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New Leader Training is comprised of Fast Start Training, Basic Leader Training, and Leader Specific Training.

New Leader Training is the Basic Leader Training program helps leaders easily graduate through the courses quickly and with little duplication.

The New Leader Training package provides the district training committee with tools to achieve 100 percent trained unit volunteers. It begins with the existing Fast Start Training, continues through New Leader Essentials, and is followed by Leader Specific Training for each adult's role in the unit.

Here is a brief overview of the components of the training continuum.

  • Fast Start Training is the first step for any new volunteer and is to be delivered immediately after a new leader registers and before he or she meets with any youth member.
  • Basic Leader Training has two parts:

These training courses include leader specific training for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders; an introduction to outdoor leader skills and Wood Badge.

All leaders need to also complete Youth Protection Training.


See also

Online or classroom Leader Training

Youth protection (MANDATORY) – every registered adult must be re-certified every two years.

New Leader Training for new Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Sea Scout and Venturing leaders includes:

BSA Online Learning Center Training courses can be completed online at my.Scouting Tools by selecting Home, then My Dashboard.

Outdoor Leader Training

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

Other outdoor-related links

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