BSA Adult Leader Training Requirements

WHAT MAKES A TRAINED LEADER?

1. Youth Protection Training
2. Leader Position Specific Training

Youth Protection Training

The FIRST step for every volunteer is to take Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required before you can turn in your BSA Adult Registration application.  You must include a copy of your YPT certificate with your registration.

YPT must be renewed at least every 2 years.

YPT is ONLY available online at my.scouting.org*
*You will be required to create a free account on my.scouting.org if you don't already have one

Download the How-To Guide for taking Youth Protection Training

BSA Youth Protection Page

Leader Position Specific Training

Choose Your Program
Cub Scouts Scouts BSA Venturing Exploring
Supplemental Training WoodBadge

Cub Scout Leaders

Note: Cub Scout Leader in-person Classroom training is offered approximately 4 times each Fall and 4 times each Spring

Chartered Organization Representative in-person Classroom training is offered approximately 2 times each year.

Online Training is available 24/7 at my.scouting.org. Each Online Course is broken down into multiple 10 to 15 minute lessons which can be completed in any order over multiple visits to the Online Training Center to fit your schedule.

Cubmaster* /
Asst Cubmaster*

Cubmaster Position Specific Training
  ●  Classroom Training (C40)
     OR
  ●  Online Training

Upcoming in-person Cubmaster training Dates:
  ●  Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting
  ●  Saturday, April 6th, 2019 in Stow (register online)
  ●  Saturday, May 4th, 2019 in Akron (register online)

Weather Hazards
  ●  Online Training

Den Leader* /
Asst Den Leader*

Den Leader Position Specific Training
  ●  Classroom Training (C42)
     OR
  ●  Online Training

Upcoming in-person Den Leader training Dates:
  ●  Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting
  ●  Saturday, April 6th, 2019 in Stow (register online)
  ●  Saturday, May 4th, 2019 in Akron (register online)

Weather Hazards
  ●  Online Training

Committee Chair /
Committee Member

Pack Committee Position Specific Training
  ●  Classroom Training (C60)
     OR
  ●  Online Training

Upcoming in-person Pack Committee training Dates:
  ●  Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting
  ●  Saturday, April 6th, 2019 in Stow (register online)
  ●  Saturday, May 4th, 2019 in Akron (register online)

Chartered Organization Representative (COR)

Chartered Organization Representative Training
  ●  Classroom Training (D72)
     OR
  ●  Online Training

Upcoming in-person COR training Dates:
  ●  Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting
* Considered a Direct Contact Leader Position

Additional Cub Leader Training

BALOO

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
  ●  In person, Outdoor 36 hour course, requires an overnight stay
  ●  Offered in Spring and Fall (May and October)
  ●  Has a required Online pre-requisite
  ●  Every Pack must have at least ONE BALOO trained adult attend any Pack overnighter
  ●  Webelos Leaders must be BALOO trained to have a Den overnighter
  ●  Any adult associated with the Pack may take BALOO training. They are NOT required to be a registered leader in the Pack, but they are required to take Youth Protection Training prior to attending BALOO

Upcoming in-person BALOO training Dates:
  ●  6:00PM May 3rd through 9:00PM May 4th, 2019 at Camp Manatoc (register online)
  ●  6:00PM October 18th through 9:00PM October 19th, 2019 at Camp Stambaugh (online registration coming this summer)


Scouts BSA Leaders

Note: Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster in-person Classroom training is offered approximately 3 times each Fall and 3 times each Spring

Troop Committee and Chartered Organization Representative in-person Classroom training is offered approximately 2 times each year.

Online Training is available 24/7 at my.scouting.org. Each Online Course is broken down into multiple 10 to 15 minute lessons which can be completed in any order over multiple visits to the Online Training Center to fit your schedule.

Scoutmaster* /
Asst Scoutmaster*

Scoutmaster Position Specific Training
  ●  Classroom Training (S24)
     OR
  ●  Online Training
  ●  Offered at all Scouts BSA Summer Camp Sessions (along with IOLS training, spread over 5 days)

Upcoming in-person Scoutmaster training Dates:
  ●  Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting
  ●  Saturday, April 6th, 2019 in Stow (register online)
  ●  Saturday, May 4th, 2019 in Akron (register online)

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
  ●  In person, Outdoor 36 hour course, requires an overnight stay (S11)
  ●  Offered in Spring and Fall 3 or 4 times per year
  ●  Offered at all Scouts BSA Summer Camp Sessions (along with Scoutmaster training, spread over 5 days)

Weather Hazards
  ●  Online Training

Committee Chair /
Committee Member

Troop Committee Position Specific Training
  ●  Classroom Training (WS10)
     OR
  ●  Online Training

Upcoming in-person Troop Committee training Dates:
  ●  Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting

Merit Badge Counselor (MBC)

Merit Badge Counselor
  ●  Classroom Training (D76)
     OR
  ●  Online Training

Upcoming in-person MBC training Dates:
  ●  Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting

Chartered Organization Representative (COR)

Chartered Organization Representative Training
  ●  Classroom Training (D72)
     OR
  ●  Online Training

Upcoming in-person COR training Dates:
  ●  Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting
* Considered a Direct Contact Leader Position

Venturing Leaders

Note: Venturing Leader in-person Classroom training is offered approximately 2 times each year

Online Training is available 24/7 at my.scouting.org. Each Online Course is broken down into multiple 10 to 15 minute lessons which can be completed in any order over multiple visits to the Online Training Center to fit your schedule.

Advisor* /
Associate Advisor*

Venturing Advisor Position Specific Training
  ●  Classroom Training (P21)
     OR
  ●  Online Training

Weather Hazards
  ●  Online Training

Committee Chair /
Committee Member

Crew Committee Position Specific Training
  ●  Classroom Training (WS12)
     OR
  ●  Online Training

Chartered Organization Representative (COR)

Chartered Organization Representative Training
  ●  Classroom Training (D72)
     OR
  ●  Online Training

Upcoming in-person COR training Dates:
  ●  Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting
* Considered a Direct Contact Leader Position

Exploring Leaders

Note: Exploring Leader in-person Classroom training is offered approximately 2 times each year

Online Training is available 24/7 at my.scouting.org. Each Online Course is broken down into multiple 10 to 15 minute lessons which can be completed in any order over multiple visits to the Online Training Center to fit your schedule.

Advisor* /
Associate Advisor*

Exploring Advisor Position Specific Training
  ●  Classroom Training
     OR
  ●  Online Training

Weather Hazards
  ●  Online Training

Committee Chair /
Committee Member

Post Committee Position Specific Training
  ●  Classroom Training
     OR
  ●  Online Training

Chartered Organization Representative (COR)

Chartered Organization Representative Training
  ●  Classroom Training (D72)
     OR
  ●  Online Training

Upcoming in-person COR training Dates:
  ●  Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting
* Considered a Direct Contact Leader Position

Supplemental Training Opportunities

Roundtable

  ●  Monthly meetings from August to May
  ●  Each District within GTC Offers their own Roundtable
  ●  Meet and learn from other Scouters, find out the latest Council and District news and events

University of Scouting

  ●  Single largest Training Event of the Year
  ●  Dozens of Courses Offered

Next University of Scouting Date:
  ●  Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 (Register Online Now!)

Fundamentals of Training /
Trainer's EDGE

  ●  Train the Trainer courses
  ●  Enhance your training and presentation skills

WoodBadge

Upon completion of Basic Leader Training for any Registered Adult Leader position, an Adult is eligible to attend Wood Badge. As the Highest Level of Adult Leadership Training in Scouting available, Wood Badge focuses on strengthening every volunteer's ability to work with and lead groups of youth and adults and is less focused on outdoor skills, which are more effectively addressed in other courses.

Wood Badge is advanced training in leadership skills for all adults in BSA programs.

After attending Wood Badge you will:
  • View Scouting as a family of value based programs with age appropriate youth activities
  • Recognize contemporary leadership concepts used in corporate and government organizations that are relevant to Scouting's value based movement
  • Apply the skills you learned from participation as a member of a successful working team
  • Revitalize your commitment to Scouting by sharing in an inspirational experience and help provide scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its ongoing mission
The next scheduled Wood Badge course in Great Trail Council is August 19 to 25, 2019.