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Adult Required: Venturing

Adult Training Courses: Venturing

As a Venturing leader, you owe it to the youth members you mentor to learn as much as you can about Scouting and how to run your crew (although when done right, your youth lead the crew and you supervise and coach). All adult positions in Venturing need to complete Youth Protection Training (good for two years).

You’ll find all of the required training courses below in the “Required Venturing Courses” section. Most of these required courses are available online through BSA’s My.Scouting.org training portal.

There are additional courses you may take that will expand your knowledge of how Scouting works or help you learn new Scouting skills. You’ll find those listed below in the “Optional” section.

 

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Required Venturing Courses

 

I’m an Advisor or Associate Advisor – what’s required to be «100% trained»?

 

  1. Youth Protection Training
  2. Hazardous Weather Training
  3. Advisor-Specific Training

 

Youth Protection Training – The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. Every adult must be current in Youth Protection Training (sometimes called «YPT» for short).

    • You may take Youth Protection Training in a self-paced online course through the Boy Scouts of America’s national web training center called My.Scouting.org.
    • The training must be renewed every two years.
    • If you still feel like you’re not sure what Youth Protection Training is, visit this page for a little more information.

Hazardous Weather Training – This training discusses how to manage risks from the weather to our Scouting family.

    • You may take Hazardous Weather Training in a self-paced online course through the Boy Scouts of America’s national web training center called My.Scouting.org.
    • The training must be renewed every two years.
    • If you still feel like you want more information about Hazardous Weather Training, visit this page.

Advisor-Specific Training – This course will give you an introduction to everything you need to know about being an Advisor, from helping the crew President and other youth leaders run the program to working with the crew Committee.

    • You may take Advisor-Specific Training in a self-paced online course through the Boy Scouts of America’s national web training center called My.Scouting.org.
    • Advisor-Specific Training does not expire.
    • If you still feel like you’re not sure what Advisor-Specific Training is, visit this page for a little more information.

 


I’m a Crew Committee Chair or Member – what’s required to be «100% trained»?

 

  1. Youth Protection Training
  2. Crew Committee Challenge Training

 

Youth Protection Training – The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. Every adult must be current in Youth Protection Training (sometimes called «YPT» for short).

    • You may take Youth Protection Training in a self-paced online course through the Boy Scouts of America’s national web training center called My.Scouting.org.
    • The training must be renewed every two years.
    • If you still feel like you’re not sure what Youth Protection Training is, visit this page for a little more information.

Crew Committee Challenge Training – This course introduces you to everything you need to know about running the «business side» of your crew, in conjunction with the Advisor. It won’t answer every single question you have, but it’s a great start.

    • You may take Crew Committee Challenge Training in a self-paced online course through the Boy Scouts of America’s national web training center called My.Scouting.org.
    • Crew Committee Challenge Training does not expire.
    • If you still feel like you’re not sure what Crew Committee Challenge Training is, visit this page for a little more information.
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Why doesn't my training show up in my BSA records?

Often leaders are surprised to receive notification that they are not trained. Most often, the volunteer was actually not registered in the position they are holding. Sometimes they have not completely registered in MyScouting.org and their trainings are not being recorded. Leaders can call (512) 617-8618 to get answers to their training status and questions.

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Optional Training Courses Venturing Leaders May Take

Wood Badge

Wood Badge is BSA’s “next level” training course that puts you in the position of your Scouts, working together as members of a Cub Scout Pack, Scouts BSA Troop, and Venturing Crew.

Powder Horn

Providing a challenging outdoor program for older youth isn’t easy. Experience the solution at Powder Horn where Scout leaders learn how to plan and safely conduct an intriguing range of outdoor adventures.

University of Scouting

Come for just the morning or all day, to focus on serious topics or just to have fun learning new skills! The University of Scouting offers more than 100 classes in 5 different «colleges,» with dozens of new classes each year.

MEGA Training

Scouting’s strength is in the people who belong to the program. MEGA Training offers you to meet other Scouting volunteers like yourself while also taking one of those important training courses you need to finish to become a better leader.

Climbing Instructor Training

Climbing and Rappelling are among the few Scouting activities which challenge and captivate the imagination of all ages.

C.O.P.E. Facilitator Training

C.O.P.E. is a set of group initiative games and low and high course activities where participants climb, swing, balance, jump, and think of solutions to a variety of activities.

Chaplain Training

Our three-part Chaplain training program is focused on providing the best trained and motivated adult leaders, volunteers and youth members.

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid is a 16-hour hands-on course that emphasizes issues that may be encountered with illness and injury when definitive medical care is more than one hour away.

Safe Swim Defense

Whenever Scouts swim, the BSA’s Safe Swim Defense plan must be followed. This training will cover the plan’s eight points.

Safety Afloat

Before a BSA group may engage in any watercraft activity, adult leaders for such activity must complete Safety Afloat training , have a Safety Afloat commitment card, and be dedicated to full compliance with all nine points of Safety Afloat.

Swimming and Water Rescue

Training for BSA Swimming and Water Rescue provides BSA leaders with information and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to swimming emergencies during unit swimming activities.

Climb On Safely

Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America’s procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower.

Driver Improvement Program

Accidents are quite rare in Scouting. But when one does occur, it probably didn’t happen while camping. It likely didn’t involve backpacking, canoeing or climbing, either. The majority of Scouting accidents happen on the way to or from Scouting activities. They happen on the road.

STEM Nova Counselor Training

STEM is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiosity of Scouts and their sense of wonder about these fields through existing programs, from archery to welding.

STEM Supernova Mentor Training

The BSA’s Supernova awards honor Scouts for exceptional STEM achievement (Nova awards, meanwhile, reward introductory exploration of STEM disciplines.) There are seven Supernova awards: one for Cub Scouts, one for Webelos Scouts, two for Scouts in Scouts BSA, and three for Venturers.

The Trainer’s EDGE

The Trainer’s EDGE is a required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) staff.