Is Safe Gathering certification required for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts?

Yes. Boy Scouts Pack or Troops chartered by a United Methodist church are a ministry within the congregation, similar to a Sunday School class or youth group. They must, therefore, comply with the same policies as any other ministry of the church. A pastor leader must sign a document annually approving the list of leaders for the program by name. With this relationship, participation in the program becomes mandatory.