Youth Protection Training

Post date: Mar 13, 2018 2:49:38 AM

Council Training Update

Training is an essential part of the Boy Scouts of America. It's to ensure youth and adult leaders are given the proper information to help guide them on their journey through the scouting program.

Want MORE training in your district? We are looking for trainers to help meet these needs. To become a trainer, knowlege of the program, positive attitude, ability to deliver the message of the training are key factors. If interested, please contact Dave Neumann at

All current leaders should have completed the updated Youth Protection. If you have not completed Youth Protection after Febuary 2018, you must complete the updated version.

Youth protection and a majority of trainings can be done at in the training center.

Every Youth and Adult deserves a Trained Leader.

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.

New to Scouting? Click here to login and take Youth Protection training . You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.

You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.

To take Youth Protection training go to and create an account. You’ll receive an email notification with your account information, including a member ID/reference number.

From the portal, click Menu then My Dashboard from the menu list. The My Training page displays to take Youth Protection training. Upon completion, you may print a training certificate to submit with a volunteer application. Your training will automatically be updated in our system and associated with the member ID/reference number issued when you created the account.

When your volunteer application is approved, you will receive a BSA membership card that includes your member ID number.

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs.

Download the How-To Guide for taking Youth Protection Training

Who Needs to take it? Anyone who has taken YPT BEFORE October 1st, 2018.

How can you help? If you are a registered leader go to > Login and take the new YPT2 training. Talk to other registered leaders at your next Den, Pack or Troop meeting. Talk to leaders of neighboring units who might have missed Roundtable.

UPDATE! Gulf Stream Council is 94% "Trained" on YPT. That is the highest % in the SE Region.

The goal of Everglades District is to have everyone YPT2 trained by October 1st, 2018!

NOTE: On the BSA website it is called Youth Protection Training. You will not see it being called YPT2 until you click on the modules under the Y01 training plan. Once you take the training and print your certificate, you will see a 2 year expiration date. This is wrong. Training is now required each year.