You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.
Protecting the youth that we serve is a key component to the Scouting
program. To take Youth Protection training go to My.Scouting.org
and create an account. You’ll receive an email notification with your
account information, including a member ID/reference number.
From the My.Scouting.org
portal, click Home then My Dashboard from the menu list. The My
Training page displays to take Youth Protection training. Upon
completion, you may print a training certificate to submit with a
volunteer application. Your training will automatically be updated in
the system and associated with the member ID/reference number issued
when you created the account.
When your volunteer application is approved, you will receive a BSA membership card that includes your member ID number. If you are a registered member, please add your member ID prior to taking the course to ensure records are automatically updated at the Council Office.
Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered
volunteers, regardless of their position. If the volunteer does not complete Youth Protection training, they will not be added to the unit's charter.
New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before
submitting an application for registration. The certificate of completion for
this training must be submitted at the time the 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.
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