Adult training is essential for:
1) Safety of all participants in an outing.
2) Getting the maximum in learning experiences in the ways of Scouting.
3) Having the most fun and memories for the boys.
Parent involvement in the scouting program is essential for the success of each scout. The adult leaders
of the troop need parent help, with a guideline of sponsoring at least one activity per year or holding an
Recently, BSA developed a new policy regarding Youth Protection. It involves a requirement to take
Youth Protection Training (Can be done on-line) if you are a registered adult. This means that anyone
who actively participates in scouting activities must take this training. The following is an excerpt from
bsa.org giving the detailed requirements:
• Youth Protection training is required every two years for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of
• New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before submitting an application for
registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application
is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
• Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training
record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.
The BSA training program consists of three tiers: First, there is the on-line training. Second is
Scoutmaster Training, which is conducted every six months and the third is University of Scouting,
conducted once a year and is for adults who are experienced in Scouting.
On-line training can be taken any time and it allows you to print your completion certificate. To access
the on-line training site, search BSA and click on training. This will get you to the training page. You
must log in or create an account. These options are available on the training page.
Third, the University of Scouting now consists of training of elective subjects for experienced leaders.
Examples of classes are mentoring techniques and Board of Review training. This training occurs only
once a year.
Indoor Classroom Training
For Scoutmasters, Assistant
Scoutmasters (anyone who helps the
scoutmaster) and for Committee
Has already been held this fall.
Next class will be in Spring 2012.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader
Toro Park, 501 Monterey-Salinas
Highway 68, Salinas, CA 93908
Friday, October 21, 2011, 6:30 pm to
Sunday, October 23, 2011, 12:30 pm
(arrive on Friday
between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.)
Registration fee $45.00 will be
reimbursed by the Troop.
If you take these two sessions, you
will be fully trained to lead or
participate in any scouting activity. If
you prefer to serve on the Committee,
take that training and you will be
qualified to lead or to participate in
this important activity in the troop.