Youth Protection Required for All Leaders
Safety is the Number One Concern of the Mount Baker Council Leadership
To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist, the Boy Scouts of America has implemented several important changes to enhance Youth Protection policies:
Youth Protection Requirements:
Youth Protection Training is required for all registered volunteers.
New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training before they submit their application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted when application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
Required every year - Although the National BSA requires this training every 2 years, our Executive Board has determined that Youth Protection Training must be taken every year. Itís just easier to think every year than try to remember when your 2 years is up. This does cause a little confusion for those who go online and see the 2 year requirement stated on the National BSA website.
If a volunteerís BSA training record (youth protection and position specific) is not current at the time of charter renewal, the volunteer will not be reregistered.
To ensure these policies are implemented, please take the following steps:
For new, unregistered leaders:
Log on to www.MyScouting.org and create an account. Take the Youth Protection training and print out your certificate of completion. Turn that certificate in, along with your adult leader application to complete your BSA registration. Unit Committee Chairs should make sure the certificate is attached to any new adult leader applications.
For currently registered leaders:
If you have not taken Youth Protection Training within the past twelve months, please log on to www.MyScouting.org and take the training. Be sure to have your member ID number. The number can be found on your Boy Scouts of America membership card. If you do not know your member ID number, contact your unit leader or committee chairman. If your unit uses Internet Advancement, the ID numbers can also be found there. Your District Executive or Everett Scout Service Center staff can also assist you.
If you have taken Youth Protection Training online but did not input your member ID number, please log back on to the Training section of www.MyScouting.org and input your member ID so the training will be linked with your records. If you have taken Youth Protection Training within the past year but did not take the course online, log on to http://www.MyScouting.org to ensure your records are up to date, or contact your council and have them verify that your Youth Protection Training records are accurate.
Please share these important changes with other Scouters in your unit! Youth Protection Training information is available at http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx.
Venturing Youth Protection deals with issues specific to young adults so Venturing Leaders must take their online training at http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection/Venturing.aspx