Every scout deserves a trained Leader

The Boy Scouts of America relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, nearly 1.2 million adults provide leadership and mentoring to Cub Scouts, Scouts B.S.A., and Venturers. Through the dedication of these many trained volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America remains the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America. To these volunteers we would like to say thank you for your dedication to Scouting.





Online Learning

Every registered adult starts the training for their position online at
Scouting U accessed through their My.Scouting account

Just click this icon on the right side
of your my.scouting homepage.






A limited number of online training courses are also available as classroom training usually at University of Scouting

Outdoor Classroom

  • Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation – BALOO
    (required for pack or webelo den camping)
  • Introduction to Outdoor leader Training – ITOLS
    (required to complete Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster basic training and ScoutsBSA/Venturing Camping)
  • Wilderness First Aid – WFA
    (required for high adventure activities)
  • Leave No Trace – LNT
    (outdoor ethics)

Other Opportunities

Youth Leader Training

  • Den Chief Training Conference – DCTC
  • Introduction to Leadership Skills
    (Troop or Crew versions) – ILST or ILSC
  • National Youth Leadership Training – NYLT
  • Kodiak Challenge – KChal
  • National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience – NAYLE