In case you haven’t heard, Youth Protection Training is a requirement for all Scouting leaders.
No new adult leaders can be registered, and no current adult leaders can be renewed, unless they have a current Youth Protection Training certificate.
Earlier last year an updated version of YPT was released. This new version includes more personal stories to better help leaders recognize the signs of abuse, and was designed so that one course works across all Scouting programs. The enhanced and updated content also ensures leaders comply with all current state and local legal requirements.
Additionally, starting this summer, adults accompanying units on activities for 72 hours or more must be registered and take YPT. The 72 hours need not be consecutive. For most units, this applies mainly to summer camp. If your unit desires to set a stricter policy (e.g. ALL adults going to camp must be registered and have YPT), that is certainly permitted.
All registered leaders were required to complete the updated training by October 1. This reflects BSA’s commitment to the safety of all youth. If you have not taken the new training, please do so ASAP to avoid the rush at recharter time.
Don’t put your unit’s recharter at risk: Make sure your YPT training is completed! To learn more, discover additional resources, or take the training now, please visit: