Boy Scout Leader Training
Required Trainings to Wear the "Trained" Strip as a Boy Scout Leader:
Fast Start Training: the initial training for all leaders in all programs. It is a quick job description with basic tips to manage until training is available. This training is available online, through your troop or district and takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Fast Start Training Online - click here.
Youth Protection Training: This training increases awareness in youth protection issues, reviews all of the BSA youth protection policies and is required for all of the leader training awards. Youth Protection Training is required for all registered leaders participating in any nationally conducted event or activity and is recommended for anyone working directly with the youth. Youth Protection training is available online or through your district. Time to complete varies. Youth Protection Training Online - click here.
This is Scouting: Replaces New Leader Essentials. Designed for all volunteers and provides the basics of the Scouting programs, the age appropriateness of those programs, and our values and methods. This training is usually delivered online or by the district training committee and takes approximately 2 hours to complete. This is Scouting Online - click here.
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training: Leader specific includes three sessions designed to provide leaders with a good working knowledge of Troop Operation. Offered at the District level.
Introduction To Outdoor Leadership Skills: Weekend training focused at improving leaders outdoor skills, as well as being fun and helpful in building morale. Offered at the District level.
Additional Important Trainings:
Troop Committee Challenge: Offered online and in a classroom setting. Course designed to help Troop Committee Members better understand their roles and responsibilities through interactive learning. Offered at the Unit and District level. Troop Committee Challenge Training Online - click here
Chartered Organization Representative (COR) Training: As a chartered organization representative, you hold a key position in Scouting. While there is honor attached to this position, it is not an "honorary" one. Your primary function is to ensure that the chartered organization's Scouting program succeeds. The COR is head of the "Scouting department" in the organization, and as such the responsibilities of the units and leadership is ultimately the COR's responsibility. Offered at the District level. Your Job as a COR - click here
Climb on Safely: recommended procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower. Climb on Safely - click here
Principals of Leave No Trace: In addition to preserving the wilderness, Leave No Trace practices help Scouting units stay safe during back country expeditions. Leave No Trace - Click here
Once the "Trained" strip has been earned, Boy Scout Leaders are highly encouraged to take part in the following training opportunities:
Scouters' Academy: Day long program of action, activities and program ideas. Offered at the Council level. Scouters Academy - click here
Boy Scout Leader Roundtable: Monthly program with the purpose of giving leaders the skills and ideas they need to deliver an exciting Boy Scout Program to the boys. Offered at the District level.
Powder Horn: Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose Venturing Leaders, Boys Scout Leaders or Cub Scout Leaders to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing Ranger or Troop High Adventure Program. Offered at the Council Level.
Wood Badge: Week long or multiple weekend training course designed to provide adults with advanced leadership skills and a more dedicated involvement in Scouting. Offered at the Council level. Wood Badge - click here
Merit Badge Counselor Orientation: Helps a Merit Badge Counselor understand his/her job as a coach and counselor who provides realistic learning experiences to a boy in his study of a Merit Badge subject. Offered at the Unit and District level
Safe Swim Defense / Safety Afloat Training: This training is required for your unit to participate in ANY aquatic activity. Safe Swim Defense / Safety Afloat training is available online or through the Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base. Time to complete varies. Safe Swim Defense / Safety Afloat Training Online - click here.
Aquatics Supervisor Courses - Swim and Water Rescue or Paddlecraft: More advanced training in Aquatics Safety - offered at Summer Camp.
National Training Conferences held a Philmont Training Center located in Cimarron, New Mexico. Invitational training held during the summer to enhance knowledge, skills and attitude to improve performance of District and Council level Scouting roles. Philmont Training Center - click here