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Fast Start and Youth Protection Training
   The first step for any new volunteer to be delivered immediately after a new leader registers and before he or she meets with any youth member.

Basic Leader Training
"This Is Scouting" for all unit-level leaders. (Replaces New Leader Essentials as of March 16, 2009)

Leader Specific Training,
based on the leader's unit-level position.

Wood Badge
   The Core leadership skill training course of the Boy Scouts of America

BSA Online Training - My Scouting

Click on the "Trained" patch to go to BSA Online Training.

Signup /Create an ID on the BSA Online Training

Click here to read "How to use My Scouting"
Document on how to create an account & username for the BSA Online training (My Scouting).   Infomation to link the council to your BSA  membership account.
Scouting is a youth service organization and our first job must be to protect out youth members from injury and abuse. Scouting must be a safe and secure environment for everyone. All leaders, all members of units committees, indeed anyone who works with young people need to know the facts and responsibilities of youth protection.

Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the BSA.

To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies:

Effective June 1, 2010:

  • 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 at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.

  •  Youth Protection Training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer's Youth Protection Training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.

Click Here to view the YPT Policies
All REGISTERED ADULTS are REQUIRED to complete Youth Protection Training.
Youth Protection Training Notice
You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take Youth Protection training.
To take Youth Protection training: Go to
E-Learning Click on Youth Protection and follow the Directions Below.

1. From the menu on the left, click E-Learning.
2. From the General tab, scroll down to Youth Protection Training and click Take Course. 
3. When you complete the course, print a certificate of completion to submit with a volunteer application, or submit the certificate to the unit leader for processing at the local council.
4. When your volunteer application is approved, you will receive a BSA membership card, which includes your member ID number. After you receive your membership card, log onto MyScouting, click My Profile, and enter your member ID number. This links your Youth Protection training records, and any other MyScouting training records, to your BSA membership