EVERY SCOUT DESERVES A TRAINED LEADER.
We believe that every Scout deserves a trained leader. We want to make sure that you understand how Scouting works and that you’re properly equipped to deliver a fun and fulfilling program to our youth. The Boy Scouts of America provides a wealth of training opportunities at every level of Scouting. Whether you’re a first-time Cub leader or a high adventure veteran, there’s a training course for you. Continual learning is a key to the success of our programs.
YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING
Youth Protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. After each section of material, you will answer questions about that section’s topic. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is experienced online.
CUBMASTER & ASSISTANT CUBMASTER POSITION TRAINING
This course is intended to provide Cubmasters with the information and tools they need to successfully lead a Cub Scout pack. Cubmasters and assistants who complete this training and Youth Protection training are considered “trained” for both positions.
DEN LEADER POSITION TRAINING
This course is intended to provide Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos den leaders with the information and tools they need to conduct successful den meetings. Den leaders who complete the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos training, along with Youth Protection training, are considered trained for their position.
SCOUTMASTER POSITION TRAINING
The course will provide Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, and Youth Protection Training are considered “trained” for those positions. There is no change to the My.Scouting Tools code (S24) for the course. The Outdoor course must be taken in during a course held by a district or council. The Outdoor course is required to be considered fully trained.
VENTURING ADVISOR & ASSOCIATE POSITION TRAINING
This course will provide an introduction to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful Venturing crew leadership experience
WHAT IS WOOD BADGE
Wood Badge is the premiere adult leadership development course offered by the BSA. The ultimate purpose of Wood Badge is to help adult leaders deliver the highest quality Scouting program to young people to help them achieve their fullest potential.
WHO MAY ATTEND?
Wood Badge is open to registered volunteers and professionals in Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, and Venturing. It focuses not on Scouting skills, but on leadership skills, taught in Scouting settings, that are transferable to every aspect of your life.
HOW IS THE COURSE CONDUCTED?
Wood Badge is taught in two phases: the practical phase, consisting of one 3-day weekend and a 2 day weekend at camp, and the application phase or “ticket”. The ticket is a contract with five goals you promise to complete over an 18-month period, using the leadership skills you’ve learned during the two course weekends.
WHEN IS THE COURSE BEING HELD THIS YEAR?
There are two weekends: the first weekend is August 26-28, 2022 (Friday – Sunday) and the second weekend is September 17-18, 2022 (Saturday – Sunday). Attendance is required on all days.
YOU WANT ME TO VOLUNTEER FOR MORE WORK?
No! The great thing about your Wood Badge Ticket is it centers around the Scouting job you’re already doing. So, you’re not committing to doing another job…just learning to do your job better
I’m convinced! What else do I need to know?
- Living arrangements for the first weekend will be provided. (Bring your own bedding)
- On the second weekend, personal tents and patrol cooking will be required. (Stoves will be provided.) If you do not have a tent, let us know. We will help find one to borrow!
- There are scholarships available! Get in touch with your district leadership to find out more on how to apply.
ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS?
Just a few, we’ve listed them below!
- You need to be a currently registered adult member. Including unit or district leaders, committee members, or merit badge counselors.
- You need to be fully trained in your primary registered position before the first weekend.
- You will need to bring a completed BSA medical form. (Parts A,B, & C), current through all course dates.
- You will need a complete BSA uniform.
I’M READY TO SIGN UP! WHERE DO I GO?
We’ve made it easy, just click the blue button below and pack your bags, you’re headed to Gilwell!
2022 Wood Badge Registration will open on 12/1/2021
2021 WOOD BADGE REUNION
AUGUST 6, 2022 – CAMP SEPH MACK – 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Join us for the 2022 Wood Badge Reunion! We will have activities all through the day and a brief program followed by a live auction!
Bring a buddy! This event is open to anyone who might be interested in taking the course this fall or in the future.
If you have any Wood Badge or Scouting items you would care to donate to the auction, they can be dropped off at Flag Plaza in care of Charlie Huse or contact Dave Anderson for pick up any time before August 1st.
If you have any questions, please contact:
NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed for youth to learn and practice the leadership skills that will help them succeed in Scouting and in life!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Scouts who have completed their unit’s introduction to leadership course, have been practicing these skills, and are ready for the next level of training should attend NYLT once they meet all Eligibility Requirements.
NYLT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS SCOUTS MUST:
- Complete their home Unit’s Introduction to Leadership Skills course*
- Receive approval from your Scoutmaster or Unit leader
- All participants must be 13 years old.
- Earn First Class rank, if registered in a Troop
- Have current BSA Health Form (Parts A, B, and C)
- Be comfortable camping and cooking outdoors
- Commit to attending the entire six-day course
* Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), Crews (ILSC), and Ships (ILSS) should be offered through a Scout’s home unit. Ask your Unit Leader how you can participate in this course.
The NYLT course is limited to a total of 112 participants. Because we always have more applicants than we can take, we will only be able to accept the first 112 applicants who are fully paid for the course. After that, fully paid applicants will be placed on a wait-list in the order that their full payment is received. Although we almost always have a few openings come up for various reasons, we cannot predict how many people from the waitlist will be provided the opportunity to attend the course.
Registration for non-Laurel Highlands Council units will open on March 1, 2022.
Be sure to download the required forms BSA Annual Health and Medical Record and Supplemental Medical Form and bring with you to the course. These forms are available on the registration page.
Coures Dates: June 12 – 18, 2022
Registration will open November 15, 2021 Register at https://scoutingevent.com/527-2022NYLT
Fee Structure: Register by March 15, 2022 – $250. Register between March 16and April 30 2022- $260. Register after April 27, 2021 – $270.00
A$50.00 non-refundable registration fee is required at time of registration.
Registration will open on November 15, 2021
BASIC LEADER REQUIREMENTS.
Need to know what are the requirements to be trained for your unit leadership role? This sheet explains the training requirements for all unit-level leaders.
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Scouting is a rewarding program where youth can learn, lead, grow and participate in a world of exciting outdoor activities.