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New Youth Protection Training

If you are a registered adult in the BSA, then this applies to you and needs your attention and action! 

The new Youth Protection Training for Boy Scouts of America adult leaders and parents (familiarly called YPT2) went live online on February 1, 2018. BSA has developed the new programs with the help of some of the greatest experts in the field of child abuse and maltreatment, and using the most current research. The content is much more in-depth and relevant.
The new YPT2 training will be used by everyone. There is only one training and the code will show up on the user’s my.scouting profile as Y01. The training and completion of the post-test should take about 90 minutes and Youth Protection training remains a two-year certification. It is important to note, that everyone registered with the BSA must take the new YPT by October 1, 2018. Currently, there is no facilitator led option, but it is anticipated that materials will be out in late spring.

To take the training go to my.scouting.org, authenticate and follow the links to Youth Protection Training.  There is also an optional video from the Chief of the BSA. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with your District Youth Protection Champion. The questions they cannot answer will be passed up to the Council YP Champion and above and we will try to share information as we receive it.

New National policies are being introduced in coordination with the new training being released: 

  • Before any adult can be registered in the BSA, they must have completed the YPT training. 
  • Every unit must be 100% compliant with YPT before they can re-charter.
  • Effective, June 1, 2018, all adults present at any event at an event for 72 total hours or longer must be registered as a scouter which includes the criminal background check and YPT training. 

Remember, Youth Protection begins with You!

Shakori’s Rookie of the Year 2017

At the Council’s Annual Awards Banquet, Dawn Hale was recognized as Shakori District’s Rookie of the Year for 2017. Congratulations Dawn! 

 

New Youth Protection Training is here!

written by Susan Long, Occoneechee Council

The new Youth Protection Training for Boy Scouts of America adult leaders and parents (familiarly called YPT2) went live online on February 1, 2018.  BSA has developed the new programs with the help of some of the greatest experts in the field of child abuse and maltreatment, and using the most current research.  The content is much more in-depth and relevant.

The new YPT2 training will be used by everyone.  There is only one training and the code will show up on the user’s my.scouting profile as Y01.  The training and completion of the post-test should take about 90 minutes and Youth Protection training remains a two-year certification.  It is important to note, that everyone registered with the BSA must take the new YPT by October 1, 2018

The ScoutsFirst Helpline has been live and is there to support Scouts, families, and adult volunteers who have identified, know, or are/have been victims of abuse.  The ScoutsFirst Helpline number is 844.726.8871 (844.Scouts1) and is available 24/7.

Currently, there is no facilitator led option, but it is anticipated that materials will be out in late spring.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with your District Youth Protection Champion.  The questions they cannot answer will be passed up to the Council YP Champion and above and we will try to share information as we receive it.

Remember, Youth Protection begins with You!

Saponi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow elects new officers

Last week, the youth of the Saponi Chapter of Occoneechee Lodge 104 elected new chapter officers.  Your officers are: 

  • Chapter Chief: Alberto Daniel
  • Vice-Chief Program: Noah Vick
  • Vice-Chief Finance: Robbie Fisher
  • Vice-Chief Admin (South): Jacob McCall
  • Vice-Chief Admin (North): Ian Moore
  • Vice-Chief Communications: Jason Bird

They each serve one year until October 2018.

 

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