Boy Scout Leader Training

BSA LogoThe training program of the Boy Scouts of America provides this information and helps leaders become confident in carrying out their responsibilities. Each Scout leader’s job is different. This is the main reason why training leaders is so vital to the success of the program. Not only must they know how important their jobs are, but they must be acquainted with the methods used to attract and hold boys in Scouting.

Click to download the Required Training Matrix

On-Line Training Center

BSA maintains an on-line Training Center at where leaders can go for a number of required and supplemental courses such as Youth Protection, Fast-Start, This is Scouting, Hazardous Weather Safety, Safe Swim Defense, etc.)   Once logged in, training courses can be found by selecting the Home button in the upper left corner, then My Dashboard in the menu list. It will default to the My Training section which was also enhanced providing 4 new tab selections:

YPT – displays the Youth Protection training courses available.

Training Center – displays the Scouting programs containing the training courses applicable to the specific program.  “Other” has supplemental training courses.

Requirements – displays training courses required to become position-trained for your current registered position(s).

Completions – displays training courses which you have completed.

Additional Courses and Syllabi for Scout Leaders

Scouting has a lot of courses to make sure that our leaders are trained. If your unit is planning one of these events, check out the training material that is available.