EVERY BOY DESERVES A TRAINED LEADER.
We believe that every Scout deserves a trained leader. We want to make sure that you understand how Scouting works and that you're properly equipped to deliver a fun and fulfilling program to our youth. The Boy Scouts of America provides a wealth of training opportunities at every level of Scouting. Whether you're a first-time Cub leader or a high adventure veteran, there's a training course for you. Continual learning is a key to the success of our programs.
YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING
Youth Protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. After each section of material, you will answer questions about that section's topic. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is experienced online.
VENTURING YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING
This course is required for all adult Venturing leaders. This training will help leaders understand and guide youth through possible problems as it relates to abuse. You will also learn about the issues you may face as a leader to help provide a safer environment for the crew members and to protect yourself from false accusations. This training is available online or on a DVD. Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes.
CUBMASTER AND ASSISTANT CUBMASTER POSITION TRAINING
This course is intended to provide Cubmasters with the information and tools they need to successfully lead a Cub Scout pack. Cubmasters and assistants who complete this training and Youth Protection training are considered “trained” for both positions.
DEN LEADER POSITION TRAINING
This course is intended to provide Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos den leaders with the information and tools they need to conduct successful den meetings. Den leaders who complete the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos training, along with Youth Protection training, are considered trained for their position.
SCOUTMASTER POSITION TRAINING
The course will provide Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, and Youth Protection Training are considered "trained" for those positions. There is no change to the My.Scouting Tools code (S24) for the course. The Outdoor course must be taken in during a course held by a district or council. The Outdoor course is required to be considered fully trained.
VENTURING ADVISOR AND ASSOCIATE POSITION TRAINING
This course will provide an introduction to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful Venturing crew leadership experience
BASIC LEADER REQUIREMENTS
Need to know what are the requirements to be trained for your unit leadership role? This sheet explains the training requirements for all unit-level leaders.
To assist in the training of all volunteers the following courses are available online at www.my.scouting.org. You do not need to have a member ID to complete youth protection training.