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December 28
100% Registered Adults In Scouting Must Be Trained In Youth Protection

Youth Protection Infographic.jpgYouth Protection Begins With YOU


The Boy Scouts of America takes great pride in the quality of our adult leadership. Being a BSA leader is a privilege, not a right. The quality of the program and the safety of our youth members call for high-caliber adult leaders. We work closely with our chartered organizations to help them recruit the best possible leaders for their units.
The BSA’s rigorous volunteer application and screening process works toward the goal of having all our adult volunteers represent the values and character outlined in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. It includes local selection and screening, national criminal background checks, and verification that the applicant is not listed in the Ineligible Volunteer Files maintained by the National Council. Unfortunately, there is no current screening technique that can identify and screen out everyone who is unfit for Scout leadership, but the quality of our volunteer base is significantly enhanced by learning as much as possible about an applicant for a leadership position.
Mandatory Youth Protection Training for Adult Volunteers
Youth protection is of paramount importance to the Boy Scouts of America. Recognizing that this commitment requires sustained vigilance, the BSA has continued to develop and enhance its efforts to protect youth. BSA has taken the following steps:
·         Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position.
·         New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training.
·         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 (January 31, 2013), the volunteer will not be reregistered on January 31, 2013.


Urgent Action Required From You -- HELP ENSURE EVERYONE IS TRAINED

1.     If our records are inaccurate and you have proof of training, forward your certificate or training record to us at the contact information listed below.
2.     You can complete Youth Protection training online at  Create a profile for yourself and enter your membership ID number. This number is shown on your membership card or you can acquire it by contacting our office at 314-361-0600 or Mark Hays.
3.     You can take Youth Protection training at January Roundtable (a monthly training/meeting for parents and Scout leaders) on January 3, 2013 at First Christian Church of Florissant, 2890 Patterson Rd., Florissant, MO  63031.  General announcements start at 7:00 p.m. and then Youth Protection Training start at 7:30 p.m.
4.     To host a group training (e.g. for pack, troop, or crew leadership) contact Mark Hays. A trainer may be able to come to you.


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