This is always the BEST way to take your training, in-person, with an instructor. In addition to getting the material in the syllabus from national, you benefit from the instructor’s experience, you can ask questions, and you start making connections with other leaders doing the same job you are doing.
You can find in-person training opportunities by going to the council training calendar.
National has created online versions of many of the classes you need for your Scouting job. These include position-specific classes that lead to your ‘trained’ patch and supplemental classes that will help you build a better, safer program for your youth.
The NEW online training for Cub Scout and Scouts BSA (Boy Scout) leaders is now LIVE and it is great. The new courses feature closed captioning, updated content, and a mobile-friendly format (to get the app, look for myScouting).
We are sorry, but any partial progress you made toward your earlier training plan won't carry over to the new one. There is no going back. You will have to start again.
Still having trouble? Contact membership@SeattleBSA.org, or 206-725-5200.
Chief Seattle has created some self-study classes. Be sure to follow the instructions as you finish each training so council can record the training in your record (we cannot tie into the online system so they will not automatically post).
If you have any trouble with any of these please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your training record is more important to you than to anyone else, so keep a copy of all your training as you go along. If you have questions or problems with your record, please contact email@example.com.
Youth protection is the first training required of all registered adults. You will need to submit a copy of your training certificate with your application.
Just in time for the launch of Scouts BSA we are getting new position-specific training for both Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts). The new courses feature closed captioning, updated content and a mobile-friendly format, and they are expected to take less time to complete compared to the previous learning plans.
The training is easy to find. Log into your my.Scouting.org account and select the BSA Learn Center, just under the Youth Protection Logo. If you need more help, we have a BSA Online Training Instruction sheet.
A Scout leader is considered ‘trained’ and ready to start offering the best possible program, and entitled to wear the Trained Leader emblem, when he or she has completed basic training courses for the current registered position.
Supplemental training modules are designed to provide orientation beyond the basic training offered in New Leader Essentials and leader-specific training. Each module is a unit of training that can be used as an outline for a group, for personal coaching, or for self-study. Most of the outlines should require about an hour to complete. Consider each unit of study to be an introduction to the subject. Scouters are welcome to download subjects that are of interest for personal or unit use. There are no training credits associated with the completion of these units of study. Additional training units are being developed and will be continually added to this site.
Go online to the national Scouting website for a complete list of available modules and syllabuses: