Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Training Overview

"Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader"

The Boy Scouts of America has assembled a complete training curriculum to meet the needs of today's leaders. The training sequence for a new leader includes

  1. Fast Start Training
  2. Youth Protection Training
  3. This is Scouting
  4. Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training
  5. Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training
  6. Seabadge

Our youth deserve nothing but the best for their leaders, and leaders owe it to the youth to be able to deliver a quality program. After completing this sequence there are a number of on-going training programs that educate leaders on advanced leadership techniques and more.

Materials, from quick references to complete courses, all designed to help our members improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program are available at the National Scouting website. Many of the courses can be taken online via the MyScouting site. A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit.

Training Updates from National can be found on The Training Times newsletter page.

Youth Training

Venturing youth have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of crew operation and leadership in Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews and Venturing Crew Officers Orientation, and to learn Youth Protection in addition to a number of other opportunities. Sea Scouting youth also have additional leadership training opportunities, Sea Scout Advanced Leadership (SEAL), and Top Gun. Through these trainings and others, youth are equipped with a "tool box" of leadership tools.

Materials, from quick references to complete courses, are available at the National Scouting website.

The New ALPS Program Awards include requirements for

  • BSA training on personal safety
  • Small-group management skills training
  • First-aid and CPR training
  • Goal-setting training
  • Time-management training
  • Project management training
  • Experiential training in conflict resolution, communications, group dynamics, cooperation, and ethical controversies
  • Mentoring and coaching skills training
  • Advanced leadership training
Please see our ALPS Training page for more information on these trainings.

BSA Training links

Venturing Training Toolbox
The PowerPoint presentations compiled here were created by Venturers, for Venturers. They are supplementary trainings used to enhance the program, and are not required.