What Makes a Leader?

The structure of leadership in Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venture Crews is generally similar, but there definitely are differences that set these programs apart from each other.  In order to better accommodate the specific needs of each Scouting program, leaders must take courses that are relevant to their position in their unit.  Minsi Trails Council strives to streamline the navigation process and help leaders complete their required training quickly and efficiently.  Each unit position listed below includes a list of its required training courses.

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Our staff is more than happy to answer any questions at the Minsi Trails Council Service Center: (610) 264-8551.

Training for Cub Scout Leaders

Cubmasters - Asst. Cubmasters - Tiger Leaders - Den Leaders - Webelos Leaders - Pack Committee Chairs

1. Quick Guide - Cub Scout Position Trained Requirements

2. Youth Protection Training

Training for Scouts, BSA Leaders

Quick Guide - Scouts, BSA Position Trained Requirements

Scoutmasters - Asst. Scoutmasters 

1. Youth Protection Training

2. Scoutmaster & Asst. Scoutmaster Leader - Specific Training

3. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Note - Assistant Scoutmasters who are 18-20 only require Youth Protection training until they turn 21.

Troop Committee Chairs

1. Youth Protection Training

2. Committee Chair - Specific Training

Training for Venturing Leaders

                Quick Guide - Venturing Position Trained Requirements

Crew Advisors - Crew Associate Advisors - Crew Committee Chairs

1. Youth Protection Training

2. Venturing Leader Specific Training





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(610) 264-8551
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Closed Saturday & Sunday


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10 AM – 2 PM (Saturday)
Closed Sunday


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