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(St. Louis, Missouri)
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Every Scout deserves a trained leader!

Every leader deserves training so he or she can successfully deliver the scouting program!

Training of adults to successfully deliver the Boy Scout program has evolved into a well-presented, thorough, curriculum of courses to be completed. All courses have been designed to help the leadership with skills and  the delivery of a quality program. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member number to receive credit. Highlighted in red are the courses you need to fulfill your commitment of an adult leader.

Check out all the courses available by clicking:  >Online Training<

  • Fast Start Training

The first step for any new adult volunteer in  the Troop, no matter what the position maybe. The Fast Start training is short and should be taken as soon as possible after you have accepted a leadership position. The Fast Start program has been designed to provide an immediate comfort level for new leaders and enables them to say, 'I can do this!', but it should be soon followed by more comprehensive training.

click:  >Boy Scout Fast Start Training<
  • Youth Protection Training

YPT ensures boys involved in scouting are kept safe. At least one adult on every Scout outing must be Youth Protection Trained. Before being involved with boys, EVERY adult should complete Youth Protection Online and all registered adult volunteers must complete it and fully understand the Youth Protection Policies of the BSA. You will answer questions about the section's topic and then will be able to print a certificate of proof.  YPT must be taken every two years.  If a volunteer's Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.

Other courses to help develop a strong adult base:
  • This Is Scouting

“This Is Scouting” provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training. The module consists of six video sections, each followed by a brief quiz. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is experienced online. Estimated time to complete: 50 minutes.

  • Troop Committee Challenge

This training is required for every troop committee member to complete basic training. 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 troop experience for the Scouts. Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes.

  • Scout Parents Unit Coordinator Fast Start

The Scout Parents initiative is a great way to involve parents of new or existing youth in all of our BSA programs to become more active in their child’s Scouting experience. Each unit is required to have at least one Scout Parents unit coordinator to implement this program. The first step for the coordinator is to take this fast start training course. The course will help assist the coordinator in understanding the role and gives tips on how to effectively use the Scout Parents program to involve more parents in all of our Scouting programs. Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes.