Scouts BSA Leader Training
Training is available for all Scout BSA leaders - from Scoutmasters to committee members.
When am I considered Trained?
Being a "trained" Scout BSA leader includes three main requirements: Youth Protection Training, Position-Specific Training and Hazardous Weather Training.
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 patrol or troop 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 My.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.
Each adult leader position in Scouting has its own specialized training to get you on the fast track to leading a Scout troop. These basic training courses can be taken online at My.Scouting.org. Position-specific training available for Scout leaders includes:
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop Committee Chair and Committee Members
Go beyond the basics to learn more about Scouting and how to be an effective Scout leader! Some courses are available online while others are available in-person.
Some courses are available in the e-Learning section of My.Scouting.org. A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit.
These courses include:
Advanced Leader Training Courses
Advanced-level training is available for Scouters who want to get the most out of their Scouting experience for the benefit of the youth they lead. Some possible courses are:
Den Chief Training
A Den Chief is a Scout, Venturer or Sea Scout assisting a Cub Scout den. But the story is far more important than those words suggest as the Den Chief:
Serves as a Scouting role model for the Cub Scouts in the den, as well as the entire pack; • Promotes Scouting in general and the local troop in particular;
In addition, a trained Den Chief:
Den Chief training is now available online.