All volunteers must complete State Mandated Reporter Training by February 28, 2022.

Effective January 1st.,  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. 

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.

All currently registered volunteers in Scouting are asked to complete these requirements:

  1. By February 28th: Complete Mandated Reporter Training from the state of California.
  2. Upload certificate of completion for training to GYC council portal on  
  3. Get a Live Scan background check - form.

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

FAQ's - if you have questions read the FAQ's they are updated regularly.