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Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection Mission Statement

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.

The Boy Scouts of America requires all direct contact leaders to complete Youth Protection Training every two years. All direct contact leaders’ youth protection training records must be current at the time of recharter, or the volunteer cannot be registered. This includes District members at large such as Advancement or Activity Committee members who will have direct contact with Scouts.

You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take Youth Protection training-parents and guardians are encouraged to take the course to better understand youth protection policies.

Upon completion of the online course, you must print a certificate of completion to submit with a volunteer application or submit the completion certificate to the unit leader for processing at the local council. For in-person training, the Youth Protection trainer will issue a training completion card.  Important-all in person training MUST be reported to council in order to log the training into Scoutnet.

Contact your district executive or the Council Service Center attention Mary Ellen Galinski if you have any questions or concerns.

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