2023 YPT Training Requirements For Recharter

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is mission critical that volunteers and council staff work within their roles to create and maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, territory, area, council, district and unit levels.

Three Fires Council prioritizes the well-being of the thousands of youth we serve every day. In order to maintain the highest level of diligence for the BSA’s Youth Protection Training (YPT), all adult leaders will now be required to have their Youth Protection training valid for the entirety of the program charter year for which they’re registering (12-month period).

A volunteer is rechartering with a Cub Scout Pack on November 1, 2023. Their YPT training must not expire before October 31, 2024, (the end of the recharter year.)

*Unit level volunteers should plan to retake Youth Protection training no later than August-September 2023 to ensure compliance through October of 2024.

A member of a council committee is renewing their registration with the council on May 1, 2023. Their YPT training needs to be current through April 30, 2024, (the end of the charter period for the council).

*Council and District Committee members and Commissioners (including Merit Badge Counselors) should retake Youth Protection training immediately to ensure compliance through the end of April 2024.

By ensuring every volunteer’s Youth Protection certificate is valid for the entire charter period (12 months) we can ensure 100% compliance at all times. This additional registration requirement was approved by the Three Fires Council Board of Directors at the December 2022 board meeting.

Commissioners will receive additional guidance with the distribution of unit recharter packets in August of 2023.

Youth Protection Training Updates