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trained-leader1Trained Scout leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for youth.  When leaders understand the “whys” and “hows” of Scouting, they are more effective in their roles.  Trained leaders know how to use the available resources to provide an exciting and worthwhile program for the youth.  Trained leaders also have confidence in carrying out their roles and responsibilities.  As a result, Scouts receive a program designed to achieve Scouting’s aims of citizenship training, character development and personal fitness.

The Basic Leader Training program is a seamless training program that helps leaders easily graduate through the course quickly easily and with little duplication.  It begins with Fast Start and the required Youth Protection Training, which are both available online.  After that, it continues in a path that is tailored to the leader’s specific needs and position.  The “Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” program has minimum requirements for the number of unit leaders that need to be fully trained.

2017 Training Registrations

traininglogoWhat Makes A Trained Leader?

Cub Scout leaders are considered trained when they have completed these courses:

Scoutmasters and  Assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed these courses:

Troop Committee Members are considered trained when they complete Youth Protection and the Troop Committee Challenge as their leader specific training (both are available online)

Venturing Crew Advisers and Associate Advisers are considered trained when they have completed these courses:

youth protection logoYouth Protection Training

Youth Protection Training is required for all registered BSA leaders.  This course is available online at the BSA’s My.Scouting e-learning center.  Training must be completed before an adult application can be processed.  Leaders must renew their Youth Protection Training every at minimum of every two years.

2017 Training Registrations

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