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Varsity Scout Leaders - Required Training

Every Varsity Scout deserves a trained leader.

Required training courses for Varsity Scout leaders vary depending on your position.  Training requirements are listed below.  Varsity leaders are also encouraged to take additional training courses to become familiar with the roles and responsibilities of each position in the team.

Varsity Team Coaches and Assistant Varsity Coaches

Are considered trained when they have completed each of the following courses:

Varsity Scout Leader Specific Training

Welcome to Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training! The Varsity Coach’s introduction to the Boy Scouts of America and to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful Varsity team leadership experience with all the rewards and challenges of Varsity team leadership.

The sessions of Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training are thorough and comprehensive. They are also fun. Participants will be enthused to discover the essentials of their leadership positions and to realize that they can easily become successful Scout leaders.Discussions, group activities, and role-plays will keep the sessions lively and create a fellowship of learning.

The goal of Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training is fourfold. All participants who finish the sessions should:

  • Have the confidence that being a Varsity Coach is a manageable challenge.
  • Understand that they have abundant available resources.
  • Know that the structure of the Boy Scouts of America ensures that they are part of a supportive team working to deliver the promise of Scouting to the youth of America.
  • Have a short action plan to apply what they have learned during the three sessions of Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout Coaches. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook.

Coaches and Assistant Coaches are required to complete Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, and be current in their Youth Protection training to be considered trained.      


Team Committee Members

  
Team Committee Members and Team Committee Chairs are required to complete Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training and be current in their Youth Protection External Linktraining. 

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