For District Training Events go to the District Calendar

Council Training Events


Cub Scout Trainings


Boy Scout/Varsity Scout Trainings


Venturing Trainings


Every Scout Deserves a Well-Trained Leader!

Trained Scouting leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for Scouts. When leaders understand the whys and hows of Scouting, they are more effective in their roles. Trained leaders know how to use the available resources to provide an exciting and worthwhile program for the Scouts. Trained leaders also have confidence in carrying out their roles and responsibilities. As a result, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers receive a program designed to achieve Scouting's aims of citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Trained leaders deliver a well-planned exciting program that keeps Scouts happy and attracts new Scouts to your unit.

Other Trained Positions

  • District Chairman
  • District Committee Member
  • District Member at Large
  • District Vice Chairman
  • District Commissioner
  • Asst. District Commissioner
  • Unit Commissioner
  • Rountable Commissioner
  • Rountable Staff

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Do your training records need to be updated?

To help us update out records more efficiently, we have created an online training survey. Please be sure to have your member ID number ready as that will help us update the correct records.

What Makes a Trained Leader

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.For details on training click here.


Additional Training Opportunities

Supplemental Training

This includes a variety of courses given on a district, council, area, regional, or national basis. They are designed to give additional information on specific areas of Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing.

Some of the methods touched upon in basic training are treated in greater depth in supplemental training courses. Some courses are held on a regular basis as a continuing source of information, while others are available through the Examples of supplemental training courses are Safe Swim Defense, Climb On Safely, Cub Scout leader pow wow and den chief training.

Since supplemental training is intended to enrich the leaders` experience, there are no prerequisites.

Advanced Training

Leaders desiring a deeper dedicated involvement in the program, and who are otherwise qualified, will find advanced training highly rewarding. WOOD BADGE serves as the advanced training program for Scouting leaders in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing. National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is designed for Boy Scout & Varsity Scout youth leaders. Powder Horn is a specialized course to teach Scouting and Venturing program leaders what resources are available to provide a high adventure experience for older-youth.

Successful completion of basic training is a prerequisite for advanced training.

Philmont Training Center

You're invited to attend one of the many training conferences offered through the Philmont Training Center. For more information, visit the Philmont Training Center webpage. Registration for these training conferences is now available through your MyScouting account.