Youth Protection Is NOW Mandatory

To find out more about the Youth Protection policies of the Boy Scouts of America and how to help Scouting keep your family safe, see the Parent’s Guide in any of the Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting handbooks, or CLICK HERE to take Youth Protection training online.  For questions, please contact your Unit Commissioner or District Executive.

Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the BSA.

To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse that already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies.

Effective June 1, 2010:

 

  • Youth Protection training is required for all direct contact BSA registered volunteers
  • New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before submitting an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
  • Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.

 

To ensure these policies are fully implemented, please take the following steps:

 

  • If you have not taken Youth Protection training within the past two years, please log on to MyScouting and take the training.
  • If you do not know your member ID number, contact your unit leader or committee chairman. The council office can also assist.
  • A person does not have to be a registered volunteer or have an ID number to take Youth Protection training. To take the training, log in to MyScouting and create an account. From the MyScouting portal, click on E-Training and take the Youth Protection training.

 

Upon completion, print a certificate and submit it with an application or submit to the unit leader for processing at the local council.

 

  • If you have taken Youth Protection training within the past two years, but did not take the course online, log on to MyScouting to ensure your records are up-to-date, or contact your council for verification.
  • Finally, please share these important changes with other Scouters.

 

To find out more about the Youth Protection policies of the Boy Scouts of America and how to help Scouting keep your family safe, see the Parent’s Guide in any of the Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting handbooks, or CLICK HERE to take Youth Protection training online.  For questions, please contact your Unit Commissioner or District Executive.

 
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