Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the BSA. To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies:
Youth Protection Training is required for all registered volunteers.
New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training before they submit their application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time your adult 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.
To comply with these policies, please take the following steps:
If you are a new leader and do not have a member ID number, log on to www.MyScouting.org and take the training. Be certain to print the ‘certificate of completion’ at the end of the training. Give this certificate to your Troop leader. You will receive your member ID number when your Adult Leader Application is processed.
Upon receipt of your member ID #, please log back on to the Training section of www.MyScouting.org and input your member ID so the training will be linked with your records.
Your member ID number can be found on your Boy Scouts of America membership card.