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Why Training?

"Every Boy Deserves a Trained Leader" – Sir Robert Baden-Powell.

Training for leaders is important. As a leader, training makes you knowledgeable and confident in the role you perform. The knowledge and confidence of a trained leader are quickly sensed by the youth you serve and are a positive influence on their lives.

The leadership training philosophy of the Boy Scouts of America is to provide adult leaders with fundamental information about the aims and purposes of the movement, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting. A trained leader is knowledgeable and confident in the role being performed.

Adult leaders in Scouting need certain basic information in order to bring a quality program to Scouts. This information is needed as soon as possible after a leadership position is assumed. Leaders need to know the objectives and methods of Boy Scouting, and they need guidance on how to be effective leaders.

What Makes a Trained Leader?

Cub Scout Leaders are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection Training, Fast Start, This is Scouting, and the Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific training for their position.

Boy Scout Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection Training, Fast Start, This is Scouting, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.

Boy Scout Troop Committee Members are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection Training, Fast Start, This is Scouting, and the Troop Committee Challenge as their Leader Specific training.

Varsity Scout Leaders and Assistants are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection Training, Fast Start, This is Scouting, Varsity Scout Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.

Venture Crew Advisors, Assistant Advisors, and Crew Committee Members are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection Training, Fast Start, This is Scouting, and Venturing Leader Specific Training.

Recognition

Once you have completed the requirements above for your position, you may wear the "Trained" insignia below your position patch on your uniform. Please refer to the Insignia Guide for proper placement.