Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America                                                                                                  
FacebookFollow Sea Star Base GalvestonFollow Camp Karankankafollow BAC on TwitterSSBG Galvestonfollow BAC on Pinterestfollow BAC on YouTube  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       HOME     CONTACT     E-LIST    SHOP                                                          
                                                                                  JOIN SCOUTING      CALENDAR   I   ACTIVITIES   I  


Online Membership Registration

Beginning this fall, the traditional paper registration method will not be the only way to join Scouting. This is a giant leap forward in allowing prospective members and leaders to register in a way that's convenient for them, and it creates a more efficient and user-friendly registration experience for units, districts, and councils.

Beginning August 2, 2017, a new online registration option will launch. This option will be convenient and safe and, because it offers greater efficiency, it will allow the ability to reach and serve more youth.  

All applications and payment of the registration fees can be completed online. This will eliminate the need for travel to the Bay Area Council Scout Office to turn in and pay for new applications.


Before You Start – Preparation Checklist

There are important steps you must take to prepare!

It is critical that you complete all items on the checklist for your Scouting role below to ensure you are granted the necessary permissions to work within the online registration system. Access to information, and the ability to take action within the system, is granted based on these permissions. To have the appropriate access, your role, council name, and a valid email address must be listed correctly in your my.scouting tools profile.

One of the requirements to access online membership registration is the charter organization representative, unit leader and committee chairman must have a My.Scouting account. This account will allow approval online of all applications. When registering for an account a BSA member ID number is required. This number is found on BSA membership cards.  


LDS Units

Units chartered to the LDS Church are automatically recognized in the online registration system. Your registration fees will continue to be paid directly by the Church headquarters in Salt Lake City. Therefore, your invoice should show a balance of $0.00 for registration fees.

However, families will be given the opportunity to purchase Boys' Life magazine, which is not covered by the Church and will be on the invoice at checkout for the family to pay.


Training Videos 


How-To Files 


Contacts & FAQs

  1. FAQs

  2. Contact Member Care Contact Center at or 972-580-2489

BSA member ID number

  1. Ask the unit leader or unit commissioner. They can access My.Scouting Tools and look up individual member IDs in the Member Manager tool. The member ID is also on a roster from Internet Advancement that's accessible under Menu/Legacy Web Tools/Internet Advancement.

  2. Contact Pam Frisbee at or 409-744-5206

  3. Contact the Member Care Contact Center: or 972-580-2489

Online registration

  1. FAQs

  2. Registration workflow

  3. Questions about the preparation checklist, contact the Member Care Contact Center at or 972-580-2489

Instructions to update pin