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Training

ADULT TRAINING

In-person training

This is always the BEST way to take your training, in-person, with an instructor. In addition to getting the material in the syllabus from national, you benefit from the instructor’s experience, you can ask questions, and you start making connections with other leaders doing the same job you are doing.

You can find in-person training opportunities by going to the council training calendar.

Online training

National has created online versions of many of the classes you need for your Scouting job. These include position-specific classes that lead to your ‘trained’ patch and supplemental classes that will help you build a better, safer program for your youth.

Helps

How to take Youth Protection Online Training

Setting Up a my.Scouting.org Account

Still having trouble? Contact membership@SeattleBSA.org, or 206-725-5200.

Self-study training

Chief Seattle has created some self-study classes for courses that are not available online. Be sure to follow the instructions as you finish each training so council can record the training in your record (we cannot tie into the online system so they will not automatically post).

Available for self-study:

Merit Badge Counselor Training (D76: Merit Badge Counselor Orientation)

District Committee Training (D61: District Committee Training Workshop)

If you have any trouble with any of these please contact membership@seattlebsa.org.

Record Keeping

Your training record is more important to you than to anyone else, so keep a copy of all your training as you go along. If you have questions or problems with your record, please contact membership@seattlebsa.org.

Youth protection is the first training required of all registered adults. You will need to submit a copy of your training certificate with your application.

A Scout leader is considered ‘trained’ and ready to start offering the best possible program, and entitled to wear the Trained Leader emblem, when he or she has completed basic training courses for the current registered position.  

Here is a quick introduction to the program and your new position. It gives you enough information for your first meeting to two with youth. There are seperate Fast Start programs for Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting (Varsity), and Venturing.

In an emergency, the first few minutes can be critical. Whether help is 5 minutes or 5 hours away, Wilderness and Remote First Aid teaches skills needed to deal with the situation.

Supplemental training modules are designed to provide orientation beyond the basic training offered in New Leader Essentials and leader-specific training. Each module is a unit of training that can be used as an outline for a group, for personal coaching, or for self-study. Most of the outlines should require about an hour to complete. Consider each unit of study to be an introduction to the subject. Scouters are welcome to download subjects that are of interest for personal or unit use. There are no training credits associated with the completion of these units of study. Additional training units are being developed and will be continually added to this site.

Go online to the national Scouting website for a complete list of available modules and syllabuses:

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/TrainingModules.aspx