Upcoming Training Opportunities

For instructor led courses, click on the date you would like to take the course to register online and get more information.


Pack Trainers and Troop Trainers can view the attachments below to help them manage the training records for their  leaders, particularly in preparation for their recharter this fall.  The attachments at the bottom of this page include an overview sheet of required training as  well as Pack and Troop Training Worksheets.

ADULT LEADER TRAINING AWARDS were updated in August. These awards and keys are designed to recognize unit Scouters for tenure, basic and supplemental training, and successful performance in their leadership role. Many recommendations were made to update procedures and the awards themselves including simplification of forms and requirements and merging of some awards. New requirements and worksheets can be found here

General Scouting Training - provided online by BSA:

Fast Start – available online at myscouting.org 

Intended to be taken by pack, troop, team, and crew leaders, as well as ScoutParent unit coordinators, unit commissioners, and chartered organization representatives immediately following the acceptance of their new role; Fast Start is designed to help new leaders understand the fundamentals of their specific program and give insight into the various leadership roles of the people they will be working with. Leaders will learn their responsibilities and how to keep things organized, fun, and exciting, along with information about other resources available to help assist in them in their new position. This training is offered online or on a DVD. Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

This is Scouting (Formerly titled New Leader Essentials) – available online at myscouting.org

“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. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is experienced online. Estimated time to complete: 50 minutes.

 Youth Protection  – available online at myscouting.org

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. This course must be completed to earn the “Trained” emblem. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is experienced online. Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes.

Having trouble with taking your basic training online?    Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions

Need your Member ID?  Click here to email the registrar. Please include your full name.

The MyScouting website is a National site. The local office is not able to reset your password or correct problems with duplicate accounts or password issues. Please contact the National Office Help Desk E-mail myscouting@netbsa.org and include your user name and contact information. Please include your council name and headquarters city. Representatives are available between 7 a.m. (CT) and 7 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday. You will receive a response by the close of business on the day following your inquiry. 


INSTRUCTOR-LED Scouting Training

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training – Each leader completes the specific course for his or her own position (Cubmasters and Assistants, Pack Committee Chairman and Members, Tiger Cub Den Leaders, Cub Scout Den leaders and Assistants, Webelos Den Leaders and Assistants) with training related to organization, advancement and program planning. This training must be taken whenever your position changes.        April 20, 2013  June 26, 2013

Wilderness First Aid - Providing primary care in bad weather with non-standard equipment and coping with long term care and emergency response: Wilderness First Aid places these issues first and foremost. Lecture and discussion, practical exercise and outdoor scenarios help students gain confidence, and encourage development of critical decision making skills.  May 4 & 11, 2013

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) – The revised camping guidelines for 2000 give councils the authority to allow Cub Scout packs to conduct a pack campout (overnight) activity, as long as the activity is conducted at a council-approved location and is under the direction of a leader in the pack trained to do so. BALOO is the training course to prepare these leaders.March 9, 2013      

Venturing Leader Specific -  This course will provide Advisors with an introduction to the mission of the Venturing program and the BSA. Areas covered include Youth Protection, Youth Leadership, Awards and Recognitions, Resources and Program Planning.

Outdoor WEBELOS Leader (OWL) – This course is for all Webelos leaders. This training course covers the skills & resources needed to teach the outdoor activity badges and helps to provide good & safe outdoor experiences. Completion of this training is required before a Webelos den can go on a campout. This is district-scheduled training.     May 29, June 1-2, 2013

Trainer’s EDGE – It is meant to supplement the practice offered through staff development, with a focus on the participant,  while raising the level of skill a trainer brings to the staff experience. Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands-on experience in methods and media.   March 23, 2013

Wood Badge for the 21st Century – Wood Badge has evolved into the core leadership skills training course for the BSA. This course focuses on strengthening every volunteer’s ability to work with and lead groups of youth and adults. Leader must be trained in current leadership position to attend this course.  Not offered in 2012-2013

Chartered Organization Representative Training - Newly appointed chartered organization representatives (CORs) may not be familiar with the Scouting program. This presentation is to orient the new CORs and serve as a review for those with Scouting experience. Veteran CORs will benefit from updates dealing with program, training and administration. As a chartered organization representative, you hold a key position in Scouting. While there is honor attached to this position, it is not an “honorary” one. Your primary function is to ensure that the chartered organization’s Scouting program succeeds.     December 17, 2012    April 23, 2013

Adult and Child CPR Training  - Cardiac arrest and respiratory arrest, can strike anyone at any age suddenly and without warning. Being aware of how to perform CPR properly can make all the difference in saving the life of a loved one or a stranger in need. Because of the technique differences between child and adult CPR, it´s important to learn how to perform each properly to maximize your effectiveness in an emergency situation.       March 9, 2013

Den Chief Training -  The Den Chief works with a den of Cub Scouts led by an adult called a Den Leader.   He helps with den meetings, helps the Cub Scouts earn achievements, and serves as a Scout role model for the younger boys. Working with the assistant Scoutmaster for new Scouts, he also acts as a recruiter by bringing graduating Webelos Scouts into the troop and by promoting joint pack-troop activities. He is a key link between the pack and the troop.  It is recommended that participants be at least first class.       December 1, 2012   June 1, 2013

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (ITOLS) - Instructors will help you learn how to set up camp, cook, work with woods tools and about ropes, first aid, planning campfire programs, map reading and compass skills, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification, and Leave No Trace. Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Boy Scout Handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting to yourself and the youth you serve. It will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from your area, meet new friends, and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders. This is a mid-week evening and weekend course. You must be able to attend all three sessions.

Scoutmaster Specific - This course is a new Scoutmaster's and Assistant Scoutmaster's introduction to the Boy Scouts of America and to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful troop leadership experience. Course topics include: The Role of the Scoutmaster, Troop Organization, Troop Meetings, Working with Boy Leaders, The Patrol Method, The Patrol Leaders' Council, The Outdoor Program, The Advancement Program, Program Planning, Membership Paperwork, & Finances. Spring 2013

 Trail to Eagle Workshop - This fun and quick paced seminar is just right for you. During this time workshop you will be exposed to how to get from First Class to Eagle, How to get the proper approvals for the Eagle Leadership Project, and what is expected of an Eagle Scout candidate. You will also be brought up to speed on what the current requirements are for Eagle and what the best way is to tackle all of them. This is a great seminar for a prospective Eagle Scout, their parents, mentor, Scoutmaster as well as the Troop Advancement Chairman.   There is no fee for this workshop but we ask that you register so we can have enough materials on hand.   

Youth Protection Training Policies260.48 KB
What Makes a Trained Leader 2012.pdf854.91 KB
Cub Scout Training Opportunities 2012-2013.pdf94.87 KB
Pack Training Worksheet.pdf10.58 KB
Troop Training Worksheet.pdf9.33 KB
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