Protecting Our Youth with Mandatory Training
Mandatory Youth Protection Training
Effective Feb 1, 2018 (even if you have completed the older version recently)
Over the past two years, we have worked with experts in the field of child abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment to develop new training and resources that will further strengthen our ability to protect youth. These changes include:
- Fully updated and revised Youth Protection Training developed with leaders in the field of child abuse prevention and includes insights from experts, survivors and the latest strategies for recognizing and preventing major forms of abuse. This is the designated Youth Protection training for all adults.
- Expanded youth protection content across all our communications channels will inform and engage our volunteers and parents.
- An expanded ScoutsFirst Helpline to aid volunteers and families in addressing potentially dangerous situations.
- The BSA also provides unlimited counseling and support for healing to anyone who has ever been abused in Scouting.
- Youth protection training for youth members will be available in 2019.
Crossroads of America Council is a leader in the movement to provide safe spaces and protection to our scouting families. We are committed to having all registered adults complete the Mandatory Youth Protection Training by April 30, 2018.
The Boy Scouts of America’s updated Youth Protection Training is mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs. Other adults participating in Scouting are strongly encouraged to take this 90 minutes online training.
The mandatory training modules are the following:
- Overview and Policies
- Sexual Abuse
The prior version of BSA’s Youth Protection trainings will no longer be available. The updated training replaces other Youth Protection trainings and is required for all BSA programs.
Go to my.scouting.org to take the training.