"Adults may register with the Boy Scouts of America in any capacity if they agree to abide by the Scout Oath or Promise and the Scout Law, to respect and obey the laws of the United States of America, and to subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle. All leaders must be 21 years of age or older, except assistant Scoutmasters, assistant den leaders, assistant Cubmasters, assistant Webelos den leaders, and assistant Varsity Scout coaches, who must be 18 or older."
"No one may register in more than one position in the same unit, except the chartered organization representative (who can multiple only as the committee chairman (CC) or a committee member (MC)) and the ScoutParent unit coordinator (who may multiple as chartered organization representative (CR), assistant den leader (DA), assistant Webelos den leader (WA), assistant Scoutmaster (SA), assistant Varsity Scout Coach (VA), mate (MT), and leader of the 11-year-old Scouts)." - Adult Application.
"The applicant must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth. The applicant must also be the correct age, and subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle, and abide by the Scout Oath or Promise, and the Scout Law." - Adult Application.
"Only persons willing to subscribe to these precepts from the Declaration of Religious Principle and to the Bylaws of the Boy Scouts of America shall be entitled to certificates of leadership. The applicant also agrees to follow the Youth Protection guidelines." - Adult Application.
Adult leaders are registered with the Boy Scouts of America using the Adult Application. They are then rechartered each year with a unit, council, or national council. As a part of their registration, all adult leaders receive Scouting magazine.
Youth Protection Training
"All volunteers are expected to complete Youth Protection training. It is available online on the Web site www.scouting.org and each local council provides training to leaders on a regular basis throughout the year. As a volunteer, you are expected to complete the training within 90 days of assuming a leadership position." - Adult Application.
Unit leaders are registered in Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Scout Teams, or Venture Crews. They are approved each year by the unit committee chair and chartered organization. Each Tiger Cub Scout must be registered with his Adult Partner.
District and Council Leaders
District and Council Leaders are registered with their local council. Their registration and recharter is approved by the council Scout Executive.
Adult leaders may earn or be awarded a number of different Scouter Awards.