PCSC is happy to have you!
We love to see new members! Follow the steps below, and contact Crew Advisor, Ken Li, to turn in your registration and become a member of our crew!
Reminder: The crew year lasts from May 11th through May 10th. You will have to renew your membership at the beginning of each crew year regardless of when you initially signed up.
1. Download the BSA Forms
For new members, we need both forms.
2. Fill Out the Forms
Fill out and have parents sign the forms you just downloaded. Don't forget to get a copy of your insurance card and staple it with your medical forms! PCSC is known as "Crew 22".
3. Get a Parent's Signature
Have a parent or guardian sign the forms where prompted. (preferably 2 parents/guardians).
4. Pay the $150 Crew Dues with a Check or on PayPal
The crew dues cover the BSA annual registration fees, a $25 BSA joining fee*, BSA liability insurance, and $50 donation to Piedmont Council, our umbrella organization. You get a crew t-shirt when you first join.
The crew accepts checks made out to "PCSC". Deliver the check either to Ken Li or the crew's VP Accounting mentor Eric Bentley (see email on Crew Leaders page).
If using PayPal (preferred) to pay dues, send to PCSCOfficial@gmail.com (this will show that the recipient is Emma Broening); state "friends and family" when selecting the payment type so that we receive the full amount; please include a detailed memo with the new member's name, that this is for dues and the crew year that the dues are for.
* If you are already registered in Piedmont Council (eg in a scout troop or another crew), let us know and you can deduct the $25 joining fee.
INCLUDE A NOTE: Indicating name, dues year, FOS donation amount. (eg: Jane Doe, dues '23-'24, FOS donation $50)
5. Donate to our Fundraising Efforts
Help PCSC to raise money for our key partner organizations Rebuilding Together Oakland and Piedmont Council BSA.
As a community service organization, we recognize that service is more than just volunteering, but takes financial support! We ask that every family make annual donations to these two organizations that are central to PCSC's annual program and success. Visit our Donation page to learn more!
a) We ask that each family make a suggested $100 donation to RTO. If you donate, please forward to Crew Advisor Ken on the acknowledgement email.
b) Note that $50 towards Piedmont Council is built in to the dues, and you should get an acknowledgement for this donation.
This is our parent interest form. It is a required part of the registration process and a component of PCSCs ongoing initiative to recruit parent volunteers and mentors. You can access the form with the hyperlink above.
Parents: we ask each of you to come to at least two events each semester. Our hope is that this gives you visibility on what we do, and that you might be inspired to come because you like helping our community's youth and the others that we help.
7. Set Up a Meeting, Sign Up for an Event
Set up a meeting with crew advisor, Ken Li to learn more about everything our crew has to offer, and to get a new crew t-shirt! To stay connected with what PCSC does, join our Facebook group, and start signing up for events.
Download the Messenger app and turn on notifications for both Facebook and Messenger; add the Crew Advisor and PCSC officers as FB friends.
8. Fill out our new member interest form
We care about our members and want to learn about your interests! Please fill out our interest form, created by our VPs Administration who want you to get the most out of being a member of PCSC.