Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader
If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make the Scouting program better and more fun for youth so they stayed in Scouting longer, so it had a larger impact on their lives? What if the same magic wand made leadership roles easier, more rewarding, and led to better retention among adult leaders? Would using that magic wand be a top priority?
Well, such a magic wand does exist—in the form of the learning programs for leaders in the Boy Scouts of America.
Common sense tells us that training is important, and research shows the importance of trained leaders. A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed. Trained leaders exhibit a knowledge and confidence that is picked up by people around them. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, safety, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be!
These pages contain many of the “magic wands” and resources. Scout them out!
Register now (look under “Quicklinks” on this page) for some exciting volunteer events to be held at Scouting U Westlake Campus.
- NEW! – District Committee Basic Training
District Committee Training has been taught the same way for many years with a very dated course. Today we are happy to announce that by leveraging the BSA Learn Center we are providing the district committee a learning environment that provides them the content they need when the need it while leveraging professional training for consistency in district training. This new learning replaces the District Committee Workshop and provide learning plans aligned with the various district committee positions and functions.
Position trained status (D61, D62, D75) will be provided for those who complete their training. Position training includes:
District Committee Chair
District Committee Vice Chair
Member at Large
Activities and Civil Service Chair
Camping and Outdoor Chair
For those who may have trouble finding the courses: From the home page of the BSA Learn Center – select Position (Non Unit Specific Training), then click on the District committee graphic which takes you to the District Committee learning plans – add your plan for your position and begin training!
The online training supersedes the District Committee Workshop – please discontinue use of the District Committee Workshop.
- Training Course Codes
- Spanish Version of IOLS
- Scouting U Course Flyers
- Spring 2019 Issue of the Training Times
- Troop Committee Challenge
- Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouting and Exploring Position Trained Requirements
- Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training (Spanish)
- Den Leader Position-Specific Training (Spanish)
- Pack Committee Challenge (Spanish)
- Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training (Spanish)
- New Leadership Development Series
- Introduction to the BSA Learn Center