Getting Started Checklist

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Troop 990- Getting Started Checklist


_____  Complete online Youth Application and turn in dues.  

If joining August – November dues are $135 or $60 if joining December - July. A portion of these dues are paid online when you complete the youth application. We will contact you with the amount of remaining dues owed.



______ Complete and print BSA Medical Form for scout


The link can also be found at on the “Documents” page under the “Resources” tab.  Scout BSA Medical Forms A & B are required for all scout outings/campouts.  Form C (physician exam record) is required for all camps that are 72 hours or longer. 


_____  Submit BSA Medical Form for your scout

                                Turn in to Parent Coordinator


_____  Get Troop e-Mail and Website Log-in Information

                              It’s important to start getting Troop communications quickly 

A.      You will receive an e-mail with instructions to join the T990 Yahoo groups e-mail.  You must follow the instructions to sign-up and begin receiving Troop e-mails.

B.      The website has both public and private access.  To access the private section, which includes the documents in the “Resource” section of the website, you will need to have an account, which will be created after turning in the  Youth Application

The e-mail address used on the Youth Application will be the username of your website account, temporary password is “990”.  Once you have logged in go to “My Account” at the top of the page.  IMPORTANT:  Change password from “990” to a personal/secure password.  Also, complete the “Parent Profile”.  Information in the profile will be saved and will be utilized to populate online registration forms.

C.      Bookmark the website and get familiar with it…e.g. Calendar, Registration processes, directory, reference documents and links…etc.

D.     Mark upcoming campouts and troop activities on your calendar and plan to attend!


               Note:  If you do not receive e-mail and website log-in information promptly, please contact the Scout Parent Coordinator at


_____ BSA Adult Application- A 3 Step Process

      Youth Protection is of utmost importance in scouting.  To assure all adults are aware of and trained in Youth Protection the BSA Adult Application process involves 3 steps:


1)      Take the BSA Youth Protection Online Training (YPT) at  The link is on the BSA website.  After completing the brief training (approx.. 30 min.), print out the training certificate.  Make a copy of the certificate and give it to the Parent Coordinator (

Note: You do not need a BSA # to take online training.


2)      Complete BSA Adult Application at and submit to Parent Coordinator.


3)      Attend Ethics and Integrity in Ministry Training - In order to participate as a Scouter (adult volunteer) in the campouts and other activities, our sponsor The Knights of Columbus at Saint John Neumann also requires completion of Ethics and Integrity in Ministry Training.  Training is provided free of charge and is held at different locations throughout the year.  Fill out the online application and then attend the workshop.  Check the Diocese of Austin website for current workshop times and locations.


_____ For Adult Campers - Complete BSA Medical Forms at -  this link can also be found at on the “Documents” page under the “Resources” tab.  Scout BSA Medical Forms A & B are required for all scout outings/campouts.  Form C (physician exam record) is required for all camps that are 72 hours or longer.  Lost Pines Summer Camp requires Form C for all adult volunteers.


_____ Uniforms & Handbook

Purchase Class A uniform supplies at the Scout Shop at 12500 N. I35 (phone: 512-926-6363) or online at  If the scout has a Webelos shirt that fits, just remove the Webelos specific patches and put on the BSA/Capital Area Council/Troop 990 patches.  Placement of patches and general information about uniforms can be found at: .  Purchase a scout handbook at the scout store, also.

Troop 990 “Class B” casual shirt, loops, neckerchief, slide, and “990” numerals are available from the Parent Coordinator ( 


_____ Review the Troop 990 Handbook and the other resources available at


_____ Attend Mandatory New Parent Orientation (if you are joining in the Spring)


A  mandatory New Parent Orientation Training session iin the Spring (usually late March after all cross-overs are completed) and is held during the regular troop meeting.  The training will be announced via e-mail and will be posted on the Troop calendar.  It is very important for at least one scout's parent attend this training.


_____ Put Lost Pines Summer Camp on the Calendar, Register and Attend! (if you are joining in the spring)

Participation in Lost Pines Summer Camp is easy and will keep your son on track to advance to First Class within one year.



Questions:  Contact Parent Coordinator, Janice Benzel, 512-350-5520 (