Boy Scout Online Training

Scouting U is pleased to bring learning closer to home with the launch of Boy Scout eLearning content.

Working closely with a team of Boy Scout program experts and experienced volunteers, specific content was developed to provide a high-quality learning experience while creating an additional training option for leaders and volunteers who need to complete their position-specific training requirements for the Boy Scout program.

Nineteen modules, each ranging from 4-12 minutes in length, were designed to be viewed over a period of time, and can be completed on any time of day, from any location. These modules are a valuable resource for leaders to refer to when needed.

For unit and assistant unit leaders, completion of the required eLearning modules for your role — in addition to the completion of the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) face-to-face course — will trigger you as position-trained in the BSA Learn Center.

These online modules replace the Troop Committee Challenge for position-trained requirements for Committee Chairs and Committee Members. If you are already position trained, it will not affect your trained status.

Merit Badge counselor training also is included in this release, which consists of six online modules that, once completed, will trigger Merit Badge counselors as position trained.

Please note: Fast Start and Troop Committee Challenge trainings are now retired and have been replaced by this online learning. Please refer to the Boy Scout Position Trained Requirements chart to see the online module requirements necessary to be completed for your specific position.

Content for all programs is available around-the-clock on the BSA Learn Center by logging in to Learners who prefer to complete their courses in a face-to-face classroom environment can find course dates by checking the training calendar, contacting their local district, and/or the council office.