What Makes a Trained Leader

A Scout leader is entitled to wear the trained leader emblem when he or she has completed some basic but important training courses.

A direct contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the Trained leader emblem when he or she  has completed the following training courses and the specific training for the position.

Required Training

Fast Start Training

Fast Start training is the first step for all new leaders and should be taken immediately after they register and before they meet with any youth members. New leaders choose the Fast Start they need to take: Cub Scout Leader, Boy Scout Leader, Varsity Scout Leader, or Venturing Crew Leader. All Fast Start courses are available on DVD, or they can be completed through the Online Learning Center. (If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.)

YPT 125Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection training is required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth. At all times, youth safety is the number one priority. At the same time, adults need to know the rules for keeping themselves safe, too. Comprehensive Youth Protection training teaches all the do’s and don’ts of working with youth. The training is offered through the Online Learning Center, or it may be taken as part of an district or council training course.

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub ScoutBoy Scout, and Venturing programs.

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.

To schedule a LIVE Youth Protection training session in your unit please contact the Council Youth Protection Champions Mike Seymour, or Charles McLoughlin, You can call the Scout Resource Center, 918-743-6125, and ask to speak to Scott Thiessen.

This is Scouting

This Is Scouting is a new online training session that replaces New Leader Essentials. It picks up when Fast Start leaves off with six modules of training: The Mission of Scouting, Programs for All ages, Scouting Is Fun, Scouting in the Community, Keeping Our Youth Safe, and Scouting’s Legacy. The training takes about an hour to complete and can be found on Online Learning Center. (If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.)

Position Specific Training

Leader position specific training is based on the leader’s position. These courses are taught by informed trainers who know how to engage groups and make learning fun. These courses are offered by the district or council as group training, or may be done as small groups or by personal coaching.

Cub Scout Leaders

Cub Scout Leader Specific training has been developed for the following positions:

  • Tiger Cub Den Leaders
  • Cubmasters and Assistants
  • Wolf and Bear Den Leaders and Assistants
  • Pack Committee
  • Webelos Den Leaders and Assistants
  • Pack Trainers

Boy Scout Leaders

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training is for all Scoutmasters and their assistants. Boy Scout leaders also must complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills training to be considered fully trained.

Venturing Crew Leaders

Venturing Crew leaders and assistants must complete Venturing Leader Specific Training, which is a five-session training course.

District Training Chairs

 District  Training Chair  Email Address  Phone Number
 Eagle  Celeste Rosenthal  (918) 664-6409
 Neosho  Straude Lewis  (918) 261-4770
 Sac & Fox  Ella Guy  (602) 920-3932
 Sequoyah  Shannon Chatwin  (918) 408-5808
 Sequoyah  Scott Wilson  (573) 201-4558
 Twin Arrows  Guy A. Fortney  (918) 691-1883

Training Requirements Per Position – HERE

Upcoming Council Training Dates

Leaders can attend any training course in any area of the council, you are not required to attend those training courses which are offered in your local district.

 District  Description  Event Date  Register
 EA  Eagle District IOLS  4/1/17 – 4/2/17  HERE
 EA  Eagle District OWL  4/1/17 – 4/2/17  HERE
 EA  Eagle District IOLS  10/28/17 – 10/29/17  HERE
 EA  Eagle District OWL  10/28/17 – 10/29/17  HERE
 NE  Neosho District IOLS Training  9/8/17 – 9/10/17  HERE
 NE  Neosho District OWL Training  9/8/17 – 9/10/17  HERE
 SF  Sac & Fox District Day of Training  5/6/17  HERE
 SF  Sac & Fox District Day of Training  9/16/17  HERE
 SQ  Sequoyah District DL/CM/CC/MC  1/14/17  HERE
 SQ  Sequoyah District SM/SA Specific  2/28/17  HERE
 SQ  Sequoyah District IOLS  3/10/17 – 3/11/17  HERE
 SQ  Sequoyah District OWL  3/10/17 – 3/11/17  HERE
 SQ  Sequoyah District BALOO  3/11/17  HERE
 SQ  Sequoyah District IOLS  10/13/17 – 10/14/17  HERE
 SQ  Sequoyah District OWL  10/13/17 – 10/14/17  HERE
 SQ  Sequoyah District BALOO  10/14/17  HERE
 SQ  Sequoyah District SM/SA Specific  10/24/17  HERE
 TA  Twin Arrows District IOLS  2/24/17 – 2/25/17  HERE