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Youth Protection is of paramount importance to the Boy Scouts of America. Recognizing that this commitment requires sustained vigilance, the BSA has continued to develop and enhance its efforts to protect youth, regularly consulting with experts from law enforcement, child safety, psychology, and other disciplines to ensure its efforts consistently evolve along with the ever-changing awareness of the dangers and challenges facing youth. The BSA takes a multi-layered approach to youth protection: (1) local selection of adult volunteers with the support of the national organization, (2) education and training, and (3) clear policies such as no "one on one" activities, and immediate reporting of any concerns.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS REGARDING YOUTH PROTECTION:
THE BSA'S MULTI-TIERED APPROACH ON VOLUNTEER SCREENING
BSA YOUTH PROTECTION TIME LINE
THE FACTS ABOUT YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT BSA'S YOUTH PROTECTION
YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING IS MANDATORY
- Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position.
- New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training.
- 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.
Online Youth Protection Training for Packs and Troops:
Online Youth Protection Training for Venturing: