Optional Training

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience
The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is an exciting new program where young men enhance their leadership skills in the Philmont Backcountry.  Scouts will expand upon team building and ethical decisions making skills learned in National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).

Youth Protection Training

The Boy Scouts of America has developed Youth Protection training to prepare its leaders to help children who have been, or are being abused.  Materials are for use in pack and den meetings to show Boy Scouts and their parents what they should do to prevent abuse from happening to them.

National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops.

New Troop Leadership Training

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


Boy Scout Conferences

Descriptions of courses offered at the Philmont Training Center this season.

Philmont Training Center

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

Supplemental Training Modules

Supplemental training modules are designed to provide leaders in Boy Scouting with orientation beyond the basic training offered in New Leader Essentials and leader-specific training.

Varsity Leader Fast Start

This is a brief video overview of the Varsity Scout program and how it works.

Boy Scout Leader Assessment Tool

This tool is designed to help Boy Scout Leaders assess their strengths and weaknesses in regard to the current Boy Scout leader training courses. Your results will be used to help the national Boy Scout organization and your local council to improve their training courses and help identify the training needs of the general membership.

Training Continuum

An overview of training for Boy Scout leaders that covers the journey from Fast Start to Wood Badge, including the Boy Scout Leader's Training Award and Scoutmaster's Key

Camp Health Officer Training
(PowerPoint, 2.97 MB)
This presentation (PowerPoint format) provides a detailed briefing for individuals selected to serve as a Camp Health Officer at a council or district camping facility.

Passport to High Adventure Training Outline

This training outline teaches how Scouts can plan and safely carry out council and unit high-adventure treks using Leave No Trace techniques.

Teaching Leave No Trace

The purpose of this manual is to further Leave No Trace skills and awareness of outdoor ethics.

Mentoring Mentoring is an opportunity to help a person grow through discovery. This session will address various mentoring models and ways to be a mentor to Scouts and Scouters.

Chain Saw Safety Council properties rely on chain saws to help clear trails, remove deadfalls, clear timber, and stockpile wood for campfires and heating buildings. This training outline provides local councils with the resources to train chain saw operators on council property.

Merit Badge Counselor Instructors Guide This module will guide new and potential merit badge counselors through their responsibilities in the role and will give them an understanding of the methods of counseling Scouts. It is intended as a short orientation course for new merit badge counselors before they begin working with Scouts.

Board of Review Training This module will train troop committee members and others in the purposes of the board of review, offering suggestions for the types of questions that can or should be asked.

Geocaching to Promote Scouting Geocaching is an exciting new sport that uses GPS navigation to find hidden treasures. It provides another tool for the fun-with-a-purpose toolbox and can combine outdoor adventure with advancement, recruiting, retention, and public relations.

The Order of the Arrow and Your Troop This session discusses the benefits to the individual, troop, district, and council as a result of the Order of the Arrow's influence in your troop.

Orientation for New Boy Scout Parents This brief orientation is designed to draw new parents into the troop experience and give them the information they need to enjoy the program and help their sons succeed.

Planning and Conducting a Safe Scout Outing Safe Scouting can happen if you follow the Scout motto—Be Prepared. This unit of supplementary training will describe how to plan for and conduct a safe Scout outing.

Recruiting Quality Training Staff Recruiting is an ongoing responsibility. This session will provide an overview of the steps involved in recruiting quality district or council training staff and will allow participants to take a step-by-step practice run through the recruiting process.

Scoutmaster Conference Training This module will teach Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, and other troop leaders about the purposes of the Scoutmaster's conference and will offer suggestions for questions that could be asked at these conferences.

Selecting Quality Leaders This session will provide an overview of the seven steps to recruiting a key adult unit leader and will prepare participants to recruit new leaders for their units' needs.

The Youth Leadership Training Continuum This supplemental training module is designed for Scout leaders and parents who want to understand the youth leadership training continuum.

Bullying: Prevention and Intervention Tips for Scout Leaders and Parents The values of Scouting make it clear that bullying cannot be tolerated. Scouting leaders have a unique opportunity to teach respect and acceptance of others.