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Venturing Leader Training

Venturing Leader Training

What makes a trained Venture Leader? Four training modules available online through and through group training in the districts and council.

Youth Protection Training

  • Required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth
  • Recommended for parents of all youth
  • Teaches do’s and don’ts of working with youth
  • Varsity-specific version
  • Offered through, or your district/council

Fast Start Training

  • Take immediately after registering as a leader and before meeting with youth members
  • Course is specific to the Venturing program.
  • Offered through, or available on DVD

This Is Scouting

  • New online training session that replaced New Leader Essentials
  • Offered through 
  • DVD (No. 36118) available for areas with limited Web access

Position-Specific Training

  • Hands-on training in how to run meetings and work with youth
  • Based on leader’s position
  • Venturing Crew Advisors and Assistants
  • Offered by the district or council as group training

A direct-contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the trained leader emblem when he or she has completed the above-mentioned training courses.

Supplemental Adult Training for Venturing Leaders

Wood Badge

  • Advanced training in leadership skills
  • Available to all leaders in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Varsity Scouts, and Venturing, as well as council and district Scouters
  • Offered through the council

Powder Horn

  • High-adventure resource training provided by the council
  • Designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Scouts BSA adult unit leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high-adventure unit-level program

The Trainer's EDGE

  • The required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs
  • Supplements the practice offered through Wood Badge and NYLT staff development
  • Offered through the council

University of Scouting

  • An annual training conference for Scout leaders provided by the council