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Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection for Adult Scout Leaders    |    Youth Protection for Youth

Youth Protection for Adult Scout Leaders

Youth Protection Training was updated in February 2018 adding several new policies and important instruction. ALL Adult Scout leaders must take the new Youth Protection by October 1, 2018, regardless of their current Youth Protection Training Status.

New and Updated Policies:

  • Adults accompanying units on activities who are present at the activity for 72 hours or more, must be Youth Protection Trained and officially registered with the BSA. The 72 hours need not be consecutive.
  • New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training prior to registering with the BSA.
  • Units cannot re-charter unless all unit leaders have completed the New YPT training and remain current every two years.
  • Adult Youth Protection Training is required for adult program participants 18 years or older.
  • Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to take the training.

 

All adult scout leaders MUST complete Youth Protection at least once every 24-months. The Zion District has requested that we do it every 12-months. Little Valley Scouts offers a Youth Protection training breakout session each month during Stake Scout Leadership Training Council (not offered during quarterly District Scout Leadership Training Council).

You can also take Youth Protection Training through ScoutingU online anytime by visiting My.Scouting.org and Login. After you are logged in click Menu 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 our system and associated with the member ID/reference number issued when you created the account.

Take Youth Protection at My.Scouting.org

Step by step directions on taking Youth Protection Training

If you are a newly called Scout Leader, prior to being Sustained in Church, you need to take Youth Protection Training and register as an adult scout leader with the Zion District. You can not register without being current with Youth Protection. After you complete youth protection training begin working on your calling/position specific training.

If you want to be a merit badge counselor, prior to meeting with boys, you need to take Youth Protection Training, register with the Zion District, and take Merit Badge training.

Abuse (verbal, physical, and/or sexual) and bullying (including cyber bulling) have no place in Scouting.

If you ever have any concerns about Scout leaders and their compliance with youth protection rules (two adults at all times with all Scouting youth, both “inside and outside” of Scouting events; separate sleeping accommodations; separate shower/bathroom facilities) call the Utah National Parks Council Scout Executive at 801-437-6222.

If you see or suspect child abuse or maltreatment, call 911 immediately.

All suspected incidents of child abuse in Scouting must be reported to the SCOUTS FIRST Hotline at 1-844-SCOUTS1 (1-844-726-8871) and the Utah Division of Child and Family Services at 1-855-323-3237.


Youth Protection for Adult Scout Leaders    |    Youth Protection for Youth

Youth Protection for Youth

Boys and their parents have a form of Youth Protection they do regularly also. It is that important!

Also once per year all new Scout families are asked to attend Youth Protection for Youth training. All Scout families are invited to attend every other year.

Read the Boy Scouts of America’s youth protection policies by clicking here.

Download BSA’s Youth Protection infographic and see how Scouting’s barriers to abuse help keep youth safe.

Abuse (verbal, physical, and/or sexual) and bullying (including cyber bulling) have no place in Scouting.

If you ever have any concerns about Scout leaders and their compliance with youth protection rules (two adults at all times with all Scouting youth, both “inside and outside” of Scouting events; separate sleeping accommodations; separate shower/bathroom facilities) call the Utah National Parks Council Scout Executive at 801-437-6222.

If you see or suspect child abuse or maltreatment, call 911 immediately.

All suspected incidents of child abuse in Scouting must be reported to the SCOUTS FIRST Hotline at 1-844-SCOUTS1 (1-844-726-8871) and the Utah Division of Child and Family Services at 1-855-323-3237.

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