Sea Scouts

Training & Awards for Sea Scout Leaders Venturing

Welcome to Scouting! As a Scout volunteer you are joining our Scouting family, & we want you to understand how the program works. The BSA is committed to your success as a volunteer while serving young people. To help you be successful there are training courses designed for each level of the program you are involved with. 

The training courses needed to be considered trained for your position are listed below. To find a location where & when these courses are available, as well as fliers, registration forms or online registration, please visit the Training Events/Fliers Page of this website. 

What Makes a Trained Leader? - What every registered Adult Leader needs to be considered "Basic Trained for their position"

Basic Training Course Requirements - Codes for District & Council Trainers

Top Leader Trained Date Course Criteria - Document For District & Council Trainers

      What Makes a Trained Sea Scout Leader?   Trained

SEA SCOUT LEADERS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS are considered trained when they have completed:

1. This is Scouting - Suggested but not required -This is Scouting is available at MyScouting.

2. Sea Scout Leader Basic Training- Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training (SSALBT) is the first step in training for all Sea Scout leaders focusing on the skills and attributes necessary to be an effective advisor in the Ship’s deliverance of service to youth in your specific geographic location. It is intended primarily to enhance individual knowledge of and connectivity with the strategic plan, program, and resources, while emphasizing personal skills necessary for the development of youth in the Sea Scout program.

3. Venturing Youth Protection - Available in English or Spanish at MyScouting. This training is designed to allow you to create as safe an environment as possible for the Scouts in our program's activities.

After completing these three courses, registered Venturing Leaders may wear the trained strip on their uniforms.


Venturing Leader Training Award   Sea Scout Leader's Progress Record - Sea Scout Adult Leader Training Award & Skippers Key