The BSA places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members.
This training explores key issues in child abuse and prevention. The 3 R’s of prevention, “recognize, resist and report” are emphasized. It is designed to help prevent child abuse in all of its forms. This training is required for Quality Unit, Adult Leader Training Awards, and for all activities and events that require a local or national tour permit.
This course covers the BSA’s Youth Protection policies, kinds of abuse, signs of abuse, how to respond to disclosure of abuse, and proper reporting procedures. The on-line training does so by taking you through situations that require choices and produce consequences. Successful completion of this course requires an 80 percent or higher score.
If you take this test, on-line, as a registered member of the BSA and designate your local council, your completion will be reported back to your council to adjust your training records. You’ll also be offered a certificate of completion. As of January 2009, Youth Protection Training will be valid for two years from the date completed.
- Youth Protection Training Training is available online at www.myscouting.org.
- Units may also request face-to-face training at the unit level. Contact your district training chair or your district executive for details.
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 than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America has implemented several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies:
- Youth Protection Training is required for all registered volunteers.
- New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training before they submit their application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time 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 reregistered.
Please see the policy statement for steps to ensure these policies are fully implemented.
Youth Protection Leadership Training Information from BSA National
- Guide to Safe Scouting – section on Youth Protection & Adult Leadership – from BSA National
Training available at EBSR during Boy Scout Summer Camp
Youth Protection Training will be offered at EBSR during summer camp. This one hour course will be offered in the evening (Tuesday). You can sign up for this camp training at the Sunday evening Leaders’ Meeting. For additional information, contact Jean Petersen.