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Youth Protection Policies in Digital Communication

With the recent suspension of Scouting Activities, there is a strong emphasis on the use of electronic and virtual technology for our units and committees. As a reminder to everyone Youth Protection Guidelines still are applicable to electronic communications. This means that any email, text, social media messaging and video conference must be done so no one on one contact is had between a youth and adult. You must include another adult, preferably a parent/guardian or another unit leader, for all communications.

Guide To Safe Scouting:

  • One-on-one contact between adult leaders and youth members is prohibited both inside and outside of Scouting.
  • In situations requiring a personal conference, the meeting is to be conducted with the knowledge and in view of other adults and/or youth.
  • Private online communications (texting, phone calls, chat, IM, etc.) must include another registered leader or parent.
  • Communication by way of social media (Facebook, Snapchat, etc.) must include another registered leader or parent.

Virtual Meeting Platforms*:

*Refer to this link for more details on the platforms.

Content Sharing Platforms:

CyberChip Training

Cub Scouts Programming

Scouts BSA Programming


For more information: