Youth Protection Training
For over three quarters of a century, the Boy Scouts of America has worked to develop the character, citizenship, and personal fitness of America's youth. We realize that the future of our society is vested in each successive generation and the values inherited.
As a major youth-serving organization, the Boy Scouts of America has a unique opportunity to help protect the youth of our nation. In addition to helping families address the problem of child abuse, the BSA has adopted a comprehensive set of policies and procedures designed to ensure that Scouting continues to be safe for all participants. The BSA is exemplary among youth-serving agencies in recognizing the potential threat that child abuse poses to young people.
Topics covered include the BSA's Youth Protection policies, kinds of abuse, signs of abuse, how to respond to disclosure of abuse, and proper reporting procedures. An additional module is available for Venturing Advisors.
Youth Protection Training is a requirement for Quality Unit Awards. BSA Youth Protection Training is now required for at least one adult present during any event or activity needed a local or national tour permit. Further, every adult participating in nationally sponsored events and activities must be trained in BSA Youth Protection.
The Cape Cod & Islands Council offers Youth Protection Training sessions throughout the year. Please visit the Council Training Calendar for dates and locations.
Youth Protection Training is available online through the National E-Learining Center. To use the E-Learning Center, you must first create a 'MyScouting' account. Once your account has been created, you may access and update your information at anytime.