So, now you are Scouting Leader. What now?

The first thing all leaders must do is YPT (Youth Protection Training). You need to do this even before you can register as a leader. Once this is complete, you can submit a form and the BSA (Boy Scouts of America) can perform a criminal background check. The BSA will then issue you a BSA ID, and you can continue on your Scouting journey. Keep in mind that YPT must be completed every year. It is recommended that you set a date sometime in your birth month to remind you.

Next, you'll need to get trained for your position. This "Position Specific" training introduces you the duties and reponsibilities of your role. It will also provide you with information regarding resources and tools you can use to make your scouting experience easier and more fun!

Scouting is youth program using the outdoors as a framework to learn, teach, and lead. As such, you'll need to get trained for this outdoor experience. Depending on the Scouting program you are in, this can take many forms. Please check the tab appropriate to your program.


Boy Scouts

  1. Youth Protection Training (Y01)
  2. Weather Hazards
  3. Position Specific Training (Scoutmaster (S24) or Committee Member (WS10))
  4. Outdoor Training (IOLS - Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills) (S11)
Follow-up Training
  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • Climb On Safely
  • Trek Safely

Cub Scouts

  1. Youth Protection Training (Y01)
  2. Weather Hazards
  3. Position Specific Training (Den Leader (C42/C61) or Cubmaster (C40))
  4. Outdoor Training (BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) (C32)
Follow-up Training
  • Safe Swim Defense

Venturing

  1. Youth Protection Training (Y01)
  2. Weather Hazards
  3. Position Specific Training (Crew Advisor (P21))
Follow-up Training
  • Outdoor Training (IOLS - Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills) (S11)
  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • Climb On Safely
  • Trek Safely

Council / District Committee Members

  1. Youth Protection Training (Y01)
  2. Position Specific Training ("D" & "H" Courses)

GLAAC offers a workshop at Cushman-Watt every July for members to obtain the required training. Check this page for the 2018 signups.

  • D16 Area/Region Commissioner Basic Trng
  • D17 Council Commissioner Basic Training
  • D18 DC/ADC Commissioner Basic Training
  • D19 Roundtable Commissioner Trng Basic
  • D24 Roundtable Commissioner Training
  • D26 Unit Commissioner (New-Unit) Basic
  • D61 District Committee Training Workshop
  • D71 Council Officer Training
  • H91 Council Executive Board Training

Every Scout deserves a trained leader.
Greater Los Angeles Area Council