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    Varsity Scout Leader Training

    Varsity Leader Training

    What makes a trained Varsity Coach? Five training modules, available online through My.Scouting.org and through group training in the districts and council.

    Youth Protection Training

    • Required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth
    • Recommended for parents of all youth
    • Teaches do’s and don’ts of working with youth
    • Offered through My.Scouting.org, or your district/council

    Fast Start Training

    • Take immediately after registering as a leader and before meeting with youth members
    • Course is specific to the Varsity program.
    • Offered through My.Scouting.org, or available on DVD

    This Is Scouting

    • New online training session that replaced New Leader Essentials
    • Offered through My.Scouting.org 
    • DVD (No. 36118) available for areas with limited Web access

    Position-Specific Training

    • Hands-on training in how to run meetings and work with youth
    • Based on leader’s position
    • Varsity Coaches and Assistants
    • Offered by the district or council as group training

    Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

    • Teaches Varsity Coaches basic outdoor leader skills
    • Offered by the district or council as hands-on training

    A direct-contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the trained leader emblem when he or she has completed the above-mentioned training courses.


    Supplemental Adult Training for Varsity Coaches

    Wood Badge

    • Advanced training in leadership skills
    • Available to all leaders in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturing, as well as council and district Scouters
    • Offered through the council