Leadership Development

This page provides a variety of materials, from quick references to complete courses, all designed to help our members improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program.

Youth Protection Training - required every 2 years.

  • You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.
  • To take Youth Protection training go to My.Scouting.org and create an account. You’ll receive an email notification with your account information, including a member ID/reference number.
  • From the My.Scouting.org portal, click Menu then My Dashboard from the menu list. The My Training page displays to take Youth Protection training. Upon completion, you may print a training certificate to submit with a volunteer application. Your training will automatically be updated in our system and associated with the member ID/reference number issued when you created the account.

Hazardous Weather Training - Required for all direct-contact leaders:

  • Cub Scouts – Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Den Leader, Assistant Den Leader, Tiger Den Leader, Webelos Den Leader, Assistant Webelos Den Leader
  • Scouts BSA – Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Venturing – Advisor, Associate Advisor
  • Sea Scouting – Skipper, Mate
  • Exploring – Advisor, Associate Advisor

Cub Scouts:

Scouts BSA:



  • Commissioner Basic Training
    • Unit Commissioner
    • Roundtable Commissioner
    • District Commissioner & Assistant District Commissioners
    • Council Commissioner & Assistant Council Commissioners

District Leadership:

Council Leadership: