Training

Adult Training

Every youth deserves a trained leader, and our goal is to have 100% of Grand Canyon Council Scout leaders meeting minimum training requirements for their roles.

New Unit Leaders

Are you new to Scouting or new to your Scouting position?

Below is a quick summary of what you need to be considered “trained” or view Course Details

 

Cub Scouts
  • Cubmaster
  • Assistant Cubmaster
  • Den Leader
  • Assistant Den Leader
Required training:
  1. Youth Protection
  2. Position-Specific Training
  3. Weather Hazards
  4. Baloo *

* Only required for overnight camping

Scouts BSA
  • Scoutmasters
  • Assistant Scoutmaster
Required Training:
  1. Youth Protection
  2. Position Specific Training
  3. IOLS
  4. Weather Hazards

Venturing
  • Crew Advisor
  • Associate Advisor
Required Training:
  1. Youth Protection
  2. Position Specific Training
  3. Weather Hazards
  4. IOLS *

* Recommended for Venturing, not required

What do I do first?

  1. Youth Protection Training (YPT) must be completed before submitting your Adult Application.
    You can take Youth Protection Training online at my.scouting.org

  2. Position-Specific Training can be completed at a training event (see Calendar) or it can be taken online at my.scouting.org

  3. IOLS and Baloo must be taken in person at an overnight training event (see Calendar below).

  4. Weather Hazards can be taken online at my.scouting.org

Calendar: Upcoming Training Events for Adults

All Skill Levels

The Trainer’s EDGE

While the Trainer’s EDGE is a required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs, it is also for other trainers wishing to enhance their training and presentation skills.

Baden-Powell University

This University of Scouting event offers supplementary training for all Scouters at all levels of training and roles within the program!

Powder Horn

For adults and youth 14+, Powder Horn is a hands-on experience to give you the resources and contacts necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your troop, team, crew, or ship.

Poseidon

For adults and youth 14+, Poseiden is a hands-on experience to give you the resources and contacts necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your troop, team, crew, or ship.

Expanded & Supplemental

Weather Hazards

Direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained.

Available online at my.scouting.org

Safe Swim Defense

Adult leaders supervising a swimming activity must have completed Safe Swim Defense training within the previous two years.

Available online at my.scouting.org

Safety Afloat

Adult leaders supervising activities afloat must have completed Safety Afloat training within the previous two years.

Available online at my.scouting.org

First Aid

First aid refers to the emergency or immediate care you should provide when a person is injured or ill until full medical treatment is available.

Learn more at scouting.org/health-and-safety/am-red-cross/

CPR

A lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s heartbeat has stopped.

Learn more at scouting.org/health-and-safety/am-red-cross/

 

Climb On Safely

The procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower.

Available online at my.scouting.org

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness first aid (WFA), the next step up from the basic first aid. It can have a dramatic effect on the outcome of emergencies, injuries, and illnesses.

Learn more about this at scouting.org/health-and-safety/training/wilderness-fa/

High Adventure Trek Training (HATT)

A three-session training event for leaders who have a desire to help deliver a fun high adventure program to the youth they serve.

Information on 2020 courses coming soon.

Planning and Conducting a Safe Scout Outing

Learn about the “sandwich principle” with emphasis on the importance of qualified supervision and discipline.

Learn more about this at scouting.org/training/adult/supplemental/planning-and-conducting-a-safe-scout-outing/

Recruiting Quality Training Staff

Recruiting is an ongoing responsibility. This training will provide an overview of the steps involved in recruiting quality district or council training staff.

Learn more about this at scouting.org/training/adult/supplemental/recruiting-quality-training-staff/

Commissioner & District Training

COR Training
COR Guidebook (pdf)
Online training modules for the Chartered Organization Representative are available in the BSA Learn Center on my.scouting.org
Unit Commissioner training
Commissioner support
Online training modules for Unit Commissioners is available in the BSA Learn Center on my.scouting.org
District Committee Training
List of District Committee roles
These online training modules replace the District Committee Workshop. Visit the BSA Learn Center on my.scouting.org

Advanced

Wood Badge

Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals. It’s a hands-on experience for team building, conflict management, project planning, and effective listening.

Philmont Leadership Challenge

Adults learn to internalize and practice their leadership skills in this action-packed backcountry conference. The conference hones the skills taught in Wood Badge in an outdoor experiential learning environment.

Summit Leadership Challenge

Adults learn to internalize and practice their leadership skills in this action-packed Summit conference. The conference hones the skills taught in Wood Badge in an outdoor experiential learning environment.

Sea Base

Sea Base is a unique Scouting program that offers aquatics programs found nowhere else. Whether your interests lie in sailing, scuba diving, rustic camping on an undeveloped barrier island, fishing or a combination of all, this is the place for your unit.

Specialty

New Unit Organization

This training is designed to help Scouters understand the role of the new-unit organizer and the new-unit commissioner, and how to use the Unit Performance Guide.

Climbing Instructor

There must be a minimum of two instructors for all climbing and rappelling activities (up to 12 participants) and one additional instructor for each additional six participants.

NRA Instructor / RSO

Any youth group involved in a shooting sports activity must abide by several rules and guidelines to ensure safety.

 

Camp Health Officer Training

Required information for camp health officers can be viewed on these presentations:

Course Directors and Area Training Conferences

The 2020 Course Director’s and Area Training Conference listing will be updated once confirmed from regional training chairs.

National Training Conference

The 2020 National Training Conference listing will be updated once confirmed from regional training chairs.