How Do You Complete the Boy Scout Leader Training?

How Do You Complete the Boy Scout Leader Training?

To become a Boy Scouts leader, adult volunteers must obtain a member ID, create an online MyScouting account, and complete both the online Youth Protection Training and one or more additional courses specific to the desired position. MyScouting can be accessed through the Boy Scouts of America website.

Begin by visiting and clicking MyScouting. Create an account, and provide your member ID, which is listed on your Boy Scouts of America membership card or can be obtained from the appropriate local council. If you don't have your member ID or aren't yet a member, you may create an account without an ID and add it later under My Profile. You must provide a member ID to receive credit for completed courses.

After creating an account, complete the online Youth Protection Training. Adults who aren't current BSA members must submit an application and pass a background check to obtain a member ID. If you complete Youth Protection Training before submitting an application and obtaining an ID, print the course completion certificate, and submit it with the application.

Next, take any additional courses for the desired position. The Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturing and Sea Scouts each has its own requirements. The document, "What Makes A Trained Leader," lists position-specific requirements and is available from the Cub Scout Leaders page listed in the resources section.

Continuing education is expected of all leaders. At minimum, Youth Protection Training must be repeated every two years to maintain eligibility.