The Shared Registration Services Partnership was organized in September 2020 as a result of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America discontinuing their registration shared services team. The partnership launched with eleven partner councils from across the United States and the Transatlantic Council in Europe.
Shared Registration Services allows member data transmission through scanners, online forms, direct upload, and encrypted email to a secure data management system where member data is managed for the partner council.
Shared Registration Services Partnership has three primary goals:
- Provide partner councils with quality, efficient, and consistent member data management.
- Provide partner councils with a member data management system that is priced in a way that allows local council resources to be directed to other areas in support of Scouting.
- Maintain transparency of operations with partner councils and support partner councils membership data management needs.
While the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America manages the Shared Registration Services partnership, neutrality is built into the system. Partner Council member data is only accessed by the Shared Registration Services team and membership data is processed based on the order it was received in the system.