Zion DistrictYouth Protection

       Youth Protection Training

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. In this course, you will learn the BSA YPT Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report expected abuse. 

REMEMBER - YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING EVERY TWO YEARS TO REMAIN CURRENT, OR YOU WILL NOT BE RE-REGISTERED

Beginning Sept 1, 2017, all new adult volunteers will need to complete their Youth Protection Training (YPT) before they can be registered with the Boy Scouts of America. For online registration, you will send volunteers the same registration email link, and they will still register online. However, you as the unit will not be able to approve them until they complete YPT.

If you submit a paper-based application, the council will not be able to process it unless a YPT date (or certificate) is included.

Use my.scouting.org to take the online YPT training and to register new youth and volunteers. Please click here for instructions on a paperless system of registration. 

Thank you for your service to the youth.
Melissa Lawton | Program Assistant
Utah National Parks Council

 

 


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 sexual exploitation including the possession, manufacture, or distribution of child pornography, online solicitation, enticement, or showing of obscene material.  No person may abdicate this reporting to any other person.                                                                                                                                        
 --Guide to Safe Scouting.  "Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse", 2013

Steps to Reporting Child Abuse

    1.  Ensure the safety of the child

             a) Maintain two-deep leadership

             b) Get detailed information from the person reporting the abuse

  2.  Contact your local or state law enforcement agency immediately

  3.  Notify the Scouting Professional if at an event

  4.  Contact the Scout Executive

The "three R's" of Youth Protection convey a simple message to youth members:

  • Recognize situations that place you at risk of being molested, how child molesters operate, and that anyone could be a molester.

  • Resist unwanted and inappropriate attention. Resistance will stop most attempts at molestation.

  • Report attempted or actual molestation to a parent or other trusted adult. This prevents further abuse and helps to protect other children. Let the Scout know he or she will not be blamed for what occurred