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 my.scouting.org 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.