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

Choose what type of training you'd like to learn more about:

Cub Scout Leader Training

Cub Scout Direct Contact Leaders

Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Training

Cubmaster Specific Training ● Classroom Training (C40) OROnline 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 HazardsOnline Training

Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader Training

Den Leader Specific Training ● Classroom Training (C42) OROnline 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 HazardsOnline Training

Other Cub Scout Leader Positions

Committee Chair and Committee Members

Pack Committee Position Specific Training ● Classroom Training (C60) OROnline 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)

Charter Organization Representative

Chartered Organization Representative Training ● Classroom Training (D72) OROnline Training
Upcoming in-person COR training Dates: ● Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting

Additional Cub Scout Leader Training

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 Leader Training

Note: Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster in-person Classroom training is offered approximately 2 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 and Assistant Scoutmaster

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are Direct Contact Leaders

Scoutmaster Position Specific Training ● Classroom Training (S24) OROnline Training ● Offered at all Scouts BSA Summer Camp Sessions (on Wednesdays, 8:30AM to 12:30PM)
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 4 days)
Upcoming in-person IOLS training Dates: ● 6:00PM May 24th through 6:00PM May 25th, 2019 at Camp Stambaugh (register online) ● 6:00PM September 27th through 9:00PM September 28th, 2019 at Camp Manatoc (online registration coming this summer)
Weather HazardsOnline Training

Other Scouts BSA Leader Positions

Committee Chair and Committee Members

Troop Committee Position Specific Training ● Classroom Training (WS10) OROnline Training
Upcoming in-person Troop Committee training Dates: ● Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting

Charter Organization Representative

Chartered Organization Representative Training ● Classroom Training (D72) OROnline Training
Upcoming in-person COR training Dates: ● Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting

Merit Badge Counselors

Merit Badge Counselor ● Classroom Training (D76) OROnline Training
Upcoming in-person MBC training Dates: ● Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting

Venturing Leader Training

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.

Venturing Crew Advisors and Associate Advisors

Advisors and Associate Advisors are Direct Contact Leaders


Venturing Advisor Position Specific Training ● Classroom Training (P21) OROnline Training
Weather HazardsOnline Training

Committee Chair and Committee Members

Crew Committee Position Specific Training ● Classroom Training (WS12) OROnline Training

Charter Organization Representative

Chartered Organization Representative Training ● Classroom Training (D72) OROnline Training
Upcoming in-person COR training Dates: ● Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting

Exploring Leader Training

Exploring Post Advisors and Associate Advisors

Advisors and Associate Advisors are Direct Contact Leaders


Exploring Post Advisor Position Specific Training ● Classroom Training OROnline Training
Weather HazardsOnline Training

Committee Chair and Committee Members

Post Committee Position Specific Training ● Classroom Training OROnline Training

Charter Organization Representative

Chartered Organization Representative Training ● Classroom Training (D72) OROnline Training
Upcoming in-person COR training Dates: ● Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at University of Scouting

Supplemental Training

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 / EDGE

● Train the Trainer courses

● Enhance your training and presentation skills

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.

Click for more information and online registration.

Get more information about Wood Badge on scouting.org