So You're a New Leader...

Now What? Training is vital to the success of Scouting programs and insures that a fun, safe and fulfilling experience is provided to each Scout.  Some courses may be completed online through All other courses will be provided by the council and each district on a regular basis. 

If you experience issues in the online trainings such as the inability to print a certificate or forgetting a username and/or password, please contact BSA National at (972) 580-2267 or by email

Youth Protection Training (required)

Youth Protection Training is required of all adult volunteers and must be completed every two years to help keep youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Protection guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. After each section of material, you will answer questions about that section's topic. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is completed online.

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Direct Contact Leader Training Updated

Effective April 30, the Hazardous Weather course is being added to the requirements to be a Trained Direct Contact Leader, If you are currently trained in your position you will not be required to take the additional course now. We recommend if you have not taken the updated course (SCO_800) that you do so to have the most current content.


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Position Specific Training

Position Specific Training is based on the leader's position. These courses are offered by the district or council on a regular basis. Additional Cub Scout new leader resources.

Supplemental Training

The council and each district provides supplemental training throughout the year to prepare leaders for providing the best possible experience for Scouts. University of Scouting is an ideal opportunity for new leaders to complete multiple training courses in one day. 



Thomas Barrington
Program Director

Sherry Webb
Training Assistant
(317) 813-7117




7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis, IN 46256
(317) 813-7125


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