Scout Youth & Adult Leader Training

Courses for Scouts BSA Youth

Den Chief Training
(see online version)

OEG (Outdoor Ethics Guide Training)

ILS-T (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops)

ILS-C (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews)

NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training)
Next session is June 16-22, 2024 @ Tamarancho

NYLT-LA (NYLT Leadership Academy)

4 sessions offered in 2024 including NorCal Camp

NAYLE (National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience) @ Philmont Scout Ranch, NM


Courses for Adult Leaders

Youth Protection Training (YPT)
required for all adult leaders (online modules)

Weather Hazards Training
required for all adult leaders (online-only modules)

Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training
Next session in Fall 2024 (also available online)

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Next overnight session in Fall 2024


Scoutmaster/ASM Position-Specific Training

Next session in Fall 2024 (also available online)


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Next overnight session in Fall 2024

Merit Badge Counselor Training (MBC)
Next session in December 2024 (also available online)

Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training
(available online)


Wood Badge

Next session is 2 wknds in September 2024 at Tamarancho


Contact District Exec MJ Andrews for any of the following supplemental training sessions held at your unit level:

New Parent/Troop Committee Orientation

BSA Safe Swim Defense

BSA Safety Afloat

BSA Trek Safely

Outdoor Ethics/Leave No Trace Workshop

For further information about any Marin Council leadership training programs, please check the calendar links above or email Council Training Committee Chair Sam Guyton.

Marin Council Roundtable

Council Roundtable meetings are held the first Thursday of every month from August through June.  There are multiple program sessions starting at 7:30pm and running until about 8:45pm.  Roundtable is open to all Scout parents, unit committee members, Scout leaders and invited guests from the Marin community.  Contact the individual commissioners below for a ZOOM link invite to the next scheduled meeting!

Cub Scout Roundtable - monthly

Roundtable Commissioner Roger Dickerson.

Scouts BSA Roundtable - monthly

Roundtable Commissioner Mike Blum.

Venturing Rally - quarterly

Rally Commissioner Peter Bauer.

Unit Training Chair Information Guide

Information for this Unit Committee Position has been updated effective 03/01/2021, and is available by clicking the title above.

What Makes a "Trained" Adult Leader?  It's just 3 easy steps!

1)  To be registered with the Marin Council, BSA, an adult must complete Youth Protection Training and show proof of completion at the time of application for membership.  Plus, it must be renewed every 2 years in order to remain registered.  Without a current renewal, adult leaders will be automatically removed as BSA members during the re-chartering process at the end of each year.  This includes Merit Badge Counselors who are registered with the Marin Council, BSA in addition to their own unit registration.

2)  Hazardous Weather training is required for all registered adults.  It doesn't take long to complete this online and you will
learn some great information! Just click on the title and the link will take you there!

3)  All registered adults must complete the position-specific training for the volunteer assignment they have accepted in order to wear the "TRAINED" patch on their uniform.  Consistent training ensures that our Scouting youth are receiving the best possible leadership by our adults participants.  Click here for more information about BSA adult leader training.

BSA Online Training Access

You can take online BSA training for any level of Scouting at if you are registered with the BSA. You will need your membership ID number to take the training; this number appears on your membership card. You do not need your membership ID to take Youth Protection Training if you are not yet registered.

Log into the site, and follow the directions. Be sure to print your certificate at the end. If you have difficulty with your login to online training, call the Marin Council, BSA Service Center for assistance (415-454-1081).

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225 West End Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone:  415-454-1081
Fax:  415-454-5511