Venturing Leaders

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Three Steps to Becoming a Trained Leader


Visit My.Scouting   and create an account.  Once you have an account you can access online training.


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BSA Youth Protection


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.

Position Training

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.  


Venturing Leader Position-Specific Training

About Venturing Leader Position-Specific Training
This course is intended to provide Venturing Crew Leaders with the basic information they need to help youth leaders manage a Venturing crew.  The course also includes a basic overview of the Venturing program.
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Additional Training

Powder Horn

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.
About Powder Horn

Wood Badge

Course Number 11-330-24 Weekend #1 Friday, May 17, 2024, to Sunday, May 19, 2024 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Weekend #2 Saturday, June 1, 2024, to Sunday, June 2, 2024 7:00 am to 6:00 pm All participants are required to attend both weekends
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.

About Wood Badge

University of Scouting

The University of Scouting is a fun-filled, hands-on opportunity to network and learn with other Scouters. This one-day supplemental training event is for all Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout leaders, and Venturing or Sea Scout youth leaders regardless of experience. Be the best leader you can be – attend the University of Scouting!

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On May 7, 2024, The Boy Scouts of America announced it will rebrand to Scouting America, reflecting the organization’s ongoing commitment to welcome every youth and family in America to experience the benefits of Scouting.