Every Scout, every Scout Leader and every parent needs to be TRAINED. A Scout troop is only as good as its trained Scouts, leaders and parents. Troop 421 has a proud tradition of being one of the best troops in Longhorn Council. Please help our troop remain one of the best Scouting units around by taking as much training as possible. Below is a list of training available to Scouts, Scout leaders and parents.
Everyone 18 years and older who has any interaction whatsoever with Scouts, whether talking to Scouts, driving Scouts to events or otherwise interacting with Scouts SHOULD take Youth Protection Training (YPT). ALL registered Scout leaders HAVE to take YPT to sign up as an adult leader and must renew their YPT training every 2 years. Another online course, This is Scouting , is highly recommended for all adults in order to fully understand what Scouting is all about.
There is a lot of fun and very useful training listed below for Scouts and Adults. And much of the adult training is now online so it can be taken at any time. The completion of Youth Protection Training (YPT) and YOUR Position-Specific Training is the measurement for being “Trained” in the BSA, allowing you to wear the Trained patch for your current position.
So PLEASE help us…to help Troop 421…by taking as much training below as possible.
|ILST – Intro. To Leadership Skills for Troops
NYLT – Twin Arrows National Youth Leadership Training
NAYLE – National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience
|BSA Online Learning Center
Youth Protection Training (Online)
This Is Scouting
Troop Committee Member
Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster
Climb On Safely
BSA Training Recertification
To keep Scouts safe and keep Scout leaders up-to-date with current information and methods, some of the BSA’s training courses need to be retaken every couple of years. Below is a list of these courses and how often they should be retaken to remain valid.
|Training Course||How Often to Retake|
|Youth Protection (YPT)||every 2 years|
|National Camping School||after 5 camping seasons|
|BSA Swim Test||every year|
|Safe Swim Defense||every 2 years|
|Paddle Craft Safety||every 3 years|
|Aquatics Supervision/Swimming and Water Rescue||every 3 years|
|BSA Lifeguard||every 3 years|
|Visitation Training||every 2 years|
|Lead Climbing Instructor||every 5 years|
|Climbing Instructor||every 2 years|
|COPE/Climbing Inspector||every 2 years|
|Safety Afloat||every 2 years|
|Chain Saw Safety||every 2 years|
|Trainer’s EDGE||every 3 years|
|Hazardous Weather||every 2 years|
|Physical Wellness||every 2 years|
|Climb On Safely||every 2 years|
|Trek Safely||every 2 years|