Youth Protection Training Required for ALL Leaders
Learn about adult and youth training programs
There is no better time than now
to prepare for the Summer Camping season. With the number of youth and
volunteers attending summer camp, or participating in their own
outings, it is important for everyone to understand the Youth
Protection Policies that the BSA has in place to help ensure that all
volunteers and youth have a safe and memorable experience. The Boy
Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Training helps with just that, and
mandatory for all interested in registering as an adult leader in all
BSA programs. Though it is mandatory for all who plan to serve as adult
leaders, it is just as important for parents and individuals not
registering with the BSA to take the training. The online training is
easy to take, and lasts just over an hour. We ask that all units
promote this training to their families so the
great information can be spread more widely. The more people trained,
and the more widely the policies Scouting has in place are shared, the
safer youth will be in both Scouting and in the Community
The BSA’s Commitment to the Safety of ALL Youth is Reflected in this Training.
- One on one contact is prohibited
- Adults accompanying units on activities who are
present at the activity for 72 hours or more, must be Youth Protection
Trained and officially registered with the BSA. The 72 hours need not
- New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training prior to registering with the BSA.
- Units cannot recharter unless all unit leaders
have completed the New YPT training and remain current at rechartering each year.
- Adult Youth Protection Training is required for adult program participants 18 years or older.
- Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to take the training,
and other organizations may use the training at no charge and without
being a member of the BSA.
you ever have any concerns about other leaders and their compliance
with youth protection rules (two adults at all times with all Scouting
youth, both “inside and outside” of Scouting events; separate sleeping
accommodations; separate shower/bathroom facilities) call Northern
Star Scouting's Anonymous Youth Protection Tip line at: 1-888-213-0364.
Taking the Training
To take the training visit www.my.Scouting.org and login if you are an
existing member, or create a new account if you are new and about to
register with the BSA. Once on www.my.Scouting.org, click on the Youth
Protection icon, add the Mandatory Training to your learning plan,
click on the My Learning tab and select the training from your plan.
Once the training is complete, existing member’s training records will
automatically be updated with the certification. All new to
Scouting wishing to register must print their certificate and submit it
with their application to the council service center.
Printing Training Completion Certificate
The training certificate will be sent to you via email, but will
also be available to print after
completing the three required training modules and passing the test.
The training certificate may take up to an hour to appear in your
record. It will be found
by visiting www.my.Scouting.org and selecting the menu button
in the upper left corner and clicking on My Dashboard. The certificate
can be opened for printing by clicking the print icon on the right
side. After clicking the print icon, the certificate opens as a pdf
that can be printed and/or saved.
Questions or technical issues contact Member Care at: (972-580-2489) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Protection Training for Youth
Youth Protection Training for Youth is also an extremely important
step in ensuring that all youth in Scouting are safe. Every Scouting
unit is expected to provide this training annually to all new families,
and provide the opportunity for all members every two years as
- "It Happened to Me" for Cub Scout-age youth
- "A Time to Tell" for Boy Scout-age youth
- "Personal Safety Awareness" for Venturing-age youth
Please make time to conduct the appropriate Youth
Protection Training for Youth in your unit. It should be
conducted at least once a year, and there is no better time than the present to get it done. Thank you for taking
the time necessary to
ensure that all Scouting volunteers and youth members have a safe
environment to experience everything Scouting has to offer.