Training at your Pack, Troop, and Crew Meetings
What Makes a Trained Leader?
A priority for all Scouting units - packs, troops, and crews - is making sure every leader is fully
trained for their position. Without
exception, units with trained leaders are more successful recruiting
and retaining young people who are the focus of our program. The
Training Wizard will show you required courses by position, along with a calendar of upcoming
opportunities. A current list of required courses can be found in the related content section.
All units should have a "unit trainer" responsible
for monitoring the training status of all registered leaders and
communicating updates to their District Training Chair. Training can be posted to the unit's records
at the my.scouting website. Every
district has a group of volunteers, the District Training Committee,
focused on helping leaders complete their training. Responsibilities of a unit trainer include:
- Conducting orientation of new families and leaders. This should be done within a week of joining.
- Reminding volunteers that Youth Protection training is required, regardless of position.
leaders to attend Fast Start training, position-specific leader
training and This is Scouting. This should be taken within 30 days of
- Encouraging leaders to attend ongoing training such as
roundtables, University of Scouting courses, Wood Badge and other
supplemental training courses.
- Staying current with training materials and program updates
- Keeping track of unit training records.
Training at the unit level
The following trainings may be conducted directly by the unit or completed individually online.
If conducted by the unit, a training attendance report must be
submitted to the District Training Chair within 10 days of training.
When completed online no report is
necessary, it will automatically be
recorded when the Scouter's member ID is entered.
- This is Scouting
- All Fast Start courses
- Youth Protection
- Troop or Crew Committee Challenge
- Safety Afloat
- Safe Swim Defense
- Trek Safely
- Climb on Safely
- Weather Hazards
Cub Scout leaders can complete all required training on the my.Scouting website or in a district/council
Except for Troop and Crew Committee Challenge courses, all Scouts BSA and Venturing Position
Specific training must be taken in an official district or council course.