Interested adults can go to the BSA website, fill out the registration page, and take any or all of the online courses for adults at any time.  Your BSA ID number can be supplied at any time - before OR after the online training is completed (see note below).  However, for your training records to be linked to T-55, your BSA ID number must be entered.  If you do not have your BSA ID number at the time that you take a course, you will need to later log onto the BSA training website and update your profile by adding your ID number.

BSA's Youth Protection Training requirements effective June 1, 2010:

  • Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position.  This includes, and is not limited to, merit badge counselors.
  • Youth Protection Training must be taken every two years.  If a volunteer's YPT record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer's registration will not be renewed.
  • New leaders are required to take YPT before submitting an application for registration.  The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.

Adult Volunteers who have not completed Youth Protection Training within the past 2 years, and wish to retain the privilege of working with our Scouts in any capacity, need to go to the BSA's online learning center (see link below), create an account and take the YPT course.

After taking YPT or any of the other online courses, please do the following:

  1. Print and retain your certification card, and
  2. Send a message to James Cauble with the course name and the completion date, and he will record the completion in Troop 55's training records.

Please note that your certifications from the online courses are maintained in BSA's training records, but Troop 55 has no way of knowing what courses you have completed unless you take this extra step to inform T-55.

Continue to the BSA Learning Center   (My.Scouting website)

BSA registration or ID number:
If you are registered with T-55, your BSA registration number is shown below your name on the roster of adult leaders (click here for adult roster).  You can also obtain your BSA number by contacting our Registrar:
    Tara Henke at or 713-557-4044 (cell)