Youth Protection Training On-Line


Note: For online training, if you are unable to create an account or cannot log in, please contact MyScouting support by calling 800-627-3025 (select option 9) between 7 AM and 7 PM CT, Monday through Friday. Or you may send an e-mail to with your login e-mail address and contact information. Please include the council name (Patriots' Path Council) and the headquarters city (Florham Park). They will respond as soon as possible.

FOR REGISTERED SCOUTERS: Requirements for reporting suspected incidents of child abuse are very specific to NJ and to our council's communities. As of January 1st, 2010 Patriotís path council will accept all on-line training provided by the National council (i.e. through This includes first time training sessions that previously required attendance in a classroom. We strongly encourage leaders to take in person classes whenever possible as interaction and questions provide for a stronger knowledge and support system for our leaders. If you have any questions about this policy or questions about Youth Protection Training in general, please contact Dennis Kohl at 973-765-9322 x245.

Credit for completing the course and passing the test will only be credited to registered members of the Patriots' Path Council. Make sure upon completion you print out your certificate with the expiration date for your records.

The requirement for Risk Zone Training is a local requirement, not a National Office requirement. With the advent of the BSA on-line training and tour-permit approvals, we no longer require our units to have Risk Zone training in order to get an approved tour permit.
In place of Risk Zone, individuals must take Hazardous Weather Awareness training as a requirement for tour permit approval. As we review Hazardous Weather Awareness conditions as part of Risk Zone, individuals attending (or previously attended) Risk Zone will also get credit for Hazardous Weather Awareness. It is strongly recommended that the leadership of local units continue to have volunteers trained in Risk Zone for the added safety of their members. Courses will continue to be offered at the Council Service Center.

If you are re-certifying your Youth Protection Training you can take the course offered on-line HERE **Be sure to have your membership card or membership number ready before you take the course. You will be asked for that information! **

If you are a registered Scouter and wish to receive credit for completing this training online, at the end, you will be able to complete a test to demonstrate your knowledge, then enter your information so that the council may credit you for completing the course.

** Remember, you will need to have your membership card ready when you take the training, so that you can enter your membership number. Entering your membership number will ensure that you recieve credit for taking the course.

FOR NON-SCOUTERS: Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our youth members and participants. To help protect our young people, we are pleased to offer youth protection training online. This training is one part of a comprehensive youth protection training program that formally began in 1988. It is designed to help prevent child abuse in all of its forms-whether verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or neglect.

We are proud to offer this training free of charge to all parents, teachers, coaches, social workers, and youth development leaders. This training comes in an easy-to-use format and will require about an hour to complete, and it could be invaluable to you and the youth in your life.

Click here to begin the training