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.
Boy Scouts of America takes great pride in the quality of our adult
leadership. Being a leader in the BSA is a privilege, not a right. The
quality of the program and the safety of our youth members call for
high-quality adult leaders. We work closely with our chartered
organizations to help recruit the best possible leaders for their units.
adult application requests background information that should be
checked by the unit committee or the chartered organization before
accepting an applicant for unit leadership. While no current screening
techniques exist that can identify every potential child molester, we
can reduce the risk of accepting a child molester by learning all we can
about an applicant for a leadership position—his or her experience with
children, why he or she wants to be a Scout leader, and what discipline
techniques he or she would use.
- Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers.
Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s
Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of
recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.
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.
For more information about BSA's Youth Potection Poliy, got to: http://www.scouting.org/Training/youthprotection.aspx