This is a small tutorial on how to compete the BSA Youth Protection Training. It is an online course that takes about 30 minutes to complete, a bit longer if you have to make an account. All troop leaders and any adult who will accompany the scouts on any scouting event must complete this. This is not intended for scouts, only adults. You can click on any of the pictures in this post to see the full size versions.
First open a browser and go to my.scouting.org (click here) where you will see the login screen. Either sign in or create an account.
Once you have logged on you will see a big red link to the YPT course on the right at the top of the side bar.
Clicking on that will bring you to the training part of your dashboard where the link to the course is. Click on the words ‘Take Course’ towards the right to start. If you have already competed the training in the past then you’ll see the words ‘Retake Course’ like in the screenshot below.
This is what the start of the course looks like. You will need to watch some videos and answer questions correctly to complete the training.
Once completed you will have to print out your certification. There are wallet size certifications and you should cut them out and keep one in your wallet since that is what you will need to show to prove that you took the course. This is how I did it.
Go back to your Dashboard / Training screen and click on the blue icon on the far right of the YPT Status bar.
You will probably see only one course so click on the arrow thing in the little pop-up box.
This brings up your completion certificate. You will want to both save the file and print it out.
If you have any questions or comments you can either leave them here or contact me by email
In case you missed it the troop’s December 2016 Court of Honor was held last night. Many scouts earned advancements and merit badges which are at the bottom of the post, even Mr. Hoffman got an award. Anyhoo, here are a few pictures.
Building a giant crossbow has it’s rewards
Mr. Hoffman receiving the Monmouth County’s Outstanding Leadership Award. Way to go Mr. Hoffman!
Some Eagle scouts from days gone by were able to attend. Thanks guys!
And what picture post would be complete without one of the troop?
If you want a picture of your son receiving his rank I may have it courtesy of Mrs. Pullaro (our troop’s unofficial photographer because she has a really good camera).
Congratulations to all the scouts who earned a badge or a new rank!
We have just installed a new editor on the wiki so it doesn’t look like we’re back in 1992 anymore. Now you do NOT have to learn wiki markup code to make some nice looking pages. Just type/paste your words, highlight them and click on a button. The recipe for Paper Bag Bacon and Eggs was just made with it.
If you have some powerful knowledge you want to share and want to become famous for it, start adding to our troop’s wiki. Besides you will be helping others and isn’t that the 3rd part of the Scout Law?
Thank you to everyone who came out to help with the project! The time ended up being a bit longer than expected, but the entire project is constructed! I have attached a picture of it on this email. Again, thank you very much to everyone!
2016 brought along some changes in the requirements to advance in rank. If you don’t have the new rank requirements we’ve put them on our website. Just go to the documents page and download them. You can print the pdf on both sides and make a nice insert for your Boy Scout Handbook, or just read them on your phone like the scout in the picture is doing.
As you are aware, last November East Brunswick Boy Scout Troops, Crews and Cub Scout Packs held a food drive to benefit M.C.F.O.O.D.S., Middlesex County’s emergency food network (link). Our drive was very successful; collecting 4,800 pounds of food, $541 in cash and $110 in gift cards. Our drive helped MCFOODS provide adequate supply of nutritious foods and necessities to Middlesex County residents in need.
The benefits we provided to families in our area was priceless. As such, we are making the East Brunswick Scout food drive an annual event. The food drive this year is scheduled for November 5th and 6th. We’re asking scouts and families to come out again for this worthy event.
I am collecting for Operation Shoebox for my Star service hours. Operation Shoebox sends items to the U.S Military stationed overseas. I will bring a box to collect the items to the next few meetings. I attached a flyer with the items most needed to this email. Let me know if you have any questions.
As Mr. Hoffman said at last night’s meeting, if you didn’t get your medical forms, parts A & B, completed and filled out for summer camp then you will need to complete them soon. You can get the forms here or on our documents page.
As mentioned last night, if you did not attend summer camp, we need to get a medical form for participation in troop activities for the year. You can get a current copy of the form here. These forms are editable. So, you can enter your information and then update any changes for the following year (at least until they change the form again). This applies to any scouts or scouters who will be traveling with us. If you have a saved copy from a previous summer camp, note we only need parts A and B filled out for trips up to 72 hours. Part C (the doctor’s form) is only needed for trips >72 hours.