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Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers. While the BSA requirement is completion of Youth Protection training every two years, in Connecticut Yankee Council, Youth Protection training must be completed EVERY YEAR. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter ("current" means completed within the current calendar year), the volunteer will be removed from the Unit charter and will not be reregistered.


If you are a new leader, you must complete Youth Protection training BEFORE submitting an application. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.


Youth Protection training must be taken online through your My.Scouting account. To take Youth Protection training, you must first create an online account in My.Scouting and then take the online training. The course takes about 60 minutes to complete and consists of three sections of content plus a final section with a 25 question quiz. You MUST complete all 4 sections including the quiz to receive training credit. If you do not have a BSA membership ID number when you initially complete this training, please print a copy of the completion certificate (available at the end of the online training course) and submit the certificate to your Unit leader (keep a copy for yourself). Once you receive a BSA membership ID number, you will need to then update your My.Scouting account profile with your BSA membership ID number.


Effective March 29, 2018, instructor lead classroom Youth Protection Training may be available for groups of Scouters. Please contact your District Training Chair or your District Executive for more information on classroom training programs for YPT.


How to Guide for Taking Youth Protection.


If you have ANY questions, please contact your District Training Chair, your District Executive, or contact Karen Caiati at (203) 951-0234 or email.


Click here for the March 8, 2018 BSA Announcement on the New Youth Protection Training.


Click here to learn more about Youth Protection


All persons involved in Scouting shall report to local authorities any good-faith suspicion or belief that any child is or has been physically or sexually abused, physically or emotionally neglected, exposed to any form of violence or threat, exposed to any form of sexual exploitation, including the possession, manufacture, or distribution of child pornography, online solicitation, enticement, or showing of obscene material. You may not abdicate this reporting responsibility to any other person.





If you suspect child abuse, please report it immediately to the

Council Scout Executive Charles Flowers.

Charles can be reached at (203) 951-0800

or via e-mail at charles.flowers@scouting.org.


You may also report suspected child abuse to the

Boy Scouts of America by calling the

Scouts First Helpline (24/7/365) at (844) 726-8871 (SCOUTS1)

or via e-mail at youth.protection@scouting.org



Click here for more information on Child Abuse Reporting Requirements




Click here for information on State of Connecticut reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect