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All adult volunteers are challenged to complete basic training for their Scouting position. A fully trained leader is the number one reason a young person stays in Scouting. Read on for how you can become trained to give our youth the best possible Scouting program.

An overview of adult leader training (MS Word doc), and requirements to be a “Trained” leader is available.

Many training opportunities are held at the Blue Ridge Council’s Camp White Pines or Camp Old Indian. Check out our Camps & Facilities page for a brief description of the facilities and directions.

Basic Training

It is recommended that all leaders begin their training by taking Fast Start. Cub Scout Fast Start is available on the web. For Boy Scout leaders, contact your Scoutmaster, District Executive, or Training Chairman.

To be considered Trained, any leader must take the following courses:
1. New Leader Essentials
2. Position Specific Training
3. Outdoor Leader Skills (required for Boy Scout leaders only)

Youth Protection is also required of leaders once every two years.

New Leader Essentials familiarizes adults with the basics of the Scouting program, policies, and safety measures.

Position Specific

Cub Scout Leaders

  • Tiger Cub Den Leader Training
  • Cub Scout Den Leader Training
  • Webelos Den Leader Training
  • Cubmaster and Asst. Cubmaster Training
  • Pack Committee Member Training

Boy Scout Leaders

  • Scoutmasters and Asst. Scoutmasters
  • Troop Committee Training

Venturing Leader Training

  • Crew Advisors and Committee Members

Explorer Training, Outdoor Training for Webelos Den Leaders and Boy Scout Leaders

  • Outdoor Leader Skills (1day for Webelos Den Leaders and 2 days for Boy Scout Leaders)

Youth Protection Training

  • Youth Protection training protects youth from various kinds of abuse, and protects adult leaders from false accusations. A trained leader must take Youth Protection training at least every two years.Ongoing and Advanced TrainingScout Leader RoundtableRoundtables are a form of ongoing training for all Scouting adult leaders–both Cub Scout and Boy Scout. Scout Leader Roundtable is held in each district most months of the year (except summer). Experienced Roundtable Commissioners lead the monthly program. Roundtable offers a chance for leaders to learn about upcoming council and district events and network with other leaders. In addition to the program feature of the month, programs may include topics like Youth Protection, Safe Swim Defense, Guide to Safe Scouting, Leave No Trace, and Climb On Safely.