The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members.

youth protection training

Youth Protection Training for Cub Scout through Boy Scouts, or Venturing Youth Protection Training for Venturing is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position.

  • 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 application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
  • Youth Protection Training must be renewed every year. (This is a Midnight Sun Council policy and differs from BSA National Policy.) If a volunteer's Youth Protection Training record is not current at the time of charter renewal, the volunteer will not be re-registered.

The course is available to take online at for your specific program involvement, Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing. You can also check with your District Training Chair to see if there is an in person training available.


Youth Protection Champions

April is Youth Protection Month, and Youth Protection Begins with You!

A recent survey of councils revealed there is a need for a youth protection-specific volunteer. Volunteers and council staff want someone as their go-to person for youth protection. To answer the call, the national Youth Protection Committee has developed a new program to assist everyone in the BSA with youth protection.

This important volunteer will be known as the Youth Protection Champion. Not only will there be Champions at the unit level, but also at the district, council, area, and region levels....

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Youth Protection Training Now Available on Mobile

The Youth Protection (Y01) online training course will now work on mobile devices.

Volunteers can access YPT at and complete the training from their tablet!

IMPORTANT: The training certificate is not automatically produced upon completion of the training course!
Volunteers will need to return to the My Training page to print their certificate. Improvements are in the works to prompt the volunteer to return to print the certificate.

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