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    Venturing Leader Training

    Venturing Leader Training

    What makes a trained Venture Leader? Four training modules available online through MyScouting.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
    • Varsity-specific version
    • Offered through MyScouting.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 Venturing program.
    • Offered through MyScouting.org, or available on DVD

    This Is Scouting

    • New online training session that replaced New Leader Essentials
    • Offered through MyScouting.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
    • Venturing Crew Advisors and Assistants
    • Offered by the district or council as group 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 Venturing Leaders

    Wood Badge

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

    Powder Horn

    • High-adventure resource training provided by the council
    • Designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Scouts BSA adult unit leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high-adventure unit-level program

    The Trainer's EDGE

    • The required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs
    • Supplements the practice offered through Wood Badge and NYLT staff development
    • Offered through the council

    University of Scouting

    • An annual training conference for Scout leaders provided by the council