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This training is an important component of the Boy Scouts of America's strategy to protect its members from child abuse.  Child abuse is a serious problem in American society.  There are over 3 million reported cases of child abuse each year, including a half a million cases of child sexual abuse.  As the nation's largest youth-serving organization, the Boy Scouts of America has a unique opportunity to make an impact on this societal problem.

The objectives of this training are:

  • Enable Scouting Leaders and parents to recognize the indicators of abuse when they see them

  • Increase the protection of the children by promoting prompt reporting of suspected abuse

  • Inform our leaders of BSA's Youth Protection Policies

  • Increase leaders' and parents' awareness of other BSA Youth Protection Materials, including It Happened to Me , a video for Cub Scout-age boys and their parents, and A Time to Tell, a video for Boy Scout Age Boys.

  • Inform participants of the precise child abuse reporting procedures to be used in this council

  BSA Youth Protection Guidelines  (National BSA Site)



For additional information,
call the Scout Office at 763-545-4550


  Contact your District Executive for further information on new sessions.

Main Council Training Page

The web site is a legacy site of the Viking Council BSA, now Northern Star Council.  
This site was the original council site and was active from 1996 to 2002 and run by volunteers.  As the web became more important to Scouting, the council took over with paid staff.  This site is no longer maintained but is an interesting snapshot of an early Scouting web site.    You can share your comments
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