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Youth Protection Training Update

All GGAC adult volunteers must be registered with the BSA and be Youth Protection Trained (YPT) to ensure that all adults know how to recognize and correctly report behaviors suspicious for grooming and abuse. On May 19, 2021 the GGAC Executive Board adopted a YPT policy to reinforce our awareness of Youth Safety.
GGAC now requires that all registered adults 18 and over maintain YPT compliance for their entire registration period. As it is currently possible for YPT to expire during that period, this may require the adult to refresh their YPT training on an annual basis.
My Scouting sends reminders at 90, 60, and 30 days prior to YPT expiration. The BSA is also updating its YPT course materials effective June 1, 2021.
  • If your YPT training is not current or will expire before December 31, 2021, you should complete the course as soon as possible.
  • If you started the training, but do not complete it by May 31, 2021, you will have to retake the course.
  • If your YPT training is current, you do not immediately have to take the updated course, but you will need to ensure compliance with GGAC policy.
For registered adults who lack current YPT certification, you will have 30 days to complete YPT, or your registration will be revoked. GGAC is sending a courtesy email reminder to those adults whose YPT certificate has lapsed.
Beginning June 1, 2021, all adults with expiring YPT certifications will have their registration revoked if the training is not completed by the end of the month in which the certificate expires.
Learn more about YPT training here.
Check your YPT status via My Scouting here.

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