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Training Up!

Ralph Waldo Emmerson said, “put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.” BSA training provides leaders with the ideas and know-how for creating fun, valuable programs consistent with the methods and ideals of Scouting. Training helps leaders focus on providing a great experience for their Scouts.

Is your unit ready to train-up? Save the Date for one of our area’s upcoming trainings for unit leaders, committee members, chartered organization representatives, and other adult volunteers.

Youth Protection Training

All adult leaders must take BSA’s Youth Protection Training Course, and renew their YPT certification.  With the start of BSA’s Family Scouting Program, all adult leaders are required to complete the new online Youth Protection Training Course before September 29, 2018. Visit BSA’s Youth Protection webpage for more information.

For All Adult Leaders – Don’t Miss This!

University of Scouting – 1 Day Event

University of Scouting (February 23, 2019) is a supplemental training opportunity offering over 200 courses for adult Scout leaders in all program areas (Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouting, and District Operations). There is a Scouting Museum and a Midway with more than 50 displays. Whether you are new to Scouting or a veteran the University of Scouting has something for everyone.

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Cubmasters and Assistant Cubmasters

Cub Scout Adult Leadership Training – January 26, 2019

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters

Scoutmaster/ASM Training  – April 13, 2019

Unit Committee Chairs and Committee Members

Committee Challenge Leadership Event – March 16, 2019

Venturing Leaders

Please watch for opportunities

Merit Badge Counselors

Merit Badge Counselor Training – April 20, 2019

Unit Commissioners

College of Commissioner Training – March 9, 2019

First Aid Training

Whether preparing for a high adventure trip, or just want to be prepared in case of emergencies on a weekend outing, First Aid Training is a must.  Campaign Pay It Forward offers CPR and Wilderness First Aid Courses at a significant discount for Scout Leaders.  Campaign Pay It Forward also offers a free basic emergency first aid course STOP THE BLEED for Scouting Units. For more information and course dates, send an email to or visit

Outdoor Ethics

Every Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scout unit should have at least one Leave No Trace/Outdoor Ethics Trainer. Both adult leaders and Scouts can get the necessary skills and build confidence in teaching Leave No Trace skills by taking the Leave No Trace Trainer Class.

Upcoming Dates:

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

Leave No Trace Master Educator Course



Looking for Youth Leadership Training Opportunities?  Visit the Powhatan Training Page for youth leaders.