Boy Scout Training


To earn the Trained leader emblem, all new leaders MUST complete the following basic training:

Training requirements vary depending on your position: Training is available LOCALLY from Council training personnel and ONLINE using interactive training modules provided by the Boys Scouts of America. Training topics noted (L) below are available locally.  Topics marked (O) indicate ONLINE training modules.

  • Check the Upcoming Boy Scout Activities & Events list on the right side of this page to see when specific local Boy Scout training sessions are scheduled.
  • Visit My.Scouting.org and take relevant BSA ONLINE training. Need help setting up a My.Scouting ID?  Download instructions.

When creating an online profile, please use the SAME name you used on your adult application.  This will append your training to your existing record.  Contact your unit leader if you don’t recall how you entered your name on the application.

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Training

  • Youth Protection (O)
  • Scoutmaster Specifics (L) (O)
  • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training (IOLST) (L)

Troop Committee Chair/Member Training

  • Youth Protection (O)
  • Troop Committee Challenge (L) (O)

Supplemental Boy Scout Leader Training

  • Physical Wellness (O)
  • This is Scouting Orientation (O)
  • Fast Start (O)
  • Safe Swim Defense (O)
  • Safety Afloat (O)
  • Climb On Safely (O)
  • Trek Safely (O)
  • Weather Hazards (O)

NOTE: Previously trained leaders changing leadership roles must also take the Position-specific training for their new position.

Youth and/or Parents Training

Den Chief Training (O)

Responsibilities and tasks, the den chief’s relationship to adult den leaders and how that relates to the den chief’s activities with the den

Early Rank (Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class) Requirement Videos (O)

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) (L)

Exciting, action-packed program councils provide to teach youth members leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops. | View Now

Youth Leadership Training Continuum (O)

For Scout leaders and parents who want to understand the youth leadership training continuum. | View Now 

Details About Supplemental Training

Information on other courses offered for leaders and eligible Scouts. | View Now

Additional Information

Find specific ONLINE training topic(s) on page 3 of our "My.Scouting.org User Instructions." | Download Need help with with My.Scouting.org? | Learn more