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.
To take online training courses, including Youth Protection Training, please visit MyScouting.
Adult leaders in units are considered trained, and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem, once 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. Flow Chart of Training for Adult Leaders.
Youth Protection Training
Youth Protection Training is REQUIRED for all Adult Leaders. This training needs to be re-taken every two years. Venturing & Sea Scouting Leaders must take a specialized Youth Protection Training course called Venturing Youth Protection Training.
Leader-Specific (by position)
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader-Specific
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (Not required for committee positions)
Troop Committee Challenge (Required for committee positions only)
Varsity Coach Leader-Specific
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills**
Team Committee Challenge (Required for committee positions only)
Venturing & Sea Scouting***
Venturing Leader Specific (Advisors)
Crew Committee Challenge (Required for committee positions only)
All adults in Ships: Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic
Contact: Scouting University – firstname.lastname@example.org or www.Scouting.org/training