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Boy Scouts have real-world experiences and adventures. They get outdoors, go camping, learn leadership skills , and discover talents and interests while having fun with friends.


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Boy Scouting Journey 2.0 Overview

Guidepost 1: Program Year Review and Reflection

Review and reflect, with your Unit Commissioner, on the results your troop obtained the previous program year by April 30.

Troop Review and Reflection Planning

Guidepost 2: Plan and Fund Your Program

Review with your Unit Commissioner a youth-developed program and funding plan for your troop. Complete by Aug 31.

Troop Program Planning

Troop Budget Planning

Guidepost 3: Communicate Your Program

Review with your Unit Commissioner a youth-developed plan to communicate your program to families throughout the program year. Complete by Aug 31.

Troop Communication Planning

Guidepost 4: Basic Adult and Youth Leader Training

  • Fully Trained* Scoutmaster and Committee Chair no later than Oct 31
  • 80%+ ASMs fully trained* no later than Oct 31
  • Present one Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) course by Oct 31 each calendar year.

*A fully trained adult leader must have position specific training AND youth protection training.

Troop Basic Leader Training

Guidepost 5: Advanced Adult and Youth Leader Training

  • Have at least one Wood Badge trained** direct contact leader no later than Oct 31.
  • Have at least one Grey Wolf/NYLT or Kodiak Challenge trained youth leader complete the course each year no later than Oct 31.

** “Wood Badge trained” qualifies once the adult leader completes the Wood Badge coursework and is working on, but may not have completed, the practical (Ticket) component.

Troop Advanced Leader Training