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YPTIn the Boy Scouts of America, adult training starts with Youth Protection. Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all registered adult volunteers. In fact, it is highly recommended that all parents and adults involved with Scouting take the training so everyone understands the policies and avoids confusion. You do not need to be a registered adult volunteer to take the training.

Fortunately, YPT can be taken in the comfort of your home or office at your convenience, or your Unit can hold a Youth Protection group training for your adults, which can be lead by a District trainer or even your Unit Training Chair. Read on to find out how to complete the training.

PTCThe Program and Training Conference (PTC) is a one stop training opportunity for leaders and parents from the entire council to get together and learn more about Scouting. The all day conference features many outstanding opportunities for both position-specific and supplemental training for leaders in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venturing and Sea Scouts, as well as district and council committees. It's all at PTC and as you can see in the name... it's about Program and it's about Training which will create a better Scouting program for the youth we serve.

Life To EagleLearn how to become a mentor for those Scouts in your Troop who are striving for the rank of Eagle. This training will show you the steps and requirements along the road to Eagle. You will also be provided with presentation tools and handouts so that you can bring this knowledge back to your Troop and provide a training for the Scouts.

The training is designed to teach adults how to explain to Scouts that are Star or Life rank the following steps:

  • Completing the rank requirements
  • Preparing and completing the service project
  • The application process
  • The Eagle Board of Review

Wilderness First AidWilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. This 16-hour hands-on training will prepare you to safely participate in unit outdoor adventures and will qualify you to attend the National Jamboree or any BSA High Adventure base. Participants will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Adult Scout leaders and youth 14 years old or older are invited to participate and earn their certification.

IOLS TrainingOutdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide the expertise needed to plan, execute, and enjoy a successful and fun outdoor program. This hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the outdoors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is required for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout Coaches in order to be considered trained. Completion of this course, along with Youth Protection and Scoutmaster Specific trainings, will enable direct contact leaders to be rechartered in your unit as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster. This training is also recommended for second year Webelos leaders and Troop Committee members too.

Wood BadgeWood Badge is the advanced leadership training for adult Scout leaders throughout the world. The purpose of Wood Badge is to develop skilled leaders who can strengthen Scouting units in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.

The program is for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as all Council and District leaders. The heart of Wood Badge is small group leadership, and understanding how teams develop. It is great fun too. This training not only benefits Scouting, it also helps people at work, in church, with other groups, and in their families.

Troop Leader Guidebook Volume 1A must for all new Scoutmasters & Assistant Scoutmasters, and those experienced unit leaders that have not received any training in the past 3 years. And, for 2nd year Webelos Leaders who are planning to bridge-over into Boy Scouting in the next 3 - 6 months. It is highly recommended for all new and experienced Troop Committee Members who wish to gain a better understanding about the roles and responsibilities of their adult unit leaders. We also encourage this training for all parents who wish to gain a better understanding of how a "boy run" unit operates. Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who complete this training as well as IOLS and Youth Protection trainings are considered "trained."

Cub Scout Specific TrainingCubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, & Committee Members who complete this training as well as the Youth Protection training are considered "trained" for their leadership position. We also encourage this training for all parents who wish to gain a better understanding of how a Cub Scout Pack operates. Make sure your Pack thrives with strong, trained leadership!

BALOOCome Learn How to Make the Outdoors FUN for your Cub & Webelos Scouts before you begin to plan a pack camping trip. Come and learn the basics for a successful outing!

Who Should Attend: Cubmasters, Den Leaders, and Adults who want to lead Cub & Webelos Scouts on exciting, well planned, outdoor camping programs.

If your Pack is planning an overnight camping trip you MUST have at least one adult in your pack certified as BALOO Trained!

OWLSCamping is a cornerstone of the Webelos Scout program. Boys are eager to camp with their den in the great outdoors. This places a great obligation on the Webelos den leader to make this experience exciting, uplifting, fun, and memorable. Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders training is designed to help leaders learn how to provide a memorable camping experience for their Webelos Scouts and parents or guardians.

Come Learn How to Make the Outdoors FUN for your Webelos Scouts before you begin to plan a Den camping trip. If your Den is planning an overnight camping trip you MUST have at least one adult in your Den certified as OWLS Trained!