Youth Protection Training

How to Complete BSA Youth Protection Training

Why YPT?

BSA Youth Protection Mission Statement

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs.


Who YPT?

1. Go to the My Scouting website.

Visit and click/tap on the “CREATE ACCOUNT” button.

2. Answer “No” to the prior association question.

If you have an existing member ID in the BSA system, you can login with that account or let the system search for you.

3. Complete the registration fields.

Enter the information requested, accept the terms and conditions and enter the captcha code to proceed. You will create a user ID and password. Save this for future access to My Scouting. If you are prompted for Unit Type, enter “Pack”, for Unit, enter “3037” , for Council, enter “Cherokee”.

4. Login to My Scouting.

Use your new ID and password to login to the My Scouting system

5. Click/Tap on the YPT logo.

This will show the the available Youth Protection Training courses.

6. Select “Youth Protection Training”.

This will launch the Youth Protection Training online course for leaders and parents of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. The other courses listed are for other Scouting programs

7. Complete the Training

The course takes about 30 minutes and includes several pauses to review and confirm your understanding with questions and answers.

8. Notify us of your completion.

Once done, you will be given the opportunity to print your certificates of completion. Save them as PDFs and email them to us at or print them and return them to your Den Leader. This is REQUIRED to confirm that our training obligations have been completed prior to our annual rechartering.

All registered adult leaders in the Boy Scouts of America are REQUIRED to have current YPT training completed within the past two calendar years. Tiger Parents and Lion Parents must also complete the training.

For questions or concerns, contact Jennifer Strand (423) 987-6621