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Varsity Leader TrainingVarsity Scout Leader Training

What makes a trained Varsity Coach? Five training modules, available online through My.Scouting.org and through group training in the districts and council.

Youth Protection Training

  • Required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth
  • Recommended for parents of all youth
  • Teaches do’s and don’ts of working with youth
  • Offered through My.Scouting.org, or your district/council

Fast Start Training

  • Take immediately after registering as a leader and before meeting with youth members
  • Course is specific to the Varsity program.
  • Offered through My.Scouting.org, or available on DVD

This Is Scouting

  • New online training session that replaced New Leader Essentials
  • Offered through My.Scouting.org 
  • DVD (No. 36118) available for areas with limited Web access

Position-Specific Training

  • Hands-on training in how to run meetings and work with youth
  • Based on leader’s position
  • Varsity Coaches and Assistants
  • Offered by the district or council as group training

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

  • Teaches Varsity Coaches basic outdoor leader skills
  • Offered by the district or council as hands-on training

A direct-contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the trained leader emblem when he or she has completed the above-mentioned training courses.

Supplemental Adult Training for Varsity Coaches

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
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