Venturing/Sea Scout Leader Training

As a  Scout Leader  you owe  it to the youth your mentor to learn as much as you can about Scouting and how to run your Crew or Ship, All positions in Venturing and Sea Scouting  need to complete Venturing Youth protection and the position specific training for your registered Scouting position.  

Venturing Youth Protection + Position Specific Training =  Trained Leader.

Often leaders receive notification that they are not trained to their surprize.  Most often, the volunteer was actually not registered in the position they are holding.   Sometimes they have not completely registered in MyScouting.org and their trainings are not being recorded. Leaders can email rabraun@bsamail.org to get answers to their training status and questions.

Venturing Youth Protection Training

This course is required for all adult Venturing and Sea Scout Leaders. This training will help leaders understand and guide youth through possible problems as it relates to abuse. You will also learn about the issues you may face as a leader to help provide a safer environment for the crew members and to protect yourself from false accusations. This training is available online or on a DVD. Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes. This training may be obtained from the my.scouting.org and at other council and district training events.

Fast Start Orientation Training

Intended to be taken by pack, troop, team, and crew leaders, as well as unit commissioners and chartered organization representatives immediately following the acceptance of their new role. Log in to My.Scouting to take this course online 

Sea Scout Adult Leader Fast Start Training

Sea Scout Adult Leader Fast Start Training is designed for anyone wanting to learn more about the basics of the Sea Scout program. It will provide an orientation of the program and show how Sea Scouts work to better serve the youth involved in the program. Training Can be taken online.  Download the Training Module.

Crew Committee Challenge Position-Specific Training

The Crew Committee Challenge is designed for crew committee members and becomes the course (along with the Venturing version of Youth Protection training) crew committee members need to be considered “trained.” This training may be obtained from the my.scouting.org and at other council and district training events.

Sea Scout Position Specific Training

Below is the instructor's guide for the Venturing crew Advisor and assistant training. The course will provide an introduction to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful Venturing crew leadership experience.

Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training

Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training is the first step in training for all Sea Scout leaders focusing on the skills and attributes necessary to be an effective advisor in the Ship’s deliverance of service to youth in your specific geographic location. It is intended primarily to enhance individual knowledge of and connectivity with the strategic plan, program and resources, while emphasizing personal skills necessary for the development of youth in the Sea Scout program.  In-person trainings are conducted locally throughout the year.

Seabadge

Seabadge is intense leadership and management training focused on the "how-to" aspects of managing a successful youth led Sea Scout program. While Seabadge was developed as an advanced leadership training program for experienced Sea Scout adult leaders the course is open to all adult Scout leaders.  The driving theme for the training is to "Focus on Youth", which makes the course especially valuable for any Scout leader dealing with older youth.  Seabadge does not cover topics like boating, knots, or other program-related materials found in the Sea Scout Manual.  Learn more here

STEM Nova Counselor Training

These courses are intended to provide training for STEM Nova counselors. The intructor-led course is designed to be used with the training slide deck at group courses. Download Self Study Guide

STEM Supernova Mentor Training

This course is a self-study training course for STEM Supernova mentors. Download Self Study Guide

Powder Horn

Open to both registered adults and youth who are at least 13 and have completed the 8th grade, Powder Horn is a hands-on resource management course designed to give you the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your troop, team, crew, or ship. Contact your area training chair for information about upcoming courses in your area.

Generational Diversity

Take this session and have a broader understanding and deeper appreciation of the diverse range of ages and life experiences of the volunteers and professionals in our organization. You will be able to recognize and define the four generational groups of people currently in the BSA.

Kodiak Challenge

The Kodiak Challenge is designed to be an adventure that pushes the boundaries of every participant - one that will encourage you to try new things that may be out of your comfort zone. It is an experience—but one that has its underpinnings in the application of the leadership skills they learned in the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops or Crews, NYLT, and/or NAYLE. It is, as is all of Scouting, an adventure with a purpose.

Passport to High Adventure Training Outline

This training outline teaches how Scouts can plan and safely carry out council and unit high-adventure treks using Leave No Trace techniques.

Safety Afloat

BSA groups shall use Safety Afloat for all boating activities. Adult leaders supervising activities afloat must have completed Safety Afloat training within the previous two years. Cub Scout activities afloat are limited to council or district events that do not include moving water or float trips (expeditions). Safety Afloat standards apply to the use of canoes, kayaks, rowboats, rafts, floating tubes, sailboats, motorboats (including waterskiing), and other small craft, but do not apply to transportation on large commercial vessels such as ferries and cruise ships. Parasailing (being towed airborne behind a boat using a parachute), kitesurfing (using a wakeboard towed by a kite), and recreational use of personal watercraft (small sit-on-top motorboats propelled by water jets) are not authorized BSA activities. Safety Afloat training may be obtained from MyScouting.org, at council summer camps, and at other council and district training events.

Safe Swim Defense

BSA groups shall use Safe Swim Defense for all swimming activities. Adult leaders supervising a swimming activity must have completed Safe Swim Defense training within the previous two years. Safe Swim Defense standards apply at backyard, hotel, apartment, and public pools; at established waterfront swim areas such as beaches at state parks and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes; and at all temporary swimming areas such as a lake, river, or ocean.  Safe Swim Defense training may be obtained from the myscouting.org at council summer camps, and at other council and district training events.

Weather Hazard 

Planning and Preparing for Hazardous Weather is available for you to do training in your unit, district, and council when an Internet connection is not available. This training is required for at least one leader before taking your unit on a tour, but more importantly, it is knowledge that we all can use to manage risks to our Scouting family in the outdoor classroom.  This training may be obtained from the my.scouting.org at council summer camps, and at other council and district training events.

Physical Wellness

Physical Wellness Training was developed to help prepare attendees for the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. It is appropriate for leadership in all program areas and for Boy Scout and Venturing youth. The module focuses on Mind, Body and Spirit. Learning objectives include the ability to define physical wellness; identify ways to improve the wellness of the mind, body, and spirit; describe the role self-responsibility plays in wellness; and answer questions about nutrition. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is experienced online. Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes. Log in to My.Scouting to take this course online 

Climb On Safely

Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America’s procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower.

All unit-sponsored/planned climbing activities, regardless of where they are held, fall under Climb On Safely. This applies to a single unit or multiple units that may be participating in a joint unit climbing activity.

There is inherent risk in climbing and rappelling. With proper management, that risk can be minimized. Leaders should be aware that Climb On Safely is an orientation only and does not constitute training on how to climb or rappel. This orientation may be obtained from the my.scouting.org at council summer camps, and at other council and district training events.