Your Scouts Deserve Trained Leaders!

If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make your 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.

Common sense tells us that training is important, and research shows the importance of trained leaders. A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed.

What Courses Do I Need to be Trained for my Scouting Position?

my.scouting.orgTraining is required for most people to be considered trained for their Scouting position. You can check your own training status, and take most training online at Unit leaders and committee chairs can check the training status for all adult leaders in their unit online as well.




Send your training questions to:

Jim Witte,, Prairielands Training Chair.


Get Trained. Win $100!

Prairielands Scout units that reach 70% of leaders and committee members fully trained on their 2019 charter will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $100 credit at the Scout shop. Ten (10)  $100 credits will be awarded, so the chances of winning are good! Drawing winners will be announced at the Prairielands Training College on Saturday, Feb. 9 2018.


Check out our Get Trained. Win $100! Flyer for more details!

Enter my unit in the Get Trained $100 Drawing!

Online Position-Specific Training Courses Updates

Position-specific training courses for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts (Scouts BSA) are being updated and will be available January 2, 2019. Any progress on current training materials will not carry over to the new learning plan so plan to complete any in-progress training before December 31, 2018.