Lincoln heritage council cubscoutingathome boy scouts. The youth protection program is a set of standards, guidelines and training developed by the boy scouts of america to eliminate opportunities for the abuse of youth members. To maintain such an environment, the bsa developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for. The official facebook page for the boy scouts of america. After each section of material, you will answer questions about that sections topic.
Understanding these pages could prevent your child or another child from being abused or may empower you to stop abuse as soon as possible and seek the necessary help. Jun 20, 2019 this image from video made available by the boy scouts of america in june 2019 shows a frame from an animated video which is part of a sexabuse prevention program adopted by the scouts. Boy scouts of america files for bankruptcy protection amid. Every scouter must complete updated youth protection training. All adults are required to undergo a criminal background check and to complete a youth protection program training before being registered as bsa leaders and they must be. Youth protection training information hawk mountain. You will learn the boy scouts of americas youth protection guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. Apr 17, 2020 the dan beard council, boy scouts of america would like to offer our scouting units and families opportunities to participate in scouting activities from the comfort of their own home. This training is an important part of helping to protect our members from child abuse. To answer the call, the national youth protection committee has developed a new program to assist.
The piedmont council requires youth protection training ypt to be renewed every two years. The boy scouts of america uses a simple way to help scouts learn to prevent sexual molestation. If you have any difficulty with the youth protection training website or bsa online learning center, contact bsa member care at 8557072644. The boy scouts of america places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. All online courses are provided by bsas national headquarters via their online learning center or olc, which is a public access web site.
New leaders are required to take youth protection training before. Youth protection training is required for all registered members of the boy scouts of america and must be completed before submitting an adult application. As a special recognition, youth scouts who complete the above requirements except in place of requirement 1 ypt2 training must go on a backyard campout with your family, participate in the council virtual camporee, or another councils virtual program activity. A time to tell troop meeting guide boy scouts of america. New leaders are required to take youth protection training before submitting an. The files alone have limitations and were only meant to serve as a barrier to keep out unfit members as part of a comprehensive effort to keep kids safe. The boy scouts of america has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. Check with your local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets. The boy scouts of america is dedicated to the principle of protecting youth from harm. To download midiowa councils document on youth protection, click here. Now, the boy scouts of america is releasing fully updated training to further strengthen our ability to protect youth. Youth protection and why online courses all online courses are provided by bsas national headquarters via their online learning center or olc, which is a public access web site.
The boy scouts of america requires youth protection training for all volunteers. The boy scouts of america s national good turn virtual 5k benefitting feeding america with the school closures, job disruptions, and health risks, millions of americans are turning to food banks for muchneeded support. Youth protection training for volunteer leaders and parents boy scouts of america facilitators guide the boy scouts of america deeply appreciates your leadership in facilitating this session of youth protection training for volunteer leaders and parents. Youth protection reminder its critical that we all continue to keep youth protection topofmind whether our scouting activities are taking place in person or through a digital platform. Scouting has long maintained multiple barriers to abuse, of which the iv files are part. The requirements listed below are the current and official requirements of the boy scouts of america. Online advancement programming hoosier trails council. Scouting is a place where young people can come together for fun in a safe environment. Youth protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse. Scouting here is a walkthrough of how to complete it.
Here you will find a resource hub for parents and leaders to help support scouting at home, with stayathome educational activities for any scout rank, tips for continuing to work on advancements and kidfriendly content that connects scouting with their daily lives. This surge in need was not anticipated, but we can help. Scouting at home atlanta area council boy scouts of america. In developing this exciting new tool, the bsa teamed up with content expert netsmartz, part of the national center for missing and exploited children and training expert for many law enforcement agencies. You will learn the boy scouts of america s youth protection guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. Updated youth protection training now available scouting wire. Online advancement programming hoosier trails council boy.
Background clearances required by pennsylvania law are good for five years. Youth protection training 2 ypt2 is the new youth protection training for the boy scouts of america that covers all programs within the boy scouts of america. The boy scouts of americas updated youth protection training doesnt. April is youth protection month, and youth protection begins with you. Aug 15, 2014 the mission of the boy scouts of america is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the scout oath and scout law. Even if you are not a registered scouting leader or volunteer, it is your responsibility as a parent or guardian to know and understand the boy scouts of americas youth protection guidelines.
Youth protection program boy scouts of america wikipedia. The chartered organization must provide an adequate and safe meeting place and capable adult leadership. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the boy scouts of america introduces the cyber chip. For this reason, all registered adult volunteers, no matter what their position entails, must complete youth protection training before they can be registered. Keep in mind that virtual communications fall under electronic communications of the bsa youth protection guidelines and rules for social media. Public youth protection boy scout troop 38 warwick, new york. While one case of child abuse is one too many, the number of abuse cases among scouts has decreased to less than.
Download the howto guide for taking youth protection training pdf icon. Updates to previously released information include further guidance on recording of video conferences for adult participants and removal of the examples of video conferencing platforms. The youth protection program is a set of standards, guidelines and training developed by the. The bsa has announced bold, wideranging updates to its youth protection program as part of an ongoing effort to protect young people from child abuse this starts with an enhanced online youth. Remember to have at least two adults on all communications. In a class b or field uniform do a good turn check on a neighbor, get their groceries. Your participation in this training will satisfy the youth protection training prerequisite for your participation in many boy scout activities such as leadership at national jamborees or attendance at national camping school. In developing this exciting new tool, the bsa teamed up with content expert netsmartz, part of the national.
The boy scouts of america is proud of the comprehensive youth protection program it pioneered nearly 30 years ago and how that program has strengthened over time. Scouting at home atlanta area council boy scouts of. How to make sure youve taken the updated youth protection training. Volunteers and council staff want someone as their goto person for youth protection.
Youth safety boy scouts of america capitol area council. Each of the options below has a paid option, but these are free tier options. It has a red shield and white universal emblem in the center. New to this version of the training program are video interviews with. Scouting at home boy scouts of america, dan beard council. True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in scouting. A recent survey of councils revealed there is a need for a youth protection specific volunteer. Scouting can take place anywhere even in the comfort of your home. Great features allows for main meeting and submeeting rooms. The boy scouts of america is pleased to provide this bookletit. It is the mission of youth protection volunteers and professionals to work within the boy scouts of america to maintain a culture of youth protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels. Easy to use, no time limit, allows up to 10 participants. Learn about the boy scouts of americas youth protection program, including training. At the end of this segment, the video should be stopped again for discussion.
Lincoln heritage council cubscoutingathome boy scouts of. For full details, view the digital safety and online scouting activities safety moment. Youth protection training information hawk mountain council. Occasionally, the requirements will not match those in the printed scout handbook, the annual scouts bsa requirements book, or some merit badge pamphlets because of the timing of their printing schedules. Commitment to 123 protection guidelines in every troop. Todays youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. Youth protection training is required for all registered volunteers. The youth protection emblem is a 3 round, black, red, grey, white emblem. New boy scouts of america youth protection training all volunteers must take the new youth protection training by october 1, 2018 regardless of current expiration date of training below are instructions on how to take the new youth protection training online. The boy scouts of america makes scouting available to our nations youth by chartering community organizations to operate cub scout packs, boy scout troops, varsity scout teams, venturing crews, and sea scout ships. Boy scouts of america youth protection training video. The files help us to protect youth and are one component of our broader youth protection program.
Updated youth protection training, including insights from experts and survivors and the latest strategies for recognizing and preventing major forms of abuse. The various religious groups administer the programs. The boy scouts of america updated youth protection. It also stressed that boy scouts of america has ramped up background checks and developed some of the strongest expertinformed youth protection policies found in any youthserving organization. Use these virtual scout on backgrounds for your video calls. Ypt2 is a comprehensive training that covers a variety of best practices for preventing, identifying and dealing with abuse. Past experience has led the boy scouts of america to create and implement the best youth protection procedures among youth serving organizations nationwide. Virtual meetings are a great way to keep your scouts on track and engaged in scouting and working on advancements. Please remember youth protection and twodeep leadership for all virtual scouting meetings. Of note, remember that bsa prohibits any oneonone interaction between an adult leader and a scout in person, online, through a web conference, over.
What is the boy scouts of americas bsa commitment to youth protection. There are also youth protection training guides and videos for teenage girls and boys. Every day, these programs reach millions of kids across the u. Scouting program within the youth protection guidelines of the bsa.
One of the best ways to do this is to take bsas youth protection training. This video introduces the three rs of youth protection and should be. Youth protection training piedmont council boy scouts of. The mission of the boy scouts of america is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the scout oath and scout law.
The current course was revised in 2018 and is mandatory for everyone after october 1, 2018. The boy scouts of america updated youth protection training overview. All adults are required to undergo a criminal background check and to complete a youth protection program training before being registered as bsa leaders and they must be recertified every 2 years. Take youth protection course boy scouts of america. Scouting at home northern lights council boy scouts of. Download the howto guide for taking youth protection training. Check out the activities below, and visit this page often for frequent updates.
Boy scouts of america youth protection guidelines facilitators guide message for facilitators the boy scouts of america deeply appreciates your acceptance of the responsibility to facilitate this session of youth protection guidelines. Youth protection training must be renewed every 2 years to maintain a valid registration and recharter with a local unit. Please support the bsa today to help ensure a bright, strong future for americas youth. The three rs of youth protection convey a simple message the bsa wants its youth members to learn. For full details, view the digital safety and online scouting activities safety moment, which is available publicly on. Feb 05, 2015 4 scout camp activities obstacle course duration. Every scouter must complete updated youth protection. Feb 18, 2020 all adults complete youth protection training every two years.
Check out our initial 30day challenges and video below. Video disc all video discs are maintained in a library at the council office or at the district level. Youth protection training must be renewed every 2 years to maintain a valid registration and recharter with a. An updated youth safety fact sheet can be found by clicking the link. Youth protection training council 3 illowa council.
Following each scenario, the video recaps the points made. New youth protection training new boy scouts of america youth protection training all volunteers must take the new youth protection training by october 1, 2018 regardless of current expiration date of training below are instructions on how to take the new youth protection training online. The boy scouts of america places the greatest importance on creating the most. All troops commit to transparency in reporting incidents to authorities. The dan beard council, boy scouts of america would like to offer our scouting units and families opportunities to participate in scouting activities from the comfort of their own home.892 1237 284 206 31 785 1028 218 852 157 249 1294 625 1345 648 74 724 629 126 465 1309 1225 673 1222 794 447 812 633 14 939 552 514 694 1496 1507 249 1524 1349 825 539 1098 399 26 953 1100 911 1489 415