Oak Leaf Training
This is a district level course directed and taught by older Scouts for the purposes of modeling a boy-run camp out and teaching camping skills.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
This course is an intense, 5 day, outdoor leadership training experience for troop youth leaders. Its principle function is to help Scoutmasters by training their top boy leaders in the skills of leadership. This course is a National BSA-developed course that closely parallels the material provided in the 21st Century Wood Badge training for adults. This course is offered by the Circle Ten Council.
National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE)
This course is the ultimate in Leadership Training. It is run by youth, hand-picked from across the country representing some of our future's most outstanding leaders. Any Scout interested in staffing an NYLT course or aspiring to be his troop's SPL should consider attending NAYLE. The courses are also open to Venturers; therefore, men and women age 14-21 are encouraged to attend this outstanding course. This course is offered by the National BSA Council at Philmont Scout Ranch.
Youth Protection (YPT)
Youth Protection Training gives a thorough understanding of the Boy Scouts of America's Policy on how to protect youth from emotional, physical and sexual abuse; and how adults can protect themselves from false accusations of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. A renewal course is required every two years for adults to remain active.
Face to Face Youth Protection Training
There is an additional Youth Protection Training that is required if you are participating in Day Camp, Twilight Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Summer Camp, NYLT, or Winter Camp IN THE STATE OF TEXAS ONLY. These in-person courses are offered several times throughout the year in preparation for those special types of events. This training can also be used to meet the requirement listed above.
This course is designed to give a quick orientation to Boy Scouting. It will help you prepare for your first meeting as a Boy Scout Leader/parent by covering the Troop Meeting, the Troop Committee, the Outdoor Program and the Basic Concepts of Scouting.
This is Scouting
This course is the first stage of the BSA's basic training program. It is designed for all new adult leaders entering the Scouting program.
Boy Scout Leader Specific Training
(For any Leader who will work with Scouts)
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster: This is the first of a two part course. Topics covered include leadership styles, youth leadership development, patrol leaders' council, teaching Scouting skills, the Scoutmaster's conference, and growing the troop.
Committee: This training course ensures you understand the roles and responsibilities of each troop committee member. It is a team-building experience ideal for the whole committee.
Boy Scout Outdoor Leader Specific Training
This is the second part of Leader Specific Training. It is an adult leader course that uses the Patrol Method to teach the same outdoor skills taught to the Scouts as they progress from Tenderfoot to First Class. This course involves a weekend of camping with the Patrols established during the Leader Specific Training.
Prerequisites are "This is Scouting", "Fast Start" and "Youth Protection". To be considered "Trained," parts I and II of the "Leader Specific Training" are required.
Wood Badge is the adult complement to NYLT. Reflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, the course draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor organizations throughout the country. It builds on the best traditions and experiences of Wood Badge and also draws from a wide range of sources within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development.
Other Training Opportunities for Adults
One adult from each unit must have taken this course before the unit will be allowed to obtain a tour permit for overnight camping.
One adult from each unit must have taken this course before the unit will be allowed to obtain a tour permit for any boating activities.
Safe Swim Defense
One adult from each unit must have taken this course before the unit will be allowed to obtain a tour permit for any swimming activities.
Climb on Safely
This course covers the basics in how a scouting unit can carry out a safe climbing/repelling activity.
Merit Badge Counselor Training
Training for adults who wish to serve as merit badge counselors. Qualifications, registration and procedures will be covered.