Personal Training Record

Scouting leaders who go through training have already shown dedication to the youth in their care. Their further dedication to the youth and the program of Scouting deserves recognition, and leaders are encouraged to apply for the awards available to them. These awards are intended to honor demonstrated performance and tenure of trained leaders in all areas of the Scouting program.

Requirements for each award can be found under the appropriate program area, listed below. Most awards have a form that you may download and fill out; once completed, training applications should be given to your District Training Chair (it is a good idea to keep a copy of the form for your own records). If you have questions, please check with your District Training Chair. Non-training awards, such as those for distinguished service, include instructions for submittal with the form (when applicable).

The individual seeking a training award should date and initial each requirement as it is completed. No award request will be accepted unless training, tenure and performance are completely filled out as required. Each award then requires certain signatures before it is turned in, as indicated on the form. The required district signatures may be obtained from a Commissioner, District Executive or District Training Chair.

In general, tenure used for the award for one position cannot be counted toward another. Please discuss exceptions with your District Training Chair.

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

Youth Protection

BSAYPTYouth Protection BEGINS with YOU
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our members. Youth protection is of paramount importance and requires sustained vigilance. To cultivate a safe environment, the BSA continues to develop and enhance its youth protection efforts as everyone continues to learn more about the dangers and challenges facing youth. 
The BSA has established a multi-tiered youth protection approach focused on volunteer screening, education and training for everyone in the program, and clear policies to protection youth.  You can download a copy of the BSA Youth Protection Infographic here.

YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING

Information on how to take or renew your Youth Protection through MyScouting.

Cub Scout Leaders

Basic Leader Training

Training & Awards for Cub Scout Leaders Cub Scouts 

  Welcome to Scouting! As a new 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 Page of this website.

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

 


What Makes a Trained Cub Scout Leader?   Trained Strip

Cub Scout Logo CUB SCOUT LEADERS are considered trained when they have completed:

1. Fast Start Orientation - Fast Start is optional & available at MyScouting.
2. This is Scouting - Suggested but not required - This is Scouting is available at MyScouting.
3. Cub Scout Leader Position Specific Training for their position - In person and now available online under the MyScouting tab of the website. (Chartered Organization Representatives 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.

More information on what trainings you need to be considered a "Trained" Cub Scout Leader, can be found on the What Makes a Trained Leader Document. After completing these courses, registered leaders may wear the trained strip on their uniforms.


There are 2 other courses that are offered to fill specific requirements in your pack.

BALOO Training - A minimum of one BALOO trained adult is required in order for a PACK to go camping. A BALOO trained adult must be present on all Pack camping trips.

OLS-W (Outdoor Leader Skills Training for Webelos Leaders) - A minimum of one OLS-W trained adult is required in order for a Webelos Den to go camping (without the rest of the Pack). A OLS-W trained leader must be present on all Webelos Den overnights.


Pack Trainer The Pack Trainer - What is a Pack Trainer?

The goal of the pack trainer is to have 100 percent of the pack leaders trained in their position responsibilities.

Responsibilities: The pack trainer is responsible for

  • Conducting orientation of new families and pack leaders
  • Encouraging pack leaders to attend Cub Scout Leader Basic Training, which includes New Leader Essentials and Cub Scout Leader Specific Training
  • Helping with Unit Leadership Enhancements during pack leaders' meetings
  • Conducting other training as designated by the district and/or council
  • Encouraging pack leaders to attend ongoing training such as Youth Protection training, roundtable, pow wow, BALOO, Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders, and Wood Badge
  • Remaining current with training material and program updates
  • Keeping track of pack training records
  • Encouraging den chiefs to attend Den Chief Training

 

Boy Scout Leaders

Basic Leader TrainingTraining & Awards for Boy Scout Troop Leaders  FDL

 Welcome to Scouting! As a new Boy 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 Boy Scout Leader?Trained

SCOUTMASTERS & ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTERS are considered trained when they have completed:

1. Fast Start Orientation - Suggested but not required - Fast Start is available at My.Scouting.

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

3. SM/ASM Leader Specific Training

4. Outdoor Leader Skills Training

5. Youth Protection Training - 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 courses, registered SMs or ASMs may wear the trained strip on their uniforms.

AWARDS FOR SCOUTMASTERS & ASST. SCOUTMASTERS

 Scoutmaster's Key  Scoutmaster Progress Record for the Scoutmaster's Key - Scoutmaster's Key Award

Unit Leader Award of Merit

Unit Leader Award of Merit - Can be earned by the Scoutmaster. (Unit Leader) This award replaces the former Scoutmaster Award of Merit & is a fillable form that can be downloaded & saved to your computer.

 

Boy Scout Logo TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS are considered trained when they have completed:

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

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

3. Troop Committee Challenge TrainingTroop Committee Challenge is available at MyScouting. (Chartered Organization Representatives, instead, take Chartered Organization Rep Training, to fulfill their 'Position Specific' requirement.)

4. Youth Protection Training - 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 courses, registered members of Committee may wear the trained strip on their uniforms.

AWARD FOR TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Scouters Training Award   Progress Record for the Boy Scout Leader's Training Award - Boy Scout Leader's Award

 

Varsity Leaders

Basic Leader TrainingTraining & Awards for Varsity Team Leaders Varsity

Welcome to Scouting! As a new 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 Varsity Team Leader?   Trained

Varsity Letter VARSITY SCOUT LEADERS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS are considered trained when they have completed:

1.    Complete Varsity Scout Leader Fast Start Training at MyScouting Suggested but not required
2.    Complete This is Scouting at MyScouting - Suggested but not required
3.    Complete Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training
4.    Complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (for Coaches and assistants only)

5. Youth Protection Training - 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.

(Chartered Organization Representatives take Chartered Organization Rep Training in place of #3 & #4 above, to fulfill their 'Position Specific' requirement.) at MyScouting or in training class.

After completing these courses, registered Varsity Coaches or Assistant Coaches may wear the trained strip on their uniforms.

AWARDS FOR VARSITY TEAM COACHES & ASST. VARSITY TEAM COACHES

Scouters Training Award   Progress Record for the Varsity Scout Leader Training Award - Varsity Adult Leader's  Award

Varsity Coach Key   Progress Record for the Varsity Coach's Key - Varsity Coach Award

Unit Leader Award of MeritUnit Leader Award of Merit - Can be earned by the Scoutmaster. (Unit Leader) This award replaces the former Scoutmaster Award of Merit & is a fillable form that can be downloaded & saved to your computer.

Varsity Letter Varsity Scout Leader Letter Scorecard - Varsity Leader Letter Scorecard

Venturing Leaders

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.

AWARDS FOR VENTURING LEADERS

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.

 

Sea Scout Leaders

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.

AWARDS FOR SEA SCOUT LEADERS

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

Commissioners

Basic Leader TrainingTraining & Awards for Commissioners and Roundtable Staff Unit Commissioner

 Welcome to Scouting! As a new Boy 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 Commissioner?   Trained

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.

Commissioner Basic Training - For all Unit Service Commissioners

Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner & Staff Training - For all Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioners & their Staff

Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner & Staff Training - For all Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioners & their Staff


Six Elements of Good Commissioner Training

  1. View the Commissioner Orientation Video - Within 48 hours or as soon as possible 
  2. Personal coaching and orientation  - With the help of your District Commissioner designated Commissioner
  3. Commissioner Basic Training - Conducted by a Commissioner Trainer or Team
  4. Arrowhead Honor - May be earned after one year
  5. Commissioner's Key - May be earned after three years
  6. Continuing education every month/every year - Attend your regular monthly District Commissioner Meetings  

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS FOR UNIT SERVICE COMMISSIONERS

Arrowhead Honor  Unit Commissioner's Key   Unit Commissioner Key & Arrowhead Honor - Earned by Unit Commissioners

Arrowhead Honor  ADC-DC Commissioners Key   District & Asst. District Commissioner Key & Arrowhead Honor - Earned by District & Assistant District Commissioners

Distinguished Commissioner   Distinguished Commissioner Award - Recommendation for this award after 5 years of service and other criteria

 

          Unit Commissioner       ADC       District Commissioner


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS FOR ROUNDTABLE COMMISSIONERS

Roundtable Staff Training Award    Roundtable Staff Training Award - Progress record for Roundtable Staff Training Award

Arrowhead Honor  Commissioner Key   Roundtable Commissioner Arrowhead Honor & Key - Progress record for Roundtable Commissioners

Distinguished Roundtable Commissioner   Distinguished Roundtable Commissioner Award - Recommendation for this award after 5 years of service and other criteria

 

          Cub Roundtable Commissioner       Cub RT Staff       Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner       Venturing RT Commissioner 

 

District & Council

 

Basic Leader TrainingTraining and Awards for District and Council Volunteers BSA

Welcome to Scouting! As a Scout volunteer you are joining our Scouting family, and 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. 

Three Fires Council, Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection Reporting Procedures for Volunteers.

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 District or Council Volunteer?   Trained 

 Boy Scout Logo DISTRICT LEVEL VOLUNTEERS are considered trained when they have completed:

1. Youth Protection Training - 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.

2. District Committee Training Workshop - Held at the District or Council level. Attend the breakout applicable for your position.

or

Philmont Training Center - Attend the training specific to your leadership position out at beautiful Philmont Training Center in New Mexico.

There are also many enrichment courses available at THE ONLINE LEARNING CENTER.

Staffing the District Committee - Available at MyScouting.


AWARDS FOR DISTRICT LEVEL VOLUNTEERS

District Committee Key   Progress Record for the District Committee Key - Earned by Volunteers serving at the District Level.