Training Basics


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What is a Trained Leader

A trained leader is an adult Scouter who cares enough sacrifice a bit of their time to become fully knowledgeable on the tools and tricks to help young people learn make good choices by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Every Scout deserves a trained leader!

This page is dedicated to the basic things a leader should do to be trained. These are your first steps. Most of your basic trainings can be completed online; however, check your district calendars to see when these trainings are done in or near your community. These trainings are enhanced by the personal touch of an experience leader trainer and the sharing from other new leaders. The video below will help you navigate the MyScouting.org website where you can take online trainings.  

My.Scouting New Online Training Portal

 

Attaching your Membership ID to your Profile.

The online tools provided by the BSA in the MyScouting/My.Scouting systems require that each leader add their member ID to their profile.  Upon Registration each leader is issued a unique number to represent them called the Member ID or Person ID.  

 

Youth Protection Training is Required Annually 

Youth Protection training is required annually in Cascade Pacific Council. Although the national youth protection training certificate is valid for two years, this council and many other Western Region councils require all registered adult leaders to complete youth protection training annually. This protects children, adult leaders, and the organization by maintaining high vigilance on the important subject and methods of youth protection. As of January 2018, Y01 Youth Protection training is for all adults. There is no longer separate Youth Protection training for Venturing and Exploring Leaders and Adults. All current direct-contact leaders MUST take the new Youth Protection Training by October 1, 2018

Unit Leaders:   Unit renewals are effective January 1st each year. In preparation for renewal or registering as a new adult, adult unit leaders need to demonstrate completion of youth protection training within the previous calendar year.

 District Leaders and Merit Badge Counselors:  District volunteer renewals are effective July 1st each year. When registering or renewing registration, adults registered within districts (including Merit Badge Counselors) need to demonstrate completion of standard youth protection training (Y01) within the previous period of July 1 to June 30. (ie renewal of 7/1/2018 would need Youth protection completion between 7/1/2017 – 6/30/2018)

We understand that we are asking more of already-busy volunteers, and appreciate your patience as we all work together to provide the safest possible atmosphere for our young members and valued Scouting volunteers.

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: 60 to 90 minutes.

    

Position-Specific Training

Position-Specific training is required to be considered "Trained" in the Boy Scouts of America. Though this training can be completed by Cub Scout Leaders and Troop Committee members online atwww.My.Scouting.org, it is reccomended that leaders search out trainings near their district for an "In-Person" training. The live trainings are led 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 reccomended 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.

Log in to My.Scouting to take this course online 
 

Pack, Troop, Team, and Venturing Committee Challenge

These trainings are Position-Specific Trainings required for every (Pack, Troop, Team, and Venturing) committee member to complete basic training. These 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 troop experience for the Scouts. Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes.


Supplemental Training

Supplemental training modules are designed to provide leaders in Boy Scouting with orientation beyond the basic training offered in Position-Specific training. Some of these trainings are required for outings:

  • Safe Swim Defense 
  • Safety Afloat 
  • Weather Hazards 
  • Climb On Safely 
  • Trek Safely

Find these and other supplemental trainings at my.scouting.org.

 

File Name Description
Board of Review PDF Template Board of review template in PDF format Download
Board of Review Template board of review template in MS Word format Download
Cascade Pacific IA Training Powerpoint file for training units how to use the Internet Advancement System. Download
IA Presentation Outline Companion outline for teaching units how to use the Internet Advancement system. Should be used with the "Cascade Pacific IA Training.pptx" power point Download
IA Presentation Outline PDF Companion outline for teaching units how to use the Internet Advancement system. Should be used with the "Cascade Pacific IA Training.pptx" power point Download
Trained Trainer Recognition Submittal Download