Youth Protection Training

Pack 12 requires all parents get 2 different youth protection certifications:

    Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection
    Required by Boy Scouts of America
  1. Click the link:  Boy Scouts of America - Youth Protection
  2. Click the button: "Create an Account"
  3. Follow steps to register (Do Not worry about Scouter ID#. You will be given that later.)
  4. Take the Youth Protection course (about 10 minutes)
  5. Print or Save your certificate.
  6. Turn your certificate into Christie Silvestri or Aaron Lyles.

Virtus - Protecting God's Children

Required by the Catholic Church who provides a place for us to meet and hold activities every week.
  1. Click the link:  Virtus - Protecting God's Children
  2. Select from drop down list: Diocese of Charlotte, NC
  3. I would like to attend a Protecting God's Children session," by clicking the green arrow.
  4. Complete you registration information, check the box next to the training session you wish to attend and click Submit Registration.
  5. "Click Submit Registration" (You will see a registration confirmation screen.)

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. 

 Effective June 1, 2010, the Boy Scouts of America adopted a Youth Protection training program that is required for all registered volunteers.  Please click on this link to the BSA's website for more information.

In addition, being part of the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, our Pack requires active parents & guardians to take a 3-hour course called Protecting God's Children.  This program is non-denominational, non-religious program gives adult guardians tools to recognize and combat child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse.   Most organizations that work with children have some sort of child safety program. Through the Protecting God’s Children program, we maximize those efforts by helping churches and religious organizations refine their roles as child-safe environments and empowering caring adults to protect children. The VIRTUS® programs assist the Church in being a safe haven for children and a messenger for preventing child sexual abuse.

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