Every Scout deserves a trained leader, and every leader deserves to be trained.
Lord Robert Baden-Powell
Founder, International Scouting Movement

A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed. Trained leaders exhibit a knowledge and confidence that is picked up by people around them Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! 

Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster:

Every Scout deserves a trained leader, and every leader deserves to be trained. A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed. Trained leaders exhibit a knowledge and confidence that is picked up by people around them Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! 

Scouts BSA Leader Specific training is the BSA’s initial level of training for the top leaders of Scouts BSA Troops. It is designed for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Junior Assistant Scoutmasters. However, committee members and other adults connected to a Scouts BSA Troop are welcome to attend.

This training covers general Troop organizational structure and position-specific topics, providing a 360 degree perspective of your position.

Leaders will learn and apply proven techniques for running an effective Scouts BSA Troop. They will also learn how to meet the Aims of Scouting by applying the eight methods of the Scouting program during the four (4) main session of the is the course:

  • Patrol Method,
  • Support Team,
  • Advancement &
  • Annual Planning

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills(IOLS)Youth Protection Training, and Hazardous Weather  are considered “trained” in their positions.

Upcoming Training Opportunities:

BALOO

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation BALOO Learn how to be the best Cub Leader you can be! Cub Scout leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack...

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