Training: Scoutmaster Position-Specific

Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training (SPST) is the BSA’s initial level of training for the leaders of Scout 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 one of the required part of the training curriculum for for all Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters.  This class will explore roles & responsibilities, troop organization, safety issues related to effective troop leadership. We will role model that Scouting is a game with a purpose that makes learning fun.

This classroom course is offered normally once in the Spring and once in the Fall of the year. This course can also be coordinated to be taught at your unit by your District Training Chairperson. Please contact them for more information if you want to host this type of course.

Course Registration and Fees

The course fee is $10 per person as long as it is paid before the day of the course to ensure we have enough materials on-hand. Walk-ins will be charged $15 per person (space permitting)

Registration will start at 9:45 am, with the class starting by 10:00 am. The class should finish up before 2:00 PM as we have a lot of material to cover. Course fee includes printed materials and snacks. Bring writing instrument & note pad. A positive attitude is expected & a field uniform (Class A) is strongly recommended.

Upcoming Courses

Course Instructors

  • Todd Columbia
  • Robert Kee

Course Registration

This course is also available online through My.Scouting if you can not make the in-person courses.   Both the online and in-person offerings cover the same basic content.