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Training informs new leaders how to do their job and allows for an interchange of ideas with more experienced leaders. Every Scout deserves qualified, trained leaders who will provide the best program possible, the way it is intended. Trained leaders ensure that the goals of Scouting are met. The leadership training program of the Boy Scouts of America provides this information and helps leaders become confident in carrying out their responsibilities.

All registered leaders must complete the following training courses to earn the Trained emblem:

  • Youth Protection
  • Leader-Specific (by position)
  • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (Boy Scouting / Varsity Scouting)


There are a variety of materials available designed to help volunteers improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program. Many courses can be taken online at My.Scouting.org. Courses are available for all Scouting levels - Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing.


Beyond the introductory courses, there are training opportunities available from Mountaineer Area Council. View the Council Calendar or call the Council office for upcoming training events including the Adult Leader Training offerings.

Click here for MAC Basic Training Course Requirements

Roundtables are typically held every three months on the second Thursday to give leaders an opportunity to share ideas with other Scouting leaders in the area. Check the Council Calendar for upcoming dates.

National BSA

Visit the National BSA Adult Training area for a comprehensive overview of the training available to all adult leaders.

My.Scouting.org provides a variety of materials, from quick references to complete courses, all designed to help improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program.

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