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Shenandoah Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Youth Protection Reporting Procedures for Volunteers

BSA Youth Protection Policies

There are two types of Youth Protection–related reporting procedures all volunteers must follow:

  • When you witness or suspect any child has been abused or neglected—See “Mandatory Report of Child Abuse"  below.
  • When you witness a violation of the BSA’s Youth Protection policies—See “Reporting Violations of BSA Youth Protection Policies” below.

Mandatory Report of Child Abuse

All persons involved in Scouting shall report to local authorities any good-faith suspicion or belief that any child is or has been physically or sexually abused, physically or emotionally neglected, exposed to any form of violence or threat, exposed to any form of sexual exploitation, including the possession, manufacture, or distribution of child pornography, online solicitation, enticement, or showing of obscene material. You may not abdicate this reporting responsibility to any other person.

Steps to Reporting Child Abuse

1. Ensure the child is in a safe environment.

2. In cases of child abuse or medical emergencies, call 911 immediately. In addition, if the suspected abuse

is in the Scout’s home or family, you are required to contact the Virginia Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-552-7096 or the West Virginia Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-352-6513. Hotlines for individual counties within the council are attached.

3. Notify the Scout executive or his designee. (See contact names/numbers below.)

Reporting Violations of BSA Youth Protection Policies

If you think any of the BSA’s Youth Protection policies, including those described within Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse have been violated, you must notify your local council Scout executive or his designee so appropriate action can be taken for the safety of our Scouts.

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SHENANDOAH AREA COUNCIL

EMERGENCY CONTACT PERSONNEL

In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

Virginia Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-552-7096

West Virginia Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 800-352-6513

Hotlines for individual counties within the council please see below.

         Youth Protection can be achieved only through the shared involvement of everyone in Scouting.

             Assistant Scout Executive                        Scout Executive                           District Director

              Mark Pennington                                  Stuart Williams                            Bryan Lloyd

             Office: 540-662-2551                       Office: 540-662-2551                Office: 540-662-2551

             Cell: 540-539-6684                            Cell: 540-771-0814                    Cell: 540-336-4939

                Email: Mark.Pennington@scouting.org                   Email: Stuart.Williams@scouting.org               Email:  Bryan.Lloyd@scouting.org

Remember—Youth Protection Begins With YOU.®

For more information about the BSA’s Youth Protection policies,

visit http://www.scouting.org/YouthProtection.aspx.

Shenandoah Area Council Child Abuse Hotline Information

Virginia Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-552-7096

West Virginia Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-352-6513

Individual County Listing: (Virginia)

  • Clarke (540) 955-3700
  • Frederick (540) 665-5688
  • Page (540) 778-1053
  • Rappahannock (540) 675-3313
  • Shenandoah (540) 459-6226
  • Warren (540) 635-3430

Individual County Listing: (West Virginia)

  • Berkeley (304) 267-0100
  • Jefferson (304) 724-2600
  • Morgan (304) 258-1350

 

 

SHENANDOAH AREA COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

107 Youth Development Court
Winchester, VA 22602

phone: 540-662-2551
fax: 540-662-2725

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