What Makes a Trained Leader?
Youth Protection Training
- Required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth
- Recommended for parents of all youth
- Teaches do’s and don’ts of working with youth
- Offered through Online Learning Center (https://myscouting.scouting.org ).
- Hands-on training in how to run meetings and work with youth
- Based on leader’s position
- Cub Scout leaders, assistants, pack committee, and pack trainers
- Boy Scout leaders and assistants
- Varsity Coaches and assistants
- Venturing crew leaders and assistants
- Offered by your district as group training, small group training, or personal coaching
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
- Teaches Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Coaches basic outdoor leader skills
- Offered by your district as hands-on training
A direct-contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the Trained leader emblem when he or she has completed the above-mentioned training courses.