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Our Hats Are Off To

Irshad Rasheed, Lew Sisson, Martin Otterson, Joe Barton and their teams of volunteers and staff.

GGAC has regained the Number 10 spot in council membership nationwide and retains the Number 1 spot in the Western Region. Let’s keep driving to serve more youth.

The Districts and Units are doing an amazing job of attracting and retaining youth with very innovative program delivery. 

How to verify an out of Council Merit Badge Counselor.

First, try to connect the Scout and counselor in Scoutbook. If that is successful, the counselor is registered and qualified. If unsuccessful, go to the counselor’s home council and search for their Advancement Administrators. Most will have an email address for either the Council Advancement Committee or Professional Advisor. Send an email asking if the counselor has been registered and qualified for the merit badge(s) in question and the status of their Youth Protection Training. Ask California councils if the counselor has completed AB506 training and LiveScan. The unit leader’s “blue card” signature verifies their counselor credentials verification.


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