The BSA has adopted the following policies to provide additional security for our members. These policies are primarily for the protection of our youth members; however, they also serve to protect our adult leaders from false accusations of abuse. Among them are:
- Two-deep leadership
- No one-on-one contact
- Separate accommodations
The full text of these guidelines can be found in the Guide to Safe Scouting.
Youth Protection Training
This training covers the BSA’s Youth Protection policies, kinds of abuse, signs of abuse, how to respond to disclosure of abuse, and proper reporting procedures. It does so by taking you through situations that require choices and produce consequences.
We encourage ALL the pack’s parents to take the time to review this training. We require all parents attending a den overnight to complete it. It’s available on-line at no cost. It will take about 60 minutes. To access this training, go to BSA’s Online Learning Center.
- To get started, follow these directions for creating an account on the my.Scouting Website:
- Follow the prompts through the account set-up process. It is crucial you verify the e-mail address you provide is correct, as this is where log-in and password reset information will be sent.
- IMPORTANT: Please be sure to write down or save your user name and password before doing anything else!
- When you have successfully completed the process click the Continue button that will take you to the my.Scouting home page, where you can elect to take the online Youth Protection training.
- Click on the following link for instructions on how to take the Youth Protection Training
- The training is divided into 4 modules, please make sure to pick the CLOSE COURSEbutton after completing each module. This will officially record the completion of that module.
- Once you have completed the course, please send your Pack Cub Master an email (email@example.com) with an attached copy of your training certificate.