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Los Padres CouncilThe Safety ZoneYouth Protection and Scouting

Youth Protection
Begins With You

Youth Protection is best achieved through the shared involvement of everyone in Scouting.

Scouting's Commitment
to Youth Protection

  • Educate Scouting professionals volunteers, parents, and youth members to aid in the detection and prevention of child abuse.
  • Strengthen charted organizations' leader selection procedures to prevent offenders from entering BSA leadership ranks.
  • Strengthen policies that create barriers to child abuse within the program.
  • Encourage Scouts to report improper behavior in order to identify offenders quickly.
  • Swiftly remove and report alleged offenders.

Scouting's
Barriers to Abuse

  • Two-deep leadership required on all outings.
  • One-on-one contact between adults and Scouts prohibited.
  • Separate accomodations for adults and Scouts required.
  • Privacy of youth respected.
  • Inappropriate use of cameras, imaging, or digital devices prohibited.
  • No secret organizations.
  • No hazing.
  • No bullying.
  • Youth leadership monitored by adult leaders.
  • Appropriate attire for all activities.
  • Members are responsible to act according to the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Units are responsible to enforce Youth Protection policies.

For more information about Youth Protection, visit
http://www.scouting.org/youthprotection.aspx

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