Leader Specific


  • Nationally, 44% of families leave Scouting due to meetings not being organized
  • Nationally, 35% of families leave Scouting due to poor or untrained leaders
  • Don’t let your unit be one of these units
  • Encourage all of your leaders to get trained!

Position "Trained" Requirements

  • All registered leaders need to complete Youth Protection Training
  • Den Leader Training
  • Cubmaster Training
  • Hazardous Weather Training
  • Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Training
  • Hazardous Weather Training
  • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
  • Pack Committee Member or Pack Committee Chair Training*
  • Troop Committee Member or Troop Committee Chair Training

Training Options

  • Online
    • Trainings are available in the BSA Learn Center at scouting.org
    • Den Leader and Cubmaster Trainings
    • Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Training
    • Pack and Troop Committee Member and Committee Chair Trainings
    • Hazardous Weather Training (only available online)
  • Instructor Led Events
    • Refer to the Twin Rivers Council calendar at org/calendar/ for scheduled training events
    • Register for trainings online right from the calendar
    • Note: IOLS is not available online and must be completed at an instructor led event

Leader Position Specific Training is designed to provide training specific to each area of the Scouting program. These courses are taught by informed trainers who know how to engage groups and make learning fun. These courses are offered by the Council Training Committee online or in person, or may be done as small groups or by personal coaching. Prior to taking this training, leaders should complete Youth Protection Training.

Training Calendar


Some courses are available in the e-Learning section of my.scouting.org. A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit. These include:

Leader Position-Specific Training
Leader Position-Specific: Den Leader
Leader Position-Specific: Cubmaster
Leader Position-Specific: Pack Trainer
Leader Position-Specific: Pack Committee
Leader Position-Specific: Venturing Advisor
Leader Position-Specific: Venturing Committee
Leader Position-Specific: Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster
Leader Position-Specific: Troop Committee
Leader Position-Specific: Merit Badge Counselor
Leader Position-Specific: District Committee Basic Expanded Learning
Safe Swim Defense
Safety Afloat
Weather Hazards
Climb On Safel