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Leader Training

The Boy Scouts of America and the Council strongly believes that every youth deserves a trained leader. Parents expect to have their boys led by quality-trained leaders, and upon recruitment, we promise to train new leaders in their positions. To achieve this objective, the Boy Scouts of America have designed interactive training sessions. Basic leader specific training is required, along with youth protection and many other courses to allow leaders to be most effective. There are numerous other training opportunities offered during the calendar year, ranging from outdoor leadership to swim defense and weather hazard safety.

More information at: BSA Training

The National BSA has provided Online training for scouting and has now made several training opportunities available in one location. You will need to register before your first use.

E-Learning Online Training at My Scouting

If myscouting.org doesn’t show one or more courses completed AND a leader can produce a trained certificate, please submit with charter OR email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or fax certificate to (570) 387-4074

The following training courses are available at the E-Learning site:

  • Youth Protection
  • Safety Afloat
  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Cub Scout Fast Start
  • Boy Scout Fast Start
  • "This is Scouting" Training -Basic Leader Essentials
  • Venturing Fast Start
  • Troop Committee Challenge
  • Staffing The District Committee
  • Unit Commissioner Fast Start
  • Scout Parents Unit Coordinator
  • Troop Committee Challenge
  • Hazardous Weather
  • Venturing Youth Protection
  • General Diversity - Login Not Required
  • Den Chief Fast Start Training - Login Not Required

For Unit Leaders:

To check your leaders’ training status, go to: My Scouting

Log on to your account

Click on “training validation” on left side of screen

Click “All Training

Click on pull-down menu by Username to specify search by Member ID

Use your charter to find membership number for each leader

Required courses are:

  • This Is Scouting
  • Fast Start for position
  • Youth Protection (within 2 years)
  • Specific Training for position.
  • (Boy Scout Leaders only: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills)
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