Basic Training for Adult Volunteers

What Does it mean to be “Trained”?

The secret to delivering a quality Scouting program is having trained leaders at every level. Maybe you’ve seen another scouter with that cool “trained” patch on their left sleeve. This signifies to youth, parents, and other leaders that you are prepared to lead your Scouting program. Below are the requirements to be “trained” at each program level.

Cub Scout Leaders – are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection and the Cub Scout Leader Specific training for their position (Den Leader, Cubmaster, Committee Chair, or Committee Member).

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters – are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection, Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.

Troop Committee Members – are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection and the Troop Committee Challenge as their Leader Specific training.

Venturing Crew Advisors and Assistant Advisors – are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection and Venturing Advisor Specific Training.

Crew Committee Members – are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection and the Crew Committee Challenge.

You can take any of these trainings online via my.scouting.org. For more information on how to take training online, view our Youth Protection & Online Resources page. Review this chart for a comprehensive list of the training classes available online, and be sure to visit our training calendar for upcoming local training dates.