Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our youth members and participants. To help protect our young people, we are pleased to offerTraining. This training is one part of a comprehensive youth protection training program that formally began in 1988. It is designed to help prevent child abuse in all of its forms, whether verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse or neglect.
Take MyScouting.org. You will be asked to create a user account for the Online Training Center if you do not already have one. Once logged in, Youth Protection Training is available under the "General" tab. The course takes about an hour, and you will receive a printable certificate indicating your trained status upon completion. Youth Protection Training online is also offered in Spanish.Training online at
Remember: new guidelines in the Guide to Safe Scouting require that at least one leader trained in be present at every outing or event. The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council encourages all unit leaders to complete Youth Protection Training.
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. One of the newest programs for educating our Scouts in internet safety is the Cyber Chip program.
Today's youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip. In developing this exciting new tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and training expert for many law enforcement agencies.
Netsmartz® has created a Scouting portal showcasing Cyber Chip resources, including grade-specific videos, for each level. (www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection/CyberChip.aspx) Cyber Chip is an educational program is similar to the token chip, where youth get credit for completing portions of the training in topics which include cyberbullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft.
All Cyber Chips will expire annually. Each Scout will need to “recharge” the chip by going back to the Netsmartz Recharge area. This space will hold new information, news, and a place for the Scout to recommit to net safety and netiquette. Then, with the unit leader, the Scout can add the new date to the Cyber Chip card or certificate.
All items listed below can be obtained at the Council Office or at the Pleasant Hill Scout Shop.
Last updated on Monday April 22, 2013 4:14 PM
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