Training Is IMPORTANT
Because every youth deserves a trained leader.
So you want to be a Scouting Volunteer, or perhaps you just became a volunteer or even changed your volunteer role. Now what?
- For a complete overview of unit leader training requirements click here.
Mandatory updated adult Youth Protection Training required. By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. Please see attached Quick Facts for more detailed information. To take the updated Youth Protection Training click here.
The new updated online Youth Protection Training does not replace the current Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training to be compliant with the Texas Youth Camps Safety and Health Code to attend summer camp, resident camp, Cub Scout day/twilight camp or winter camp.
|Position-Specific (Role-based training)||Supplemental Training||Advanced Training|
BSA Training Recertifications
Keeping Scouts safe and keeping Scouting leaders up-to-date with current information and methods means some of the BSA's training courses need to be retaken every couple of years. Below is a list of these courses and how often they should be retaken to be valid.
|Training Course||How Often to Retake|
|Youth Protection online||every 2 years|
|National Camping School by invite only||after 5 camping seasons|
|Safe Swim Defense online||every 2 years|
|Paddle Craft Safety||every 3 years|
|Aqautics Supervision/Swimming and Water Rescue||every 3 years|
|Archery||every 2 years|
|BSA Lifeguard||every 3 years|
|Lead Climbing Instructor||every 5 years|
|Climbing Instructor||every 2 years|
|COPE/Climbing Inspector||every 2 years|
|Safety Afloat/Safe Swim Defense online||every 2 years|
|Trainer's EDGE||No Expiration Date|
|Hazardous Weather online||every 2 years|
|Climb On Safely online||every 2 years|
|Trek Safely online||every 2 years|