For over three quarters of a century, the Boy Scouts of America has worked to develop the character, citizenship, and personal fitness of America's youth. We realize that the future of our society is vested in each successive generation and the values inherited.
As a major youth-serving organization, the Boy Scouts of America has a unique opportunity to help protect the youth of our nation. In addition to helping families address the problem of child abuse, the BSA has adopted a comprehensive set of policies and procedures designed to ensure that Scouting continues to be safe for all participants. The BSA is exemplary among youth-serving agencies in recognizing the potential threat that child abuse poses to young people
BSA Youth Protection Training is now required for at least one adult present during any event or activity needing a local or national tour permit. Further, every adult participating in nationally sponsored events and activities must be trained in BSA Youth Protection.
Youth Protection requirements have changed as of June 2008. Youth Protection MUST be taken every two ( 2) years.
All Cub Scout Leaders MUST have completed Youth Protection training to be considered trained and to earn (and wear) the Trained Strip on their uniform.
Posted November 23, 2009 at 12:01 PM