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BSA Training Information & Links
Boy Scouts of America recruits adult volunteers to lead youth as they develop into adulthood and training is a very important part of the program. There are many training classes and online sessions available.Safety is a priority in Boy Scouts.This includes everything from Youth Protection to Hazardous Weather Training.It is important that all adults working with the boys be informed on policies of the Boys Scouts of America and to fully understand the program.Listed below are the many classes.The Seattle Council Website has a calendar that lists all trainings held in all of the districts.You can attend the sessions that are convenient for you.


BSA Online Training

  • Go to and log in to your existing account, or create a new account
  • Select the Training option on the left hand column
  • Select the Boy Scout Tab
  • Scroll to the course offerings 
  • Take the course and print the certificate
  • Sent a copy of the certificate to the troop registrar


Recommended for all parents

This Is Scouting

Youth Protection Training

These classes provide basic safety information and describe how Boy Scouts are organized.It is good information that only takes a short time to do.


  • Assistant Scoutmaster Training
    If you would like to help on the "program" side of our troop, teaching scout advancement & leadership skills or going on our outings and high-adventure trips being an ASM is a great avenue.
    There are 5 classes to take to become a fully trained ASM. Foremost is the concern for safety and to fully explain the aims and methods of scouting. As you know, Scouts offers boys something they cannot get anywhere else. It works best when we are all on the same page for how to do it. So, if you too want adventure and to get dirty, check these out.

    The 5 classes needed are:
    In order to become an ASM with Troop 571, you must first complete all required training:
    Youth Protection Training
    Go to and log in to your existing account, or create a new account
    Select the Training option on the left hand column
    Select the Boy Scout Tab
    Scroll to the course offerings for Youth Protection Training
    Take the course and print the certificate
    Sent a copy of the certificate to the troop registrar
    Fast Start Training
    Repeat the above, but scroll to Fast Start: Boy Scouting
    Take the course(s) and print the certificate
    Leader Specific Training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters
    Current offerings can be found at
    Any course can be taken (in Alpine District or another district)
    Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
    8-12 hour outdoor course, available in or out of District
    Course listing is available at

    Call to Protect for Ministries

    2-hour classroom training, available through the Archdiocese of Seattle, required for all volunteers within Mary Queen of Peace
    Course listing is available at (scroll for Call to Protect for Ministries classes)
    30-minute online refresher course (required annually), available at



    Supplemental Training & Links to BSA Online Course Modules
    Safety Afloat
    Safety Afloat has been developed to promote boating and boating safety and to set standards for safe unit activity afloat. Before a BSA group may engage in an excursion, expedition, or trip on the water (canoe, raft, sailboat, motorboat, rowboat, tube, or other craft), adult leaders for such activity must complete Safety Afloat Training, have a commitment card with them, and be dedicated to full compliance with all nine points of Safety Afloat
    Safe Swim Defense

    Before a BSA group may engage in swimming activities of any kind, a minimum of one adult leader must complete Safe Swim Defense training, have a commitment card (No. 34243) with them, and agree to use the eight defenses in this plan.

    Wood Badge - The Ultimate BSA Leader Training Experience
    Wood Badge is advanced leadership training for adult leaders that takes place over 5-6 days. It teaches skills that are useful in Scouting, at work, in families, and elsewhere. The program is for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders.

    Board of Review Training

    Purpose and Timeliness of Boards of Review

    After a Scout has completed the requirements for any rank or Eagle Palm, he appears before a board of review. Its purpose is to determine the quality of his experience and decide whether he has fulfilled the requirements for the rank. If so, the board not only approves his advancement or Palm but also encourages him to continue the quest for the next rank or Palm.Because the board of review date becomes the effective advancement date, boards should be scheduled promptly as Scouts are ready or set up on a regular basis that assures Scouts are not delayed in beginning time-oriented requirements for the next rank.


    BSA Website Summary on BOR's: Boards of Review: An Overview for All Ranks



    Board of Review Training


    1. Boards of Review (15 min.) Download ,View Now
    2. Boards of Review Under Disputed Circumstances (6 min.) Download ,View Now
    3. Board of Review Appeals (4 min.) Download ,View Now

    Sample Board of Review Questions




    Other Resources

    You can find more specifics and a full training calendar at the Council website:
    Chief Seattle Training homepage:
    Council-wide training calendar can be found at: