Youth Protection Training

The Piedmont Council places the highest importance on protection of our youth. This online Youth Protection Training (YPT) course covers the BSA Youth Protection policies and procedures. Through simulated scenarios, adults learn how to recognize, respond and report improper activity. This valuable course is required for every adult volunteer.

YPT: Keeping Kids Safe

The Piedmont Council is 100% committed to keeping our youth safe and we appreciate the commitment of our more than 150 volunteer leaders to make this happen.

Online YPT Training

Estimated Time to Complete: 75 minutes

  1. Go to and sign in. Check out our Getting Started guide for tips on creating an account.
  2. On, click on the YPT logo. Check out our YPT How-To Guide for step-by-step instructions.
  3. When you have completed the training, please download (save as a PDF file) and email or print your certificate and send a copy to the Scout Office so we can ensure your record is updated correctly.

Anyone is welcome to take the course. You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.

The Piedmont Council requires Youth Protection Training (YPT) to be renewed every two years. For more information and resources click here.

If you have any difficulty with the Youth Protection Training website or BSA Online Learning Center, contact BSA Member Care at 855-707-2644.

The BSA has recently updated their Youth Protection policies to apply to social and digital media. For more information on how to communicate via social platforms while complying with Youth Protection standards, please see this guide from the National Office.

Click here to see the Youth Protection Infographic to see how we protect youth.

Parents can find additional BSA information regarding youth protection here.

YPT Training

This valuable online course is required for every adult volunteer. It is recommended for all parents and available to anyone, free of charge.


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