Dear Alamo Area Council Member,
Updated Alamo Area Council Youth Protection Policy: The Alamo Area Council and the BSA place the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. The BSA mandates that all volunteers complete our Youth Protection Training (YPT), developed by prominent child-safety experts, prior to any interaction with children in a BSA program. The training, which is regularly updated to include the latest strategies for recognizing, responding to, and preventing abuse, covers multiple types of abuse including emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse among others. YPT is required for each adult on the unit charter, all newly registered adults, and over-18 participants in Scouting programs.
Under the current YPT structure, it is possible for an adult’s YPT certification to expire prior to the end of their annual membership term. To prevent this issue, the Alamo Area Council will not complete a registration in conjunction with a unit charter renewal for 2022 if any registered adult has a YPT certificate that will expire during 2022. Therefore, if an adult has not completed a YPT course during the 2021 calendar year, they will need to do so prior to their charter renewal. To check the YPT status of adult leaders in your Scouting unit, a member of the Key 3 (Primary Unit Leader, Committee Chair, Chartered Organization Representative) can access Training Manager by logging into my.scouting.org.
Yours in Scouting,
Raul Rios Lance Hirsch Alan Compton
Council President Council Commissioner VP of Training