Unit Training Chair

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Troop Training Chair

The unit training chair is appointed by the committee chairman to ensure training opportunities are available, maintain training records and materials, and is responsible for BSA Youth Protection training. The goal of the unit training chair is to have 100 percent of the adult leadership trained in their positions of responsibilities.

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Unit committee position

Crew Committee
Training Chair

Responsibilities

  • Ensure troop/crew leaders and committee members have opportunities for training.
  • Encourages new leaders to attend ongoing training such as roundtable, outdoor training, youth protection, and Wood Badge.
  • Maintain an inventory of up-to-date training materials, videotapes, and other training resources.
  • Work with the district training team in scheduling Fast Start training for all new leaders and adult family members.
  • Be responsible for BSA Youth Protection training within the unit.
  • Encourage periodic junior leader training within the troop at the council and national levels.
  • Encourage nature of leadership training (VLSC, Kodiak and Kodiak X) within the crew at the district and council levels.
  • Report to the unit committee at each meeting.
  • Submit updated trained leader reports to the district and council.


Qualifications

Adult leaders must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary for positive leadership to youth. They must also:


The adult leader application process will not be complete until Youth Protection training has been completed and a criminal background check has been obtained.

References

Online or classroom Leader Training

Youth Protection training (YPT) is required for all BSA registered volunteers and must be retaken every two years. Some councils and units may require more frequent (e.g., annual) retaking of YPT). Check with your local council and unit to find out what their policies are.

In addition to YPT, registered adults should complete the following courses online at https://my.scouting.org:

  • Before the First Meeting
  • First 30 Days
  • Position Trained

Other training opportunities: RoundtableUniversity of ScoutingTeaching EDGEpow wow

Outdoor Leader Training

In addition to fulfilling other requirements, some unit leaders need outdoor-specific training.

Other outdoor-related links


Official Boy Scout Forms & Resources
Applications & Reports: Youth Application Adult Leader Application Advancement Report Uniform Inspections
Training Materials: Youth Protection Training Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat New Leader
Online Training: Youth Protection Training Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat New Leader
Other Guides: Boy Scout Requirements Insignia Guide Advancement Guide Leave No Trace
Permit Applications: Informed Consent Activity Consent (Permission Slip) Unit Money-Earning Project
Medical Exam Forms: Annual Health and Medical Record other forms…
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