Training Is IMPORTANT........... every youth deserves a trained leader!
So you want to be a Scouting Volunteer, or perhaps you just became a volunteer or even changed your volunteer role. Now what?
Univeristy of Scouting is now Trailhead Academy!
Please save the date for October 28, 2023 to join us...more details are on the way!
- October 28, 2023
Youth Protection Training is required before interacting with any youth. This is available online and in person.
Can't make the in-person training? Complete Online by clicking HERE
Position-Specific (Role-Based) Training provides the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in one's role. Some of these trainings are available online, but all are available in person. This includes Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS).
Register for IOLS training here.
Supplemental Training includes a variety of courses that are designed to give additional information on targeted areas of the program through a combination of additional knowledge of Scouting in general, additional skills and roles knowledge, and/or beginning advanced leadership skills knowledge. This includes Trainer's EDGE, Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation( (BALOO), IOLS, University of Scouting, and Roundtables. It also encompasses shooting, aquatic, and climbing trainings.
Register for BALOO training here.
Advanced Training is for leaders desiring a deeper understanding of the program or seeking additional leadership development. These courses supplement the roles knowledge and skills learned in the other levels. This includes Wood Badge, Kodiak Challenge, and Powder Horn. It also includes youth trainings such as National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE).
BSA Training Recertifications
Keeping Scouts safe and keeping Scouting leaders up-to-date with current information and methods means some of the BSA's training courses need to be retaken every couple of years. Below is a list of these courses and how often they should be retaken to be valid. Training Courses in Bold Italic Font are offered online.
|Training Course||How Often to Retake|
|Youth Protection||every 2 years|
|• Cub Leader (All Positions)||Does NOT Expire|
|• Scoutmaster||Does NOT Expire|
|• Troop Committee||Does NOT Expire|
|• Venture Leader||Does NOT Expire|
|Aquatics Supervision/Swimming and Water Rescue||every 3 years|
|BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)||Does NOT Expire|
|Chain Saw Safety||every 2 years|
|Climbing Instructor (Lead)||every 5 years|
|Climbing Instructor||every 2 years|
|Climb On Safely||every 2 years|
|COPE/Climbing Inspector||every 2 years|
|Hazardous Weather||every 2 years|
|Lifeguard||every 3 years|
|National Camping School||after 5 camping seasons|
|Paddle Craft Safety||every 3 years|
|Physical Wellness||every 2 years|
|Safe Swim Defense||every 2 years|
|Safety Afloat||every 2 years|
|Trainer's EDGE||every 3 years|
|Trek Safely||every 2 years|
|Visitation Training||every 2 years|