Cub Scout Leader Specific Training

This training is for Cubmasters, Committee Members, Den Leaders , Webelos Leaders,Tiger Leaders and all assistant  leaders. Once a volunteer has a solid overview of the BSA’s values-based program by completing the Fast Start and This Scouting programs available online, he or she can begin training for a specific Scouting position through Leader Specific training. This training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. Leader position-specific training is based on the leader’s position in their unit. These courses are taught by informed trainers who know how to engage groups and make learning fun. These courses are offered by the district or Council as group training, or may be done as small groups or by personal coaching.

A Cub Scout Leader is considered trained upon completion of Fast Start, Youth Protection, This Is Scouting, and Cub Scout Leader Specific Training. For a listing of currently available courses, please visit the Training Courses page.

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training

For Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, this training is has four goals. At the completion of the training, new leaders should:

  • Have the confidence that being a Scoutmaster is a manageable challenge
  • Understand that they have abundant available resources
  • Know that the structure of the Boy Scouts of America ensures that they are part of a support team working to deliver the promise of Scouting to the youth of America
  • Have a short action plan to apply what they have learned during the three sessions of Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training.

A Boy Scout leader is considered trained upon completion of Fast Start, Youth Protection, This Is Scouting, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. For a listing of currently available courses, please visit the Training Courses page.

Troop Committee Members

For troop committee members, Leader Specific training includes the Troop Committee Challenge.

Venturing Leader Specific Training

This basic course explains Venturing to all adults new to Venturing. There are five sessions: Here’s Venturing, Understanding and Protecting Youth, Leadership and Organization, Awards and Recognition, and Resources and Program Planning. For a listing of currently available courses, please visit the Training Courses page.