Scouts BSA Leader Training

Scouts BSA Adult Training Course Descriptions

Course Name Course Description Course Director More Info
Scoutmaster-Position Specific Training (Classroom) Scoutmaster-Position Specific Training is the BSA’s initial level of training for the leaders of Scouts BSA troops. It is designed for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Junior Assistant Scoutmasters. However, committee members and other adults connected to a Scout BSA troop are welcome to attend. This is a required training course for all Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters. This course is now only being offered online through My.Scouting Todd Columbia More Info
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) gives adult leaders the practical knowledge they need to help Scouts to learn outdoor skills. The skills presented closely follow the Scouts BSA Handbooks and rank advancement requirements. This is a required training course for all Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters.
This Outdoor course is normally offered in the Spring and Fall of each year.
 Rob Kee More Info
Adult Basic Backpacking

Adult Basic Backpacking is a training course held over multiple classes intended for participants of a High Adventure Trek to introduce them to backpacking concepts and prepare them for Philmont or similar backpacking treks.

Sandy Byard More Info


Upcoming Training Courses

Click here open the Council Calendar for all upcoming training courses. You can also visit each Course's webpage from links above


Supplemental Training

The BSA National Office redesigned its online training for adult leaders, making it more convenient than ever to earn your Trained badge. The new Web-based courses deliver high-quality online learning experiences tailored for each volunteer’s role. Whether you’re a new leader or a seasoned Scouter, your mission remains the same: providing Scouts or Venturers with the best possible Scouting experiences.

Please visit My.Scouting for the current online catalog available.