TRAINING

Every boy deserves a trained leader.

For adult volunteers in BSA there is an easy accessible training program online. Starting with this mandatory Youth Protection Training (YPT) is an absolute must for every involved parent (and Professional) to be able to support BSA with delivering the Boy Scout program to our youth. This course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and is available at myscouting.scouting.org. More information on how to enter the MyScouting website or support on our Youth Protection page.

Select a program below to learn what specific training is required:

 

Woodbadge

Woodbadge

Reflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, the course draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor organizations throughout the country.

Nylt

NYLT

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

List of BSA courses and frequency they should be retaken to be valid:

BSA Course Revalidation
Every 2 Years
  • Chain Saw Safety
  • Climb On Safely
  • Climbing Lead Instructor
  • Climbing Instructor
  • COPE/Climbing Inspector
  • Hazardous Weather
  • Physical Wellness
  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • Trek Safely
  • Visitation training
  • Youth Protection
BSA Course Revalidation
Every 3 Years
  • Aquatics Supervision/Swimming and Water Rescue
  • BSA Lifeguard
  • Paddle Craft Safety
  • Trainer’s EDGE
BSA Course Revalidation
5 Camping Seasons
  • National Camping School