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Position Specific Training

Position Specific Training is a course required for registered leaders of all Scouting programs levels (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing) to earn their Trained status.  The Position Specific Training program is tailored to the specific position that the leader holds. It provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. Position Specific Training is available online at the BSA Learn Center through my.scouting.orgExternal Link.  You can also attend a training taught by informed volunteers on a district or council level.


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Youth Protection Training

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.

New to Scouting? Click here to login and take Youth Protection trainingExternal Link. You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.




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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

This one-and-a-half day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO training consists of an online pre-requisite component in addition to an overnight hands on practical. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the discovery of the necessary tools to help units carry our a successful camping experience.Completion of this course is mandatory for a MINIMUM OF ONE adult on a Pack overnighter.

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BPI: Baden Powell Institute

BPI (Baden Powell Institute) is a one-day leader training program designed for YOU, the volunteers and leaders in Scouting.  The day provides ideas and resources in areas to benefit your Pack, Troop, or Crew.  Baden Powell is offered once a year to assist ALL Scout volunteers in their Scouting positions.

Register Today for BPI 2019!

February 2, 2019
Dalton Middle School





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Wood Badge

Wood Badge is the ultimate leadership training program for the adult leaders of the Boy Scouts of America. Similar courses on the corporate side cost thousands of dollars per attendee and may not offer the same depth. Wood Badge is a modern format of training that delivers the latest in 12 leadership skills that will help you be the best leader possible. These are skills that will become part of your everyday life. You will use these skills at home, church, and anywhere leadership is needed.

The course is made to provide the highest quality course with the most experienced staff to a diverse audience. We promise you friendship, camaraderie, knowledge, personal awareness, and most of all fun.

Register for the 2020 Course Today!

Weekend 1: August 21-23rd, 2020     Weekend 2: September 19-20th, 2020

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Philmont Training Center

The Philmont Training Center (PTC) is the national volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1950, the PTC has provided a unique environment for training volunteers, creating leaders, and hosting family friendly experiences and adventures. Each year, more than 6,000 Scouters and their families attend the PTC.

Every conference at the PTC features tools, techniques, audiovisuals, discussions, idea sharing, and activities led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. All registered Scouters are invited to attend training center courses; council approval is not required.


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