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  • Added February 17, 2022: AB 506 Live Scan background check (complete before April 30)
    • A Live Scan background check (the digital version of inked fingerprinting) is required for all volunteers and staff. Live Scan replaces previous background checks; all volunteers will have to complete this once.  Please see this email for more details and the required GGAC Live Scan paperwork:


      1. Click on this link, scroll down and click “Start Training”.
      2. Unless you already have an account, click “Sign Up”, scroll down and select “Volunteers”, and click “Next”.
      3. Follow the prompts then sign-in after your account was made (unless it automatically logs you in).
      4. The web page should now show an interactive video player. Make sure to watch everything, click every prompt that it tells you to click, and you should be finished within 2 hours (should be less).
      5. After the training is complete (Overview & 3 Lessons/Modules), make sure to print and save your certificate to your computer.
      6. Fill out all the required fields and attach your certificate.
      7. Make sure to click the checkbox “I agree” and “I’m not a robot”. Then click “Submit”.
      8. Lastly, don’t worry about the Live Scan section of the web page, that is not ready yet.


  • Added January 24, 2022: UPDATE: Current COVID-19 modifications to rank requirements and merit badge requirements to end by March 1, 2022.
    • “As always, the BSA’s top priority is the health and safety of all youth participating in BSA programs. In 2020, the BSA instituted several modifications to rank requirements and merit badge requirements (“advancement modifications”) to accommodate activity restrictions necessitated by COVID-19. Effective March 01, 2022, those modifications will be removed, and the standard rules for advancement and merit badges will again become effective.”


  • Added December 18, 2021: GGAC eNews Special Edition – Announcing New Youth Protection Measures in 2022.


  • Added October 1, 2021: GGAC specific requirements for YPT Certification (
    • All GGAC adult volunteers must be registered with the BSA and be Youth Protection Trained (YPT) to ensure that all adults know how to recognize and correctly report behaviors suspicious for grooming and abuse. On May 19, 2021 the GGAC Executive Board adopted a YPT policy to reinforce our awareness of Youth Safety. GGAC now requires that all registered adults 18 and over maintain YPT compliance for their entire registration period. As it is currently possible for YPT to expire during that period, this may require the adult to refresh their YPT training on an annual basis.
    • My Scouting sends reminders at 90, 60, and 30 days prior to YPT expiration. The BSA is also updating its YPT course materials effective June 1, 2021.
      • If your YPT training is not current or will expire before December 31, 2021, you should complete the course as soon as possible.
      • If you started the training, but do not complete it by May 31, 2021, you will have to retake the course.
      • If your YPT training is current, you do not immediately have to take the updated course, but you will need to ensure compliance with GGAC policy.



  • YPT Barriers to Abuse Clarification for Program Requirements

“Q. Can a leader bring their Scouts BSA son or daughter to an opposite gender troop activity?

A. No. Scouts BSA program integrity requires single gender units and single gender buddy pairs.

In our single-gender Scouts BSA Troops, program activities such as meetings and campouts (where there is an expectation the only 

attendees will be youth and their adult leaders) this barrier creates a safer and more productive environment by limiting participation to youth of only one gender. Other activities intended to include family members of both genders, such as award ceremonies, Courts of Honor, and fundraisers may include both male and female youth and adult visitors.”

Note: the activity that is done is important to the interpretation (as is “troop”). When conducting in-person Linked Troop (Boy/Girl Troops) meetings, different times and/or different rooms are acceptable. Common announcements would be okay as well, then simply adjourn to different rooms for hands-on activities. Please contact [email protected] for further inquiries.