Resources: Position Specific

Role-Based Training

So you have taken the required Youth Protection Training but training does not stop there!

All leaders are encouraged to take part in leader position-specific training before they meet with youth (or within 90 days) to prepare them for the opportunities and responsibilities relating to their leadership positions. This is also an opportunity for new leaders to get answers to questions they may have about their roles and about the BSA in general. Training is available for every position at the unit, district, and council levels. See below for a list of position-specific trainings available by program type.

Completion of Youth Protection Training and your Position-Specific Training is the measurement for being "trained" in the BSA, allowing you to wear the Trained patch for your current position.

Effective April 30, 2018... new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. Those positions include Cubmaster, Asst. Cubmaster, Den Leader, Asst. Den leader, Crew Advisor, Assoc. Crew Advisor, Scoutmaster & Asst. Scoutmaster.

Cub Scout Pack   |  Boy Scout Troop   |   Sea Scout   |Venturing Crew   |   Exploring Post    |  Chartered Organization  |  Merit Badge Counselors

Cub Scout Position-Specific Training

  • Cubmaster / Assistant Cubmaster
  • Den Leader (Lion, Tiger. Wolf, Bear Webelos, Arrow of Light)
  • Pack Committee Member

To Complete On-Line click HERE

For Information on In-Person Training click HERE

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BSA Scout Position-Specific Training available

  • Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster
    • Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are required co complete Position Specific & Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills ( IOLS) Training. 
      • Click HERE for the next Position Specific Training
      • Click HERE for the next Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training
      • To Complete On-Line click HERE
  • Troop Committee Member
    • To Complete On-Line click HERE

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Sea Scout Position-Specific Training available

  • Skippers, Mates, Committee Adults and Youth Leadership
  • For Information on training click HERE

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Venturing Crew Position-Specific Training available

  • Advisor / Assistant Advisor
  • Crew Committee Member
  • For Information on In-Person training click HERE

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Exploring Post Position-Specific Training available

  • Post Advisor
  • Post Committee Member
    • Training is the same for both above positions and can be found online HERE.                                                                      Use your same login from

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Chartered Organization Representative (COR) Training

  • For In-Person Training click HERE for more information.
  • To Complete On-Line click HERE

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Merit Badge Counselor Position-Specific Training available

  • To Complete On-Line click HERE

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