New Youth Protection Measures in 2022

GGAC Scouting Family: Youth protection is a core value of the Golden Gate Area Council. We are pleased to update you with the latest news on California law AB 506, which adds new layers of protection to our already robust BSA Youth Protection and Barriers to Abuse policies. All youth service organizations (e.g. church groups and […]

California Assembly Bill 506 and Youth Protection Training

California Assembly Bill 506 became law on September 16, 2021. AB 506 requires administrators, employees, and regular volunteers of youth service organizations to: Complete training in child abuse and neglect identification and reporting Undergo a background check to identify and exclude any persons with a history of child abuse Ensure mandatory reporting of suspected incidents […]

GGAC specific requirements for YPT Certification.

All GGAC adult volunteers must be registered with the BSA and be Youth Protection Trained (YPT) to ensure that all adults know how to recognize and correctly report behaviors suspicious for grooming and abuse. On May 19, 2021 the GGAC Executive Board adopted a YPT policy to reinforce our awareness of Youth Safety. GGAC now requires […]