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Recently Added Content A New Online Youth Protection Training has been launched.

This new version of YPT is for all adult leaders in all programs in BSA.

CUB SCOUT, BOY SCOUT, VENTURING, SEA SCOUTS & EXPLORING 

All leaders must take the new online version by October 1st, 2018 even if your Youth Protection Training on record has not expired.

 

Recently Added ContentState of Texas Requirements.

The State of Texas has approved the new Youth Protection Training to be delivered both ONLINE or In Person.  Either delivery method of the new course can be used to register, recharter, or attend long term camps.

The new required online Youth Protection started on February 5, 2018.  If you attended face to face YPT after that date it is only valid for attending camps in Texas as described above. We encourage you to take the new YPT online or in person when your YPT expires or by October 1st. 

The new State of Texas approved Online and In Person version was released on March 13th.  If you took the In Person YPT between February 5th and May 1st, 2018 it continues to meet the Texas Licensed Camp requirement through summer of 2018.  If you took the new online version prior to March 13th it does not meet the Texas Licensed Camp requirement. All adult leaders must take the new version of YPT, either online or In Person by October 1st.

If you have any questions, please email Training@AlamoAreaBSA.org 

Upcoming Youth Protection Training Events

Key Points of Youth Protection:

  • The BSA has continuously enhanced our policies and procedures to ensure we are in line with and, where possible, ahead of society’s knowledge of abuse and best practices for prevention.
  • The BSA requires and does background checks, local screening of volunteers, comprehensive training programs, and mandatory reporting of even suspected abuse.  See excerpt below of disclaimer as it appears on the BSA Adult Application:

BY SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION YOU ARE AUTHORIZING A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK OF YOURSELF. THIS CHECK WILL BE MADE FROM PUBLIC RECORD SOURCES. YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO
REVIEW AND CHALLENGE ANY ADVERSE INFORMATION DISCLOSED BY THE CHECK. 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF YOUR CRIMINAL BACKGROUND REPORT, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL OFFICE.

  • Under today’s policies, any good-faith suspicion of abuse must be immediately reported to law enforcement by members and volunteers, and an individual is removed from Scouting as soon as a report is received. 
  • Scouting’s two-deep leadership policy requires at least two adults to be present for all Scouting activities. No youth should ever be alone with a Scout leader for any reason. In fact, all Scouting activities are open to parents, and we encourage families to enjoy Scouting together. 
  • Every Boy Scout and Cub Scout handbook includes a pamphlet to help parents teach their children how to recognize, resist, and report abuse. 
  • The BSA has a Youth Protection director dedicated to the continued enhancement of Scouting’s training programs and policies.

Numerous independent experts have recognized that the education and training programs protecting Scouts today are among the best in the youth-serving community. For a graphic that explains Scouting’s multilayered Youth Protection policies and procedures see below,

OR, Review the complete Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection Policy at www.Scouting.org/BSAYouthProtectionExternal Link.

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