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.
- 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 My.Scouting.org and create an account. From the My.Scouting.org 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 requires all camp staff members (volunteer and paid) plus any adult attending a camp complete a Classroom Youth Protection Training in order to attend a licensed:
- 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.