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Training

A cornerstone of the Boy Scout programs is training. Some of these training courses are conducted by districts and some by the council; others are available through the BSA ONLINE LEARNING CENTER. (You must have/create an account to log in.)

 

 

What makes a Trained Leader?

 

Adult leaders in units are considered trained and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem when they have completed Youth Protection Training and the training courses outlined below, or have completed Youth Protection Training and a previous basic training course when it was current

 

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all new registered leaders, and must be retaken every two years to maintain registration. YPT is designed to 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. Every registered leader must take Youth Protection Training online. Registered members of the BSA should provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit. Adults attending Boy Scout summer camp or winter camp must also take Classroom YPT.

 

Watch for training updates on the Calendar or under the Basic Training link on the left.

 

 

Required Basic Training

 

SCOUTMASTERS & ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTERS

  1. Youth Protection Training online
  2. Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Basic Training
  3. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters

TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  1. Youth Protection Training online
  2. Troop Committee Challenge online

CUB SCOUTING

  1. Youth Protection Training online
  2. Position-Specific training for your position

BOY SCOUTING

  1. Youth Protection Training online
  2. Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific training
  3. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters only
  4. Troop Committee Challenge online (committee members only)

VARSITY SCOUTING

  1. Youth Protection Training online
  2. Varsity Coach Position-Specific
  3. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) for Coaches and Assistants only
  4. Troop Committee Challenge online (committee members only)

VENTURING & SEA SCOUTS

  1. Youth Protection Training online
  2. Venturing Advisor Position-Specific (Advisors and assistants)
  3. Crew Committee Challenge (committee members only)
  4. Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic (All adults in Ships)

VENTURING YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING

  1. Youth Protection Training online
  2. This Is Scouting
  3. Training the Chartered Organization Representative

PACK TRAINERS

  1. Youth Protection Training online
  2. Pack Committee Challenge 
  3. Fundamentals of Training

 

Become a trained leader

 

If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make the Scouting program better and more fun for youth so they stayed in Scouting longer, so it had a larger impact on their lives? What if the same magic wand made leadership roles easier, more rewarding, and led to better retention among adult leaders? Would using that magic wand be a top priority?

 

Well, such a magic wand does exist - in the form of the learning programs for leaders in the Boy Scouts of America. Common sense tells us training is important, and research shows the importance of trained leaders. A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed. Trained leaders exhibit a knowledge and confidence that is picked up by people around them. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, safety, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! These pages contain many of the “magic wands” and resources.

 

Scout them out!

 

Resources

+ BSA Online Learning Center page provides current resources, forms and courses available and the latest BSA updates.

+ Check your Training Record by clicking on Training Validation

+ Youth Protection Training You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take Youth Protection training.

+ Guide to Safe Scouting will prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner.

+ Philmont Training Center

 

 

Contact

 

TRAINING CHAIR: Andy Tirpak at andy.tirpak@tpwd.texas.gov

 

TRAINING REGISTRATION: Sonya Harvey at sonya.harvey@scouting.org

 

CAMP KARANKAWA DIRECTOR: Dianna Marsh at dianna.marsh@scouting.org

 

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