BSA Training for Adults in the Troop
In order to provide quality programs for the youth, it requires a large number of trained adults. The Boy Scouts of America provides on-line training programs for you to take.
Troop 150 recommends these courses for all adults:
- Youth Protection Training – every two years. Required on every Tour Plan.
- Weather Hazards – every two years. Required on every Tour Plan.
- Fast Start Training – online only. An overview of the Scouting program and your specific responsibilities.
- This is Scouting – online only. An introductory session that highlights the values, aims, history, methods and funding.
- Troop Committee Challenge – available online. Specialized knowledge for committee members. After the committee members complete this step, they may wear the Trained patch.
- Hazardous Weather
- Trek Safety – are recommended procedure for organizing and carrying out outdoor treks that involve Boy Scouts
- Safe Swim Defense – is a plan for conducting swimming activities in a safe manner.
- Safety Afloat – has been developed to promote boating and boating safety and to set standards for safe unit activity afloat.
- First Aid – In partnership with the Red Cross, the training is universally recognized for its effectiveness. It will help ensure that every adult is fully prepared.
- WIlderness First Aid – (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. You must be certified through any of the providers listed on the BSA site.
- The calendar of training for the Cascade Pacific Council. Many trainings can be accomplished online; however, we recommend that every volunteer attend an in-person training at least once.
Your BSA training will be tracked under a MyScouting account that will use your email address as a login name. It will record when you complete a course and will allow you to view your training status and see when you need to take re-fresher training.
PLEASE NOTE: the on-line training programs include audio, so it is best if you have speakers or head phones that work. But if you don’t have them, I would try to take the courses anyway. With out the audio you may see that the presentation slows or stops, just assume that an audio portion is being played.
1) Go to http://www.scouting.org/
2) click on the “MYSCOUTING”
WoodBadge – Wood Badge is a training course for Scouters which finally results in their receiving a certificate, a small neckerchief, a leather slide, and two small wooden beads on a leather thong. Wood Badge is Scouting’s premier training course.
Red Cross – The Red Cross has been the go-to source for more than a century for information, skills and confidence to act in an emergency, at home, in school and in the workplace. Every year, thousands of Oregonians enroll in Red Cross health and safety classes in Portland and throughout Oregon, helping to make our communities safer.