Adult Training Roadmap

Trained

Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader

Training is the most important key to successful Scouting for both leaders and Scouts. Think about it, would you want to trust your children to untrained teachers or daycare providers? If not, then why would you ask parents to trust their Scouts with untrained leaders? Training helps leaders make Scouting safe and fun for everyone, while making sure that the goals of Scouting are accomplished.

Seneca Waterways Council has a group of committed, talented trainers for both Council and District training events. Read on to learn more about the different types of training available to you. You will find our courses valuable whether you are just starting out as a leader, or whether you’ve been a leader for a while.

Basic Training

Basic Training provides information regarding the Scouting program and, for some courses, experience with some of the skills that we expect our Scouts to master. Basic training is different for each program (Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, and Varsity Scouting) and different for different types of leaders within each program.

No matter what your program or position, you’ll have fun getting trained. More importantly, you’ll learn what it takes to be a successful Scouting leader, and how to use the extensive resources that Boy Scouts of America provides to its leaders.

Beyond Basic Training

We offer many courses beyond the courses required for basic training. Some of these – likeSafe Swim Defense, Outdoor Webelos Leader Training, or BSA Lifeguard – focus on specific skills that leaders need to conduct successful activities. Others – like Wood Badge – are more general courses that focus on leadership

Training Roadmap

Each Scouting leadership position has a specific set of training courses designed to help you provide the best program for the youth you guide. To find which ones you should take, look for your position in the left column of the table below. If you change positions in the future (for example, if you are now a Cub Scout Den Leader and you become a Webelos Den Leader), you should refer to this chart to determine which new training you will need. Completing Leader Specific Training allows you to wear the “Trained” patch.

You should complete Orientation and Leader Specific Training for your position as soon as possible after you register in your leadership position. Please consider participating in supplemental and advanced courses to continue developing your Scouting and leadership skills, and to be a life-long learner!

Adult Training Roadmap
Your Leadership Position is: Your Orientation Training is: Your Basic Training is: Supplemental and Advanced trainings to consider:
Tiger Cub Den Leader or Assistant Fast Start: Tiger Cub Den Leaders Tiger Den Leader Session, Youth Protection Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO), Wood Badge
Cub Scout Den Leader or Assistant Fast Start: Wolf/Bear Cub Scout Den Leaders Cub Scout Leader Specific Youth Protection Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO), Wood Badge
Webelos Den Leader or Assistant Fast Start: Webelos Den Leaders Cub Scout Leader Specific (Webelos Den Leader Session), Youth Protection University of Scouting, Outdoor Webelos Leader Training, Wood Badge
Cubmaster or Assistant Cubmaster Fast Start: Cubmasters Cub Scout Leader Specific (Cubmaster and Pack Committee Session),Youth Protection BALOO Training, University of Scouting, Wood Badge
Pack Committee Chair or Committee Member Fast Start: Pack Committee (1)This Is Scouting and
(2)Cub Scout Leader Specific (Cubmaster and Pack Committee Session)
(3)Youth Protection
BALOO Training, University of Scouting, Wood Badge
Scoutmaster or
Assistant Scoutmaster
Fast Start: Boy Scouting (1)This Is Scouting and
(2)Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific and
(3)Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
(4)Youth Protection
University of Scouting, Safe Swim Defense/Safety Afloat, Wood Badge
Troop Committee Chair or Troop Committee Member Fast Start: Boy Scouting (1)This Is Scouting and
(2)Troop Committee Training
(3)Youth Protection
University of Scouting, Safe Swim Defense/Safety Afloat, Wood Badge
Venturing Crew Advisor, Associate Advisor
or Crew Committee Member
Fast Start: Venturing (1)This Is Scouting and
(2)Adult Venturing Leader Training
(3)Youth Protection
University of Scouting, Safe Swim Defense/Safety Afloat, Wood Badge
Chartered Organization Representative Chartered Organization Representative Fast Start (1)This Is Scouting and
(2)Chartered Organization Representative Training
(3)Youth Protection
University of Scouting, Wood Badge
Commissioner Commissioner (1)This Is Scouting and
(2)Commissioner Basic Training
(3)Youth Protection
University of Scouting, Youth Protection, District Committee Workshop, Wood Badge
District Committee Member   (1)This Is Scouting and
(2)District Committee Workshop
(3)Youth Protection
University of Scouting, Commissioner Basic
Varsity Scout Leader Varsity Scout Leader Fast Start 1)This Is Scouting and
(2)Varsity Scout Leader Specific
(3)Youth Protection
University of Scouting, Safe Swim Defense/Safety Afloat, Wood Badge