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.
- Youth Protection Training (YPT)
Adults staffing NYLT or working camp must also take Y2YPT.
- Position Specific Training
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
- All Programs: Hazardous Weather
- Cubs: BALOO (2 "Registered and Trained" Adults are required to have BALOO to recharter a Pack)
- Scouts: IOLS
- Wood Badge
- Sea Badge
High Adventure Team (HAT) Training
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)
Advanced National Courses
- Philmont Leadership Challenge
Program Training Courses
- BSA Lifeguard
- National Camp School