New BSA Mandatory Youth Protection Training Now Online
New Videos and Training
The Boy Scouts of America’s updated Youth Protection Training is
mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs. Other
adults participating in Scouting are strongly encouraged to take this
one-hour online training. The prior version of BSA’s Youth Protection
trainings will no longer be available. The updated training replaces
all other Youth Protection trainings and is required for all registered adults in all BSA
By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be
required to complete the updated training. The new training reflects
the BSA’s commitment to the safety of all youth. In addition:
- Adults accompanying units on activities who are
present at the activity for 72 hours or more, must be Youth Protection
Trained and officially registered with the BSA. The 72 hours need not
- New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training prior to registering with the BSA.
- Units cannot re-charter unless all unit leaders
have completed the New YPT training and remain current every two years.
- Adult Youth Protection Training is required for adult program participants 18 years or older.
- Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to take the training.
- Institutional Heads and Lion and Tiger Adult
Partners are the only positions not required to take Youth Protection
you ever have any concerns about other leaders and their compliance
with youth protection rules (two adults at all times with all Scouting
youth, both “inside and outside” of Scouting events; separate sleeping
accommodations; separate shower/bathroom facilities) call the Northern
Star Council Youth Protection Tip line at 1-888-213-0364.
Taking the Training
To take the training visit www.my.Scouting.org and login if you are an
existing member, or create a new account if you are new and about to
register with the BSA. Once on www.my.Scouting.org, click on the Youth
Protection icon, add the Mandatory Training to your learning plan,
click on the My Learning tab and select the training from your plan.
Once the training is complete, existing member’s training records will
automatically be updated with the certification. All new to
Scouting wishing to register must print their certificate and submit it
with their application to the council service center.
Printing Training Completion Certificate
The training certificate will be sent to you via email, but will
also be available to print after
completing the three required training modules and passing the test.
The training certificate may take up to an hour to appear in your
record. It will be found
by logging back on to www.my.Scouting.org and selecting the menu button
in the upper left corner and clicking on My Dashboard. The certificate
can be opened for printing by clicking the print icon on the right
side. After clicking the print icon, the certificate opens as a pdf
that can be printed and/or saved.
Questions or technical issues contact Member Care at (972-580-2489) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Protection Training for Youth
Youth Protection Training for Youth is also an extremely important
step in ensuring thast all youth in Scouting are safe. Every Scouting
unit is expected to provide this training annually to all new families,
and provide the opportunity for all members every two years as
a refresher. These videos are available at: http://www.northernstarbsa.org/youth-protection (under documents) and include:
- "It Happened to Me" for Cub Scout-age youth
- "A Time to Tell" for Boy Scout-age youth
- "Personal Safety Awareness" for Venturing-age youth
Please make time before summer camp to conduct the appropriate Youth
Protection Training for Youth in your unit. It should be
conducted at least once a year, and there is no better time than prior
to summer camp and other outings to get it done. Thank you for taking
the time necessary to
ensure that all Scouting volunteers and youth members have a safe
environment to experience everything Scouting has to offer.