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Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky

Venturing Leader Training

Required Trainings to Wear the "Trained" Strip as a Venturing Crew Advisor:

Youth Protection Training-  This course is required for Venturing leaders who have direct contact with youth.  This training will help leaders understand and guide youth through the possible problems as it relates to abuse.  You will also learn about the issues you may face as a leader to help provide a safer environment for the crew members and to protect yourself from false accusations.  Venturing Youth Protection Training- Click Here

Venturing Leader Specific (adults in Crews)-   Introduction course that includes five sessions that provides leaders with a good understanding of Crew Operation.  Offered at the District and Council level. 

Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic (adults in Ships)-  Introduction course that provides Sea Scout leaders with a good understanding of Ship Operations.  Offered at the District and Council level. 

Additional Important Recommended Trainings:

Fast Start Training: The initial training for all leaders in all programs. It is a quick job description with basic tips to manage until training is available. This training is available online, or through your pack or district. Fast Start Training Online - click here.

This is Scouting:  Provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training.  The module consists of six video sections, each followed by a brief quiz.  Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database. This is Scouting Online - click here.

Chartered Organization Representative (COR) Training:  As a chartered organization representative, you hold a key position in Scouting. While there is honor attached to this position, it is not an "honorary" one. Your primary function is to ensure that the chartered organization's Scouting program succeeds.  This course is designed to present you with the basics you need to carry out your new responsibilities as a chartered organization representative.  After finishing the online training, you may print a certificate of completion.  Your Job as a COR 

Principals of Leave No Trace: In addition to preserving the wilderness, Leave No Trace practices help Scouting units stay safe during back country expeditions. Leave No Trace - Click here

Pow Wow: Day long program of action, activities and program ideas. Offered at the Council level.

Venturing Leader Roundtable: Monthly program with the purpose of giving leaders the skills and ideas they need to deliver an exciting Boy Scout Program to the boys. Offered at the District level.

Powder Horn: Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose Venturing Leaders, Boys Scout Leaders or Cub Scout Leaders to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing Ranger or Troop High Adventure Program. Offered at the Council Level. 

Wood Badge: Week long or multiple weekend training course designed to provide adults with advanced leadership skills and a more dedicated involvement in Scouting. Offered at the Council level.

Aquatics Supervisor Courses - Swim and Water Rescue or Paddlecraft:  More advanced training in Aquatics Safety - offered at Summer Camp.

National Training Conferences held a Philmont Training Center located in Cimarron, New Mexico.  Invitational training held during the summer to enhance knowledge, skills and attitude to improve performance of District and Council level Scouting roles. Philmont Training Center - click here

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