Scouts BSA Leader Training

Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training:

The course will provide Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Scouts BSA troops. Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, and Youth Protection Training are considered “trained” for those positions.

The next Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training will be held at the University of Scouting event on March 28, 2020.

  • Click here to register for University of Scouting
  • From the University of Scouting registration, choose Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training
  • This session  at University of Scouting will take all morning and leave you time after lunch to take other workshops
  • Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training can also be taken online through

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS):

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scouts BSA troops in order to be considered “trained”.

 Next IOLS course will be May 15-16, 2020 at Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation