How Do I Become Trained?

 

Here are a number of courses that are required in order to be considered a ‘Trained’ Scouter. Below are the courses that you will need to complete in order to wear the BSA “Trained” patch on your uniform.

BSA training is available online and in a classroom environment. You may attend training in any of the BSA districts or councils. Please provide Crescent Bay District with a copy of your certificate of completion or ID training card so that we can update your training record in ScoutNet.

Online training is available at www.myscouting.org. Crescent Bay District’s training schedule and registration form are on our website at www.crescentbay.bsa-la.org, or the Council’s website at www.bsa-la.org.

You have two options to complete and record your online training:

  1. If you have your BSA Membership ID Number you may open an account and your online training will automatically update into your ScoutNet record. ID numbers are located on your unit’s roster, your BSA Membership ID card, or you can call the Crescent Bay District office.
  2. If you don’t have your BSA Membership ID Number, or you don’t want to open an account, please follow these procedures:
  • select: New to My Scouting? (right side of page)
  • My Scouting Registration Page: Council Number is WLACC – Van Nuys #051
  • Member ID: leave blank
  • after you complete the online course, please print the Certificate of Completion and then fax, scan, mail, or drop off to our District Office at the address below.

In order to be considered “Trained” and wear the “Trained” patch, you will need to complete the following trainings for your position:

TRAINED PATCH REQUIREMENTS
All Leaders are required to complete these training

Plus the course for your position listed below

Cub Scout, including all den positions
  • Leader Specific (classes)
Boy Scout
  • SM/ASM Leader Specific (class)
  • Intro to Outdoors Leader Skills (weekend class)
Boy Scout – Committee Member
  • Troop Committee Challenge
Venture
Varsity
  • Varsity Coach Leader Specific (class)
  • Intro to Outdoors Leader Skills (weekend class)

At the beginning of 2012 This is Scouting was removed from the list of courses that most leaders need to take to be considered "trained" and to wear the Trained patch.
The “Fast Start” courses were dropped from the list of courses required to be considered "trained" in ScoutNET as of 2010, and to wear the Trained patch in 2011.


TYPE OF UNIT ONLINE TRAINING TOUR PLAN CLASSROOM TRAINING
Additional Courses Available)
Cub Scout Pack
  • Youth Protection (online/class)
  • This Is Scouting (online/class)
    was New Leader Essentials
  • Fast Start: ScoutParent Unit Coordinator
  • Fast Start: Pack Committee Challenge
  • Fast Start: Tiger Cub Den Leader & Asst TDL
  • Fast Start: Cub Scout Den Leader & Asst DL
  • Fast Start: Webelos Den Leader & Asst WDL
  • Fast Start: Cubmaster & Asst CM
  • Youth Protection
    (valid for two years)
  • Hazardous Weather
    (valid for two years)
  • BALOO – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
  • CPR
  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • Pack Committee Challenge
  • Tiger Cub Den Leader Specific
  • Cub Scout Den Leader Specific
  • Webelos Den Leader Specific
  • Cubmaster & ACM Leader Specific
  • BALOO – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
  • Wood Badge
Boy Scout Troop
  • Youth Protection (online/class)
  • This Is Scouting (online/class)
    was New Leader Essentials
  • Fast Start: ScoutParent Unit Coordinator
  • Fast Start: Troop Committee Challenge
  • Fast Start: Boy Scout Leader
  • Hazardous Weather
  • Youth Protection
    (valid for two years)
  • Hazardous Weather
    (valid for two years)
  • CPR
  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • Climb on Safely
  • Trek Safely
  • SM and ASM Leader Specific
  • Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills
  • Troop Committee Challenge
  • Wood Badge
  • Merit Badge Counselor Orientation
Venture Crew
  • Venture Youth Protection (online/class)
  • This Is Scouting (online/class)
    was New Leader Essentials
  • Fast Start: ScoutParent Unit Coordinator
  • Fast Start: Advisor
See above
  • Venturing Leader Specific
  • Wood Badge
  • Powder Horn
  • Merit Badge Counselor Orientation
Varsity Team
  • Youth Protection (online/class)
  • This Is Scouting (online/class)
    was New Leader Essentials
  • Fast Start: ScoutParent Unit Coordinator
See above
Sea Scout Ship
  • Youth Protection (online/class)
  • This Is Scouting (online/class)
    was New Leader Essentials
  • Fast Start: ScoutParent Unit Coordinator
See above
  • Wood Badge
  • Seabadge
  • Merit Badge Counselor Orientation