the opportunity to advance to Eagle Rank is available and young women and men over age 18 will continue registration with extended Eagle eligibility. Persons who join as Unit Participants (age 18 and over) or change from Youth Member to Unit Participant (age 18 or over) must submit the Adult Application. This is a CBC required position and Authorization for CBC and Social Security Number must be provided. This position is modeled on Venturing Participant (VP) and will follow processes that have been used since March 2015.

Timeline

The Unit Participant (UP) position is immediately available. It will be validated as required for those who are entered as Additional Enrollments in Troops and Packs, age 18 and over, or are added during unit renewal and are age 18 and over. Current registrants who become age 18 may be updated by Change Position providing an Adult Application has been submitted.