"If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make the Scouting program better and more fun for youth so they stayed in Scouting longer, so it had a larger impact on their lives?

What if the same magic wand made leadership roles easier, more rewarding, and led to better retention among adult leaders?

Would using that magic wand be a top priority?

Well, such a magic wand does exist—in the form of the learning programs for leaders in the Boy Scouts of America!!"

There are many trainings offered through the Gulf Stream Council and all of the Districts.  There are numerous trainings that may also be taken online.

Training reminders

* Always bring your BSA ID card to trainings - this helps ensure the training is properly credited under your ID through the national BSA system.

Always keep copies of your Training Cards / Certificates (from in-person and online trainings)

Provide copies of your training cards / certificates to your Unit's Training Chair.

Keep your Youth Protection Training current.

Log onto your training record to ensure all trainings are properly recorded.

BSA Requires current Youth Protection Training for ALL adult leaders including Merit Badge Counselors

    *  YPT may be taken online

  • Youth Protection training must be taken every two years.
  • If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.

Upcoming Training

(Check out the Gulf Stream Council website for complete details and registration -

(* Flyers for some of the trainings may be found under Flyers & Forms tab above)

* OA (Order of the Arrow) members should also check out the Lodge Website for OA members training.

* Leaders - check out the many training opportunities at Philmont - Scouting's National Training Center


  Philmont offers great family programs so that you can make a family vacation of it!