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Training for Adults

One of the keys to a successful Scouting experience for young people, second only to the selection of the right person for each responsibility, is trained volunteer leadership. Leadership training provides adult leaders with fundamental information about the aims and methods of the movement, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting.

The Boy Scouts of America and the Voyageurs Area Council are committed to provide top quality training opportunities for leaders, parents and Scouts at the district and council levels. Through these efforts, the delivery of a better and quality Scouting program can be provided to our entire youth membership.


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!

BSA Training PageExternal Link


What Training Do You Need

  • Youth Protection Training (see links below)
  • Position Specific Training (see attachments for program specific training requirements)

CUB SCOUT - Position-Trained-Requirements.pdf

BOY SCOUT - Position-Trained-Requirements.pdf

VENTURING - Position-Trained-Requirements.pdf

EXPLORING - Position-Trained-Requirements.pdf


Training ONLINE (

Training can be completed ONLINE at Link in the comfort of your home or coming to the Scout Office to use a computer in the Volunteer Resource Room.

Creating a MyScouting Account.pdf   Accessing Online Training - MyScouting.pdf


Training in Person

Training events currently scheduled:

Cub Scout Leader Position Specific Training

December 14th, 2019

Scouts BSA Leader Position Specific Training

December 14th, 2019

March 28th, 2020

Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills

December 14th, 2019

March 28th, 2020


December 14th, 2019

National Youth Leadership Training

June 2020

Wood Badge

January 24-26, 2020 and February 22-23, 2020

Den Chief - NOW! Available Online 


Leadership Training Resources

The training program of the Voyageurs Area Council and the Boy Scouts of America is designed to meet the needs of each volunteer leadership position. These training opportunities are varied and flexible enough to reach all leaders through group training experiences, personal coaching, self-study, or on-the-job training.



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