Youth Protection Training

BSA Youth Protection Mission Statement

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. 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.

Go to on the national BSA website for complete information on Youth Protection Training.


Required Training

  • Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers.
  • In Grand Columbia Council, Youth Protection training must be taken annually.
  • If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.


How To

You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.

If you do not already have a account,  go to  and create an account. You’ll receive an email notification with your account information, including a member ID/reference number.

Download the How-To Guide for taking Youth Protection Training