Orientation training introduces new leaders to BSA. These courses are some of the first training’s a new leader should take upon accepting a leadership position with a pack, troop, or crew; several sessions deliver usable ideas for a first meeting.
- Fast Start: Venturing
- Youth Protection
Leader-Specific training corresponds to the position a leader holds within a unit, and is required for a leader to be considered trained and wear the “Trained” patch on a uniform shirt. As a leader changes positions, additional Leader Specific courses may be required to maintain trained status.
Note: “This Is Scouting” only needs to be taken once.
- Venturing Leader Training
- This Is Scouting
This category includes training’s that are required for specific Scouting activities and events. Course details indicate for which leadership positions and what activities the training is necessary.
- Safety Afloat
- Safe Swim Defense
- CPR Training
- Basic First Aid Training
- Wilderness First Aid Basics
- Weather Hazards
This category encompasses training’s that are designed to supplement basic training and give leaders additional ideas and skills to use in home units. These courses are sometimes council-wide courses, and provide a variety of diverse, advanced opportunities for leaders.
- Wood Badge for the 21st Century
- Leave No Trace Trainer Training