The Trainers Edge
- May 18
The Trainer’s EDGE is designed to help you raise the level of skills you bring when you train others. During Trainer’s EDGE, you will get useful tips, ideas and methods to help you improve how you train, present and share information. You’ll have an opportunity to learn and practice new skills – and understand how your style and presence can enable and affect how others learn from you. It is the second part of the train-the-trainer continuum (T3) in Scouting. See the Event Flyer
for more details.
Boy Scout Leader Specific Training
- Jun 11, 13 and 18
Boy Scout Leader Specific Training is one of the required courses to be considered a trained leader. Fine tune your troop meeting, patrol method, counseling, advancement, outings, youth training, troop committee, budget and planning skills. Have confidence in your ability to lead troop activities and adventurous outings. Know resources available to you at Council and National BSA. Know the structure of BSA and the team that supports YOU as you deliver the promise of Scouting to the
boys. See the Event Flyer
for more details.
Boy Scout Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
- June 21-23
Boy Scout Leader Specific Training is one of the required courses to be considered a trained leader. The course is an important and enjoyable part of the basic preparations for a Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, or any registered adult leader working in direct contact with Scouts. It covers the outdoor skills expected of a New Scout though First Class Scout. The skills sessions presented in Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills closely follow the Scout Handbook. Each skills session references specific chapters in the Scout Handbook. Scout leaders gain confidence in their ability to teach these skills to youth: hands-on, practical application of skills and proven methods for training Scouts and sharing the Scout Oath and Law. See the Event Flyer
for more details.
National Youth Leadership Training
- Jun 23-29
Training of youth leaders is an important step in enabling the individual Boy Scout or Venture Scout and helping your troop or crew grow. The BSA has refined the National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course as its premiere youth training experience. See the Event Flyer
and Registration Form
for more details.
- Sep 20-22 and Oct 5-7
You are invited to experience the ultimate in Scout Leadership training.
Originally organized by Lord Baden-Powell, Wood Badge is designed to offer Scouters the opportunity to learn leadership skills in an outdoor environment. Through living and working the Scouting program, you develop knowledge and understanding of the skills you need to help you be successful in the development of yourself and youth. Visit the Event Website
Flyer for more information.
Pomo District Training Newsletter
The latest training information and schedule is posted in the Newsletter
Mandatory Youth Protection Training
Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the BSA.
To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies.
Effective June 1, 2010:
-- Youth Protection training is required for all registered volunteers.
-- New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before they submit an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
-- Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer's Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.
For more information, see:
How can I take Youth Protection training on-line without a member ID number?
1. Go to the "MyScouting" log-in page.
2. Select "create an account".
3. Enter a user name. (Could be your email address but does not have to be.)
4. Select "I am new and don't know my member ID, or I am not a member".
5. Enter your profile information and enter the verification image. *Note, the verification image IS case sensitive.
6. Go back to the my scouting log-in page where you started.
7. Select "Forgot my password" and follow the prompts to choose and enter the password you want.
8. Go back to the log-in page and log-in with your user name and password. Follow the prompts to Youth Protection training.
*Note: When you become registered with an ID number, you will go back into the account you've already started, select "Profile Information" and add your ID number at the bottom of the form. You do NOT need to start a new account when you get your ID number.
BSA National Web Sites
Can't get enough of BSA Training? Check out these web sites:
Mandatory Unit Leader Training
BSA is continuing to implement mandatory training for all direct contact adult leaders. Leader training will eventually be required for a unit to recharter.
- In 2011: All top leaders will need to be trained (Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Coaches, Advisors, Skippers)
- in 2012: All direct contact leaders will need to be trained (Den Leaders, Assistant Den Leaders)
The following ar already mandatory: