Adult Training Requirements

What makes a Trained Leader?

All adult leaders MUST to complete "Youth Protection", "Fast Start", and "New Leaders Essentials" all three are available online at BSA Online Learning Center (BSA National Website).

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials,
Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, in addition to the above training.

Troop Committee Members are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and the Troop Committee Challenge, in addition to the above training.

Supplemental Training should be considered - Woodbadge is an excellent opportunity!

Scout Leader Training:
Boy Scouts has changed its primary Adult Leader Training program. No longer is training divided up as Cub, Webelo, and Boy Scouts. Upon completing the "Youth Protection", "Fast Start",  and "New Leaders Essentials" all leaders will attend “SM/ASM Leader Specific” and “Intro Outdoor Leader Skills” and then an additional course/s in their area of service (Leader Specific Training). It is the goal of T32 to have as many trained adults as possible in order to provide a better Scouting program for our youth. The first step in this training is the "Youth Protection" and then the “New Leader Essentials” course. All adults of T32 are strongly encouraged to get started with these courses.

National Tour Permits require current Youth Protection Training for all adults accompanying scouts on their trips. The State of Texas now requires all adults traveling with youth to have Youth Protection Training.
It may be taken on line from the Council Web Site. If you want to camp, drive or travel with the troop, you MUST complete "Youth Protection" and keep the training current.

These are the links to the Longhorn Council website and the current calendar.
Longhorn Council Website
Longhorn Council Calendar

Required Basic Training Courses for Adults:
1. Scoutmaster/Leader Specific Training
2. IOLS ‐ Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
3. Youth Protection

Outdoor Skills Trainings:
1. USA Archery & NFAA Basic Archery Instructor
2. NRA Muzzle-Loading Instructor Training
3. Climbing Instructor Courses
4. Hunter Education Instructor Class
5. CPR and Wilderness First Aid Courses

Advanced and Other Training:
1. Wood Badge
2. POWDER HORN ‐ High Adventure Resource Training for Troop & Crew Leaders
3. Trainers EDGE
4. Eagle Coach/Mentor Training


Troop 32 requires any parent/guardian who goes on a camp out or outing with the troop be registered with the Boy Scouts of America and have completed BSA Youth protection training which can be done via the Longhorn Council Website.


Thank you,

Jim Greer
Committee Chairman Troop 32

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