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Youth Protection Training

Circle Ten has recently announced that the new 2018 BSA Online Training meets Texas State Requirements and has been approved to replace the Face to Face (F2F) Training!

Please note: Anyone who has recently taken F2F training and/or has an unexpired F2F YPT card – the card will be accepted at Circle Ten Council Summer Camps and Day/Twilight Camps this year.  Those who have not taken F2F Training or have an expired F2F card will be required to take the Online YPT training thru and will need to print their certificate to show for validation upon arrival at camp.

Every Adult Scouter who is 18 years old or older has to redo their YPT by October 2018 regardless if their YPT from the past is current or not. This also goes for any youth who are going to work on any Summer or Winter camp staff who are younger than 18 years old.

Why is it necessary?

The State of Texas requires additional certification beyond what BSA national provides for specific youth activities. This training meets what the State of Texas requires.

What specific activities require YPT certification?

  • Adult overnight stays at Council Organized Summer Camps.
  • Leaders who participate at Council Organized Circle Ten Summer Camps
  • Adult participation as leaders at Day Camps
  • Adult overnight stays at Council Organized Circle Ten Winter Camps.

What activities do not require this special certification?

  • Adult overnight participation in troop or pack campouts.
  • Parent visits to any activity which does not involve overnight stays or leadership roles as described above.
  • Day activities such as Cub Fun days.

How long is the certification valid?

Two years from the date of the training.

If a parent or guardian has no leadership roles, but comes to some events like unit meetings, courts of honor and cub fun days, are they required to have YPT  certification?

Not in all cases, but it is strongly recommended for all parents or guardians of scouts. Any registered adult in the program must have the on-line Youth Protection certification.

 Why YOU should take Youth Protection Training TODAY… 


November 9-11, 2018

 Texas Motor Speedway

It will be BIGGER, BETTER, and more XCITING than ever!


If you missed CTX in 2015, this year you will have an opportunity to redeem yourself. 2015’s event was the largest event in our 100+ year history, and for all Scouts and Scouters alike, it didn’t disappoint. The council took over Texas Motor Speedway from November 13-15, 2015. Scouts had the opportunity to participate in over 50 program activities including climbing walls, archery, and bubble ball. The Mikanakawa Lodge of the Order of Arrow had a spectacular Indian village set up complete with full regalia, hot air balloons, dancing, tee pees, and beadwork. Medieval Times was even present for midday entertainment (in the form of jousting!) at the dirt track. THIS YEAR WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER!

Scouting is an experience of a lifetime and will be on display, once again,  at the 2018 Circle Ten Xperience.

What is CTX?

Circle Ten Xperience, located at Texas Motor Speedway on November 9-11, 2018, will be a gathering of Scouts and families with a projected attendance of over 12,000 people. It will be a weekend jam-packed with activities for Scouts of all ages.

The event will begin Friday evening with groups of Scouts and their families arriving to set up camp. Program activities like archery, obstacle courses, and blacksmithing for example, will run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday ending with an arena show that begins at 7:00 p.m. inside the Texas Motor Speedway race track. The Arena Show will consist of a “Legends Car” race, band, video productions on the “Big Hoss” TV, and a fireworks show.

Download 2018 CTX Save the Date brochure.


This is also taking place of our District Fall Camporee.