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Sunday, 25 November 2012 18:15

Frequently Asked Questions about Youth Protection Training Requirements

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Who is required to take youth protection training?

All registered leaders are required to take the appropriate version(s) of youth protection. In short, if someone is registered in a position where they have to pay a membership fee, they have to take youth protection. It does not matter if the position requires direct youth contact. Additionally, merit badge counselors are required to take youth protection. It is strongly recommended that all adults, including parents, who are involved with your Scouting program or have contact with Scouting youth take youth protection, even if they are not registered leaders.

How often does youth protection need to be taken?

Youth protection training needs to be taken every 2 years.  New leaders should take youth protection within 1 month of registration.

How is the youth protection training requirement enforced?

Adults who do not have a current youth protection certification on file with the council will not be permitted to re-register with your unit at recharter time unless they submit proof of training with your recharter packet.  All adult leaders within a unit must be current with their youth protection training or the charter for the entire unit will be blocked.

Is it possible to "test out" of youth protection training?

No.

Some of my leaders took youth protection online. Why isn't it reflected in their records?

The most common cause of this problem is that that their correct BSA ID number is not listed in their MyScouting account. To fix this, they need to login to their MyScouting account on the national scouting.org web page, select "Update My Profile," then scroll down to the "Membership Info" section, enter their council affiliation (Occoneechee - Raleigh,NC - #421) and BSA Member ID and click the "add" button.

Exploring leaders need to make sure that their ID number is associated with their MyParticipation account. To fix this, they need to login to their MyParticipation account by going to myparticipation.org, select "Update My Profile," then scroll down to the "Membership Info" section, enter their council affiliation (Occoneechee LFL Office - Raleigh, NC) and BSA Member ID and click the "add" button.

Which version of youth protection do my leaders need to take online?

Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and District leaders should take the course titled "Youth Protection Training". This course is listed under the "Cub Scout", "Boy/Varsity Scout", and "General" tabs of the national Scouting E-learning site. This course is listed in training records with the course code Y01.

Venturing leaders should take the course titled "Youth Protection Training - Venturing Version". This course is only listed under the "Venturing" tab of the national Scouting E-learning site. This course is listed in training records with the course code Y02.

Exploring leaders should take the course titled "Youth Protection Training - Exploring Version". This course is only available on the Learning for Life E-Learning site. This course is listed in training records with the course code Y03.

If leaders are registered in more than one type of unit, do they need to take multiple versions of youth protection?

Yes. As an example, a person who is registered as a troop committee member and an associate crew advisor will need to take both the "regular" Cub Scout/Boy Scout youth protection course (Y01) and the Venturing youth protection course (Y02).

How do you get to the national E-learning sites?

To get to the national Scouting E-learning site, Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders should go to www.scouting.org, select the MyScouting link (upper right corner), enter their username and password, and then select the "E-Learning" link on the left side of the page.

To get to the national Learning for Life (Exploring) E-learning site, Exploring leaders should go to exploring.learningforlife.org, select "Youth Protection Training" under the "Resources" menu, select the "click to begin" link under the "Youth Protection Training" heading, enter their username and password, and then select the "E-Learning" link on the left side of the page.

Some people are no longer seeing online training when they login to MyScouting.  Why?

National BSA is in the process of re-writing MyScouting.  Unfortunately, while this is going on, there are 2 versions of MyScouting that are available - the old one, and the new one.  Some tools are only available on the old version of MyScouting, and some tools are only available on the new version of MyScouting.  People who use bookmarks to connect to MyScouting may have bookmarked the wrong one.  As of November 2012, online training is only available on the old version of MyScouting.  See the previous question for instructions on how to get to the correct version of MyScouting.

I have people who want to take youth protection with an instructor rather than a computer. Is that possible?

Yes. The Cub Scout/Boy Scout version of youth protection is scheduled to be taught before roundtable on January 17, 2013 and February 21, 2013. On both of these days, it is scheduled for 6PM at Glendale Heights UMC on Leon St. in Durham. Additional instructor-led youth protection sessions (including other versions of the course) may be arranged by contacting the district training chair.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 November 2012 22:36
 

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