Youth Protection Training (Adults)
Youth Protection Training is Required Every Two Years
All registered adult leaders must complete the updated Youth Protection Training by October 1, 2018.
Youth Protection training is required every two years. This protects children, adult leaders, and the organization by maintaining high vigilance on the important subject and methods of youth protection.
New Leaders need to complete youth protection training and turn in their Youth Protection Training Certfificate with the Adult Application to the Service Center to be registered.
Unit Leaders: Unit renewals are effective January 1st each year. In preparation for renewal or registering as a new adult, adult unit leaders need to demonstrate completion of age-appropriate youth protection training:
Youth Protection Training for Pack, Troop, Exploring, and STEM Scout leaders
Taking the Training
My.Scouting.org is the best place to take the Youth Protection Training Course. Log in and click on the Youth Protection Image on the top right.
If you have not done so already you will need to login as a new user and create an ID. Once you have taken the training print out the certificate. If you have problems with your user ID you can call the National Help Desk at (855) 707-2644.
Background Check Disclosures and Authorization
The BSA will now also perform periodic rechecks of criminal backgrounds to support the continued safety of youth in our programs.
- Review the separate disclosure document linked below that is being provided to you separately for your review. It is titled “Background Check Disclosure.”
- Once you have reviewed that, print the separate document titled “Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization.” Review the additional disclosures on that form, then complete and sign the Authorization using an ink/wet signature. Note: A print signature is required for this document. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.
- Turn in the signed “Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization” form promptly to your unit leader or local council service center.
For any futher questions, please contact Registrar, Brenda Bidwell.