Because every Scout deserves a trained leader, the Boy Scouts of America puts great effort into making its training interesting, informative and easy-to-understand. Training is available at all levels of Scout leadership. See below for more details.


What Makes a Trained Leader?

Specialized training is available for all positions in Scouting. See below for the training opportunities available for your position.

  Cub Scout Leaders

  Exploring Leaders

  Boy Scout Leaders

  Sea Scout Leaders

  Venturing Leaders

  Youth Leaders



Some courses are available in the e-Learning section of 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:
  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • Weather Hazards
  • Climb On Safely
  • Trek Safely
For more information about creating an e-learning account, click here.

Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection training is required for all registered adults in the Boy Scouts of America, regardless of position.
Youth Protection training must be completed every two years.
For more information, click here.
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