Youth Protection Training and Policies

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.

Are you a Scout leader/volunteer who joined prior to February 3, 2018? CLICK HERE to see information about updates to BSA youth protection rules that affect you.

want to take the classroom version of youth protection training?

Youth Protection Policy, Training Information and Resources

CLICK HERE to learn Scouting's Barriers to Abuse

CLICK HERE to receive the Capitol Area Council Camp Youth Protection Policy

CLICK HERE to see the letter from the Scout Executive to volunteers taking Youth Protection Training

CLICK HERE for new Youth Protection Training resources for course facilitators (NOTE: this is a .zip folder with multiple documents inside)

Center for Child Protection (Travis County) website
Center for Child Protection (Travis County) flyer for BSA
Partners Against Child Trafficking (PACT)
Children's Advocacy Center (serving Bastrop, Lee, Fayette Counties)
Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center (Blanco, Burnet, Llano, Mason Counties)
Hays-Caldwell Women's Center
Hill Country Cares (Gillespie County)
Gonzales Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Child ID kit (English)
Child ID kit (Spanish)
NetSmartz Workshop
NetSmartz411 (for parents)
Google Online Safety Center
Mothers Against Drunk Driving "Power of Parents" program
AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign
Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (Diocese of Austin - Catholic)
Communities in Schools "Pebble Project"
My Healing Place (grief and trauma counseling)
Austin Travis County Integral Care (mental health, grief, trauma counseling)
National Domestic Violence Hotline

District Youth Protection Champions

CLICK HERE for the Unit Youth Protection Champion job description

Does your unit need help finding a Unit Youth Protection Champion? Contact your District Youth Protection Champion:

Armadillo - David Jones
Bee Cave - John Kearney 512-731-9730
Blackland Prairie - Laura Barksdale 512-413-9079
Chisholm Trail - Stan Heston 512-914-0701
Colorado River - Sgt. Dale Multer 512-854-9844
North Shore - Barbara Boulware-Wells 512-771-7171
San Gabriel - Jackie Puska 512-930-4219
Thunderbird - Michael Torres 512-470-4526
Waterloo - Marilyn Ross 512-342-1755

Don't see your district listed? Contact your District Executive (CLICK HERE for the district leadership)