Adult Leader Training

There are many opportunities for training, and which ones you take advantage of will depend on the role you expect to play, training you’ve taken from your Cub Scout leader days and perhaps the needs of the troop.

We take our commitment to our boys seriously, and require all adult leaders to take part in the training that is offered for their role. To that end, it is Troop 32’s official policy to reimburse our adult leaders for the cost of any official BSA course that they successfully complete.

Visit the Pathway to Adventure Council’s Website at Click on the Training tab and select Boy Scout Leader Training from the drop down list.  This site contains the latest information on our council's training requirements and classes.  

Training requirements are position specific.  Youth Protection Training must be renewed every two years  Selected classes can be taken via the Boy Scout online learning site at
Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem once they have completed:
  1. Youth Protection Training online,
  2. Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Basic Training, and
  3. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters

Troop Committee Members are considered trained and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem once they have completed:

  1. Youth Protection Training online, and
  2. Troop Committee Challenge online
  3. Training that is required of all Troop Adult leaders is as follows:

Additional Boy Scout Training Courses

Participating in supplemental and advanced training is a great way to keep your basic leadership skills fined tuned, and provides an opportunity to gather new ideas from other experienced Boy Scout Leaders.

  • Boy Scout Roundtable - conducted monthly in each district.
  • Fast Start Training is intended to be taken by leaders immediately following the acceptance of their new role, and is offered online.
  • Safety Trainings - Hazardous Weather, Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Climb on Safely and Trek Safely are offered online.
  • This is Scouting provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training. The module consists of six video sections, each followed by a brief quiz online.
  • University of Scouting is a one-day supplemental training offered to allow leaders to enhance and improve the program quality that they deliver, and to have a positive impact on youth. Leaders can choose from a wide variety of classes.
  • Wood Badge is advanced leadership training.
  • Youth classes such as National Youth Leadership Training and Den Chief Training are available for Scouts.