Trained leaders are adult Scouters who care enough to sacrifice a bit of their time to become fully knowledgeable in the best Scouting methods so that they can most effectively help young people in their units. Every Scout deserves a trained leader, and every leader deserves to serve alongside other leaders who are fully trained so that they are as effective as possible.
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Many basic trainings can be completed online at my.scouting.org; however, check our district calendar to see when in-person trainings are happening in or near your community, because training sessions are greatly enhanced by the personal touch of an experienced trainer and from interacting and sharing with other new leaders.
District Training Calendar:
Look to our district calendar for more specific details as they become available:
Download the Willamette District 2017-2018 Training Calendar below.
Download training flyer for the Leader Specific (Indoor) Training on 9/9/17 below.
Trainings required to be "Basic Trained":
Cub Scout Leaders = Youth Protection Training + Position Specific Training
Webelos Scout Leaders = Youth Protection Training + Webelos Den Leader + Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS) training
Boy Scout Scoutmasters and Asst Scoutmasters = Youth Protection Training + Scoutmaster Specific + Introduction to Outdoor Skills (IOLS)
Boy Scout Troop Committe Members = Youth Protection + Troop Committee Challenge
Varsity Coach = Youth Protection Training + Varsity Coach Specific + Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
Varisty Committee Members = Youth Protection Training + Varsity Committee Challenge
Venturing Leaders = Venturing Youth Protection Training + Position Specific Training
Youth Protection Training
Log in to my.scouting.org to take this course online. Youth Protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. After each section of material, you will answer questions about that section’s topic. This course must be completed to earn the “Trained” emblem. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is experienced online. Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes.
Venturing Youth Protection Training
Log in to my.scouting.org to take this course online. This course is required for Venturing leaders who have direct contact with youth. This training will help leaders understand and guide youth through possible problems as it relates to abuse. You will also learn about the issues you may face as a leader to help provide a safer environment for the crew members and to protect yourself from false accusations. This training is available online or on a DVD. Estimated time to complete: 40 mintues.
Position Specific (Indoor) Training
Position Specific training is required to be considered "Basic Trained" in the Boy Scouts of America. Though this training can be completed by Cub Scout Leaders and Troop Committee members online at my.scouting.org, it is recommended that leaders search out trainings near their district for an "In-Person" training. The live trainings are lead by an experienced leader that not only can directly answer questions, but is well versed on local council resources. Even if you take the online trainings, it is recommended that you attend an in-person training for your position in or near your community. Boy Scout, Venturing and Varsity Leaders must take their trainings at in-person trainings.
This is Position Specific Training is required for every committee member to become "Basic Trained". This online course focuses on the core beliefs, aims, and methods of Scouting. Specifically, it helps each committee member learn and identify his or her role and responsibilities in support of the adult leaders in the unit to provide a quality experience for the Scouts. Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes.
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training
At least one registered Cub Scout Leader in attendance at the Pack outing must have completed BALOO training.
Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS) Training
This is Outdoor Training is required for every Webelos Den Leader to become "Basic Trained".
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Training
This is Outdoor Training is required for every Boy Scout and Varsity Leader to become "Basic Trained".
Weather Hazards Training
At least one registered Scout Leader in attendance at the outing must have completed Weather Hazards training.
Do you have an adult(s) who needs training and cannot make our District Training dates?
It is ok - and encouraged - to attend courses offered by other districts - simply reach out to your Unit Commissioner - s/he can strive to get dates/times for nearby disrict trainings. If you do not know who your Unit Commissioner is, contact your District Commissioner to find out.
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