Scouts BSA Leaders

Youth Protection Training

Required for every leader in Scouting, click here to learn more and take the training.

  • Online all the time
High Adventure Training (HAT)

For anyone who intends to take Scout units on outings that are more than a few miles from the trail head.

  • Includes 3 classroom sessions and one field session weekend.
Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Required for all Scoutmasters and Assistants. Leader-specific training is divided into three parts covering the skills required for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.

  • Includes 2 classroom sessions and one field session weekend.
Wood Badge
Take the next step in adult leader training!
Wood Badge is the culmination of basic leader training for all adult leaders in Scouting – from Cub Scouting and Scouts BSA, to Varsity and Venturing.
The course emphasizes development of personal leadership, team-building, and management skills.
Online Training

Most trainings can be taken online at your convenience! You will need to create an account there if you do not already have one.

Leader training class
Schedule a Class
Are you interested in an in-person class but you can’t attend the scheduled sessions, or the class isn’t scheduled? Email Ed Shikada to let him know you would like to be notified when the class is scheduled. Note: most trainings are available online at and can be taken at your convenience!
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