Youth Protection Training Requirement

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all adult leaders at the time of registration. Paper applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protection Training completion certificate, which must be filed with the application. YPT training must be completed every two years.

Procedures to reporting child abuse

2019 Swim Attire Policy

Adults Accompanying Units While Camping

Effective for the 2018 BSA summer camp season, any adult accompanying a Boy Scout troop to a residence camp or other Scouting activity lasting 72 hours or more must be registered as a leader, including completion of a Criminal Background Check and YPT, even if they are the parent of a youth on the trip.
Please Note: Although YPT is strongly encouraged for adults attending any overnight activity, at this time, the requirement applies only to individual adults staying three or more nights at a resident camp.

As a reminder, all adult applications must be signed and approved by the Chartered Representative and the Committee Chairman.   Click here for more information about the YPT requirement for camp.

Passenger Vans

Effective Sept. 1, 2015, the use of 15-passenger vans manufactured before 2005 will no longer be allowed in connection with Scouting programs or activities.  Click here for details.

Facilities and Events

Reservations for events will not be held without both paperwork and fees turned into the Scout Office. If reservation forms are faxed in, you must call with a credit card number. Membership applications cannot be submitted without fees and fees cannot be held for incomplete applications or applications not submitted. Thanks for helping us enforce this new policy.

Facility Use Policies

Old North State Council Refund Policy

Scout Participation in Political Events

Uniformed unit members and leaders may participate in flag ceremonies at political events and may lead the Pledge of Allegiance; however, they should retire after the ceremony and not remain on the speakers’ platform or in a conspicuous location where television viewers could construe their presence as an endorsement or symbol of support. In addition, photos of candidates or Scouts in uniform or BSA marks and logos are not allowed in political campaign materials of any kind.

Volunteers and professionals must be alert to situations that would imply that the BSA favors one candidate over another. Strict observance of our long-standing policy against the active participation of uniformed Scouts and leaders in political events is mandatory.

Miscellaneous Policies

Guide to Safe Scouting

Golf Cart use policy

Policy regarding Design and Creation of Patches and Memorabilia for Unit, District and Council Use