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Updated Training Available Now

**By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training.** The enhanced and updated content will allow leaders and councils to comply with all current legal requirements. Even those who have completed YPT in the past two years must still complete this new version. While this may be inconvenient for some, it reflects the BSA's commitment to the safety of all youth.

Who is Required to Take Youth Protection Training?
- Adults accompanying units on activities who are present at the activity for 72 hours or more, must also take Youth Protection Training. The 72 hours need not be consecutive.
New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training prior to completing the registration process.
Units cannot re-charter unless all unit leaders have completed YPT within two years.
Program participants 18 years or older. Adult program participants (Venturing, Order of the Arrow, Exploring) must complete adult Youth Protection Training before submitting their adult application.

Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to take the training. 

The Only Position Exceptions to Taking Youth Protection Training are:
- institutional heads and
- adult partners in Tiger and Lion programs. 

- The training is closed captioned.
Spanish version will be available mid-2018
Facilitator-led training will be available at the Council office in the near future.  Please check the training pages for upcoming training dates.
You must have a my.Scouting.orgExternal Link account to take the training, but BSA registration is not required. BSA chartering organizations are welcome to take the training free of charge.
Printing the Training Completion Certificate
The training certificate will only be available for printing after completing the three required training modules and passing the test which completes the Youth Protection Training. It is available on my.Scouting.orgExternal Link on the Dashboard by clicking the print icon.


Guidelines for Youth Protection Training

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To confirm, take, or retake Youth Protection Training:


  1. Go to BSA’s website portal at My.Scouting.orgExternal Link (note the “dot” between “My” and “Scouting”) and sign-in with your same ID and Password used on the legacy website, or click “Create Account” if you are new to Scouting or do not have an existing account.

  2. Once logged in, click on the “Youth Protection Begins With You” graphic on the right side of the screen, or click on “Home”, then “My Dashboard”, and then on the “YPT” tab (if not displayed by default).

  3. View your YPT training history and expiration date, where you may select to take the course online.

Having problems with accessing YPT training or accuracy of your training records?


  • Confirm that your existing user profile on the legacy website MyScouting.orgExternal Link (under the “My Profile tab”) is linked to your official BSA Member ID # Number and Council affiliation (“Coastal Carolina Council - #550”), both found at the bottom of the user profile under “Membership Info”. This should be marked as your “Primary” affiliation. Update if necessary.

  • If you are still having problems please contact us at the Council office at 843-763-0305.


YPT Shield

Official Coastal Carolina Council policy:


  1. All registered adults must take Youth Protection Training (“YPT”), and then remain current by repeating YPT within 24-months, to participate in Scouting.

  2. New adult leaders and volunteers should be YPT-trained before any contact with Scouts begins.

  3. Special Requirements for Unit Re-Chartering

    - All registered adults must be current in YPT through the end of this year’s re-chartering period to be eligible for re-registration.

    - Youth Protection Training is current for 2 years from the date of completion.


Thank you for taking the time to learn about BSA’s Youth Protection programs and supporting our priority of youth safety in Scouting.