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Youth Protection Training


Effective June 1, 2010

§         Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position.

§         New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before submitting an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the 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.

More information about this change is available in English and Spanish versions online from

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  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, click on the link below:
1. From the menu on the left, click the Scouting Program (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing).
2. 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. 




 Click to begin Online Youth Protection Training


Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America
2745 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, IL 60035   
Phone: (847) 433-1813 •
Fax: (847) 433-2036
Webmaster: Seth Elder