Boy Scout Troop 202
Carmel, IN


Adult Training

Adults need training in order to participate in Boy Scout programs.  The training required depends on the registered position, and on what activities will be undertaken.

 There are four layers of training:

I. Youth Protection

Every adult who drives, camps, or participates regularly with youth in Scouting activities at St. Elizabeth Seton must complete two courses -- BSA Youth Protection training, and Catholic diocese protocol training.  BSA Youth Protection training may be done online, and expires every 2 years.  Diocese protocol "Safe and Sacred" training is offered online and expires every 3 years.

II. Position-Specific Training

For each position in Scouting, the position-specific training requirements have been defined.  They are as follows:

Position Training Required
Scoutmaster Scoutmaster-Specific Training
Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills
Assistant Scoutmaster Scoutmaster-Specific Training
Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills
Committee Chair Troop Committee Challenge
Committee Member Troop Committee Challenge
Parent No additional position-specific training
Parent Coordinator Troop Committee Challenge
Chartered Organization Rep Training the Chartered Organization Rep
Merit Badge Counselor* Merit Badge Counselor Orientation

   * Merit Badge Counselor is a district role, and can be held in addition to another position.

III. Activity-Specific Training

For outings that involve certain activities, additional safety-related training is needed for one or more adults on the trip.  Examples are as follows:

Activity Training Needed
All Outings Weather Hazards
All Outings First Aid
Swimming Safe Swim Defense
Boating Safety Afloat (and perhaps boating instructor training)
Climbing Climb on Safely
Hiking or Backpacking Trek Safely
Shooting Sports NRA Instructor certification and Range Safety Officer

IV. Advanced Leader Training

Wood Badge Training
Voyageur Canoe Training
Marlenspike Knots Training