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So You're a New Leader...

Now What? Training is vital to the success of Scouting programs and insures that a fun, safe and fulfilling experience is provided to each Scout.  Some courses may be completed online through All other courses will be provided by the council and each district on a regular basis. 

If you experience issues in the online trainings such as the inability to print a certificate or forgetting a username and/or password, please contact BSA National at (972) 580-2267 or by email

Youth Protection Training (required)

Youth Protection Training is required of all adult volunteers and must be completed every two years to help keep youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Protection guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. After each section of material, you will answer questions about that section's topic. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is completed online.

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Direct Contact Leader Training Updated

Effective April 30, the Hazardous Weather course is being added to the requirements to be a Trained Direct Contact Leader, If you are currently trained in your position you will not be required to take the additional course now. We recommend if you have not taken the updated course (SCO_800) that you do so to have the most current content.

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Effective immediately “mandatory training” of all direct-contact leaders in NNJC.
The deadlines for Currently registered direct-contact leaders for position specific courses are as follows:

For a complete list of Position Trained Requirements for All Programs, please
click here.

Position Specific Training (via an online course or in person in a classroom) is June 1, 2019.
Specific Training defined as:  
Cubmaster Training, Den Leader Training, Scoutmaster Specifics, Venturing Advisor Training, Sea Scout Adult Leader Training.

Outdoor Leader Skills Training (weekend course) is August 30, 2019 (Scoutmasters only)

The deadline by which all Newly registered direct- contact leaders must complete Position Specific Training (via an online course or in person in a classroom) including Outdoor Leader Skills for Scoutmasters is August 30, 2019.

Click Here to read the full memorandum announced by the Council Training Chair on June 12, 2018

Position Specific Training

Position Specific Training is based on the leader's position. These courses are offered by the district or council on a regular basis. Additional Cub Scout new leader resources.

For a complete list of Position Trained Requirements for All Programs, please 
click here.

Supplemental Training

The council and each district provides supplemental training throughout the year to prepare leaders for providing the best possible experience for Scouts. University of Scouting is an ideal opportunity for new leaders to complete multiple training courses in one day.

Scout Shop
Phone: 201.651.9743

Scout Shop Hours:
9 am - 6 pm (Mon.) 
9 am - 8 pm (Tues)
9 am - 6 pm (Wed., Thur.)
9 am - 5 pm (Fri)
9 am - 2 pm (Sat.)
Closed Sundays
25 Ramapo Valley Rd., Oakland N.J. 07436 | 201-677-1000  | 
 HOURS: MON - FRI 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM