NEW Istrouma Area Council Policy

 on Youth Protection Training


The Executive Committee of the Istrouma Area Council Board voted on May 18, 2015 to adopt the following policy:

Adult Volunteers are required to submit the registration form, evidence of completion of Youth Protection Training and applicable fees in order for the registration to be accepted and processed.

 This differs from what is stated on the preprinted registration form. The form indicates there is a 30 day grace period for the youth protection training.

 Effective June 1, 2015, all adults registering, changing position or registering in multiply units MUST provide either a Youth Protection Training Certificate or current proof that they have taken the online Youth Protection Training. Youth Protection training is good for two years from the date it is taken.

 You can take the online Youth Protection by going to


The Istrouma Area Council, (IAC) serves 13 parishes in Louisiana and Wilkinson County, Mississippi and provides a quality Scouting program to more than 8,200 co-ed youth. More than 3,000 adult volunteers support 285 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews.

It is the mission of the Istrouma Area Council, Boys Scouts of America, to build character, citizenship and total fitness while preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over the course of their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

"...the final and chief test of the Scout is the doing of a good turn to somebody everyday, quietly and without boasting. This is the proof of the Scout." -The Boy Scout Handbook (1st Ed.)

Youth today face many challenges. Scouting provides youth with ways to cope with these challenges by encouraging them to help their fellow man.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

The Boy Scouts of America prides itself on encouraging youth to serve others. That's why the Scout slogan is "Do a Good Turn Daily." Scouts are encouraged to always be on the lookout for ways to help others and to do good deeds - or Good Turns.

"If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter."
-- Author Unknown


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