Information for Scouting leaders about California’s new law requiring volunteers and staff to complete training in child abuse and neglect reporting, and undergo Live Scan background checks. Keeping Children safe is the top priority for Scouting leaders. LEARN MORE

As a Scouting volunteer, you understand the importance of keeping children safe. A recent bill (AB 506) was passed by the State of California requiring volunteers and staff of Youth Service Organizations to complete training in child abuse and neglect reporting, and undergo Live Scan background checks. 

AB 506 goes into effect on January 1, 2022. All registered BSA volunteer positions and employees including camp staff must comply with AB506. In addition, other volunteers who are 18 years of age or older and who have direct contact with, or supervision of, children for more than 16 hours a month or 32 hours per year must complete a Live Scan background check (the digital version of inked fingerprinting) and complete online mandated reporter training.

This website supports all of California’s Scouting volunteers to ensure we all comply with California’s new law.

Background Check Info

Learn how to access the state website for training and how to obtain a Live Scan background check.

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FAQ

Get the latest information and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Training

The BSA has been and will continue to be vigilant in creating barriers that help prevent abuse and educating those involved in Scouting to recognize and report child abuse regardless of where it occurs.

Click below to learn how to complete California’s online mandated reporter training.

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