Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader

If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make the Scouting program better and more fun for youth so they stayed in Scouting longer, so it had a larger impact on their lives? What if the same magic wand made leadership roles easier, more rewarding, and led to better retention among adult leaders? Would using that magic wand be a top priority?

Well, such a magic wand does exist—in the form of the learning programs for leaders in the Boy Scouts of America.

Common sense tells us that training is important, and research shows the importance of trained leaders. 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, safety, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! is a portal for adults and leaders providing access to their account data, online training, and more.

Youth Protection


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 all levels in Scouting.

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These courses are required for to become registered leaders and must be retaken every two years to maintain registration. A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit.

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The Scout Leader Outdoor Orientation (SLOO), a fun filled program of hands-on skills training for the outdoors, designed to help you master basic camp skills required from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA. This training satisfies the requirements of B.A.L.O.O. training, Webelos Leader Training and Outdoor Leader Skills.

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Wood Badge

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Wood Badge is the highest level of Scout leadership training and provides you with the tools to be a superior leader.

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Supplemental training is designed to provide orientation beyond the basic training offered in leader-specific training. Courses include Chaplain, Hazardous Weather, Safe Swimming, Diversity, Safety Afloat Training and more.

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Trainers Edge

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While the Trainer’s EDGE is a required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs, it is also for other trainers wishing to enhance their training and presentation skills. Focus will be on planning and presentation skills.

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