Sapona District New Leader Training
"Every Scout Deserves A Trained Leader"
The Basic Leader Training program is the culmination of more than several years of work by professionals and volunteers from throughout the nation. Their goal was to revise and update the volunteer leader training materials for the Boy Scouts of America. The result is a seamless training program that helps leaders easily graduate through the courses quickly and with little duplication.
A direct contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the Trained leader emblem when he or she has completed the following training courses* and the specific training for the position.
These training courses include leader specific training for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders. Introduction to outdoor leader skills is required for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Venture Crew Advisors. Cub Scout Leader, Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach, Assistant Varsity Coach, Troop/Team Committee Chairman, Troop/Team Committee Member and Merit Badge Counselor Specific Training can be done online at www.my.scouting.org, but classroom training is recommended.
Youth Protection training is required for all registered adult volunteers. At all times, youth safety is the number one priority. At the same time, adults need to know the rules for keeping themselves safe, too. Comprehensive Youth Protection training teaches all the do’s and don’ts of working with youth. The training is offered online at http://my.scouting.org, or it may be taken as part of an district or council training course.
Fast Start and This is Scouting are great beginner courses for the first time leader. They can be completed online.
Fast Start Training
Fast Start training is the first step for any new volunteer and is recommended (but not required) before he or she meets with any youth member. This training should be done online at http://my.scouting.org. (If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.)
This is Scouting
This Is Scouting is a new online training session with six modules of training: The Mission of Scouting, Programs for All ages, Scouting Is Fun, Scouting in the Community, Keeping Our Youth Safe, and Scouting’s Legacy. This supplemental training takes about an hour to complete online at www.my.scouting.scouting.org. (If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.) This is great for the first time leader with little or no previous scouting experience.
(Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) is a supplemental course designed to teach adults how to plan and execute an outdoor activity for Cub Scout groups. It is the entry level introductory outdoor training of the Boy Scouts of America. This training is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack campout. Click here to learn more about Baloo and for training dates.
Wood Badge is leadership training for all Scout Leaders who are involved in the programs of the Boy Scouts of America – Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing, as well as council and district leaders, and professionals. Click Here for more information on Wood Badge.
Powder Horn is a high adventure resources course designed to help Scouts and Scouters learn how to implement high adventure activities into their Troops or Crews. Adult leaders from all Scouting programs and Scouts age 14 and older are eligible to attend.
Most training courses do not require re-certification. However, there are exceptions as follows:
- Youth Protection—every two years
- National Camping School—good for five camping seasons
- Safe Swim Defense—every two years
- Paddle Craft Safety—every three years
- Aquatics Supervision/Swimming and Water Rescue—every three years
- BSA Lifeguard—every three years
- Visitation training—every two years
- Climbing Lead Instructor—every two years
- Climbing Instructor—every two years
- COPE/Climbing Inspector—every two years
- Safety Afloat—every two years
- Chain Saw Safety—every two years
- Trainer’s EDGE—every three years
- Hazardous Weather—every two years
- Physical Wellness—every two years
- Climb On Safely—every two years
- Trek Safely—every two years
*What Makes a Trained Leader?
- Cub Scout leaders are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection Training (must be renewed every two years) and the Cub Scout Leader Specific training for their position.
- Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection Training (must be renewed every two years),Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
- Troop committee members are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection Training (must be renewed every two years) and the Troop Committee Challenge as their Leader Specific training.
- Varsity Scout leaders and assistants are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection Training (must be renewed every two years), Varsity Scout Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
- Venturing Crew Advisors, Assistant Advisors, and Crew Committee members are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection Training (must be renewed every two years) and Venturing Leader Specific Training. Venturing Crew Advisors whose crews have an outdoor program must also complete Introduction to Outdoor Skills to be considered trained.
*Source: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/What_makes_a_trained_leader.pdf and www.scouting.org/training/trainingupdates.aspx.
Sapona District Training Dates
Our Goal Is To Train 100% Of Registered Leaders In Rowan County!
Plan Now To Be Trained!
District Training Chair
Dee Ann Vincent
Phone: 336-247-6930 or 336-247-8254
Dee Ann Vincent
Phone: 336-247-6930 or 336-247-8254
District Cub Scout Leader Training
Cub Scout Training
District Boy Scout Leader Training
Boy Scout Training
Sapona District Training Calendar
Central NC Council Training Calendar
For more Training Opportunities Available at the Council Level, Please Visit the Council Training Page at