Basic Leader TrainingTraining & Awards for Venturing Crew 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 Venturing Crew Leader?   Trained

Venturing Logo VENTURING LEADERS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS are considered trained when they have completed:

1. Venturing Fast Start Orientation - Fast Start is available at MyScouting. Suggested but not required

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

3. Venturing Leader Specific Training - Taught in classroom setting only. (Chartered Organization Representatives, instead, take Chartered Organization Rep Training to fulfill their 'Position Specific' requirement.)

4. 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   Venturing Leader's Progress Record - Venturing Leader Training Award

Venturing Advisor's Key   Venturing Advisor's  Progress Record - Venturing Advisor's Key

Unit Leader Award of Merit


Unit Leader Award of Merit - Can be earned by the Venturing Advisor. (Unit Leader)

Advanced Venturing Training Courses

Powderhorn Emblem   Powderhorn Training

The Powder Horn course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting unit leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the eight core and eighteen electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs. No high adventure skills are taught in this course.

  • Powderhorn Training - This website will give you information about Powderhorn Training and locations where you and your youth crew leaders can take this High Adventure Skills Resource Training.