Trained leaders are critical to the success of Scouting. Every young person involved in the Scouting program needs and deserves a leader who understands the aims of the program and knows how to deliver it with enthusiasm and fun. Trained leaders are more effective at delivering the promise of Scouting because they understand their role, responsibilities, and the resources available to them.
What Makes a Trained Leader?
Adult unit leaders are considered trained, and eligible to wear the official “Trained” emblem, once they have completed the basic training requirements outlined below. Supplemental and advanced training for adults and youth training opportunities are also listed below.
Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. The important scouting position you hold will be easier and more effective once you develop the skills necessary to deliver a quality scouting program every Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Sea Scout, and Venturer desires. Every youth member of Scouting deserves a Trained Leader.
The Boy Scouts of America publishes training updates as information needs to be released to the Scouting community. Click the button below to see the most recent training updates.
ADULT LEADER TRAINING
Youth Protection Training
Required of every registered Scouting Leader every two years. Protecting our youth is our number one priority. True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety for all youth and adults.
Cub Scout Leader Training
Welcome to Scouting! Within the first two months of joining you should complete Basic Training. Basic Training for all Cub Scout Leaders consists of two courses: Youth Protection Training and Position-Specific Training. Youth Protection Training is required for all volunteers prior to registration and must be taken every two years.
Scouts BSA Leader Training
Welcome to Scouting! Within the first two months of joining you should complete Basic Training. Basic Training for all Scouts BSA Leaders consists of two courses: Youth Protection Training and Position-Specific Training. Youth Protection Training is required for all volunteers prior to registration and must be taken every two years.
Venturing Leader Training
Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, safety, and a whole lot more. All adults involved in Venturing are required to take Youth Protection Training; in addition, Crew Advisors, Associate Advisors and Crew Committee members should complete position-specific training.
Sea Scout Leader Training
Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training is the first step in training for all Sea Scout leaders focusing on the skills and attributes necessary to be an effective advisor in the Ship’s deliverance of service to youth through program and resources, while emphasizing personal skills necessary for the development of youth in the Sea Scout program. In addition, Sea Scout adult leaders must complete Youth Protection Training every two years.
Exploring Leader Training
Exploring Leader should complete the Exploring Leader modules. In addition, Exploring Leaders are required to complete Youth Protection Training every two years.
Additional Leader Training
Once you’ve grasped the basics of the Scouting program it’s time to take your Scouting experience to the next level. Attending an Advanced Training such as Wood Badge or Powder Horn will prepare you to lead your Scouts more effectively and take them on the adventure of a lifetime.
District & Adult Leader Training
District and Council volunteers should complete training courses specific to their role at the district or council level. These training include District Committee Workshop, Commissioner Basic Training and Merit Badge Counselor training to name a few. District and Council registered Scouters must also complete Youth Protection Training every two years.
Wilderness First Aid
For information, available dates, registration, and costs for the American Red Cross Standard First Aid, CPR, AED or Wilderness and Remote First Aid Certification Training, please contact Thomas Kreif using the contact information below.
UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES