BSA Online Training

Many training courses traditionally offered in a classroom setting are now available online. The following courses are all available electronically, and completion of the course fulfills the training requirement for that course.

How to Take an Online Training Course

To take an online training course you must login to the MyScouting portal on the National BSA web site. If you do not already have a MyScouting login, you will need to create  one (using your e-mail address as your login). This account will give you direct access to BSA’s E-learning courses (and other options depending on your profile). If you are a Scouting volunteer, be sure to have your council number and member ID handy (from your registration card) when creating your account. This will ensure you receive proper credit for courses completed successfully. Log in to to take online courses.

If you already have a MyScouting login, simply log in as usual.



These courses are required for all new registered leaders and must be retaken every two years to maintain registration.

Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. After each section of material, you will answer questions about that section’s topic. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is experienced online.

Venturing Youth Protection Training

This course is required for all adult Venturing leaders. This training will help leaders understand and guide youth through possible problems as it relates to abuse. You will also learn about the issues you may face as a leader to help provide a safer environment for the crew members and to protect yourself from false accusations. This training is available online or on a DVD. Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes.



Orientation courses are designed to help Scouters learn more about their Scouting role and about other leadership positions in the program.

Fast Start Orientation Training

Intended to be taken by pack, troop, team, and crew leaders, as well as unit commissioners and chartered organization representatives immediately following the acceptance of their new role.

This Is Scouting

This Is Scouting provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training. The module consists of six video sections, each followed by a brief quiz. Estimated time to complete: 50 minutes.

STEM Orientation

These courses are intended to be used to provide an orientation for Scouts, Scouters, and parents about Scouting and the STEM program and the STEM opportunities in Scouting. The instructor-led course is designed to be used with the STEM Orientation slide deck at roundtables and other training events.

Sea Scout Adult Leader Fast Start Training

Sea Scout Adult Leader Fast Start Training is designed for anyone wanting to learn more about the basics of the Sea Scout program. It will provide an orientation of the program and show how Sea Scouts work to better serve the youth involved in the program.



These instructor-led courses are designed to help Scouters learn how to effectively carry out their Scouting roles.

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Chartered Organization Representative Training

The training outline and resources for training chartered organization representatives.

Den Leader Position-Specific Training

These courses are intended to provide the Tiger, the Wolf, the Bear, and the Webelos den leaders with the information and tools they need to conduct successful den meetings. Den leaders who complete the Tiger, Wolf, and Bear training and Youth Protection training are considered trained for all three positions. Den leaders who complete the Webelos training and Youth Protection training are considered trained as Webelos den leaders.

Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training

This stand-alone course is intended to provide Cubmasters with the information and tools they need to successfully lead a Cub Scout pack. Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters who complete this training and Youth Protection Training are considered “trained” for both positions.

Pack Committee Challenge—Pack Committee Position-Specific Training

The Pack Committee Challenge is designed for pack committees and is the course (along with Youth Protection training) pack committee members need to be considered “trained.” The instructor’s guide below is for trainers to conduct the course for pack committee members.

STEM Nova Counselor Training

These courses are intended to provide training for STEM Nova counselors. The intructor-led course is designed to be used with the training slide deck at group courses.

STEM Supernova Mentor Training

This course is a self-study training course for STEM Supernova mentors.

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