Youth Protection Training (YPT)

YPT  Mission Statement

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.

Required Training

  • Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers.
  • 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.
  • You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take Youth Protection training.

To take Youth Protection training go to and create an account. From the portal, click on E-Learning and take the Youth Protection training. Upon completion, you may print a certificate of completion to submit with a volunteer application or submit the completion certificate to the unit leader for processing at the local council.

When your volunteer application is approved, you will receive a BSA membership card which includes your member ID number. After you receive your membership card, log back into MyScouting, click on My Profile and update the system by inputting your member ID number. This will link your Youth Protection training records, and any other training, in MyScouting to your BSA membership.

Classroom Facilitated YPT

The Texas Department of State Health Services has approved the YPT2 course to fulfill the requirements of the Texas Youth Protection. As long as you have taken the current YPT course in person or online you are licensed to attend:

  • Summer camp (Boy Scouts)
  • Winter Camp (Boy Scouts)
  • Resident Camp (Cub Scouts)
  • Day camp (Cub Scouts)

Find a Classroom Facilitated YPT course near you. Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training is good for two years from the date of completion.