All Scouts deserve a trained leader. So we are providing you the
tools to become the best leader you can for your troop.
To begin, make an account at my.scouting.org. Boy Scouts of America offers training courses online at my.scouting.org. It also includes a Dashboard that shows what training you’ve completed. Visit the BSA Adult Training page for more information.
- Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers and is a joining requirement.
- Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.
To become a Merit Badge Counselor, you must fill out another Adult Application and Background Check (below) at include “42” under Position Code. It is highly recommended to take MBC training.
The purpose of Wood Badge is to develop skilled leaders who can strengthen Scouting units in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.
When we accomplish the mission of Scouting, we do it in the units. Therefore, the short form of the purpose is, the purpose of Wood Badge is to strengthen units.
Although the course is different today, what Baden-Powell said in 1919 still applies:
One of the purposes of Wood Badge training is to get Scouters to think about the practice of Scouting, to meet together, to exchange experiences, and to live together in the spirit of the Scout Oath.
Other Training Opportunities
- Adult Leader Training [pdf]
- Evaluating Junior Leaders [pdf]
- Leave No Trace Behind Principles [pdf]
- Safety Afloat Patrol Presentation [pdf]
- Safety Afloat Presentation Script [pdf]
- Safety Afloat Presentation [pdf]
- Safety Afloat Training Outline [pdf]
- Training Junior Leaders Using ILST [pdf]
- Troop Leadership Training Booklet [pdf]