Scouts BSA Leaders
Three Steps to Becoming a Trained Leader
STEP THREE: POSITION-SPECIFIC TRAINING
Visit the BSA Learn Center. Select your position and a learning plan will be created for you. The plan includes modules that are designed to allow you to complete them at your own pace.
In-person courses are also available throughout the year.
Leaders who complete Youth Protection Training and Position Specific-Training earn the right to wear the trained patch on the left sleeve of their uniform, beneath the patch representing the position for which they are trained.
Scout BSA Leader Position-Specific Training
About Scout BSA Leader Position-Specific Training
The purpose of Position-Specific training is to provide an active, fun, and positive learning experience for new and experienced Scout leaders to learn and apply proven techniques for running an effective Scouts BSA troop. Scout leaders will gain a greater understanding of the Troop organization and how to meet the aims of Scouting by applying the eight methods of the Scouting program during the four main sessions of the course:
- Patrol Method
- Support Team
- Annual Planning
Scout Leader Adventure Weekend
October 23-24, 2021
Griswold Scout Reservation
Attention Scouts BSA Leaders
Do you want to complete all your training in one weekend? If yes, then SLAW, “Scout Leader Adventure Weekend”, is for you.
What will this training provide you?
- Position specific training that will take place in the morning covering all positions in a Scoutmaster, Asst. Scoutmaster, and Troop Committee
- IOLS – This training will allow units to bring more of the outdoors to your youth. Topics that are covered range from campsite selection, meal planning to GPS.
- Hazardous Weather Training
- This is an overnight training and will require participants to camp out.
If I am already Position Specific Trained, can I just attend the IOLS portion? Yes
What is the cost to attend?
- Full weekend will cost $45
- IOLS only $40
- Position-specific training only $5
What are arrival times?
- Full Weekend – you should plan to arrive by 7:00 AM on Saturday, October 19th
- IOLS only – You should plan to arrive and register by Noon on Saturday, October 19th
Register today and be a fully trained leader in one weekend.
Contact Jill Mitner
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
About Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills training helps leaders gain confidence in their ability—through hands-on, practical application of skills and proven methods—to influence growth in positive ways to achieve the purposes of the Boy Scouts of America. This cost for this course is $30.
Youth Protection Training
True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels. This training can be completed in person or online.
Upcoming Virtual Training – Click a date to register
About Powder Horn
Powder Horn is a skills resource course for Venturing and Boy Scouting leaders and youth (age 14 and up) of the Boy Scouts of America.
Powder Horn is also described as a “hands-on resource management course” designed to give Scouting leaders “the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program” in their Scouting unit.
The goals of Powder Horn are to help Scout leaders safely conduct outdoor activities of a fun and challenging nature, provide an introduction to the resources necessary to successfully lead youth through a program of high adventure, and familiarize participants with the skills involved in different high adventure disciplines.
The Powder Horn course will also introduce Venturing leaders to the Ranger youth award program, so adults may better help Venturers in meeting the Ranger award requirements. Powder Horn presents a wide variety of hands-on high adventure skills experiences and thus is not designed to provide specific skills certifications.
2022 Course Details
Friday, September 16, 2022 to Sunday, May 18, 2022
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 1, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
About Wood Badge
The Wood Badge Course is limited to 48 participants. After the first 48, applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Acceptance from the waiting list will first be given to fully paid registrations.
Wood Badge is for all leaders in the Boy Scouts of America. It has been developed for Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. The course content and leadership principles learned will provide a common foundation of leadership skills to be used throughout all program areas.
There are two parts to Wood Badge training: the practical course and the application phase. Both must be completed to receive the Wood Badge recognition – two wooden beads to be worn around the neck on a leather thong.