*Fast Start: Venturing
This is the first training step for all new leaders and should be taken immediately
after they register and before they meet with any youth members in the crew.
Following this training, you will understand the basics of the Venturing program
and will have the tools necessary for you to oversee your first crew meeting.
This training course is offered online or in a classroom setting.
*This Is Scouting
"This Is Scouting" provides an overview of the Scouting organization,
including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement,
and training. The module consists of six video sections, each followed by a
brief quiz. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database
if the module is experienced online. This course replaces the former "New
Leader Essentials" and is required only if you have not completed New Leader
*Venturing Crew Advisor/Crew Associate Advisor Position Specific Training
Leader position specific training is based on the leader's position. These
courses are taught by informed trainers who know how to engage groups and make
learning fun. These courses are offered by the district or council as group
training in a classroom setting.
Youth Protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from
abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Protection Guidelines,
signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. After each section of material,
you will answer questions about that section's topic. This course must be completed
to earn the "Trained" emblem. This training is offered online or in
a classroom setting. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records
database if the module is experienced online.
Wood Badge is advanced training in leadership skills for all adults in BSA
programs. This advanced training is presented in two parts:
- An advanced learning experience presented over two long (three-day) weekends
or as a weeklong course.
- An application phase of several months during which the leaders apply the
specific skills they have learned at Wood Badge to their Scouting responsibilities.
Leaders who successfully complete both parts of the training are recognized
with the Wood Badge beads, woggle slide, and neckerchief.
For more information, contact your Pack Trainer, Cubmaster, or District Training
The Powder Horn course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy
Scouting adult unit leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate
a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the eight
core and eighteen electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended
to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and
in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs. No high adventure
skills are taught in this course. It is designed to have some disciplines introduced
with a hands-on segment. Example: For scuba if a pool is available, it is suggested
to do a Discover Scuba (PADI) session where participants get into a shallow
pool and wear scuba gear. It is not scuba certification. Participants will not
learn how to rock climb or shoot a skeet course, but will learn where to go
to find those who can teach these skills to Boy Scouts and Venturers.
*Indicates training is required to be considered Trained to Position and eligible
to wear the "Trained" emblem.