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New Mandatory Youth Protection Training must be completed by 1 October 2018

posted Mar 3, 2018, 9:29 PM by Council Web Team

Over the past two years, BSA has worked with experts in the field of child abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment to develop new training and resources that will further strengthen our ability to protect youth. These changes include:

  • Fully updated and revised Youth Protection Training developed with leaders in the field of child abuse prevention and includes insights from experts, survivors and the latest strategies for recognizing and preventing major forms of abuse. This is the designated Youth Protection training for all adults.
  • Expanded youth protection content across all our communications channels will inform and engage our volunteers and parents.
  • An expanded ScoutsFirst Helpline to aid volunteers and families in addressing potentially dangerous situations.
  • The BSA also provides unlimited counseling and support for healing to anyone who has ever been abused in Scouting.
  • Youth protection training for youth members will be available in 2019.

The Far East Council, through a 2015 Executive Board Resolution, requires all registered adults to have valid YPT through their entire registration period (unit charter).  All registered adults, regardless of when they took the previous YPT, must complete the new Youth Protection Training by October 1, 2018.