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Application Instructions

  • In order to get access to the online forms, you need to have a Google account. If you do not have one, please create one by clicking here.
  • The Troop 33 application process can be completed entirely electronically via use of Adobe Reader to fill in online forms. Only a copy of your medical card must be scanned and emailed in order to complete your application. Please let us know if you don’t have access to a scanner.
  • We will accept Scouts on a first come first serve basis. Your spot is reserved as of the date we have received your initial troop payment fee.
  • However, all enrollment is contingent pending receipt of all documents and transfer/registration through the portal before the First Year Parent Orientation Meeting.  No scout is allowed to participate in any troop activities until all documents have been received and approved.
Application Process Check List
Please note: this process outlines the process for scouts joining the First Year program.  Contact the recruiting coordinator if this does not apply to you.

A.    Make sure your child meets the age requirements: 11 years old OR have completed the fifth grade OR earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old

B.    We like to spend a few minutes with scouts and parents who are considering joining our troop.  If we haven't already met, please contact  Kim Carahasen.

C.    Use this online form to complete your information and troop fees and the BSA Good Turn fee. A Troop 33 representative will contact you via email to give you access to an online drive 
     where you will upload the following digital documents:

1) BSA Medical form for the Scout (Part A and Part B) **

2) Scanned front and back of your medical insurance card.

3) Youth Protection Training (YPT) certificate for parents or guardians of scouts.

** Parts A & B are required for adults and scouts before going on any activity. Part C is required before attending any activity > 72 hours (i.e. summer camp) and must be completed by certified and licensed physicians (MD, DO), nurse practitioners, or physician assistants.

4) Proof of COVID immunization for scouts (and parents/guardians if planning to attend any overnight troop events).

  • Starting in January 2022, COVID vaccination will be required for all scouts to go camping.  Before you officially join the troop in March, please ensure your scout is vaccinated for COVID.  You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before going on any overnight outings.  (as of 10/29/21)
  • Refer to Troop 33 Covid Policy for details.
D.     In early 2023,  complete BSA online application to transfer or register your scout and pay national/council dues at BeAScout portal.

E.     Scout will need to have a gmail account available for their use that is used to send all troop communication from Scoutmasters and Patrol Leaders.  This should be entered into the online registration form as
        the "Scout email address". If scout does not have one, please create one by clicking here.

F.     Optional - Adults who are volunteering as Committee members or Uniformed leaders will need to fill out the BSA Adult Application Form (ver. 2020) and California Background Check release (CBC).  
        Please complete pages 3 and 9; the other pages are information and disclosures about this form.

How are our fees calculated? - BSA fees collected now directly through BeAScout registration portal above.

Youth new to Scouting:
- $150 BSA National and Council fee
- $120 BSA Good Turn fee
- $25  BSA One-time fee for new members
~$5  3% processing fee on the BSA site
- $115 Troop fee (covering BSA fee for adult leaders, T-shirts & neckerchief, merit badges, troop meetings and equipment, etc.)
- $10 Processing fee
Total = $425
Webelos* (continuing BSA membership):

- $0 BSA National and Council fee - already paid through pack dues
- $120 BSA Good Turn fee
- $0  BSA One-time fee for new members - does not apply if already an active BSA member
- $115 Troop fee (covering BSA fee for adult leaders, T-shirts & neckerchief, merit badges, troop meetings and equipment, etc.)
- $10 Processing fee
Total = $245 

* Webelos should continue to pay all their pack fees.  Please ensure that your BSA membership is paid through January 2024 and that you are on the pack roster during the current rechartering process.  This will ensure a smooth transfer to Troop 33.

Kim Carahasen, Recruiting Coordinator
Lisa Reiche, Registrar
Jon Meyer and Tom Poppitz, Co-Scoutmasters 
Chris Webb, Scoutmaster for the Girl Troop
Alan Cyron, Committee Chair