Pack 627

Sam Houston Area Council

Required Training (Adults)


YPT (Youth Protection Training)

A majority of the Scout training takes place online. Registering and taking Youth Protection Training, is the first step in becoming a leader or volunteer in the Scouting program.

1. Visit MyScouting.org and create an account, if you do not already have one.

2. If you do not yet have your member ID, that is OK, just select that box when registering (you can update your account later).

3. Once logged in, click "E-Learning" from the left column

4. Scroll down and select "Youth Protection Training" in the "General" tab.

5. Once you have completed the course, print the certificate and give it to your Cubmaster or Chartered Organizational Representative.

Note: This training is valid for 2 years. You will need to retake the course on/before it's expiration to renew it.


VIRTUS (Protecting God's Children)

In order to be a leader or volunteer in the Scouting program at a Catholic Church, you must complete the VIRTUS training. Follow the steps below to register and find a date for a training session.

1. Visit the VIRTUS Website

2. Choose "Galveston-Houston, TX" from the drop down.

3. Create a username and password

4. Follow the instructions to complete registration

Note: If you do not attend another Catholic churge, just select "Notre Dame" as your home Church. When it asks you what you are, say you are a parent/volunteer. It will then ask you what your job is and select "other" and enter "Boy Scouts"

5. Once you have an account, select an upcoming session and register. (If you are not logged in, you can see the same list here.)

6. Select the session you want to attend to register and follow the instructions. 

Note: This training is valid for 5 years. You can take a refresher course each subsequent time to renew it.