General Training For All Volunteers

Hazardous Weather

  • Must be completed prior to submitting a tour permit application to the local council
  • Presents safety precautions for weather, as well as planning, preparation, and traditional weather signs
  • Offered through the Online Learning Center and on DVD (No. 19-700)

Philmont Leadership Challenge

  • Adult leaders live in the Philmont backcountry and practice leadership skills learned in Wood Badge for the 21st Century.

Philmont Training Center

  • The Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, New Mexico, provides a unique environment for the training of volunteer and professional leaders.

Roundtables/Program Forums

  • Provide quality resources, knowledge, and skills to unit leaders
  • Roundtables are usually conducted monthly in every district. Contact your district for more information.

Scout Parent Unit Coordinator

  • Assists the coordinators in understanding their specific roles
  • Gives tips on how to effectively use the ScoutParents program to involve more parents in all of our Scouting programs
  • Each unit is required to have at least one ScoutParents unit coordinator to implement the ScoutParents program.
  • Available online through

Supplemental Training Modules

  • Provide orientation beyond the basic training offered in This Is Scouting and leader position-specific training
  • Download subjects that are of interest for personal or unit use. There are no training credits associated with the completion of these units of study.
  • Additional training units are being developed and will be continually added.

Wood Badge

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