What Makes a Trained Leader?

Cub Scout Leaders are  considered Trained for their registered position, and eligible to wear the official “Trained” emblem, once they have completed Youth Protection Training and the Leader Specific Training for the position they are currently registered for (or a previous basic training course when it was current).

*The This is Scouting training is an easily accessible online course that quickly introduces new leaders to the foundation and terminology of the Cub Scout Program. This is Scouting is recommended for all adults new to Cub Scouts, and is one of the requirements for those leaders desiring to earn the Den Leader Training award. This is Scouting is not required to be be completed by adults in order to be recorded as trained for their current registered Cub Scout leader position and to wear the “Trained” emblem.

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Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed Boy Scout leader Fast Start, This Is Scouting, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills as well as Youth Protection Training.

Troop Committee members are considered trained when they have completed Boy Scout Leader Fast Start, Youth Protection, This Is Scouting and the Troop Committee Challenge as their Leader Specific training as well as Youth Protection Training.

Varsity Scouting is part of the Boy Scouting program of the BSA. It is an alternative available to boys ages fourteen through seventeen that takes the basic Boy Scouting program and adds high adventure, sporting, and other elements that are more appealing to older youth to accomplish the aims of character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Varsity Scouts are organized into teams, which are separately chartered units from a Boy Scout troop.

Varsity Scouts may participate in the BSA advancement system for troops and also have their own recognitions. Their uniform is slightly different.

Varsity Coach leaders and assistants are considered trained when they have completed Fast Start, Youth Protection Training, This is Scouting, Varsity Scout Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.

Varsity Committee members are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection Training, This Is Scouting and the Troop Committee Challenge as their Leader Specific training.

Venturing Crew Advisor, Assistant Advisors, and Crew Committee members are considered trained when they have completed Venturing Advisor Fast Start, This Is Scouting and Venturing Leader Specific Training as well as Youth Protection Training.