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Youth Protection Training

Counselors: It is vital that compliance with Scouting Program Youth Proctection and Archdiocese of Atlanta Safe Environment requirements are fulfilled.

Once you have received both the Scouting Council Youth Protection and Archdiocese of Atlanta Safe Environment documentation, you will be able to be a youth volunteer. No exceptions.

Please take the time to review the "You Matter" video which can be viewed online. Go to . You can also print the Volunteer Packet. Read all the material, sign the paperwork and submit it to your parish office for processing.

If you have any questions please contact your parish representative. your pastor must approve your intent to start a religious emblem program. When you send your "intent to start" form to the AACCOS, include a copy of your Archdiocese of Atlanta Safe Environment compliance verification document and current Scouting Program Youth Protection.

For more information contact:

Training Chair: Deacon Tom Gotschall - 770-490-9436
GSUSA Training Chair: Lou Ann Piantieri - 770-924-2110

In addition, please know effective July 1st, 2012 Georgia Reporting Child Abuse Law was updated to include ALL VOLUNTEERS to be consider mandatory reports.

If you are a mandatory reporter and have reasonable cause to believe that child abuse has occurred, you must immediately report this information but in no case later than 24 hours from the time there is reasonable cause to believe a child has been abused. Please click here to read the Archdiocesan Procedures for Processing Allegations.