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Youth Protection Training

Adult Leaders: Is your Youth Protection training up-to-date?

  • Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position.
  • New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before submitting an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
  • Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.
  • View more information about Youth Protection requirements [PDF files] in English and Spanish .

To take Youth Protection training go to and create an account, if you do not already have one. From the portal, click on E-Learning and take the Youth Protection training. Upon completion, you may print a certificate of completion to submit with a volunteer application or submit the completion certificate to the unit leader for processing at the local council.

New Merit Badges

Several new Merit Badges were introduced recently and requirements are under development for additional merit badges.

Image of the Robotics Merit Badge

New Robotics Merit Badge

Boy Scouts learn about crafts, sports, science, trades, business, and future careers as they earn merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges. Any Boy Scout may earn any merit badge at any time. Scouts do not need to have had rank advancement to be eligible.

From the Troop 1 Photo Archives

Altadena Troop 1 sometimes makes a short backpacking trip to Gould Mesa Trail Camp, for training in basic scout-craft skills, including one or two nights of camping. At 1500-foot elevation, there are 5 hike-in-only campsites at the spot on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

Photo of Altadena Troop 1 members backpacking to Gould Mesa, March 2004

Members of Altadena Troop 1 backpack to Gould Mesa, March 2004

Beginning locally, by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and heading up the Gabrielino National Recreation Trail, Gould Mesa Trail Camp is just a couple of miles in. At Gould Mesa the stream water may be used if treated first, however water flow may be low or non-existent due to reduced rainfall.

Photo of Altadena Troop 1 Scouts purifying water at Gould Mesa, March 2004

Altadena Troop 1 Boy Scouts purifying water at Gould Mesa, March 2004


Troop 1 Web Site Information & Features

You can directly access the Altadena Troop 1 Calendar at or The Upcoming Events list displayed on the sidebar of this site is pulled from the calendar. More specific information concerning troop activities can be found in the Troop Loop, which is only for Altadena Troop 1 members and parents/guardians (log-in credentials required).

Do you know your Scouting knots? If you are learning to tie knots as you work toward rank advancement you should visit Animated Knots by Grog. It’s a great way to learn to tie knots! Click the Scouting link on Grog’s site for basic Scouting knots. You can see each knot tied in slow motion, change the viewing angle, view animations step-by-step at your own pace and examine the structure of the knots. This excellent site is one of many useful resources listed in our Scouting Links Directory. Hover your mouse pointer over any link for a brief description of the site.

Our Local Weather page features the Altadena Weather Station and WeatherCam, links to the official forecast, and other useful sources of weather information. Check it before your next Scouting activity!

Commonly used forms and other documents can be found in the Altadena Troop 1 online Library.

About the Boy Scouts of America

Serving nearly 2.8 million young people between the ages of 7 and 20, with more than 290 local councils throughout the United States and its territories, the Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth organization of character development and values-based leadership training. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America visit

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