So, you've signed up to be a volunteer -- or you are thinking of becoming a volunteer -- what next? Here's a list of the training you need as a direct-contact or youth-facing leader. We've placed them in order, so you know your next steps.

Items in bold are required for you to be considered trained for your position. There are no substitutions.

  1. Youth Protection Training (YPT)
  2. Adults staffing NYLT or working camp must also take Y2YPT.

  3. Position Specific Training
  4. The following positions need to take their position-specific course:
    • Scoutmasters (and Assistants)
    • Cubmasters (and Assistants)
    • Den Leaders (and Assistants)
    • Advisors (and Associates)
    • Skippers and Mates
    • Merit Badge Councelors

  5. Outdoor Training
    • All Programs: Hazardous Weather
    • Cubs: BALOO (2 "Registered and Trained" Adults are required to have BALOO to recharter a Pack)
    • Scouts: IOLS

  6. Leadership Training
    • Wood Badge
    • Powderhorn
    • Sea Badge

  7. High Adventure Team (HAT) Training
  8. HAT Training is "Council Level" and cannot be substituted for National training. HAT training should only be for those who are trained for their positions.
    • Wilderness First Aid
    • Activity Specific Training (like Backpacking)

  9. Advanced National Courses
    • Philmont Leadership Challenge

  10. Program Training Courses
    • BSA Lifeguard
    • National Camp School

Knives, radios, contacts
Every Scout deserves a trained leader.
GLAC Training - BSA Western Region
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