Youth Protection

yout_protection_logoButton to Additional Facts and Information about IV FilesThe Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs. All registered BSA leaders are required to complete youth protection training every two years.


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Youth Protection Process

Click here for an overview of Youth Protection National policies and resources.

Click here for information on Youth Protection training and to access online training.

Click here to view more information, historical youth protection timelines and more regarding the BSA and IV Files.

Click here to read the letter from our Scout Executive, Tom Dugger, regarding Youth Protection and recent news releases.

Reporting Youth Protection Concerns

All reports of youth protection concerns including violations of youth protection policies and reports of child abuse should be taken at face value. All youth protection concerns should be brought immediately and directly to the Dan Beard Council Scout Executive, Mr. Thomas Dugger:

Office: (513) 577-7680
Cell: (513) 317-2336
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BSA policy and Ohio and Kentucky state laws also obligates anyone with knowledge of child abuse to report to local authorities. If you know or suspect a child has been abused, contact your local police department or call your local child abuse reporting hotline:

Boone County, KY
(859) 371-8832
Brown County, OH (937) 378-6104
Butler County, OH (800) 325-2685
Campbell County, KY (859) 292-6733
Clermont County, OH (513) 732-STOP
Gallatin County, KY (859) 567-7381
Grant County, KY (859) 824-4471
Hamilton County, OH (513) 241-KIDS
Kenton County, KY (859) 292-6340
Owen County, KY (502) 484-3937
Pendleton County, KY (859) 654-3381
Warren County, OH (513) 695-1546
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 17:18