Golden Gate Area Council’s goal is to create a safe, welcoming environment where every youth has an opportunity to belong and where they will have an unparalleled experience in the outdoors. Scouting provides skills that will last a life-time. How can you help? It’s simple. Choose what you are passionate about, and we hope to inspire you to give.
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.