Los Padres Council, Boy Scouts of America
4000 Modoc Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Phone: (805) 967-0105; Fax: (805) 967-5094
YOUTH SAFETY IS THE NUMBER 1 CONCERN OF THE BSA AND OUR LOS PADRES COUNCIL!
Leaders who are registered with our Council may soon receive notifications of not-current or soon-to-lapse Youth Protection Training (YPT). This notification will be sent directly from our National Office.
Any leader whose YPT is due in 30 or 60 days will receive an e-mail reminder that they must renew the training before the time has elapsed.
Any leader whose ScoutNet record shows they have not taken YPT will receive an e-mail reminder that YPT is required for all registered volunteers, regardless of their position.
LEADERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENT WITH THEIR YPT WILL NOT BE REREGISTERED IN THE PROGRAM. THIS IS A NATIONAL POLICY THAT THE LOS PADRES COUNCIL, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA MUST FOLLOW.
It is very easy to take the YPT on-line.
Go to www.myscouting.org/ and log in if you already have an account, or create a MyScouting account.
From the left frame on the MyScouting home page, click E-Learning.
Scroll down, and from Youth Protection Training, click Take Course.
You can also take an instructor led class, and it will be reported to our office so you can be credited for the course. (To take an instructor led course, contact your District Executive, who can help arrange the course for you.)
If you are not currently registered, you can create a MyScouting account without a member ID. Once you receive your member ID number (it will be on the registration card that will be sent to you after you have completed the YPT and submitted your registration), log back onto MyScouting and from My Profile in the left frame, click Update My Profile. Scroll down and from Membership Info, select your council; enter your member ID; and then click Add. This associates you profile with your member ID. If you need assistance in creating a MyScouting account, you may call the BSA National Office Help Desk at (972) 580-2267.
If you are Venturing Leader you will need to take the Venturing Youth Protection Training.
Thank you for your cooperation in this most important issue of keeping our Scouts safe in our program.
If you have any questions, you may contact Ron Walsh, our Program Director and Risk Manager at (805) 686-5167.
Serving Youth in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties Since 1919