Attention All California Units and Volunteers

LiveScan Fingerprinting is now available

We are happy to announce that we have been approved to receive LiveScan information and you can now visit your closet California LiveScan location to get your fingerprints done for the Nevada Area Council. Some locations require an appointment so be sure to read their website for their requirements. 

Be sure to bring the document with you for fingerprinting found on the California Scouting website that is specific for the Nevada Area Council. Please contact your District Executive for details if you have any questions. 

Each Unit please make sure your adult volunteers have taken the training.

Mandatory Reporter Training- the California Mandatory Reporter training is due from every active adult volunteer in Scouting in California. Please see for a description of the new law. The full description can be found here Volunteer Compliance Policy

Mandated Reporter training is now due and can be accessed with this link This training will take approximately 2 hours. Please print the certificate at the completion of the course.

Volunteers will need to upload the Mandated Reporter training certificate upon completion to the Nevada Area Council training report site.  

Click Here for the Background Check Consent form giving your permission to allow California Department of Justice to do a background check. This is required.  Please upload this document to the above link as well.  

Be sure to use the form that has Nevada Area Council information prepoluated in the form and ORI code of AR888 for LiveScan applications to submit to the fingerprinting facility. California Scouting website

This will be required in addition to BSA's Youth Protection Training (YPT) as it has Scouting-specific information.

Thank you for your attention to this very important matter.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National wants you to know about this BSA Tool that helps Parents have vital conversations on Preventing Child Abuse.  Please click here for more information. 

Dare To Rebuild

The Nevada Area Council will be working with Plumas County Environmental Health to determine the next steps needed to get started on removing dangerous materials from Camp Fleischmann. This is not a simple process, it is very detailed which includes soil sampling as well as removing debris from camp.  Until this crucial first step is completed any action at camp in terms of rebuilding is on hold.  If you are interested in serving on a committee related to the rebuilding, please click on the Rebuild link below.


Did you know Smith's has a local charity program? Smith's will donate to local Scouting programs through Nevada Area Council by giving a small percentage of the dollars spent by you to the council. Funds are given based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your card to Nevada Area Council, all you have to do is shop at Smith's and swipe your Shopper's Card. That's Easy!!!

COVID-19 Council Update

Read the latest COVID Scouting update for the Nevada Area Council here by scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Boy Scouts of America COVID-19 statement.
Find the CDC COVID-19 updates here.
Aged 12 or older? Schedule your COVID vaccination!  Nevadans  Californians

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