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.
Youth Protection Training is required before interacting with any youth. This is available online and in person.
|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|
|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|