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

Protecting the youth that we serve is a key component to the Scouting program. To take Youth Protection training go to My.Scouting.org and create an account. You’ll receive an email notification with your account information, including a member ID/reference number.

From the My.Scouting.org portal, click Home 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 the 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. If you are a registered member, please add your member ID prior to taking the course to ensure records are automatically updated at the Council Office.

Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position. If the volunteer does not complete Youth Protection training, they will not be added to the unit's charter.

New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before submitting an 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.

Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.

View more information about the BSA Youth Protection policies

National Scouting Safely Page

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