Training dates have been posted to the calendar. If you have leaders who lack training, please insure that they allocate the time to attend training. Training is not just for front line leaders. Parents who want their scout to get the most out of the program, should attend training and learn just how the scouting program works. Training will make your job easier and you will get much better results..
Youth Protection Training
Every registered adult must take the on-line version of youth protection traiining. Some activities like summer camp and Twilight Camp require the in-person version or Face-to-Face youth protection training. Watch the calendar for dates and times.
Advanced Leadership Training for Adults (Wood Badge)
So you are starting to get more involved with your Scout's unit and activities and you see the benefits that the program has for him and how it will have a positive impact on the rest of his life. Did you know that there is an adult leadership training available to you that will have a positive impact on the rest of your life, not just for Scouting, but professionally and personally? More information.
Backcountry Advanced Training
BAT is an interactive course designed for those Individuals and Units who are preparing for a high-adventure trek and for those interested in organizing first time backcountry activities for their Unit. The class consists of classroom sessions followed by a weekend backpacking campout. The class is normally offered in the spring and the fall. Check the calendar for dates.
Wilderness First Aid Classes
This is the 16 hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases.
Check the calendar for upcoming classes.
Boy Scout Leader Specific and Outdoor Leader Training
Boy Scout Leader Specific is a two evening course which will expand on and clarify your understanding of the scout program. The course addresses how and why it works and will help you to insure the success of scouts in your unit. This course is for all adults including parents, committee members and front line leaders.
The companion course, "Outdoor Leader Specific Training" is a hands on experience where you participate as your scout would in the actual planning and execution of a scout campout. You will learn by doing at the direction of an experienced leadership team. Expect to learn a lot and have a very enjoyable weekend experience. Advance registration and preparation is required. Watch the calendar for upcoming courses.
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
This training is required for outdoor Cub Scout activities. More information will be available in the fall. Check the calendar for dates.
Cub Scout Leader Training Guide
Here is a handy infographic created by Mack Paradowski one of our volunteers.
Online training is available on the BSA national website: my.scouting.org If you don't have an account you will need to create one.