Fast Start Training
When new leaders join Scouting, it is essential that
they receive immediate information that will help them get started and lay
the groundwork for success in their leadership roles. This will help new
leaders to understand what is expected and to establish effective meeting
patterns so that the boys and their families can enjoy a quality program.
Fast Start training is a short video-based training
program designed to fulfill this need. It is also available as an on-line
tutorial. It should be completed within 48 hours of when a new leader
accepts the position. While a new leader can view the tape or complete the
tutorial alone, it may be helpful for a knowledgeable Scouter from the Troop
or Pack to view the tape or tutorial with him or her to establish personal
contact and answer any questions.
Boy Scout online version is available at:
Cub Scout online version is available at:
Youth Protection Training
Youth Protection Training is a thorough review of BSA Youth Protection
Policies. Completion of Youth Protection training is a requirement for all
awards in the Cub Scout leader recognition plan. Every adult leader in Scouting
should review the Youth Protection training at least every 2 years.
Who Should Complete: All Adult Leaders in Boy Scout Troops and Cub
Youth Protection training is available on-line (
Click here ) and in a
DVD version from the District Training Committee (
Seibert - Phone: 423/336-9919 )
Troop Committee Member Challenge
Troop Committee Member Challenge has been developed to help troop committee
members understand their roles and responsibilities in supporting the troop.
Who Should Complete: All Troop Committee Members, Scoutmasters and
This course is now available on line. Visit the Online Learning Center.
Safety Afloat & Safe Swim Defense
The number of serious injuries and fatalities in water-related activities is
small compared to the number of Scouting Activities each year. But even
one serious injury or life lost is too many. To prevent aquatics
accidents, we must all know and follow Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat
guidelines when our scouts are engaged in water activities.
Who Should Complete: All Adult Leaders in Boy Scout Troops or Cub
Scout Packs that include aquatics activities in the programs.
Click here to
complete one or both of these courses.