Training is a vital part of the Scouting Program! Whether you just joined us as a new volunteer or you’re a seasoned member, training is the most important thing that we can offer to our scouts. Every youth deserves a trained leader!
All registered leaders MUST have current Youth Protection Training (meaning within the last 2 years) in order to re-register.
New adult applicants will not be accepted without proof of Youth Protection training.
Training is broken down by whether you’re a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, or Venturing Leader. Minimum courses that every leader needs to take for their registered position are detailed in the matrix: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/Trained_Leader_Positions.pdf
Youth Protection Training is available at the online learning center at my.scouting.org. This training is good for two years. Course codes: Y01 or Y02 (Y02 is good for ALL levels of Scouting)
Cub Scout Leader Training
In order for a Cub Scout Leader to be considered "fully trained", you need to complete the courses listed in the Trained Leader Positions document. Position-specific training has been in-person training historically but recently has been added to the online courses at my.scouting.org. Supplemental training for Cub Scout Leaders includes BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) which now incorporates the formerly separate Outdoor Webelos Leaders Skills (OWL).
Boy Scout Leader Training
Boy Scout Leaders are considered "fully trained" when you complete the courses listed in the Trained Leader Positions document Scoutmaster/Assitant Scoutmaster Training and Outdoor Leader Skills are only available in a classroom setting and OLS is an overnight campout. Troop Committee Challenge is available online.
Venturing Leader Training
In order for a Venturing Leader to be considered "fully trained" you need to complete the courses listed in the Trained Leader Positions document including Venturing Youth Protection which is course code Y02. Y01 does not count for Venturing Leaders.
Online Training Classes
For Supplemental Training, including: Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Hazardous Weather, and other training, please visit: my.scouting.org
All training listed below is In-Person.
The below training information is for the Blue Elk District. If you are unable to attend, you MAY take the training courses in another District or at Bartle during the Summer Camping Season.
Fall BALOO Course has been canceled.
Please consider the HOAC DOE course at Camp Naish on November 6-7, 2021
Click Here for link to HOAC DOE
Merit Badge Counselor:
- Held at Roundtables in January, March, May, September, and November and is conducted by the Advancement Team currently being rebuilt.
COR Training will be held at the February and November District Roundtables in 2021
My.scouting.org – Your online training center
There are many training courses that can be taken online.
- Create an account - this can be done with or without your BSA membership ID.
- If you enter your membership ID, your training records will be updated at the Council Office.
- If you are not yet registered, you can still take training; just print the certificate at the end of each course.
- After your account is created you will receive an email with a link. Click the link to activate your my.scouting account. This must be done before you can log in. If you do not receive an email, check your spam/junk folder.
- Once you log in to my.scouting, click My Learning on the top ribbon. Training courses for your registered position will be shown if your application has already been processed. Otherwise, you may request a “tour guide” document from Bradley or Kimberly Eichstadt which will take you step-by-step with screenshots through the method to find your appropriate training courses.
- Once completed, be sure to print your certificate in the event your training does not automatically link to your transcript.
- Click on the “Completions” link on the top ribbon to confirm your completed course(s) have been added to your transcript.
Submit your certificate of completion to your District Training Chair if it does not show up in your transcript under the “Completions” link.
We are encouraging all units to use this system to check the training status of all of their leaders. Committee Chairs can generate a report for the entire unit or members can generate their own individually.
Adult Advanced & Supplemental Training
Beyond your basic leader training, there are several training programs you can participate in to gain a better understanding of leadership and executing the Scouting program. Please take a few moments to take advantage of these additional opportunities:
Adult Training Awards
The training awards and keys are designed to recognize unit Scouters for tenure, training, and performance in their leadership roles.