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Troop 631 is sponsored by Woodward Academy, College Park, Georgia. Troop 631 was chartered in 1969 to provide training in personal development, leadership, and patriotism to students at and around Woodward Academy, a nationally recognized private College Prep School in College Park, Georgia.   Troop 631 is in the Southern Crescent District of the Atlanta Area Council, which has a Scout Volunteer Service Center and Shops to serve Parents and Leaders (or see this link for the closest store).  For more information, contact the Scoutmaster. You may also contact our Chartered Organization Representative from Woodward Academy with any questions.  

Youth Membership.  See below (forms are linked and attached below for your convenience):

  • First, registration and payment with the Boy Scouts of America, even if you were in another Troop or Pack earlier this year: 
    1. Go to this "Be A Scout" page, and click "Get Started" on the upper right hand side.
    2. That will take you to a page where the "default" is Cub Scouting, so change to "Boy Scouts" ... then scroll down and enter the Zip Code 30337 to get you to a list of packs around College Park.
    3. Troop 631 will appear at or near the top of a list, so click "Show Unit" and an info page will pop up ... click "Apply Now" to start the signup process.
    4. Many adults will be "new to Scouting", so click that button -- but if you have a My.Scouting.org account, you'll enter your username/password.
    5. Either the "new to Scouting" or the "Already Involved In Scouting" routes will take you to a "Register a Youth" page, and from there, follow the prompts, enter the information, set up a "My.Scouting" account, and checkout and pay for your Scout Registration Fee and Boy's Life Subscription through the remainder of this Calendar Year -- but if you are transferring from a Cub Scout Pack or another BSA Troop, enter the youth BSA Number (transfers of paid registrations are free).  
  • Second, signup and payment here for other Scouting Costs.  Troop Dues are paid on a "program year" basis that tracks the school year, so those joining in the summer and fall pay for a full year; those joining in the winter and spring would pay a fair portion of the annual dues (contact chair@atlanta631.mytroop.us for that amount), but for Cub Scouts "crossing over" in the winter or spring, if they are paid in full with their former Pack, they are free of dues through that summer.   
  • Youth New Scout Data Form (attached below ... not needed for Pack 631 Transfers, we have your data in Packmaster) -- so we get key contact information.  Send to webmaster@atlanta631.mytroop.us
  • Transfer from a Boy Scout Troop.  If you are transferring from another another Boy Scout Troop (not a Cub Scout Pack), this Transfer Form is recommended if you have advancement records to transfer (not needed when coming from a Cub Scout Pack or if you have no advancement records), but a Troopmaster transfer works too.  Not needed for Cub Scout crossovers.

Adult Leaders.  See below (forms are linked and attached below for your convenience):

    • Youth Protection Training.  if you do not have a current BSA registration number with current -- within two years -- "Youth Protection Training", your Adult Application needs to be coupled with evidence of completion of "Youth Protection Training" by taking the course at my.scouting.org and printing the completion certificate (print to pdf, and email to apps_and_health_forms@atlanta631.mytroop.us).
    • Adult Application.  Now online. Here's how. 
      1. Go to this "Be A Scout" page, and click "Get Started" on the upper right hand side.
      2. That will take you to a page where the "default" is Cub Scouting ... switch to Boy Scouting ... then scroll down and enter the Zip Code 30337 to get you to a list of troops around College Park.
      3. Troop 631 will appear at the top of a list, so click "Show Unit" and an info page will pop up ... click "Apply Now" to start the signup process.
      4. Many of you will be "new to Scouting", so click that button (if you have a My.Scouting.org account, you'll enter your username/password).
      5. That takes you to a "Welcome" page, and from there, click "Become a Volunteer", follow the prompts, enter the information, set up a "My.Scouting" account, and checkout and pay for your BSA Registration Fee through the remainder of this Calendar Year. 
      6. If you do not have a current BSA registration number with current -- within two years -- "Youth Protection Training", as shown at https://my.scouting.org/, your Adult Application needs to be coupled with evidence of completion of "Youth Protection Training" by taking the course at https://my.scouting.org/ and printing the completion certificate).  To print the YPT Certificate, at the end of the Course, it will ask you for your "Council", and ours is "Atlanta Area Council", then enter your name on the final page, and 631 as the unit number, and follow the instructions to Print the Certificate. 

There is no "dues" cost to being a Leader; Leader fees are covered in the Troop Dues, so contact the Treasurer for a reimbursement.  To take Youth Protection Training On Line, see our Adult Leader Training Page for how to access https://my.scouting.org/.   

    • If you "used to be registered" but dropped (for example, for adults, for failure to keep Youth Protection Training up to date) ... yeah, you've got to start over with a new Adult Application and current YPT evidence.  Sorry!
  • For those who will be Merit Badge Counselors too, please complete and sign an Adult Merit Badge Counselor Application ... if you're not currently a Merit Badge Counselor, this also needs another Adult Application (so make a copy and sign two of them so that you're registered as a Troop ASM or Committee Member and a Merit Badge Counselor as well).  This also needs  current Youth Protection compliance (see above) ... 
    • If you're already a Merit Badge Counselor now and you are just adding new Merit Badges, just complete and sign a new Adult Merit Badge Counselor Application and write "Supplemental Merit Badges" on top of your application.  
    • Original signed applications must be submitted (sorry, copies and emails don't work) -- contact apps_and_health_forms@atlanta631.mytroop.us.   More on Merit Badge Counseling is here -- Merit Badges are not Cub Scout Belt Loops or Activity Pins!