posted Oct 17, 2018, 6:26 PM by John Royar   [ updated Oct 17, 2018, 6:31 PM ]

Youth Protection Training (YPT)

• As of October 12, just under 350K volunteers have an expired YPT across the BSA. Within the East Texas Area Council we still have 1,069 Leaders that must complete the new training. Scouters that have NOT taken the new YPT will not be able to recharter.  (i.e., their unit cannot submit their recharter with individuals who have an expired YPT included).  This will undoubtedly lead to some units being forced to remove leaders from their roster in order to submit their charter renewal. 

• As a reminder Y02 and Y03 have all been subsumed by the new YPT Y01.  I.e., YPT for all Scout Leaders, regardless of which programs they are registered in (Scouting, Venturing, Exploring), shows as Y01.

• The most common reasons why individuals who think they have completed the new YPT appear as noncompliant in YPT reports are:

o They failed to complete ALL FOUR YPT modules.

o They have multiple member ID numbers.  This often happens when a person that has forgotten their my.Scouting credentials creates a new account rather than contact Member Care at 972-580-2489 (M-F) for help.

o Leaders with multiple membership ID numbers in multiple councils (including the national council and region/area registrations) should read the section under the Manage Member ID to learn how to synchronize their training across each member ID.

• There seems to still be confusion amongst some Scouters who did not realize that even if they took YPT in January of this year, that they had to take the new YPT (released in February 2018) and that the expiration date for ALL previous versions of YPT (Scouting, Venturing and Exploring) was changed so that it was not later than September 30, 2018.

• For inquiring minds, updating YPT using Training Manager DOES update the YPT database of record in ScoutNet. (Give it overnight to sync.)


Manage Member ID process

• If you find yourself in the situation where you need to add a Membership ID number to your my.Scouting account, the process is easy:  Click on the Menu in the upper left hand corner, then under Legacy Web Tools select Manage Member ID.  At the bottom of the page, you can select the council (including the National Council #000, which you should not confuse with the National Capital Area Council #082) and then add your membership ID number.

• For those members that have multiple membership numbers (see example below) in order to synchronize your training (including YPT) across all of your membership ID numbers, simply make each Membership ID number your PRIMARY for 24 hours, and then switch to the next Membership ID.