Youth Application Process

Youth Applications

Cal-ESAR has had a youth component since it's inception in 1969. Currently the unit includes a BSA Crew and we require our youth members to be part of BSA and that Crew.

  • If you are under 18, follow the instructions on this page to apply.

  • If you are 18-21 you should apply using the adult application process (BSA rules: applicants 18 and older are considered Adults)

Youth / Young Adult Application Process Overview

To apply, you'll need to fill out various forms. The forms and instructions to fill them out are included on this page.

Forms

  • Youth (16-17) Boy Scouts of America Youth Application (below).

  • Young Adult (18-under 21) Boy Scouts of America Adult Application (adult application process)

  • Parental Consent

  • Disaster service worker (DSW)

  • Medical consent

  • Medical exam

  • Selfie photo

Training fee

A $275 training fee is also required. You should pay the fee after you receive notification of acceptance from training@cal-esar.org.

You can see more details about what the training fee does and doesn't include, and pay your training fee here.

Why so many forms?

Cal-ESAR operates at the direction for California Office of Emergency Services (OES), Law Enforcement division. Consequently we need all members to complete several forms required by OES.

Application Instructions

  1. Find forms below

  2. Complete forms, following directions below

  3. Email completed forms to records@cal-esar.org

  4. Send a one line email reading: 'Your Name....paperwork submitted' to training@cal-esar.org

* It's helpful if you send the forms as individual files, (named as directed) but as a single email attachment.

Boy Scouts of America Youth Application Forms

ESAR Youth Application.pdf

Save completed form using file name format: 'lastName_firstName_youth'

Note to *current* members of a BSA troop

Paid members of a Boy Scout troop, please write at the top of your BSA form: 'Registered member - XXXX Council, Troop ###, ID ###'

Parental_Consent.pdf

Fill out middle and lower sections. Type or print neatly in ink.

Save completed form using file name format: 'lastName_firstName_parental_consent'

Background Check Forms

Fill out and sign. Save or scan as PDFs. No cell phone photos.

Form 2 Volunteer Processing Form Cal ESAR.pdf

Save completed form as 'lastName_firstName_background_check'

Live Scane Fingerprinting BCIA_8016.pdf

Save completed form as 'lastName_firstName_fingerprint'

Why we require a background check

Cal-ESAR operates at the direction for California Office of Emergency Services (OES) Law Enforcement division, as such we are part of Law Enforcement. Members 18 and over need a background check (even if you're done before for some other organization or reason.) If you are under 18 you do not have to complete the Background check worksheet.

Note: Anyone with a felony conviction will not pass the background check. Please do not apply.

Disaster Service Worker Forms

DSW Registration Form.docx

Fill out middle and lower sections. Type or print neatly in ink.

Save completed form using file name format: 'lastName_firstName_dsw'

Form 3 At Will Statement Cal ESAR.docx

Save completed form as 'lastName_firstName_membership'

Medical Forms

Medical_Consent_Fillable.pdf

Save completed form as 'lastName_firstName_medical'

BSA_medical.pdf

This is not required for the first training weekend, but is due within 30 days of your application.

This form (we use a BSA form here) must be filled out by your physician, so schedule your appointment soon.

Save completed form as 'lastName_firstName_medical_exam'

Selfie

We need a photo for your application. Please take a quick selfie to include with your application.

Save photo as 'lastName_firstName_application_photo'

Don't worry this is only for your application. Your unit ID photo will be done once you are in the training class.