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What Makes a Trained Leader

Training is fun and easy, and you'll be the best leader you can be when you understand Scouting. Be more effective in creating programs. Learn about resources to make your job easier. Lead by example - show your commitment to Scouting and inspire others.

A leader is considered "Trained" when he or she has completed the four main trainings that make up the "Basic Leader Training" continuum. Read More

Not Sure what is required for your Position to be Trained?
Click here for a complete list of Position Trained Requirements for All Programs.


YOUth Protection Begins with YOU!

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment
possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs. Read more

The BSA has a Mandatory Reporting policy which states that registered leaders must report any suspected child abuse and/or violation of the BSA Youth protection Policy. Read more

Online Training for Cub Scout Leaders

Den Leaders/Assistants, Cubmasters/Assistants, pack trainers, and pack committee chairs/members can now take the Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training, Youth Protection, Fast Start, and This Is Scouting online. Online Training information 

Contact your District Training Chair today

All District Training Chairs encourage each unit, or group of units, to contact them to arrange for eight or more leaders to receive training at a convenient time and place. Leaders are encouraged to have their District Training Teams bring training to the units.

Training Contacts:  

Council Training Chair:                             Betsy Person,

Lenape Trail Training Chair:                     Anthony Moschetta,

Three Rivers Training Chair:                    Walter Robinson,

Ramapo Valley Training Chair:                 Betsy Person,


Click Here for Additional dates and Complete Training Calendar..... 


Scout Shop
Phone: 201.651.9743

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