Youth Protection Training
EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2010
Important changes have been made to
BSA’s Youth Protect Training (YPT) Policies
Click here for the updates to BSA's YPT Policies, here for directions on completing YPT and here for Frequently Asked Questions about YPT.
NEW! Click here for Q&A from BSA on the recent changes.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of people taking YPT online, BSA National has indicated that its website may respond slower or freeze up. Please be patient! Help Desk: 972-580-2267.
REPORTING: Any and all reports regarding Youth Protection concerns must be reported to Scout Executive Les Baron. This may happen initially through the district executive, who then forwards it to the Scout Executive. Click to download the Child Abuse Reporting Requirements.
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New Adult Volunteers
Current Adult Volunteers
(with out-of-date YPT, renewing
registration or changing positions)
Must provide proof (see below) of completing YPT attached to adult application when registering.
If up to date (within the last two years) YPT status is documented in ScoutNET and no action is required.
Check trained status by logging into http://www.myscouting.org/ and click on E-Learning.
Print certificate and submit with your adult application.
REMEMBER! Once you receive your BSA ID #, go back to your MyScouting account and enter it to connect your training records to your ScoutNET account.
Your training status will be automatically updated - if you use your BSA ID number to log in and that ID number is written on your adult application.
Provide a copy of training card, training report, or report from Troopmaster, Packmaster, or ADMS attached to application.
NCAC Registration Office
Kim Nelson: 301-214-9187 / email@example.com
Carol Whitefield: 301-214-9172 / firstname.lastname@example.org
For over three quarters of a century, the Boy Scouts of America has worked to develop the character, citizenship, and personal fitness of America's youth. We realize that the future of our society is vested in each successive generation and the values inherited.
As a major youth-serving organization, the Boy Scouts of America has a unique opportunity to help protect the youth of our nation. In addition to helping families address the problem of child abuse, the BSA has adopted a comprehensive set of policies and procedures designed to ensure that Scouting continues to be safe for all participants. The BSA is exemplary among youth-serving agencies in recognizing the potential threat that child abuse poses to young people
BSA Youth Protection Training is now required for at least one adult present during any event or activity needing a local or national tour permit. Further, every adult participating in nationally sponsored events and activities must be trained in BSA Youth Protection.
Youth Protection requirements have changed as of June 2008. Youth Protection MUST be taken every two ( 2) years.
All Cub Scout Leaders MUST have completed Youth Protection training to be considered trained and to earn (and wear) the Trained Strip on their uniform.
Check your district's Web page for a calendar of BSA Youth Protection training dates.
Youth Protection can also be taken on line. Click BSA Online Learning Center.
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