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|Youth Protection and PA Child Protective
The BSA has long required all registered leaders to take Youth Protection training and to renew that training every 2 years. Pack 405 requires any adult participating in an outing, such as a museum sleepover, to also take the training. See the Training page for more information about Scout training.
A new Pennsylvania law took effect in 2015 that requires adult volunteers that work with youth to obtain obtain additional background clearances. This is known as the Child Protective Services Law. Below is a summary of how this law applies to scouting.
The above information could change as a result of clarifications and updates to the law. Checkout the following link for up-to-date information from Cradle of Liberty Council on how the law applies to scouting, as well as how to obtain clearances:
If you are required to obtain Once clearances have been obtained, they must be submitted to council using the following link. You do not need to be a registered adult leader to submit clearances.
| BSA Youth
Youth Protection training is offered as an online course that takes 20 to 30 minutes.
The training can be found at
Basic steps for taking the course are:
Youth Protection Training