Goose Creek District Training Committee Chair: Shawn Carroll

Why Become a Trained Leader?

Common sense tells us that training is important, and research shows the importance of trained leaders. A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed. Trained leaders exhibit a knowledge and confidence that is picked up by people around them. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, safety, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be!  – referenced from

What Makes A Trained Leader?

Though there are many types of training offered through the BSA, a trained leader is one that completes position-specific (Role-Based) courses.  Please reference the BSA online adult training course page under the position-specific (Role-Based) courses heading for further details. 

Online Training Courses

The current online training uses fewer modules, to help reduce the total time it takes to complete the training. The current in-person (facilitated) course use an offline version of the online learning modules to maintain consistency between the in-person and online training.
Please note: Completion of the appropriate portion of the Scouts BSA facilitated session will meet the requirements for:
  • Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster: S24 Scoutmaster Specific Training
  • Merit Badge Counselor: D76 Merit Badge Counselor Orientation Training
  • Troop Committee Chair & Committee: WS10 Troop Committee Challenge

Thank you for being a trained leader and working with our Goose Creek District youth!

BSA Training Codes

Do you know your C33 from your S11? If you have ever looked at your Adult Leader training record or a unit training report and tried to make sense of the letter-number code designations.  Linked is a list of Official BSA training codes (PDF Sept 2021) so that “all will be revealed” to you!