Over the decades, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in developing training and policies designed to keep young people safe. These comprehensive policies were considered groundbreaking when they were developed and soon became the standard used by other organizations for safeguarding youth. But when it comes to the safety of children, our goal is to continually improve.

Sustained vigilance on youth protection is a central part of our culture.

Over the past two years, the BSA has worked with experts in the field of child abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment to develop new training and resources that will further strengthen our ability to protect youth. In addition to updated training and resources, the BSA announced new policies to ensure compliance with mandatory training requirements. 



The training is available now on my.Scouting at https://my.scouting.org   

*Please note that the course is listed as Y01*



  • Adult Online Training Quick Facts Answers to questions about the new Youth Protection Training.
  • Power Point 1.31.18. For use at region, area, council and district meetings to educate volunteers and professionals about the BSA’s youth protection policies and guidelines.
  • FAQ from BSA 1.31.2018. Answers to questions often asked about the BSA’s safety policies.
  • BSA Youth Protection Infographic 1-31-18. Provides an overview of the BSA’s youth protection policies, and the role everyone plays in our ongoing commitment to keep our youth members safe, including volunteers, parents, chartered organizations and youth. We encourage you to make the poster available at your Scouting office and at all Scouting events. It can be shared with anyone seeking to understand our policies in more details.
  • Anti-Bully-Posters. Located on the Marketing Toolbox, these youth protection posters are designed to be used at camps, offices and shared with units. More located here: https://scoutingwire.org/marketing-toolbox/
  • Safety Moments Content. Safety Moments are exactly what the name implies: opportunities to share tips and guidelines on making all Scouting activities fun and safe. Make Safety Moments part of all meetings at all levels. You can find a full selection of safety moments at the Safety Moments web page. (http://www.scouting.org/home/healthandsafety/safety_moments.aspx)
  • ScoutsFirst Helpline

Updates as of 2018

 Additional resources can be found online at: http://www.scouting.org/youthprotection




For more information or questions please contact the Scout Service Center

at 443-573-2500 or by email at scouting@baltimorebsa.org


View more information about this change in English <http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/youthprotectionenglish.pdf>  <http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/youthprotectionenglish.pdf>

and in Spanish <http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/youthprotectionspanish.pdf>  <http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/youthprotectionspanish.pdf> .

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