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Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader

 Click here to find out what training is required for your position.

Leaders have two options:
Take the classes IN PERSON or take them ONLINE.

Upcoming In Person Council Training Dates

Date Training District(s)
12/16 – 17/2017 Leave No Trace Trainer Course Colonial Virginia Council
1/19 – 21/2018 Wilderness First Aid Council
1/27/2018 Den Chief Training Council
2/10/2018 Commissioner College Council
2/24/2018 Trainers Edge Council
2/27/2018 Boy Scout Leader Specific Training (Indoor) Capitol
3/10/2018 Boy Scout Leader Specific Training (Indoor) Arrohattoc
3/10 – 11/2018 Scout / Webelos Outdoor Leader Skills Training (IOLS & OWLS) Capitol
4/7/2018 Cub Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Huguenot Trail
4/6 – 7/2018 Outdoor Webelos Leadership Skills (OWLS) Huguenot Trail
4/13 – 14/2018 Scout / Webelos Outdoor Leader Skills Training (IOLS & OWLS) Arrohattoc
4/21/2018 Boy Scout Leader Specific Training (Indoor) Battlefield
5/18 – 20/2018 Scout / Webelos Outdoor Leader Skills Training (IOLS & OWLS) Battlefield
7/29 – 8/4/2018 Buckskin Council
8/5 – 11/2018 NYLT Council

*Anyone can attend any district’s training. Find your district here so you can attend a class closer to home.
**Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills is the only required training that is not offered online.

Online Training

Online Training is available for busy volunteers who want to be trained at their convenience. It is even broken up in modules which allows students to stop and return to their training with ease.

Important tips to make your online training experience a positive one:  certificate

    1. To simplify the process of certifying training, we have made a training certificate for you to fill out and turn in with new adult leader applications and at recharter. Those forms can be found here:
    2. Be sure to log back into and input your member ID # after your Adult Application has been processed. That way you will automatically get credit for any future online training you take.
    3. If you need help accessing your account, please contact BSA Member Care at 972-580-2489. If you haven’t logged into within the last 6 months you will probably need to call BSA Member Care to gain access.

Highlighted Supplemental Training

balooBALOO; 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 out a successful camping experience.

WoodBadgeLearningWood Badge

Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals. Scouters from Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and district and council Scouters all are welcome and belong here.

hornPowder Horn

Open to both registered adults and youth who are at least 13 and have completed the 8th grade. Powder Horn is a hands-on resource management course designed to give you the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your troop, team, crew, or ship. Contact your area training chair for information about upcoming courses in your area.

A full list of supplemental training can be found at:

Online Supplemental Training can be found on by clicking the learning center and then clicking course catalog.