“Youth Protection Training for Volunteer Leaders and Parents” is an important component of the Boy Scouts of America’s strategy to protect youth from sexual abuse and other forms of mistreatment. Child abuse is a serious problem in American society. There are more than 3 million reported cases of child abuse each year, including half a million reported cases of child sexual abuse. As the nation’s largest youth-serving organization, the Boy Scouts of America has a significant opportunity to impact this societal problem. Our first priority is to take steps to protect our members when they are participating in the Scouting program. This education may also make an impact on abuse in the community by increasing the awareness of our leaders, youth members, and their families. This training emphasizes BSA youth protection policies to be used by all Scouting members and units. These policies protect the youth in the program, as well as our adult volunteers.
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