TRAINING & YOUTH PROTECTION

YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING

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ADULT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  1. Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for merit badge counselors and any parent attending a troop camping trip. This training must be renewed every two years. See instructions for taking YPT online.
  2. All Registered Leaders (including Summer Camp chaperones) must also take Youth Protection Training and This is Scouting.
  3. Troop Committee Members must also take Troop Committee Challenge.
  4. Assistant Scoutmasters must also take Scoutmaster Specific Training and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.


All training courses except for the Assistant Scoutmaster ones may be taken at the On Line Training Center. After completing a course, print your certificate and give a copy to the Adult Training Coordinator (Jon Rea) for the troop records.

Assistant Scoutmaster training is offered in April and October by Washington Crossing Council. You may also take them from a neighboring council such as Cradle of Liberty.

PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH PROTECTION

SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING

Many other on line training courses are available and are recommended for Assistant Scoutmasters and other adults attending camping trips including:

  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • Weather Hazards
  • Trek Safely
  • Climb On Safely