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Adult Training

Increase your Scouting knowledge & skills to be a trained Boy Scout leader:


What makes a “trained” leader?

Here’s a link to current requirements!


Already a trained adult leader?

To help us keep on top of things (if you have not already done so), fill out the Adult Volunteer Training Record, save it with your name on it, and email a copy to If you have already taken training, please make sure your on-line record at reflects that training correctly.

Merit Badge Counselor

BSA Merit Badge Counselor Application – People who want to be counselors are our most valuable asset in making a customized Scout program fitting to each boy. Here’s the form you’ll have to complete and give to the Council. Ask us about how this works. Youth protection training is required for each merit badge counselor, so plan on a hour for this too. We also have tips for Exceptional Merit Badge Counseling, so you can see how straightforward this is.

BSA On-line Training

BSA national e-learning programs (you’ll need your registration number to use this site, and it’s best viewed in Google Chrome with a high-speed internet connection):

  • Youth protection training, including a link to record your training with the Council

  • Safe Swim Defense & Safety Afloat, with a provision to produce a card to carry

  • Risk Management is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership

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