Home   >   Training   >   Scouts BSA Leader

Scouts BSA Leader Training

Upcoming Scouts BSA Leader Trainings

You can achieve your required training either by attending a zoom training session which consist of two-2 hour sessions, attend one of your district training session which consist of four hour session either on a week night or weekend, or you can complete your training in a self-paced online course through my.scouting.org

Zoom Training Session: (must attend both session to complete training)
September 14th and September 21st |7:00pm-9:00pm| Register Here

District Training Sessions: (updated as dates are organized)

 

 

 

 

If you do not see your district,  check your district site for district training dates

A complete list of training courses is available on the national BSA site.

WHEN AM I CONSIDERED TRAINED?

When am I Considered Trained?

Being a "trained"  Scout  BSA leader includes three-four main requirements: Youth Protection, position-specific training, intro to leadership skills and weather hazards.

Youth Protection Training

All adults in ANY position in Scouting must complete Youth Protection training. Youth Protection is also highly recommended for any Scout parents or adults who may assist at the troop or patrol level, even if they are not registered. Youth Protection training must be completed every two years in order to remain valid. Training can be done online at scouting.org , or it can be completed in a group setting. Learn more about Scouting's Youth Protection guidelines and its barriers to abuse at www.Scouting.org/YouthProtection.

Position-Specific Training

Each adult leader position in Scouts BSA  has its own specialized training to get you on the fast track to leading an energetic group of Scouts! The council offers virtual, instructor led trainings.  Check the "Upcoming Trainings" tab for current offerings

Troop Committee Member/Committee Chairman

  • Youth Protection
  • Troop Committee Challenge

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster

  • Youth Protection
  • Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific
  • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
  • Hazardous Weather

All leader-specific trainings are available online through scouting.org. However, it is strongly encouraged that leaders attend their district’s classroom training instead for more hands-on training and in-depth discussions.

WHAT'S NEXT? ADVANCED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Wood Badge

Wood Badge is advanced training for adult leaders in Scouting designed to enhance contemporary leadership skills and develop more effective Scouters. The Wood Badge program gives participants a greater understanding of Scouting aims and methods, while developing true Scout Spirit. It is anticipated that all people who complete Wood Badge training will continue to work actively in the Scouting program to further the aims and methods of Scouting.

Learn more about Wood Badge HERE.

University of Scouting

University of Scouting is a day-long event that offers the widest variety of training opportunities, in all program areas, all in one place! You will find just about anything to do with Scouting at University of Scouting whether you are a Scout, leader, commissioner, or parent! And be sure to visit the midway where local companies and organizations will be set up to show off their upcoming opportunities.

Learn more about University of Scouting HERE.

Special Needs Awareness

Many units have at least one Scout with Special Needs, which includes autism, attention deficit disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, asthma, diabetes, hearing or visual impairment and many others. The Special Need Committee is designed to offer support, training, and resources to help your Scout and unit be more successful.

Learn more about Special Needs Awareness Training HERE.

Attend Roundtable

Attend your districts roundtable to learn more and resources to use in your unit. District roundtable are held the first week of each month. Visit your district site to learn when your roundtable will be held.

REQUIRED TRAINING BY POSITION

Troop Committee Member/Committee Chairman

  • Youth Protection
  • Troop Committee Challenge

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster

  • Youth Protection
  • Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific
  • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

All leader-specific trainings are available online through scouting.org. However, it is strongly encouraged that leaders attend their district’s classroom training instead for more hands-on training and in-depth discussions.

 

Accessibility Toolbar