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Adult Leader Training



"Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example."
—Lord Baden-Powell, Scouting's founder

What Makes a Trained Leader?

  • Cub Scout leaders are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and the Cub Scout Leader Specific training for their position.
  • Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
  • Troop committee members are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and the Troop Committee Challenge as their Leader Specific training.
  • Varsity Scout leaders and assistants are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials, Varsity Scout Leader Specific Training (available April 2002), and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
  • Venturing crew Advisors, assistant Advisors, and crew committee members are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and Venturing Leader Specific Training.

Adult Leader Awards

Boy Scout Leader's Training Award

Training
  • Complete Fast Start Orientation training.
  • Complete New Leader Essentials.
  • Complete Basic Leader Training for your position.
Tenure
Complete a total of two years as a registered adult Boy Scout leader. Performance
Do five of the following:
  • Participate in a support role for five overnight campouts.
  • Help with two annual unit and/or district Friends of Scouting campaigns.
  • Serve on the staff of a council or district training event.
  • Participate in a supplemental training course at either the local council or national level.
  • Participate actively in three troop parents' nights or courts of honor.
  • Help supervise and support a troop money-earning project.
  • Serve as a merit badge counselor for at least five Scouts.
  • Successfully complete Wood Badge training.
  • Fulfill requirements of a troop committee function as described in the Troop Committee Guidebook.
  • Assist actively in a Webelos den for six months.
  • Participate in six Boy Scout leader roundtables.
  • Help organize or reorganize a Scout troop.
Scoutmaster's Key Requirements

Training
  • Complete Fast Start Orientation training.
  • Complete New Leader Essentials.
  • Complete Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training.
  • Complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
  • Participate in one supplemental training course either at a local council or national level.
  • Participate in at least six Boy Scout leader roundtables a year.
  • Conduct troop leadership training at least three times, as outlined in the Troop Leadership Training manual.
  • Participate as an adult in youth leader training by either serving on the staff or attending the Scoutmaster orientation session of the council National Youth Leadership Training course.
  • Earn the Boy Scout Leader's Training Award.
Tenure
  • Complete three years of registered tenure as a Scoutmaster within a five-year period (can include the tenure used to earn the Scouter's Award).
Performance
  • At least twice during the three-year period, serve as Scoutmaster of a troop that earns the national Quality Unit Award.

Online Resources:
Additional information can be found online on the Adults page of scouting.org.