Volunteer and Leader Training

Training helps volunteers make the Scouting program more fun, more effective, and more rewarding for your youth, for your adults, and for YOU! Training helps us all get past the nervousness of performing a role for the first time, whether it’s leading a meeting or leading a camping trip or field trip program.

Many in-person training opportunities are offered throughout the Pine Burr Area Council and listed on our Training Calendar.

Others are offered online by the Boy Scouts of America.

Youth Protection Training

BSA requires Youth Protection Training for all BSA registered adults. Adult Scouters must get a new certification from the BSA online YPT course every two years. The National BSA requirements for all activities are here. Youth Protection Training is available online through my.scouting.org.

The online course takes 1 to 1.5 hours to complete. You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts to take the course, but if you are, be sure to have your BSA Person ID number ready before you start the course. Anyone who completes the course and the test will have an opportunity to print a YPT Card.

Cub Scout Leader Training

In addition to YPT, Cub Scout Leaders are required to complete basic position-specific training. In addition to in-person options, all are available through the online learning center at my.scouting.org.

Den Leader Position Training — Tiger, Wolf, Bear

An overview of the Cub Scout program and training on how to perform your job.  Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Den leaders and assistants get the information and tools needed to conduct successful den meetings. 

Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Den leaders and assistant leaders who complete this training, along with  Youth Protection training, are considered “trained.”

Den Leader Position Training — Webelos

An overview of the Cub Scout program and training on how to perform your job.  Webelos Den leaders and assistants get the information and tools needed to conduct successful den meetings and Webelos programs. Webelos Den leaders and assistant leaders who complete this training, along with  Youth Protection training, are considered “trained.”

Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position Training

An overview of the Cub Scout program and training on how to perform your job. Cubmasters are provided with information and tools needed to conduct successful den meetings and to successfully plan a successful pack program. Cubmasters and assistants who complete this training, along with  Youth Protection training, are considered “trained.”

Pack Committee Member Position Training

This course provides guidance to Pack committee members on how to give the support needed by Cubmasters and Den Leaders and to successfully plan your Pack’s program to deliver a high-quality Cub Scout experience. Pack Committee members who complete this course and Youth Protection Training are considered “trained.”

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OWL)

This course is designed to help Webelos leaders enhance the outdoor program for the Webelos Scouts in their den by teaching some basic outdoor skills as well as skills needed to complete many of the Webelos activity badges.

Boy Scout Leader Training

In addition to YPT, Boy Scout Leaders are required to complete basic position-specific training. Scoutmasters and Varsity Coaches also most complete an Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills course. In addition to in-person options, all are available through the online learning center at my.scouting.org.

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Position Training

This training shows Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters how the Boy Scout program operates, provides troop leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. Scoutmasters and assistants who complete this training, along with Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) and Youth Protection training are considered “trained.”

Troop Committee Member Position Training

This training helps troop committee members better understand their roles and responsibilities and give better support to the troop, Scouts and Scoutmasters. Troop Committee members who complete this training, along with  Youth Protection training are considered “trained.”

IOLS — Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Outdoor skills taught include knife and ax handling, cooking, pioneering, patrol method and more. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Scoutmasters and assistants who complete this training, along with Scoutmaster Specific Training and Youth Protection training are considered “trained.”

Venturing Training

In addition to Venturing Youth Protection and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS), Venturing Advisors are required to complete basic position-specific training. In addition to in-person options, all are available through the online learning center at my.scouting.org.

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. 

Venturing Advisor Position Training

This course provides Venturing Crew Advisors with the basic information they need to help youth leaders manage a Crew. Topics covered include working with youth leadership and how to run an effective Crew. Developed for Venturing Advisors, Associate Advisors, and Crew Committee Members, this training incorporates Venturing’s current adult leader training. This is an “in-person” instructor-led course. Crew Advisors who complete this course, Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS), and the Venturing Youth Protection training are considered “trained.”

Venturing Crew Committee Position Training

This course provides guidance to committee members on how to give the support needed by Crew Advisors and youth Venturers to deliver a high-quality program experience. Committee members who complete this course and Venturing Youth Protection Training are considered “trained.”

Charter Organization Training

Chartered Organization Representative Training

Chartered Organization Representative training provides information regarding the relationship between a Scouting unit, its chartered organization, and how the Chartered Organization Representative serves as the liaison between the two.