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