Adult Leader Training


To ensure that Troop 61 provides our scouts with a safe, high quality scouting program, it is important for all adult leaders to be properly trained. When you register with the troop as a parent or guardian, you are officially an adult leader, even if you do not hold a specific position within the troop. We strongly encourage all adult leaders to actively participate in troop activities, however to do so requires leaders to have completed two basic training courses: Youth Protection Training and Fast Start Training. Both courses may be taken on-line at the links provided below. Youth protection training must be renewed every three years. This training is required for all adults who participate in troop activities, including former scouts in the troop who have attained the age of 18.


Required Training for Scout Masters, Assistant Scoutmaster, Venturing Leader and Troop Committee Members

Adult Leadership Course Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Troop Committee Members Venturing Leader
Fast Start Required Required Required
Youth Protection Required Required Required
Hazardous Weather Required Required Required
New Leader Essentials Required Required Required
Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster Job Specific Required Recommended  
Troop Committee Challenge Recommended Required  
Venturing Adult Leader Training     Required
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Required Recommended Recommended

Note: The new Hazardous Weather training is now required for all adult leaders. The training is available online in the HOAC-BSA E-training Portal.


  • Adult Leader Training - This is a link to the BSA Heart of America Council site with links for new leader training, advanced training and position specific training.

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