As a Scout Leader you owe it to the youth your mentor to learn as much as you can about Scouting and how to run your Crew or Ship, All positions in Venturing and Sea Scouting need to complete Venturing Youth protection and the position specific training for your registered Scouting position.
Venturing Youth Protection + Position Specific Training = Trained Leader.
Often leaders receive notification that they are not trained to their surprise. Most often, the volunteer was actually not registered in the position they are holding. Sometimes they have not completely registered in My.Scouting.org and their trainings are not being recorded.
Venturing Youth Protection Training
This course is required for all adult Venturing and Sea Scout Leaders. This training will help leaders understand and guide youth through possible problems as it relates to abuse. You will also learn about the issues you may face as a leader to help provide a safer environment for the crew members and to protect yourself from false accusations. This training is available online or on a DVD. Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes. This training may be obtained from the my.scouting.org and at other council and district training events.
Fast Start Orientation Training
Intended to be taken by pack, troop, team, and crew leaders, as well as unit commissioners and chartered organization representatives immediately following the acceptance of their new role.
Crew Committee Challenge Position-Specific Training
The Crew Committee Challenge is designed for crew committee members and becomes the course (along with the Venturing version of Youth Protection training) crew committee members need to be considered “trained.” This training may be obtained from the my.scouting.org and at other council and district training events.
Open to both registered adults and youth who are at least 13 and have completed the 8th grade, Powder Horn is a hands-on resource management course designed to give you the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your troop, team, crew, or ship. Contact your area training chair for information about upcoming courses in your area.
BSA groups shall use Safety Afloat for all boating activities. Adult leaders supervising activities afloat must have completed Safety Afloat training within the previous two years. Cub Scout activities afloat are limited to council or district events that do not include moving water or float trips (expeditions). Safety Afloat standards apply to the use of canoes, kayaks, rowboats, rafts, floating tubes, sailboats, motorboats (including waterskiing), and other small craft, but do not apply to transportation on large commercial vessels such as ferries and cruise ships. Parasailing (being towed airborne behind a boat using a parachute), kitesurfing (using a wakeboard towed by a kite), and recreational use of personal watercraft (small sit-on-top motorboats propelled by water jets) are not authorized BSA activities. Safety Afloat training may be obtained from MyScouting.org, at council summer camps, and at other council and district training events.
BSA groups shall use Safe Swim Defense for all swimming activities. Adult leaders supervising a swimming activity must have completed Safe Swim Defense training within the previous two years. Safe Swim Defense standards apply at backyard, hotel, apartment, and public pools; at established waterfront swim areas such as beaches at state parks and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes; and at all temporary swimming areas such as a lake, river, or ocean. Safe Swim Defense training may be obtained from the myscouting.org at council summer camps, and at other council and district training events.
Planning and Preparing for Hazardous Weather is available for you to do training in your unit, district, and council when an Internet connection is not available. This training is required for at least one leader before taking your unit on a tour, but more importantly, it is knowledge that we all can use to manage risks to our Scouting family in the outdoor classroom. This training may be obtained from the my.scouting.org at council summer camps, and at other council and district training events.
Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America’s procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower.
All unit-sponsored/planned climbing activities, regardless of where they are held, fall under Climb On Safely. This applies to a single unit or multiple units that may be participating in a joint unit climbing activity.
There is inherent risk in climbing and rappelling. With proper management, that risk can be minimized. Leaders should be aware that Climb On Safely is an orientation only and does not constitute training on how to climb or rappel. This orientation may be obtained from the my.scouting.org at council summer camps, and at other council and district training events.