You've volunteered your time - so why not make your Scouting job easier? Training gives you the knowledge you need to help your unit run as smoothly, safely and effectively as possible.
What Makes A Trained Leader? Adult leaders in units are considered trained, and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem, once they have completed the basic training requirements outlined below. Note: Youth Protection (E-learning) is a joining requirement for all leaders and must be taken every two years
The Wonderful World of Scouting formerly known as University of Scouting is a one-day training event offering workshops for leaders of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, Venturing, Commissioner and District Committee volunteers. The Council Training Committee has assembled the best trainers in the Council, and has selected a wide spectrum of individual workshops that will strengthen each volunteer’s ability to deliver better Scouting for our youth.
Wood Badge is the most advanced adult leader training available. A Scouter participating in Wood Badge has the opportunity to understand Scouting as a family of interrelated, values-based programs providing age-appropriate activities for youth. It recognizes contemporary leadership concepts and will help the participant discover how they are relevant to the Scouting movement and apply the skills learned as a member of a successful working team. The course will revitalize their commitment to Scouting by sharing in an inspirational experience that provides Scouting with renewed leadership, resulting in a greater youth retention. Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be a peak experience in their Scouting career.
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for all our programs.