This training is now available online at the eLearning website. Login to eLearning, choose Cub Scout / Boy Scout / Venturing tab and scroll down to Leader Position-Specific Training.
To be fully trained and earn the Trained Leader emblem*, a new leader must complete basic training in the following order:
Youth Protection Training: New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before submitting an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins. Youth Protection Training must be completed every two years to remain current.
Fast Start Training for their volunteer position
Leader Position-Specific Training: Fully trained leaders changing leadership roles should take the Leader Position-Specific Training for their new position.
Orientation Training: This is Scouting
* In addition, Boy Scout leaders must complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training through their local council.
Pow Wow 2014 (Formerly University of Scouting) (PDF)
The new Basic Leader Training program is the culmination of more than two years of work by professional and volunteers from throughout the nation. Their goal was to revise and update the volunteer leader training manuals of the Boy Scouts of America. The result is the seamless training program that helps leaders easily graduate through the courses quickly and with little duplication.
Here is a brief overview of the components of the training continuum.
Youth Protection is not required to be considered trained in your position but it is strongly recommended for all leaders in Scouting. You can take the course online or by watching a brief video presentation.
The Guide to Safe Scouting is a basic part of all training for leaders in Scouting. The Guide covers the basics about how to keep the youth in Scouting safe.
The Guide to Safe Scouting can be accessed online and you can save a copy to your local computer.
Fast Start Training is the first step for any new volunteer and is to be delivered immediately after a new leader registers and before he or she meets with any youth member.
The new Basic Leader Training comprises two parts: This Is Scouting (replacing New Leader Essentials) for all unit level leaders and Leader Specific Training, which is based on the leaders unit level position.
These training courses include leader specific training for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders; an introduction to outdoor leader skills; and the new Wood Badge Course.
BALOO and Outdoor Leader Skills Training are courses that cover camping and basic outdoor skills that leaders need to know. In order to run a Cub Scout camping activity, at least one BALOO-trained leader must be present.
In order to run any Scouting events around the water, swimming or boating, at least one leader trained in Safe Swim Defense and/or Safety Afloat (as appropriate) must be present. The training for these courses is now available online.
Confused about training? Not sure what you need to be considered trained? We've tried to boil it down here for you so that you can tell at a glance what you need. Once you have completed the training listed below, you are eligible to wear the trained patch on your uniform that is shown below. Please refer to the Insignia Guide for proper placement.
Cub Scout Leaders
Tiger Cub Den Leaders & Assistants
Wolf and Bear Den Leaders & Assistants
Webelos Leaders & Assistants
Cubmasters & Assistants
Committee Chairs & Members of the Committee
Boy Scout Leaders
Scoutmasters & Assistant Scoutmasters
Committee Chair & Committee Members
Varsity Coach & Team Committee
Venturing Leader & Crew Committee
If you have completed the requirements above for your position, you may wear the "Trained" insignia below your position patch on your uniform. Please refer to the Insignia Guide for proper placement.