Youth Protection Training
In order for a registered leader to recharter this year that leader must have completed Youth Protection Training (YPT) on or after February 1 st of 2018. There is now only one YPT course (Y01) for all programs and it must be completed on or after February 1, 2018. All Venturing YPT and Exploring YPT have been set to have an expiration date of September 30,2018 so Venturing and Exploring leaders will need to take Youth Protection Training if they have not already. Finally, any Venturing or Sea Scout youth who are over the age of 18 but not yet 21 will need to have taken YPT with a date on or after February 1 st of 2018.
You can find out more information about YPT here and you can go to to take online YPT.

ScoutsFirst for Help with Questions, Concerns and Reporting:  The ScoutsFirst Helpline also makes it easier for volunteers and families to address dangerous situations. If a leader or parent has a question about a situation, or something they've seen or if they want to report a possible incident, they can contact the Helpline for assistance. In cases of abuse, they should also notify the local authorities. ScoutsFirst Helpline (844)-Scouts1 or (844)726-8871.

ScoutsFirst for Counseling and Support:  The Boy Scouts of America is committed to providing ongoing support to victims and their families, including counseling. We want to help victims heal, on their own terms, with a professional counselor of their choice. Through the ScoutsFirst Helpline, the Boy Scouts of America offers assistance with counseling to any youth member, former youth member, or the family of any youth member who suffered abuse during their time in Scouting. To reach the ScoutsFirst Helpline, call (844)-Scouts1 or (844)726-8871, or email . Support is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Additional resources can be found on  Sam Houston Area Council's website  or at  BSA's website .