YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING REQUIRED FOR ALL ADULTS
The Boy Scouts of America requires Youth Protection training (YPT) for all volunteers. The purpose of this policy is to increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist in Scouting. All new and currently registered leaders are required to complete the updated Youth Protection Training by October 1, 2018 regardless of when they last took the course.
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 the Youth Protection and Adult Leadership section of the Guide to Safe Scouting.
The following are answers to some of the questions we have received about this policy. To read more, visit www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/:
A person does not have to be a registered volunteer to take Youth Protection training.
Instructions on how to take Youth Protection training: CLICK HERE.
The Tiger Cub adult partner designation is not a registered adult positions; therefore, mandatory Youth Protection training is not required. It is strongly recommended, however, that all adults involved in Scouting take Youth Protection training. All registered adults are required to take Youth Protection training.
A BSA application should be collected from a prospective leader only with the fully completed form and with a copy of the individual's Youth Protection certificate of completion. Both documents should be submitted together to the council service center.
No. As long as their application is fully completed, submitted to the council service center, and approved, their fee is paid, and their Youth Protection training has been received by and acknowledged by the council, they will be able to interact with youth members while the criminal background check (CBC) is still pending.