TRAINING

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Upcoming Training Courses

Youth Training

Adult Training

Quick references to complete courses, these courses are all designed to help our members improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program. Many of the courses can be taken online. A log-in is required; however, 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. Log in to get started

Youth Leadership Training Continuum

The Boy Scouts of America provides opportunities for youth to develop and improve their leadership skills in the unit, in the local council, and at national training centers. Click here to find out more about what leadership courses would be of the most benefit to you or your youth. View PDF

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)

The purpose of the ILST course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Boy Scouts in leadership positions within their troop understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. ILST is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Boy Scouts and is a replacement for Troop Leadership Training. Completion of ILST is a prerequisite for Boy Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). It is also required to participate in a Kodiak Challenge Trek. View Online 

Welcome to Den Chief Training!

Boy Scouts wishing to become den chiefs will take this online course as part of their training to become a den chief. The module identifies den chief responsibilities and tasks, and describes the den chief's relationship to the adult den leaders and how that relates to the den chief's activities with the den. After finishing the online training, den chief candidates print their certificate of completion and undergo further training with their adult den leaders. Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes. Take Den Chief Training now!

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC)

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course is to teach crew members with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Venturers in leadership positions within their crew understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Venturers and is a replacement for the Venturing Leadership Skills Course. Completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is a prerequisite for Venturers to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). It is also required for Kodiak. View Online 

Venturing Crew Officers Orientation

This training module is geared primarily to Venturing youth that are elected into positions as officers within their Venturing crew, but it can also be used by adult leaders to learn the duties of the officers in the crew. This course is very useful for youth officers to fully understand their roles and responsibilities as it relates to Crew Officers Briefings and Seminars. This course will help the youth develop an annual plan of activities for the crew, as well as acquiring leadership and team-building skills. View now. Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes.

National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops. Click Here For More Information

 

Training Opportunities

 

What Is BALOO?      

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)  is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

What Is OAKLEAF ?  

Oakleaf is an Outdoor Leader Skills Training course where you will learn the role of the Scoutmaster and practice your outdoor skills.  All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are required to attend this training.  Committee Chairs and Committee members are encouraged and welcome to attend.  Webelos Leaders may use this training for Outdoor Webelos Leader Training (OWL) and then will be considered training when they cross over with their son(s) to a Boy Scout Troop.

What Is Wood Badge ?  

Woodbadge 2017 Course Website

Wood Badge is a six-day course that is split between two weekends. It is an advanced training course designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of all Scouters, and to revitalize their commitment to fulfill the vision & mission of Scouting for the youth that they serve.

 

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.
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Intended to be taken by Pack, Troop, Team, and Crew Leaders, as well as Unit Commissioners and Chartered Organization Representatives immediately following the acceptance of their new role.
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This Is Scouting provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training. The module consists of six video sections, each followed by a brief quiz. Estimated time to complete: 50 minutes.
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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.
More Information 

The links below are to the syllabi that are to be used by trainers in presenting the stand-alone den leader position-specific courses. These courses are intended to provide Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos den leaders with the information and tools they need to conduct successful den meetings. Den leaders who complete the Tiger Cub, Wolf, and Bear training and Youth Protection training are considered trained for all three positions. Den leaders who complete the Webelos training and Youth Protection training are considered trained as Webelos den leaders.
Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Syllabus
NEW! Webelos Syllabus

The syllabus below is used by trainers presenting the standalone Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmaster specifics course. The course is intended to provide troop leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. A DVD with presentation support is available from Scoutstuff.org or your local council. Scoutmasters and assistants who complete this training, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, and Youth Protection training are considered "trained."
Instructor Syllabus

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered "trained".
Instructor Syllabus

 
 

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