Scouting has one of the most stringent and required youth protection training in the USA.
Unfortunately many Scouters feel that training alone makes them "trained".
The better trained the adult is, the better the program and experience is for the youth. So we strongly recommend basic and advanced training. Some are on-line. Many of the courses can be completed with other adults and the comradery of that setting cannot be beat. You will make lifelong friends at these venues.
For more information, contact your District's Executive on training courses and availability.
If you don't know your District Executive, click on the "What District Am I?" button, locate your town, and click the District link to the right of your town name.