Since 2010, all adults (registered as a member of BSA or not), are REQUIRED to complete Youth Protection Training prior to having contact with the Troop’s youth members at any event (including campouts and other events). This is a mandate from the BSA national office – not just a Troop 843 policy – obviously it is also in the best interest of our youth members.
Here’s what you need to know:
If you plan to participate in any such event, you can take the Youth Protection Training on-line. You don’t have to be a registered scouter to take youth protection.
Instructions on how to take youth protection and other online training.
• Go to this site: https://my.scouting.org
• Create an account or sign in.
• Go to my dashboard (not sure if this will show up immediately after you set up an account for if it takes a day or so)
• Click on Training Center
• Most of what you will need is under boyscouts.
You will need to create an account using a valid e-mail address, if you haven’t previously. Although you may be asked for it in the processs of creating an account, you do not need a BSA ID number to get into the system or to complete the training module. Once you have logged in, the course is listed under the “E-Learning” tab using the menu on the left of the screen and then under the “General” tab on the E-Learning screen.
The course takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. If you have never taken the course before, you may want to pause occasionally and take notes – there is a knowledge assessment at the end that you must pass.
At the end please print three copies of the completion certificate. One to turn in with your Adult Participant Form for the outing you are planning to attend, one to go to the Troop records – please give it to Chisty Norz or any other Troop Committee member, and one for your files to use the next time you may want to go on a Troop event.
This training is valid for two years, then you will need to take the course again to remain valid. Thank you for complying with this requirement which helps ensure the safety of our Scouts and keeps us in compliance with BSA national policies.