Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America
Youth Protection Reporting Procedures

BSA Youth Protection Policies

There are two types of Youth Protection-related reporting:

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 posession, manufacture, or distribution of child pornography, online solicitation, enticement, or showing of obscene material. No person may 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 Statewide Crisis and Support Line at 1-800-871-7741.
  3. Notify the Scout executive or his designee during his absence. (See contact names/numbers below.)

Reporting Violations of Youth Protection Policies

If you have reason to believe 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 so he may take appropriate action for the safety of our Scouts.


In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

Local Hotline Name: Statewide Crisis and Support Line
Local Hotline Number: 1-800-871-7741

Business ManagerScout Executive
Judy McKulaEric Tarbox
Office: 207-797-5252 x13Office: 207-797-5252 x20
Cell: 207-653-6797Cell: 207-272-0733
Email: judy.mckula@scouting.orgEmail:

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

Remember -- Youth Protection Begins With YOU. ®

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