Trained leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for troops. When leaders understand Boy Scouting, they are more effective in their roles.

NEW! This Is Scouting!

Online Learning Center (Including Youth Protection Training)

The BSA Online Learning Center provides a variety of materials, from quick references to complete courses, all designed to help our members improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program.

2012 Volunteer Development Training Conference

Scout leaders will have the opportunity to attend a Philmont-style training conference at the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base the week of January 16-21, 2012. Each conference will be staffed by experienced, informed Scouters. The conference schedule includes ample time to enjoy the mild climate and natural beauty of the Florida Keys.

NEW! What Makes a Trained Leader?

The Trainer's EDGE

The Trainer’s EDGE replaces the Trainer Development Conference (BSA 500) as the required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs. It is meant to supplement the practice offered through Wood Badge and NYLT staff development, with a focus on the participant, while raising the level of skill a trainer brings to the staff experience. Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands-on experience in methods and media.

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience

The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is an exciting new program where young men enhance their leadership skills in the Philmont Backcountry. Scouts will expand upon team building and ethical decisions making skills learned in National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).

Youth Protection Training

The Boy Scouts of America has developed Youth Protection training to prepare its leaders to help children who have been, or are being abused. Materials are for use in pack and den meetings to show Boy Scouts and their parents what they should do to prevent abuse from happening to them.

National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops.

New Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)

ILST has replaced Troop Leadership Training and is available to help train your youth leaders.

Philmont Training Center

The Philmont Training Center (PTC) provides a unique environment for the training of volunteer and professional leaders.

Supplemental Training Modules

Supplemental training modules are designed to provide leaders in Boy Scouting with orientation beyond the basic training offered in This Is Scouting and leader-specific training.

Supplemental training modules are designed to provide leaders in Boy Scouting with orientation beyond the basic training offered in This Is Scouting and leader-specific training.

Boy Scout Leader Assessment Tool

This tool is designed to help Boy Scout Leaders assess their strengths and weaknesses in regard to the current Boy Scout leader training courses. Your results will be used to help the national Boy Scout organization and your local council to improve their training courses and help identify the training needs of the general membership.

Training Continuum

An overview of training for Boy Scout leaders that covers the journey from Fast Start to Wood Badge, including the Boy Scout Leader's Training Award and Scoutmaster's Key

Camp Health Officer Training

This presentation (PowerPoint format) provides a detailed briefing for individuals selected to serve as a Camp Health Officer at a council or district camping facility.

Passport to High Adventure Training Outline

This training outline teaches how Scouts can plan and safely carry out council and unit high-adventure treks using Leave No Trace techniques.

Teaching Leave No Trace

The purpose of this manual is to further Leave No Trace skills and awareness of outdoor ethics.