These policies primarily protect youth members; however, they also serve to protect adult leaders. Parents and youth using these safeguards outside the Scouting program further increase the safety of their youth. Those who serve in positions of leadership and supervision with youth outside the Scouting program will find these policies to help protect youth in those situations as well.
The head of the chartered organization or chartered organization representative and their committee chair must approve the registration of the unit’s adult leaders.
The Atlanta Area Council has developed the resources below to educate adults and youth on the the BSA’s Youth Protection Policies.