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One of the keys to a successful Scouting experience for young people, second only to the selection of the right person for each responsibility, is trained volunteer leadership. Leadership training provides adult leaders with fundamental information about the aims and methods of the movement, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting.


For this reason, the Atlanta Area Council is committed to providing top quality training opportunities for leaders, parents, and Scouts at the district and council levels. Through these efforts, the delivery of a better and quality Scouting program can be provided to our entire youth membership.


The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. With that in mind, Youth Protection Training is required for all BSA registered volunteers.


Leaders are trained so that young people receive a worthwhile experience full of fun and adventure — and trained leaders have more fun! 

If you are a new parent please click here! If not, please click the badge below to your corresponding level to find out what specific training is required from you!

Training News:

2020 Training Update

Youth Protection Training 2020 Update Adult Registered BSA Members  Most all adult members of the BSA completed an updated Youth Protection Training (YPT) in 2018

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That depends on your registered position.  Youth Protection is required for all positions (must be updated every two years). Then a one or more courses that are specific to your position. What Makes A Trained Leader.  Once you have completed the required training for your position you are entitled to wear the Trained patch.

Go to myscouting.org and click on training report to obtain your official record of training. Your unit key 3 also have access to training reports on myscouting.org and my.scouting.org (aka Scouting Tools). If you need assistance in locating your training record contact Kim Tipton, Northern Ridge District Training Registrar

If you have courses missing from your training record, please contact Kim Tipton, Northern Ridge District Training Registrar

The Atlanta Area Council has a special patch to recognize leaders that have gone beyond the requirements of their registered role and completed additional training. To view the requirements and submit an application for a SUPER TRAINED patch,  click here.