New Youth Protection Training for All Leaders due by October 1
There has been an important updates to the BSA’s Youth Protection Barriers to Abuse.
Effective October 1, 2018 the Two Deep Leadership policy will require two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over at all Scouting activities, including meetings. There must be a registered female adult leader over 21 in every unit serving females. A registered female adult leader over 21 must be present for any activity involving female youth.
For details on these latest changes to BSA’s Barriers to Abuse, please visit here .
The BSA is serious about fighting child abuse, and you’re an important part of that fight. Thanks for your vigilance and dedication.

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  scouts1st@scouting.org . 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 .