Training for Adults This section provides a variety of materials, from quick references to complete courses, all designed to help our members improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program. Joining Courses These courses are required for all new registered leaders and must be retaken every two years to maintain registration. A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit. Youth Protection Training Youth Protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is experienced online. This course was recently updated and if you last took it before February of 2018, you will need to take it again before September 30, 2018. You can view and download a How-To Guide regarding the new training from this link. Facilitator’s Guide English | Spanish Log in to My.Scouting to take this course online Youth Protection Pledge Cards Take the pledge to keep our Scouts safe by following the BSA’s Youth Protection policies. Half the pledge is signed and given to the council; the other half stays with you in pocket card format as a reminder. The links below, in English and Spanish versions, will print four-up on a sheet. English | Spanish Orientation Courses Orientation courses are designed to help Scouters learn more about their Scouting role and about other leadership positions in the program. STEM Orientation These courses are intended to be used to provide an orientation for Scouts, Scouters, and parents about Scouting and the STEM program and the STEM opportunities in Scouting. The instructor-led course is designed to be used with the STEM Orientation slide deck at roundtables and other training events. STEM Orientation Self-Study slide deck STEM Orientation Instructor’s guide STEM Orientation slide deck Position-Specific (Role-Based) Courses These instructor-led courses are designed to help Scouters learn how to effectively carry out their Scouting roles. In most cases, completing the course will make a Scouter “trained” for the role(s) covered in the course. E-learning versions of some courses may be found below in the E-learning section. Basic Leader Requirements Need to know what are the requirements to be trained for your unit leadership role? This sheet explains the training requirements for all unit-level leaders. More Information Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training (NEW) The instructor’s guide below is intended to be used by trainers leading Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training. The course will provide Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, and Youth Protection Training are considered “trained” for those positions. There is no change to the My.Scouting Tools code (S24) for the course. Instructor Syllabus (June 2015) Instructor Syllabus – Spanish Version (January 2016) Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered “trained”. Instructor Syllabus (April 2016) Chartered Organization Representative Training The training outline and resources for training chartered organization representatives can be found at the link below. COR Training Troop Committee Challenge The Troop Committee Challenge is designed for troop committee members and becomes the course (along with Youth Protection training) troop committee members need to be considered “trained.” The instructor’s guide below is for trainers to conduct the course for troop committee members. Troop Committee Challenge Instructor Syllabus (October 2016) STEM Nova Counselor Training These courses are intended to provide training for STEM Nova counselors. The intructor-led course is designed to be used with the training slide deck at group courses. Counselor Training slide deck Counselor Training Instructor’s Guide Counselor Self-Study slide deck Counselor Self-Study Guide STEM Supernova Mentor Training This course is a self-study training course for STEM Supernova mentors. Mentor’s Guide Supplemental Training Courses These courses are designed to help Scouters with a particular skill or to enhance their Scouting role. Additional modules may be found on the “Supplemental” link in the upper-left section of this page. Roundtable Planning Guides Providing knowledge, program ideas, skills, and fun resources is the purpose behind the Roundtable Planning Guides for Boy Scout and Cub Scout leaders. Using this guide along with local resources, roundtable commissioners can enable and motivate unit leaders to deliver an outstanding program to their Scout troops. The guide is designed to allow program topics to be used in the order best suited for your district. 2015 – 2016 Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting Roundtable Planning Guide CubCast and ScoutCast The podcasts are monthly audio presentations that provide information on topics of interest to Cub Scout and Boy Scout leaders. CubCast and ScoutCast Powder Horn Open to both registered adults and youth who are at least 13 and have completed the 8th grade, Powder Horn is a hands-on resource management course designed to give you the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your troop, team, crew, or ship. Contact your area training chair for information about upcoming courses in your area. Download Syllabus 2018 and 2019 Authorization Request Form Outdoor Skills Training Courses These courses are designed to help Scouters with skills related to the BSA’s outdoor program. . Camp Health Officer Training This presentation provides a detailed briefing for individuals selected to serve as a camp health officer at a council or district camping facility. View online Kodiak Challenge The Kodiak Challenge is designed to be an adventure that pushes the boundaries of every participant – one that will encourage you to try new things that may be out of your comfort zone. It is an experience—but one that has its underpinnings in the application of the leadership skills they learned in the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops or Crews, NYLT, and/or NAYLE. It is, as is all of Scouting, an adventure with a purpose Instructor Syllabus Passport to High Adventure Training Outline This training outline teaches how Scouts can plan and safely carry out council and unit high-adventure treks using Leave No Trace techniques. View online Train-the-Trainer Courses These courses are designed to help Scouters learn or improve their presentation skills. The Fundamentals of Training This is the first part of the three-part train-the-trainer continuum (T3, or T-Cubed) in the Boy Scouts of America. The course introduces teaching techniques and skills to new Scout trainers but is also designed to help all Scouters, regardless of their experience, present effective training. Intended for both youth and adult trainers, the course will help those who might have trained for other organizations learn the BSA’s training techniques, and it will help freshen up the skills of current BSA trainers. The Fundamentals of Training Syllabus PowerPoint: Good, Bad, and Ugly The Trainer’s EDGE While the Trainer’s EDGE is a required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs, it is also for other trainers wishing to enhance their training and presentation skills. Instructor Syllabus Administration of Training These resources are designed to assist training teams that administer training in a unit, council, area, or region. Guide to Leader Training This new guide outlines the basic responsibilities for volunteer leader training committees and the methods of BSA volunteer training. To be sure that information is up-to-date, the guide does not include the forms and other resources that are more easily available, and more current, via Scouting.org. The training pages of Scouting.org will help you find the current resources, forms, and courses available—as well as the latest in BSA training. Guide to Leader Training Training Forms Application for a Council to Conduct Wood Badge and NYLT The first step for a council to conduct one of these advanced training courses is to submit an application. A form has been developed that will serve for applying for Wood Badge and NYLT. Simply fill out the form and send it to the Volunteer Development Team for processing. 2018 and 2019 Application Fillable Training Cards In conjunction with the Volunteer Development Team, the National Supply Group has released the latest version of the pocket-sized certificate of training. Simply specify SKU 615012 when ordering from your local Scout Shop or through scoutstuff.org . Click on the link below to open a pdf template that has been created for convenience in filling out these portable training records. Fillable Training Cards National Training Conferences Philmont Training Center Since 1950 The Philmont Training Center (PTC) has provided a unique environment for training volunteer and professional leaders, and a fun family program for every member of the family. More info View promo video Florida Sea Base Join us in the beautiful Florida Keys to learn with experienced and informed Scouters with ample time to enjoy the climate and beauty of the Keys. Click here to sign up for one of our January 2018 volunteer development conferences. 2018 Florida Sea Base Volunteer Training Conferences Wood Badge Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals. Scouters from Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers, and district and council Scouters all are welcome and belong here. More info Course Director’s and Area Training Conferences 2018 Course Director’s and Area Training Conference Registration Click here for the most up-to-date listing of Wood Badge and NYLT Course Director’s Conferences in your region or area and across the nation. The accompanying links for registering for each conference will be available as listed. Many of this year’s Course Director’s Conferences have been combined with other functional conferences, creating an atmosphere of learning on a larger scale and allowing for the sharing of resources and ideas. You will find these Area Training Conferences listed here as well. Training Awards Training Awards for Adult Leaders in Units The training awards and keys are designed to recognize unit Scouters for tenure, training, and performance in their leadership roles. Progress record forms with the 2012 requirements for these awards can be found at the links below. Den Leader Training Award Training Awards Cub Scouting Boy Scouting Varsity Scouting Venturing Sea Scouting Keys Cubmaster Scoutmaster Coach Advisor Skipper District Committee Awards The files below contain updated requirements for the Scouter’s Key for District Committee Members and new requirements for the Scouter’s Training Award for District Committee Members. See the Spring 2013 Training Times for additional details. District Committee Key District Committee Scouter’s Training Award E-learning Some courses are available in the e-Learning section of my.scouting.org . A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit. These include: Supplemental Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat Weather Hazards Climb On Safely Trek Safely Leader Position-Specific Training Leader Position-Specific: Den Leader Leader Position-Specific: Cubmaster Leader Position-Specific: Pack Trainer Leader Position-Specific: Pack Committee Leader Position-Specific: Venturing Advisor Leader Position-Specific: Venturing Committee Instructions for Accessing Online Training.