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 (

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.

Effective January 1, 2003, 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 Training website and the current training calendar.
Longhorn Council Training Website
Longhorn Council Training Calendar


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.

We also request adults to complete "Keeping our Children Safe" youth protection training through the Catholic church. This is required for our troop to use the Catholic Church Facilities. Click on the above link for dates/times.

Thank you,

Jim Greer
Committee Chairman Troop 32

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