It doesn't matter if you just joined Scouting or have 20 years under your belt as a Scoutmaster: you can learn something new. Scouting trains all of its adult leaders, as well as its youth leaders. Youth leadership training is critical to the success of the Scouting program at the Boy Scout and Venturing level, because the youth carry out the program and work with fellow members to reach program goals set for the year.
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 Scouting programs.
Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers and must be taken every two years. If a volunteer's Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.
To find out more about the BSA's Youth Protection procedures, please visit scouting.org/youthprotection.
Currently, the BSA is developing the latter, my.Scouting, to be a powerful set of tools for leaders to manage the role or position they have volunteered for in Scouting. During the transition, however, some resources are still accessed through the legacy system, MyScouting, most notably updating your profile and taking online training courses. That's why there's still two systems and even though they're linked, it can be a little confusing. Sorry about that and thanks for bearing with us--the end result should be great!
Use the legacy system, MyScouting.org, as your starting point to create an account. If you already have a legacy MyScouting account, you may use your current username and password to access my.Scouting. Please note: If you just created a MyScouting account, please allow 30 minutes for the accounts to synchronize before logging in to my.Scouting.
If you're a registered leader, please make sure to link your BSA member ID number to your account. This is the only way you'll be able to gain access to the tools and get credit for the online training courses you complete. Your unit leader may have your member ID, or you may contact the Cradle of Liberty Council at 610-688-6900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certain tools are available on your my.Scouting portal based on the role or position that you have in Scouting. For example: If you are a Key-3 leader in a unit (unit leader, committee chair, or chartered organization representative), you have the ability to manage your unit's roster, print membership cards, update profile information for members of your unit, create and manage sub organizations, and add training. The same can be said for districts, but a district Key-3 would have the ability to do that for their district and each of the units within that district.