In order to be considered "Trained for one's Position" and be qualified to wear the "Trained" patch on your uniform, you must:
- Have completed Youth Protection Training appropriate for your program (Note - this is now required for registration as an adult leader or Merit Badge Counselor)
- Complete the "Fast Start Training" for your position (available online), then
- Complete "This is Scouting" (available online)
These first three steps should be completed PRIOR, and in addition to, the Position Specific Course for your unit position. Having taken and completed all these preliminary courses, your Position Specific Training will be much more meaningful and enjoyable.
The following graphic depicts the Continuum of Scout Leadership Training. Clicking on the various "Steps" will bring you to a page bearing more information on that training level. You can also use the left hand menu listing to drill down into the area of Leadership Training you are interested in. Many will hold links to pages on the BSA National Council web sites.
Training on Request
In an effort to meet the changing needs of our volunteers, the Council and District Training Committees are committed to providing training where and when you need it. This Training on Request is facilitated by the volunteer Training Committee staff. If you and your Unit or several Units in your area would like a training course offered for you, we can help. Please fill out this Request for Training form and submit it to the Council Training Chair, or fill out the online Request for Training below.