Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection Training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse. It covers the BSA’s Youth Protection Guidelines, the Guide to Safe Scouting, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. It is required training for every leader before registration, and it must be renewed every 2 years.

Individuals can take this training module  (a) online at, (b) with an instructor via Training On The Road (see below), or (c) with an instructor at the Heart of the Month YPT Class on the 15th of the month, whatever day of the week that is; the classes are at 7-8:30 PM at the VHC Service Center.

TRAINING ON THE ROAD.  Except for Powwow and the outdoor training courses (BALOO and IOLS), the VHC Training Committee can usually provide instructor-led training for any of the other courses, including the on-line courses. These courses will be scheduled at the convenience of the requesting unit if half a dozen leaders can be signed up. Usually, we ask that leaders from other units be invited to attend, too, to provide as many training opportunities as possible for our adult leaders.    Interested? Click here to contact our Training Chair to find out when you can train all the leaders and parents in your pack or troop.