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To be fully trained and earn the Trained Leader emblem*, a new leader must complete basic training in the following order:

Youth Protection Training: 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 completed every two years to remain current.

Fast Start Training for their volunteer position

Leader Position-Specific Training: Fully trained leaders changing leadership roles should take the Leader Position-Specific Training for their new position.

Orientation Training: This is Scouting

* In addition, Boy Scout leaders must complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training through their local council.
Upcoming Trainings
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Ongoing and Advanced Training
Scout Leader Roundtable

Roundtables are a form of ongoing training for all Scouting adult leaders--both Cub Scout and Boy Scout. Scout Leader Roundtable is held in each district most months of the year (except summer). Experienced Roundtable Commissioners lead the monthly program. Roundtable offers a chance for leaders to learn about upcoming council and district events and network with other leaders.

Woodbadge is a leadership training course for all adult leaders who have completed Basic Training. This 6-day course is the most advanced training offered to adult leaders in BSA programs.

Wilderness First Aid Training

Over the last several months there has been a lot of conversation and questions about Wilderness First Aid Training and when it is required.

Wilderness First Aid Training is excellent training. It is required at Philmont and other back-country and high adventure situations specified by the BSA. However, it is not a requirement for any specific camping situations outside of those prescribed by the BSA.