Training: Youth Protection

Youth Protection Mission Statement:

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018

ALL REGISTERED LEADERS MUST TAKE THE NEW (YPT2) TRAINING BEFORE OCT. 1, 2018. HOWEVER IF YOU RENEWED YOURS AFTER MARCH 1, 2018 YOU ARE ALL SET AND DO NOT NEED TO RETAKE BEFORE OCT. 1, 2018.

EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2018

ADULTS ACCOMPANYING A SCOUTING UNIT WHO ARE PRESENT AT AN ACTIVITY FOR 72 TOTAL HOURS OR MORE MUST BE A REGISTERED LEADER. INCLUDING THE COMPLETION OF A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING. THE 72 HOURS NEED NOT BE CONSECUTIVE.

REMEMBER - YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING EVERY TWO (2) YEARS THEREAFTER. PLEASE NOTE THAT NATIONAL CHANGED THEIR MINDS ABOUT RENEWING EVERY YEAR. IT WILL REMAIN EVERY TWO (2) YEARS...FOR NOW.

THERE IS NOW ONLY ONE VERSION (YPT2) OF YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING THAT IS REQUIRED TO BE A REGISTERED LEADER

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