Atlanta Boy Scouts emphasize youth protection

Through the support of the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, The Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America continues to lead the way in safety initiatives among youth-serving organizations. The council announced Monday that Jason Baldridge has joined the organization as the nation’s first Safe Scouting Director. Baldridge is a 10-year scouting professional He will be responsible for enforcing safe scouting policies, training volunteer leaders and advancing the Boy Scouts’ role as a community leader in youth safety and protection. As part of this new role, Baldridge will lead the first-ever Youth Protection Symposium on Oct. 14. The goal will be to share best practices and hear industry experts lead discussions on preventing child abuse.

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