YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING -- NOW MANDATORY FOR ALL REGISTERED ADULTS
Youth safety is the number one concern of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the BSA is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies. Effective June 1, 2010:
Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all registered volunteers.
New leaders are required to take YPT before they submit their application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
YPT must be taken every two years. If a volunteer's YPT record is not current at the time of recharter (December), he/she will not be reregistered.
There are three versions of YPT - (1) Cub/Boy Scout leaders, (2) Venturing leaders, and (3) Exploring leaders. You must take the one corresponding to your registration(s). If you are registered in multiple units, you must take all that apply.
Taking YPT online is easy at the Online Learning Center. This training is also offered November and April Roundtable meetings.
CUB SCOUT BASIC LEADER TRAINING -- NOW MANDATORY FOR CUBMASTERS, ASST. CUBMASTERS & DEN LEADERS PRIOR TO DECEMBER 2011
What does it take to be a "trained" Cub Scout leader and wear the "trained" patch on your uniform? You need to complete two training courses: This Is Scouting (formerly New Leader Essentials) and leader-specific training! You can take both at Cub Scout Basic Leader Training. This is Scouting will be offered first; then there will be breakout sessions for leader-specific trainings (Tiger Cub den leader, Cub Scout den leader, Webelos den leader, Cubmaster and pack Committee member). Both are available online
BOY SCOUT BASIC LEADER TRAINING -- NOW MANDATORY FOR SCOUTMASTERS & ASST. SCOUTMASTERS PRIOR TO DECEMBER 2011
To be a "trained" Boy Scout leader and wear the "trained" patch on your uniform, you must complete This Is Scouting (formerly New Leader Essentials, also available online), leader-specific training (Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmaster) and Introduction to Outdoor Skills.
Troop committee members are considered "trained" when they have completed This is Scouting and Troop Committee Training as their leader-specific training. Both are available online.
- March 24 and April 1-3, 2011 -- Aldersgate United Methodist Church (Marion, IL) and Pine Ridge Scout Camp (Makanda, IL). Cost is $20 plus food expenses to be determined at the first meeting. For more information download the 2011 Boy Scout Leader Training Flyer.pdf.
VENTURING BASIC LEADER TRAINING -- NOW MANDATORY FOR ADVISORS & ASST. ADVISORS PRIOR TO DECEMBER 2011
This session is designed to introduce crew adult leaders to the basic information needed to operate a challenging and quality program. Both this course and This Is Scouting (formerly New Leader Essentials, available online) are required for a Venturing leader to be "trained" and wear the "trained" patch on his or her uniform
ONLINE LEARNING CENTER
Now you can take many essential training courses online! Visit the Online Learning Center, which can also be accessed at MyScouting. To create an account, you will need your BSA membership number, located on your registration card. If you do not have your card, contact a service center to obtain your number. Upon completing a training course, your BSA training record will automatically update to reflect your progress.