Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader!
The Boy Scouts of America offers an astounding amount of training for it’s adult volunteers!
By completing “Required Training”, or “Position-Specific” training, you can better understand the role that you play in providing our youth with opportunities to excel and succeed.
By completing “SupplementalTraining” you can better prepare yourself for questions and concerns that may come up as you volunteer.
What Makes a Trained Leader?
All adult volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America must first complete their Youth Protection Training before their registration application can be processed. This training is available online, and should take approximately 1 hour. The aim of Youth Protection Training is to teach adults not only what behaviors are inappropriate, but also how to identify these behaviors to protect our youth from any inappropriate situations. The training aims to protect our youth as well as our adult volunteers.
Adults who hold a certain position within their unit can become a “Trained Leader”. Being a Trained Leader is much more than wearing the little patch that says “Trained”. It means that you have the knowledge and access to resources that will allow you to answer questions, resolve issues, and above all else, provide a quality program for your youth. Requirements for being considered “Trained” for a given position vary based on the position that you hold. Requirements for each position within our many programs can be found here.
Our council offers a wide variety of training opportunities for our Adult Volunteers that you can find on our Upcoming Events page. You can also find most Position-Specific training courses online by logging in to the My.Scouting tool, and accessing the Training Center under “My Dashboard”. If you do not have a My.Scouting login, you can contact our council office at (919)734-1714 to get your BSA Member ID# and create an account.
You can find the most recent National Advancement News here.