To be considered “trained” for your position, National requires that you take:

Youth Protection Training

  • Position-Specific Training for the particular position(s) you are currently registered as 

Youth Protection Training and all Position-Specific Trainings are now available on-line at 

                    o Menu                         o my training

               o  requirements

            o   take course

o    you will now be taken to the BSA Learn Center -- follow additional prompts

Note: SM’s, ASM’s, and Advisors for outdoor-related Venturing Crews must also take

  • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, a weekend long outdoor weekend session                          

Upcoming Training Events

Click on the appropriate links below for more information.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to access on-line courses for Youth Protection, Cub Leader Training as well as other available on-line courses. 

 Recommended Attendees


Training Event

      August 7th-12th 2017   

NYLT-(National Youth Leadership Training)

Camp TuscaroraClick Here for More Information

August 18-20, 2017

Camp Barton

September 8-10, 2017 

Camp Tuscarora


      October 6th-8th  SEABADGE. Camp Gorton Dundee, NY (4241 Co Rd 25, Dundee, NY 14837).SEABADGE Participant 2017Open to All Scouting Leaders
       October 13th-15th Wilderness First Aid- Minimum age of 14           
16-hour WFA course
8-hour CPR / AED course

WFA Registration form

WFA Informational Flyer

Location: Camp Barton

      October 27th  

SM / ASM Position-Specific

Camp Tuscarora Nature Lodge

      October 28th   

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

This new course includes Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills !

Camp Tuscarora Winter Unit #1

      October 28th-29th 2017 

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Camp Tuscarora Nature Lodge

       January, 7th 2018February, 9-11 2018  OkpikClassroom Session- January 7th (Scout Office)Weekend Session- February 9th-11th (Highland Forest/Valley Cabin)For more information contact Christian at 607-648-7888


      Saturday, March 17, 2018 

University of Scouting

Save the Date !

(Details available Fall 2017)Tentative Location: Whitney Point Senior High School


Training Requirements for all Unit Leaders

You can download a list of Training Requirements for All Unit Leaders here.

Youth Protection Training (YPT) -- is REQUIRED for all adult leaders -- click here for YPT instructions & to take online

YPT AND Cub Scout Leader Specific-Position Training

'Live' presentations of Youth Protection Training (YPT) and Cub Leader Specific- Position trainings will periodically be offered at your monthly District Roundtable meetings.  Please contact your District Training Chair for specifics.

On-Line courses

How to access your required on-line Training Courses - and - see which Training Courses you have already completed:

1. Sign in to

(You'll have to CREATE an account if you don't already have one.)

2. Click on "Menu" in uper left corner.

3. Click on "My Dashboard".

4. Click on the "Requirements" tab (in blue, across the top of the page). You will now see a list of the required position-specific courses that must be taken to be considered trained in your position, as registered on your unit charter.

5. Click on the "Take Course" button for any of the courses listed to start the on-line course. It is possible that not all of your required courses can be taken on-line, some can only be taken in a 'classroom' setting presented by a 'live' trainer.

Additional notes:

Click on the "Completions" tab (in blue, across the top of the page) to see what is on record for courses you have completed.

Click on the "Training Center" tab (in blue, across the top of the page) to view and access ALL of the available BSA on-line courses

CPR and First Aid Training

To arrange for a 1st Aid, CPR-AED, or a Wilderness First Aid course please contact either Tim Woods (Ithaca area) at

or Chris Ambra (Binghamton area)

Venturing Training

To arrange for Venturing Training courses, please contact Mike Homrighaus -

Training Awards for Adult Leaders in Units

The training awards and keys are designed to recognize unit Scouters for tenure, training, and performance in their leadership roles. Progress record forms with the 2012 requirements for these awards can be found at the links below.

Keys (training awards):

  • Scoutmaster
  • Coach
  • Venturing Crew Advisor
  • Skipper2017 University of Scouting Photos

    2017 University of Scouting Resource (Proceedings) Website