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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.
  • Acceptance into the troop is on a first-come-first-serve basis, as determined by a completed application.  An application is considered complete on the date that both the application and payment have been received.

Application Process Check List

Note: These instructions only apply to those who are new to Scouts BSA.

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.  A virtual Meet and Greet can be at any of the events listed on the preceding page, or at future activities TBD, to be allowed as current Santa Clara County Health Dept. requirements are updated.

C. Please fill in this online form to complete your information and pay fees. A Troop 33 representative will contact you via email to give you access to an online drive where you will have to upload the following digital documents:

1) Complete BSA online application and pay national/council dues at BeAScout portal.

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

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

4) 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.

5) 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. 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.

E. 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; You will be contacted by the Recruiting Coordinator upon receipt of your application to pay the troop fees.

New scouts:
- $144 BSA National and Council fee
- $118 BSA Good Turn fee
- $25  BSA One-time fee for new members
- $121 Troop fee (covering BSA fee for adult leaders, T-shirts & neckerchief, merit badges, troop meetings and equipment, etc.)
- $12 Payment processing fee
Total = $400 
Webelos (continuing BSA membership):

- $0 BSA National and Council fee - already paid through pack dues
- $118 BSA Good Turn fee
- $0  BSA One-time fee for new members - does not apply if already an active BSA member
- $121 Troop fee (covering BSA fee for adult leaders, T-shirts & neckerchief, merit badges, troop meetings and equipment, etc.)
- $6 Payment processing fee
Total = $225 

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