Girl Scouts of Central Texas Bryan/College Station Service Unit
Serving girls in the Brazos Valley
Youth Protection Training
Training is required every 2 years. There are several ways to complete the
For returning volunteers, if you completed the training last
year (i.e., 2017) the Adult Registrar should have a record of it. Verify when
you submit your health forms or send an email to check.
If your training is more than 2 years old or if you have
never been trained, you need to find a course to take. Here are suggested
Option 1. The Riverbend Retreat Center has an approved Youth
Protection Training online that other organizations can use. You can find the materials and exam HERE.
Boy Scout. If you are associated with Boy Scouts, you can provide the Adult
Registrar a copy of your card. This will need to be from the “classroom”
training not the online training.
are other approved courses available. You can find the approved list of
programs published by the Department of State Health Services by going to: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/cpm/training.shtm and
then downloading the PDF document (updated 3/29/2018). Look for courses that
starts with YC (rather than CMP) and that have an expiration date beyond
(To answer questions
that have been previously asked, the courses offered by the Diocese of Austin
and by Texas A&M are NOT on the approved list. The Texas A&M course is
for campus programs, rather than for your camps. I do not know why the Diocese
of Austin is not on the list. Maybe they do not run any youth camps so do not
need to be on the list.)