Venturing Leader Training

2016 Training Dates

Venturing Training

As a Venturing Leader and a mentor for the youth in our community, you will find Scouting to be a fun and exciting program for you and your Scouts. The training programs of the Boy Scouts of America will provide you with all the basic tools needed to be successful in your leadership position, along with continual opportunities to refine your skills as you become comfortable in delivering a quality program.

Venturing Leader Basic Training

Venturing Leaders are considered trained and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem once they have completed:

  1. Venturing Youth Protection Training online, and
  2. Venturing Leader Specific Training

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all new registered leaders and must be retaken every two years to maintain registration. YPT is designed to keep our youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. Every registered leader must take Youth Protection Training online or attend an in-person session. Registered members of the BSA should provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit. 

Venturing Leader Specific Training provides crew leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful Crew. VLST is offered at University of Scouting or find a course near you.

Venturing Additional Training Courses

Participating in supplemental and advanced training is an a great way to keep your basic leadership skills fined tuned and provides an opportunity to gather new ideas from other experienced leaders.

Online Training

There are many training courses that can be taken online.  To access online training, go to and then:

Training Validation:  After logging onto click on “Training Validation” and you can check to see if your trainings have been recorded in the council's computer system.  If you notice any discrepancies in your training records, visit the training page.