Adult Training

Trained adult leaders are an important part of the success of Scouting. There is a variety of training available depending on your needs.

  • Introductory Training is available online from the National Council Website: If you are new to scouting or new to your scouting position you can learn what you need to know to get started.
    • This is Scouting
    • Youth Protection Training
    • Fast Start Training Leader Specific Training
    • The next step in leader training is available at District Level Training
    • BALOO will get you ready to take Cub Scouts Camping
    • Outdoor Webelos Leader training will get you ready to take Webelos Scouts Camping
    • Outdoor Leader Skills will get you ready to take Boy Scouts camping
    • Wood Badge is advanced leadership training offered by the local Council.
    • There are many more opportunities for Advanced Training from National.
    • Supplemental Training includes additional local training and additional online training from the BSA National Council website on a variety of subjects including: 

                  
      • Hazardous Weather Training
      • Swim Safe Defense
      • Safety Afloat
      • and many more 
         
    • For more information, Visit the National Council Website Training page.


      What Makes a Trained Leader?
      Trained Patch

      • Cub Scout leaders are considered trained when they have completed This Is Scouting and the Cub Scout Leader Specific training for their position.
      • Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed This Is Scouting, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
      • Troop committee members are considered trained when they have completed This Is Scouting and the Troop Committee Challenge as their Leader Specific training.
      • Varsity Scout leaders and assistants are considered trained when they have completed This Is Scouting, Varsity Scout Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
      • Venturing crew Advisors, assistant Advisors, and crew committee members are considered trained when they have completed This Is Scouting and Venturing Leader Specific Training.