One on the cornerstones of the Boy Scouts of America’s efforts to keep all Scouts safe is the Youth Protection Training: New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training within 30 days of registering and before volunteer service with youth begins. Leaders must retake the course every 2 years to remain current.
But the course is not just for leaders. ALL PARENTS are encouraged to take the training as well. It takes about 30 minutes, and will give you an understanding of what we (and you) do to ensure the safety of our youth. To take Youth Portection Training:
1 Click the button below, or go to https://myscouting.scouting.org/
2.Create a username and password.
3. From the menu on the left, click E-Learning.
4. From the General tab, scroll down to Youth Protection Training and click Take Course.
Parents, you are done! For newly registered leaders or committee members, there are two more steps:
5. (New registered adults only) When you complete the course, print a certificate of completion to submit with a volunteer application, or submit the certificate to the unit leader for processing at the local council.
6. (New registered adults only) When your volunteer application is approved, you will receive a BSA membership card, which includes your member ID number. You must enter this member ID into your MyScouting profile so that your local council has a record of the training you have taken online. To do this, log into MyScouting, click My Profile, and enter your member ID number. This links your Youth Protection training, and any other MyScouting training, to your BSA membership.