GNFC - TrainingYouth Protection Training

Youth Protection Training for Adults

The Boy Scouts of America places great importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members.

Effective 6/1/10, important BSA changes to Youth Protection policies >

GNFC mandates Youth Protection Training for Adults for all registered volunteers.  Trained leaders/volunteers are required before a unit may obtain a tour permit or camp on Council properties.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Youth Protection policies >

Training is Available Online and Off

  • Online, go to the My.Scouting website ( and follow the directions.
  • Offline, GNFC offers Youth Protection Training Courses:
    • By appointment Monday thru Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Council Service Center or at Roundtable.
      • Contact your District Training Chair
    • At Cub and Boy Scout camps during camping season.
  • Training is finished in 30 minutes or less.
  • There is a quiz at the end of training sessions (online and offline).
  • Card-sized certificates are presented upon successful completion.

Youth Protection Training expires 2 years from the date of completion.  Every registered adult leader or parent that continues to work with youth members MUST renew their youth protection certification every 2 years.


Last Updated 2/10/14 MAP



Upcoming Training Activities & Events

The training sessions listed below are local (L) sessions.

Information for Experienced Leaders


GNFC Training Contacts

GNFC Training Chairman
Ron Krawczyk - (716) 435-5083

GNFC Training Staff Advisor
Bob Blatz - (716) 512-6215

GNFC Training Chairs
Red Jacket: 
Tom Slomka - (716) 818-3791

Onondaga: Bob Germony - (716) 440-2372

Polaris: Dave Sepulveda - (716) 425-6535

Tatonka: Vacant





Greater Niagara Frontier Council #380, Boy Scouts of America, 2860 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14225
Service Center Hours:  Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Phone (716) 891-4073 - Fax (716) 891-4008
Scout Shop Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Tuesday 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM;
Every Saturday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM - Phone (716) 891-1689 - Fax (716) 891-1910