Troop Adult Volunteer – Getting Started

Both Scouts BSA and the Archdiocese of Washington have programs in place to help ensure protection of the youth under our supervision.  In order to be an adult working with the scouts, the following steps must be followed:
1-Complete the BSA adult application form at .  Everything is on one page; the rest are copies, so only complete one page.  We are Troop 380 in the Washington, DC District of the National Capital Area Council.
2-Register at, and click on the Youth Protection logo on the opening page after login.  At minimum, take Youth Protection Training, but there are several other learning plans in the Scouts BSA section of the catalog that would be good:
  • Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Troop Committee
  • Troop Commitee Chair
  • Marit Badge Counselor
3-Sign up for the Archdiocesan child protection program, Virtus:
1. Create an account at

3. Take a Protecting God’s Children class. The schedule of all available classes can be found here.
2. Complete an Archdiocese Volunteer Application, and return it to Julie Penndorf at the church rectory when you come in for your background check.
4. Please read the Child Protection Policy Manual, sign the last page, and return the signed last page to Julie Penndorf at the rectory (you will receive this manual at the VIRTUS training).

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