Effective August 1, 2022
The CPF is designed to support the basic services that a unit receives from the council, (see “How We Invest in Youth” graph), the vast majority of the fee (85%) is intended to support program and activities. It is an anchor that allows the council to build on those services with additional income from fundraising streams, activity fees, popcorn sales, and endowment revenue. Exploring members are not currently required to pay the CPF.
The GGAC Executive Board has determined that the 2023 fee will remain the same as 2022. The fee will be evaluated again by the Board before August 1, 2023. Fees are prorated based on the month that a Scout or volunteer registers.
The CPF is just one part of GGAC funding, supplying just 15% of the budget. Other sources cover 85%.
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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