Atlanta Area Council BSA

Every Scout deserves a trained leader, and every leader deserves to be trained.
Lord Robert Baden-Powell
Founder, International Scouting Movement

A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed. Trained leaders exhibit a knowledge and confidence that is picked up by people around them Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! 

Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster:

Every Scout deserves a trained leader, and every leader deserves to be trained. A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed. Trained leaders exhibit a knowledge and confidence that is picked up by people around them Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! 

Scouts BSA Leader Specific training is the BSA’s initial level of training for the top 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 Scouts BSA Troop are welcome to attend.

This training covers general Troop organizational structure and position-specific topics, providing a 360 degree perspective of your position.

Leaders will learn and apply proven techniques for running an effective Scouts BSA Troop. They will also learn how to meet the Aims of Scouting by applying the eight methods of the Scouting program during the four (4) main session of the is the course:

  • Patrol Method,
  • Support Team,
  • Advancement &
  • Annual Planning

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills(IOLS)Youth Protection Training, and Hazardous Weather  are considered “trained” in their positions.

This class will be taught by an experienced Scouts BSA Leader.  You will learn tricks of the trade with other new Scout leaders.

See the training calendar for dates and times.

  • Youth Protection Training
  • Hazardous Weather Training 
  • Position Specific:
    • Scoutmaster Position Specific Training
    • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) – in person only

These are a series of modules that you may take at your leisure.  One exception is Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is an in person two day course with overnight.

All courses available through my.scouting.org

Instructions for accessing online training 

  • Youth Protection Training (72m)
  • Hazardous Weather Training (31m) 
  • Position Specific:
    • Scouts BSA – Scoutmaster – Before the First Meeting (51m)
    • Scouts BSA – Scoutmaster – First 30 Days (31m)
    • Scouts BSA – Scoutmaster – First 60 Days (36m)
    • Scouts BSA – Scoutmaster – Position Trained (74m)
    • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) – In Person

Upcoming Training Opportunities:

Resources:

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Merit Badge Counselor On-Line Training Instructions 427.09 KB downloads

Merit Badge Counselor On-Line Training Instructions ...
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Troop Committee On-Line Training Instructions 611.59 KB downloads

Troop Committee Chair & Committee Member On-Line Training Instructions ...
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Scoutmaster & ASM On-Line Training Instructions 624.32 KB downloads

Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster On-Line Training Instructions ...
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Chartered Organization Representative (COR) On-line Training Instructions 361.93 KB downloads

Chartered Organization Representative On-Line Training Instructions ...