Youth Protection

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels

Monmouth Council’s Youth Protection Training Requirement

Every adult leader in the Monmouth Council is required to have a Youth Protection Training Certificate that is valid for the entire period of the charter. 

In other words, every adult is required to undergo Youth Protection Training annually.

How Can I Take Youth Protection Training Online?

You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.

To take Youth Protection training go to  and create an account. You’ll receive an email notification with your account information, including a member ID/reference number.

From the  portal, click Menu then My Dashboard from the menu list. The My Training page displays to take Youth Protection training. Upon completion, you may print a training certificate to submit with a volunteer application. Your training will automatically be updated in our system and associated with the member ID/reference number issued when you created the account.

When your volunteer application is approved, you will receive a BSA membership card that includes your member ID number.

Youth Protection In-Person Classroom Offerings

To help our volunteers stay current with the new Youth Protection Training requirements, we are offering multiple in person offerings at the Council Service Center.   

Month Class Dates




If you can't make one of our in-person classes, you can take the new Youth Protection Training online at  


What is Youth Protection? Is it more than just an online course?

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub ScoutScouts BSA, and Venturing programs.

If further information is needed please do not hesitate to email Monmouth Council’s Youth Protection Champion or for immediate assistance during business hours please call Monmouth Council at 732-536-2347.

Council Youth Protection Champion

Charles  Hancock

Charles Hancock

Youth Protection Champion