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Scoutmaster Specific Training

May 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Scoutmaster Specific Training 

DATE: Friday May 5th 6:00 – 10:00PM
LOCATION: Treasure Valley Scout Reservation (west side)
COST:  $5.00

You’ve taken on the role of Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster; thank you! It’s a big responsibility but you’re not in it alone: all of your Troop Committee wants to help you be successful and run a fun program for all the Scouts in your troop. The best way to start is to get trained with the basic information you need.

Scoutmaster-Specific Training introduces you to everything you need to know about running a Scouts BSA Troop, which is different from a Cub Scout Pack. In particular, you and your fellow adult leaders are now in more of a “mentor” position where your job is to help your youth members learn and practice leadership. While this training will not answer every single question you have, it is a great start. This course, combined with Youth Protection Training and the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course, will make you a “fully trained” Scouts BSA leader.

Scoutmaster-Specific Training is available online at my.scouting.org, so you can complete it in 10-minute modules during free time. You can also take the course in person; an advantage of doing it this way is you’ll be able to ask questions of and get feedback from experienced Scouters who have been in your shoes before. Since Scoutmaster-Specific Training is only a half-day course (roughly 4 hours), you’ll often see the in-person version combined with the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Training course to make the most of your valuable time.

Why should Scoutmasters take this training?

  • Get to know other Scout leaders and available resources.
  • This training helps ensure your camping outings are covered under BSA insurance.
  • Be introduced to new and important outdoor skills

Completion of this training (along with IOLS) is required for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters to be considered trained.

Updated 02/21/23


May 5, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jay Gormley


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