Training

What you need to know....

Adult Training 


 
The Basic Leader Training program is the culmination of more than two years of work by professionals and volunteers from throughout the nation. Their goal was to revise and update the volunteer leader training materials for the Boy Scouts of America. The result is a seamless training program that helps leaders easily graduate through the courses quickly and with little duplication.

The package provides the district training committee with tools to achieve 100 percent trained unit volunteers. It begins with the existing Fast Start training, continues through This Is Scouting, and is followed by Leader Specific training for each adult's role in the unit.
Here is a brief overview of the components of the training continuum:

 

This Is Scouting Basics


This Is Scouting is an online interactive learning experience that is divided into six modules. It picks up where Fast Start left off and introduces participants to the following areas of the Scouting program.

Leader-Specific Training


These training courses include leader specific training for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders; an introduction to outdoor leader skills; and the new Wood Badge course.


Youth Protection


Youth Protection training should be taken within the first 90 days of becoming an adult leader.



What Makes a Trained Leader?
  • 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 (available April 2002), 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.