What Makes a Trained Leader?
A direct-contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the Trained leader emblem when he or she has completed the below-mentioned training courses.
- Required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth
- Recommended for parents of all youth
- Teaches do’s and don’ts of working with youth
- Offered through MyScouting.org, or your district/council
Fast Start Training
- Take immediately after registering as a leader and before meeting with youth members
- Course is specific to the program (Cub Scout leader, Boy Scout leader, Varsity Coach, or Venturing crew leader).
- Offered through MyScouting.org, or available on DVD
This Is Scouting
- New online training session that replaced New Leader Essentials
- Offered through through MyScouting.org
- DVD (No. 36118) available for areas with limited Web access
- Hands-on training in how to run meetings and work with youth
- Based on leader’s position
- Cub Scout leaders, assistants, pack committee, and pack trainers
- Boy Scout leaders and assistants
- Varsity Coaches and assistants
- Venturing crew leaders and assistants
- Offered by the district or council as group training, small group training, or personal coaching
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
- Teaches Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Coaches basic outdoor leader skills
- Offered by the district or council as hands-on training