This section provides a variety of materials, from quick references to complete courses, all designed to help our members improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program. Many of the courses can be taken online. A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit.

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What is a Trained Leader

All Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors, and Committee Members in the Susquehanna Council are required to be trained for their positions. A Scout leader is entitled to wear the Trained leader emblem when he or she has completed some important training courses.
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Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. At the end of three instructional units, you will take a test. This course must be completed to be a registered Adult member of the Boy Scouts of America. This free online course must be completed annually. Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes.
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Troop Leadership Training

Troop Leadership Training, No. 34306A, has been rolled out to replace the Scoutmaster Junior Leader Training Kit.
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Philmont Training Center

The Philmont Training Center (PTC) provides a unique environment for the training of volunteer and professional leaders.
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The Trainer’s EDGE

The Trainer’s EDGE is the required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs. It is meant to supplement the practice offered through Wood Badge and NYLT staff development, with a focus on the participant, while raising the level of skill a trainer brings to the staff experience. Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands-on experience in methods and media.
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Teaching Leave No Trace

The purpose of this website is to further Leave No Trace skills and awareness of outdoor ethics.
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Camp Health Officer Training

This presentation provides a detailed briefing for individuals selected to serve as a camp health officer at a council or district camping facility.
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Safe Swim Defense

All swimming activities in Scouting are required to follow the eight basic principles known collectively as the Safe Swim Defense plan. A unit that follows the plan can expect a safe, enjoyable aquatic experience.
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Safety Afloat

All boating activities in Scouting are required to follow the nine basic principles of Safety Afloat. With an emphasis on accident prevention through proper preparation and skills, a unit that follows Safety Afloat can expect a safe, enjoyable activity. Safety Afloat is required for any trip afloat.
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Trek Safely

“Trek Safely” covers seven key safety points about trekking and is recommended for adult leaders organizing any type of trek.
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Climb On Safely

“Climb On Safely” covers eight key safety points about climbing and rappelling and is recommended for adult leaders organizing any type of climbing outing.
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Hazardous Weather

Hazardous Weather training has recently been added to required training for Scoutmasters. The module presents safety precautions for eight different types of weather, as well as planning, preparation, and traditional weather signs.
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