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Training Opportunities

To find out more information on locations and times of various Scout Training -- you can click on the links of the District Calendar which is found on the right side of the main District home page. 

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Roundtable is a monthly meeting of leaders, parents and professional staff.  The purpose of Roundtable is to provide ongoing training, announce upcoming activities and trainings, share program ideas and network with other leaders who can help when needed. 

  • Roundtables are scheduled the first Monday of each month,
    7 to 8:30 p.m., 11022 Schuetz Rd., Willow Brook Elementary School.  

Youth safety is the number one concern of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).  To increase awareness of this societal concern and problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the BSA is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies.  Effective June 1, 2010:

1. Youth Protection Training (YPT), is required for all registered volunteers.

2. New leaders are required to take YPT before they submit their application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
3. YPT must be taken every two years.  If a volunteer's YPT record is not current at the time of recharter (December), he/she will not be registered. 

Taking YPT online is easy at the Online Learning Center.  Once you finish the training, you will be issued a Youth Protection Card.  This training and the card can be obtained online.  

Question: What does it take to be a "trained" Cub Scout Leader and wear the "Trained" patch on your uniform?  Answer: Complete This Is Scouting (formerly New Leader Essentials, also available online), and Leader-Specific Training!  You can take both at Cub Scout Basic Leader Training.  This Is Scouting is offered first, followed by a break-out session for leader-specific trainings (Tiger Cub Den Leader, Cub Scout Den Leader, Webelos Den Leader, Cubmaster and Pack Committee member).

To be a trained Boy Scout Leader and wear the patch on your uniform, you must complete This Is Scouting (formerly New Leader Essentials, also available online), Leader-Specific Training (Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters), and Introduction to Outdoor Skills.  In order to complete Boy Scout Leadership Training, you must complete the four sessions of training as well as the Introduction to Outdoor Skills training.   

Troop committee members are considered "trained" when they have completed This Is Scouting (only available online), and Troop Committee Training as their leader-specific training.  Both are available online.  Please note: This Is Scouting is a course required of all leaders.

This session is designed to introduce crew and adult leaders to the basic information needed to operate a challenging and quality program.  Both this course and the This Is Scouting course (formerly New Leader Essentials, available online), are required for a Venturing Leader to be "trained" and wear the "trained" patch on his or her uniform. 

Now you can take many essential training courses online!  Visit the Online Learning Center, which can also be accessed at MyScouting.  To create and account you will need your BSA membership number, located on your registration card.  If you do not have your card, contact a service center to obtain your number.  As a training course is completed, your BSA training record will automatically update to reflect your progress.