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Outdoor Ethics 101

Basic Adult Leader Training

Adult leaders in units are considered trained, and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem, once they have completed the basic training requirements outlined below.

Youth Protection Training
Youth Protection training is required of all Boy Scouts of America registered leaders, and must be renewed every two years.

Cub Scout Leader Basic Training
Cub Scout Leader Basic Training courses will give leaders the knowledge and skills needed to be successful. These courses are position specific and, as you change positions, you will need to take the specifics course for your new position to maintain your status as a "Trained Leader". You may attend whichever of the courses offered by the district training committees are most convenient to your schedule.

If you are unable to attend one of the courses offered by the training committees, you may also become a "Trained Leader" by taking your position specific course online.

Boy Scout Leader Basic Training
The Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specifics Training, the indoor portion of the required training, is offered several times a year by the council training committee. There is no online option for this course.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the outdoor portion of the required training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. This course is offered twice a year - in the spring and fall.

Troop Committee Challenge is the required training for troop committee members. This training is offered primarily online, although a live course will be offered from time to time.

Varsity Scout Leader Basic Training
Varsity Scout Leader Training will be offered from time to time as required by the Varsity Scout Coaches in the council. Varsity Scout Coaches must also take Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. Please contact Dorene Lehmann @ for further information.

Venturing & Sea Scouting Basic Leader Training
Venturing Leader Specifics is offered each year at the Council Training Academy. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is also required to be a "Trained Leader".

Commissioner Basic Training
Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.

Charter Organization Representative Training
The Chartered Organization Representative (COR) is head of the "Scouting department" in the chartered organization, and as such the responsibilities of the units and leadership is ultimately the COR's responsibility. This training will equip you to do this job.