IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE TRAINING CHANGES COMING :
Any Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, Committee Member and Merit Badge Counselor training that has been started must be completed prior to AUGUST 2nd of 2020. New learning plans and modules will be installed after that date and unfinished training will be lost.
Youth Protection Training
Youth Protection Training is required for all BSA volunteers and must be taken every two years. The Council Youth Protection Training website provides in-depth information and resources for completing this training.
There are a variety of training requirements for specific roles within each unit, including for Committee Chairperson, Scoutmaster, and Assistant Scoutmaster. Other training is required for participation in outdoor activities. The Council website provides resources for these requirements.
The District Roundtable provides volunteers with an opportunity to get updated information and networking. Roundtables are held the first Tuesday of each month (except July), at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 310 South Main Street, Edwardsville, IL.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
NYLT is a six-day course that provides advanced leadership training to Scouts in a fun, outdoor setting. Scouts must be at least 13 years old (14 for Pack & Paddle), First Class rank or higher, have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, and have approval by the Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor.
For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class Rank. All other requirements must be met. For more information, and for Council opportunities for NYLT training, visit the Council NYLT website.
Youth Training Materials
The BSA National website has a number of resources for Youth training, including materials for conducting Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.