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This part of the wiki is dedicated to helping Adult Leaders put on a great Youth program. From outings, to meetings, to fundraisers and service projects, you should be able to find the information here. It takes a bit of work to create and maintain a program that the scouts would enjoy - so here's to building “tribal knowledge”.

Please share your knowledge and build our knowledge base

BSA Resources


What do I need to do to be a Trained Adult Leader?

Youth Protection

  • Youth Protection Training - ALL Troop 279 Leaders must have Youth Protection Training.
    • I encourage Parents to take the training as well.
    • Youth Protection training provides adult volunteers with an understanding about child abuse and youth protection policies of the Boy Scouts of America.
    • Certification is good for two years.

Core Training

(found at

  • Boy Scout Fast Start Training - A quick overall introduction to Scouting which takes about an hour.
  • This is Scouting - An overview of the Scouting program with an emphasis on information that would be useful to adult leaders and parents

Conducting a Scoutmaster Conference

I find that conducting a Scoutmaster Conference is one of the hardest jobs of the Scoutmaster.

Leader Specific Training

    • Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.
    • This course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to wear the Trained patch.

Advanced Training:

Wood Badge

Wood Badge is Scouting's premier training course. Baden-Powell designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. It is first and foremost, learning by doing. The members of the course are formed into patrols and these into a troop. The entire troop lives in the out-of-doors for a week, camping, cooking their own meals, and practicing Scout skills.

Wood Badge is the embodiment of Scouting spirit. Like many intense training experiences, it has always relied on a busy schedule forcing the participants to work together, to organize and to develop an enthusiasm and team spirit to accomplish the tasks and challenges placed before them. Carried out in context of Scouting ideals and service to young people, the course brings out a deep dedication and spirit of brotherhood and fellowship in most participants. Certainly were it not for the common goal of the movement and its program for young people, it would be hard to get grown men and women to endure the 16-hour days required by a program that runs from early morning to late at night.

Permits & Applications



  • The “Red” Book
  • Medicine Control

Service Projects

  • Cart Path Cleanup


  • Popcorn
  • Pinestraw
  • Camp Cards
leader/adult_training_resources_and_opportunities.txt · Last modified: 2015/10/20 13:55 by Jack W. Parks