Youth Protection

Youth Protection in Scouting
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure enviromnet possible for its youth members.  To maintain such an environment, the BSA has developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies, and provides parents and leaders the tools to ensure a safe environment.

Youth Protection training is required for all BSA volunteers before they can be registered. At the time of recharter, all registered leaders must have Youth Protection Training that is current through the upcoming chartering period for the Council (Jan. 31 of the following year). If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.

BSA Online Youth Protection Training
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 My.Scouting, 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 My.Scouting to your BSA membership.

BSA Youth Protection Resources
Other BSA Youth Protection information is available at: National BSA Website