April Is Youth Protection Month
Nationwide, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and for the sixth consecutive year, the BSA has designated April as Youth Protection Month for councils, units, families, and community organizations.
Local councils will conduct youth protection training for more than four million youth and adults. Many councils will also provide this training, through BSA videos and DVD's, books, and an Internet course, as a community service to other youth-serving agencies.
"The Boy Scouts of America advocates parents becoming actively involved with their children," said Roy L. Williams, BSA Chief Scout Executive. "Scouting stresses the importance of parents having ongoing communication with their children. I know that this may be difficult, especially for working parents and parents with adolescents, but it is worthwhile to talk to your children every day and take time to listen and observe. It may be the most important contribution you make in the life of your child."
During Youth Protection Month, each unit is encouraged to participate in one or more of the following ways:
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