Next Training Offered Online:
- Contact: Wendy Danna
Youth Protection Training is required for all registered members of the Boy Scouts of America and must be completed before submitting an adult application.
The Boy Scouts of America takes great pride in the quality of our adult leadership. Being a leader in the BSA is a privilege, not a right. The quality of the program and the safety of our youth members call for high-quality adult leaders. We work closely with our chartered organizations to help recruit the best possible leaders for their units.
The adult application requests background information that should be checked by the unit committee or the chartered organization before accepting an applicant for unit leadership. While no current screening techniques exist that can identify every potential child molester, we can reduce the risk of accepting a child molester by learning all we can about an applicant for a leadership position–his or her experience with children, why he or she wants to be a Scout leader, and what discipline techniques he or she would use.
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Why Youth Protection?
Over the decades, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in developing training and policies designed to keep young people safe. These comprehensive policies were considered groundbreaking when they were developed and soon became the standard used by other organizations for safeguarding youth. But when it comes to the safety of children, our goal is to continually improve.
Sustained vigilance on youth protection is a central part of our culture.
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: