Types of Youth Protection Courses
Although the principles of Youth Protection are universal throughout the BSA, there are different variations for some programs. Additionally, training is different for adults versus youth.
Youth Protection Training
Youth Protection Training is required for all registered adults in Scouting. This version is required for adult leaders in Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops.
Venturing Youth Protection Training
Venturing Youth Protection Training is required for youth participants (ages 18 through 20) and adult leaders of Venturing crews and Sea Scout ships. This version is unique due to the coed nature of Venturing and Sea Scouting, as well as the wider age range of participants.
Exploring Youth Protection Training
Exploring Youth Protection Training is required for youth participants (ages 18 through 20) and adult leaders of Exploring posts. This version is unique due to the Exploring program's coed nature and the wider age range of participants.
Youth Protection Awareness for Scouts
The "three R's" of Youth Protection convey a simple message for the personal awareness of our youth members: Recognize that anyone could be a molester; Respond when someone is doing something that goes against your gut or against the safety guidelines; and Report attempted or actual molestation or any activity that you think is wrong to a parent or other trusted adult.
The BSA has personal awareness programs geared toward young people in three age-specific courses.
Cub Scouts - It Happened to Me
This video should be used annually by Cub Scout packs or dens when Cub Scouts are accompanied by a parent or other adult family member
Boy Scouts - A Time to Tell
This video introduces the "three R's" of Youth Protection and should be viewed by troops annually.
Venturers - Personal Safety Awareness
This video is a presentation for any young person 14 through 20 years of age. It deals with the issues of acquaintance rape, Internet safety, peer sexual harrassment, suicide and depression.