Effective immediately, all merit badge counselors must have completed the new Youth Protection Training that was placed online on Feb 1, 2018 to be considered registered.   This policy is for all merit badge counselors, no exceptions.

Later this week, Scoutbook will automatically not list any merit badge counselor who has not completed YPT on or after 2/1/18

When the merit badge counselor list is replaced on our council website, all counselors who have not completed the new training will be removed from the list.

If a counselor takes the training after the list is uploaded, they will be returned to the list on the next upload to the council website (which normally occurs monthly.)

Scoutbook will reflect that they have taken the training the next day or two and return them to the list there.

How to check your Youth Protection training date and expiration

  1. Log in to My.Scouting.org.
  2. Click “Menu” at the top left.
  3. Click “My Dashboard.”
  4. Make sure you’re under “My Training” and “YPT.”
  5. Note the date next to “Youth Protection Training Certification.” You’ll see the date you completed the course right there. Below that, you’ll find the date your certification expires — two years after completion.
  6. If your completion date is on or after 02/01/18, you have taken the updated training.
  7. Next make sure you’re my.Scouting account is linked to your Merit Badge Counselor postion:
  8. Click on the three line menu in the upper left and select “My Profile” and make sure under Active Positions, it lists merit badge counselor.  If it does not, send an email to: [email protected]
  9. Congrats! Thanks for your efforts to help keep Scouts safe.