There are many aspects to Youth Protection in the Boy Scout Program. Monmouth Council has gathered the most relevant information on this page. Links to BSA National pages are provided whenever possible so that the most current information is available. If further information is needed please do not hesitate to email Monmouth Council’s Youth Protection Champion or for immediate assistance during business hours please call Monmouth Council at 732-536-2347.
What is Youth Protection? Is it more than just an online course?
Youth Protection is of paramount importance to the Boy Scouts of America and relies upon the shared involvement of everyone in Scouting, including:
- Volunteers and Leaders who create a culture of awareness and safety within their units and councils and ensure that their units follow the BSA’s youth protection policies.
- Parents who monitor and participate in their children’s activities and teach them personal safety skills.
- Scouting professionals who increase the awareness of the BSA’s Youth Protection policies, make training available to everyone, encourage all Scouting units to include personal safety awareness education in their programs, and enforce Youth Protection policies in all council-sponsored activities.
- Anyone who becomes aware of possible abuse within Scouting; must report any suspicion to the proper authorities for review and investigation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Guidelines
BSA National provides excellent websites that provide FAQs and Guidelines for Youth Protection and Adult Leadership.