The training awards and keys for adult leaders in units are designed to recognize unit Scouters for tenure, training, and performance in their leadership roles. The awards can be completed individually and do not require nomination to earn. The requirements and application/progress tracking form for each of the awards are linked below:

Training Award Application Process

  1. Download and complete the appropriate application form (see links above).
  2. Send completed application to your your District Training Chair or the Council Training Chair for review, verification, and approval.
  3. The Council will process the application and then the award will be presented at an appropriate time, typically a District meeting or event.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Possibly, but the requirements for each award must be completed individually (i.e., no “double-dipping” on tenure, Scouting U attendance, Roundtable attendances, etc.). In addition, training awards are only applicable for registered positions, not functional positions.

Eligible items for the supplement or advanced training requirement include Wood Badge, Powder Horn, Sea Badge, Scouting U (if not used for the “Pow Wow or University of Scouting” requirement), NLS, or training at high adventure base, course director Conference, or a national conference. Items such as BALOO, Range Master, Safe Swim Defense, etc. do not count.

Yes! The Den Leader Training Award is available for Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Den Leaders and can be earned once for each year. The Scouter’s Training Awards and Keys can be earned within the various BSA programs. Please note that tenure and the other requirements must be completed separately for each award term (i.e., no “double-dipping”).

No. A single Roundtable meeting can only count toward fulfilling that requirement for a single training award. If one was trying to complete requirements for two different positions simultaneously, then technically a total of eight Roundtable attendances would be required for the same time frame.

No. Although Merit Badge Counselor is a Scouts BSA position, only registered unit positions are eligible for the applicable training awards.

Please contact your District Training Chair or the Council Training Chair for questions or more information regarding training awards.