YPT Youth Protection training

All adults, parents and guardians are required to take Youth Protection Training (YPT). It must be retaken every 2 years. 

1) Go to:

2) Log-in. DO NOT create a new account

3) Click on "BSA Learning Center" square on the right side

4) Click on the YPT link

5) Take the YPT module training.

6) Print the certificate and send to the Committee Chair

How to become a Merit Badge Counselor

Look through the current merit badges available on . Decide which badges you would be interested in helping a scout accomplish. You are not required to do the work or teach the badge. The scout is supposed to do all the work and prove to you that he has accomplished the tasks. You may give suggestions and ideas about how to accomplish the requirements. Some require specific training, but most do not.

All Merit Badge Counselors MUST:


Take the BSA Merit Badge Training courses:

1) Go to:

2) Log-in. DO NOT create a new account use the same account and password you use for YPT.

3) Click on "BSA Learning Center" square on the right side

4) Click on the "Program" link

5) Click on the "Scouts BSA" link.

6) Take the following courses:

  • SCO_430  Advancement for Scouts BSA

  • SCO_431  Aims and Methods of Scouts BSA

  • SCO_433  Ideals and Beliefs of Scouts BSA

  • SCO_434  Merit Badge Counselors Sign up

  • SCO_435  Intro to Merit Badges for Scouts BSA

  • SCO_448  Merit Badge Counselors for Scouts BSA

You do NOT have to do all the modules in one sitting. Take them as you have time. You can come back between modules to complete the full program.

Fill out and sign the following forms:

Make sure your YPT is up-to-date


When you have all these elements, gather them together and give them to the Committee Chair to submit.

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Troop 1818 is a Jewish Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America) Troop pulling  Jewish youth from North Atlanta, Dunwoody, Sandy springs, East Cobb, Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Decatur and other metro Atlanta communities. Our members tend to come from Conservative, Reform and unaffiliated Jewish communities.

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