All Scouts deserve a trained leader. Basic training presents Scouting’s programs as they are intended to be run, not as someone “thinks they should be run.” Check below for the availability of upcoming basic training courses:
Cub Scout Leaders
Most of the training required to be a trained Cub Scout Leader can be completed online at my.scouting.org. The online Cub Scout Leader Training was updated to reflect the updated Cub Scout Adventures program and is a series of short (8-12 minute) modules. Completion of all modules assigned for your position will result in completion of Cub Scout Leader Basic Training.
Scouts BSA Leaders
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific (Indoor) Training
For Scouts BSA Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters.
This course concerns troop planning and operations and working with the youth. This course is completed online at my.scouting.org, and completion does not expire.
Note: Scouts BSA Leaders will also need to complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Training to be fully trained. The Pennsylvania Dutch Council offers IOLS training twice a year. See more information on the Outdoor Skills Training page.
Venturing Leader Specific Training & Crew Committee Challenge
Who: For All Venturing Advisers, Associate Advisers, and Committee Members
What: A training on the fundamentals of the Venturing Program including program planning, youth leadership, the role of the adviser, and much more.
When: Anytime online
Venturing Leader Specific Training & Crew Committee is now offered online at my.scouting.org.
Note: Venturing Leaders for Crews with an outdoor program will also need to complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Training to be fully trained. For upcoming IOLS training see the Outdoor Skills Training page of this website.