Required Training

Youth Protection Training is required for all BSA registered volunteers. Golden Spread Council requires Youth Protection Training to be valid for the entire registration period. In other words, the expiration date of each leader’s training must be later than the expiration date of their registration.  Youth Protection Training is available online or through a facilitated course.

How to Complete Online Youth Protection Training

First-time users:  Visit the My.Scouting website and create an account. From the My.Scouting portal, Youth Protection Training is available through the BSA Learn Center. The course is made up of three learning modules and a certification test. All four parts must be completed.  Upon completion, print the training certificate. Training certificates must be turned in with all adult applications.

Returning users:  Log in to the My.Scouting website. Click on “Menu,” then “My Dashboard.”  On the Youth Protection Training listing, choose “Retake Course.” Complete the training and print out the completion certificate. Records sync with the national and council databases within 24-48 hours of completion.

Technical support

Contact the National Help Desk at 972-580-2489 or myscouting@scouting.org. Include the council name (Golden Spread) and headquarters city (Amarillo, TX). Representatives are available between 8 AM and 8 PM, Monday through Friday.

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