ADuLT Training



There are 4 major focuses of Adult training: 

  1. YPT (Youth Protection Training) – for adult leaders, adult participation in activities, and for Scouts.  This training is normally taken on-line and information for the on-line training is discussed in YPT section but applies to all the on-line training for the other sections. 
  2. Adult training for Assistant Scoutmasters (ASM) and Committee Members (MC) for registration and proper training for their adult PORs (position of responsibility). YPT training is a required, too but is included in its separate section. 
  3. Adult training to support special campouts – Enchanted Rock State Park (E-Rock) (climbing instructors and COS-Climb on Safely), King Ranch (NRA gun safety), and Water outings (canoe training, Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat)      
  4. Adult and youth training to complement program–CPR, YPT-Youth Protection Training (Time to Tell), EDGE, Wood Badge, Wilderness First Aid, etc. 


We organize trainings and/or advise of Training opportunities to support the focus areas above. 

A majority of the training can be taken on-line, although some training requires you to attend in person.  Instructions for the on-line training are in the next section below.   

The following is a quick summary of training required to be a Committee Member or ASM. A more detailed description is provided later in a following section and a listing of requirements for all BSA positions is shown at the end of this document.   

Committee members need to have current training in YPT and take 3 on-line trainings – Before 1st Meeting, First 30 days, and Positioned Trained.  ASMs need to have current training in YPT and take 3 on-line trainings – Before 1st Meeting, First 30 days, and Positioned Trained.  Note that Weather Hazards is part of the Positioned Trained session but may need to be taken independently for ASMs who completed ASM training a few years back.  In addition ASMs need to take an outdoor classroom training of IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills) that includes one night of overnight camping.  The three on-line sessions for Committee Member and ASMs have significant overlap but include a few different modules.  Each on-line session is about an hour in duration.   

Contact information – Troop 599 Training Advisor - Walt Bozeman at walt.bozeman@outlook.com and 713-870-2065. 

Training Information for YPT and On-Line Training in General 

All adults driving or attending any outing MUST have a current Youth Protection Training (YPT) certificate; meaning a certificate dated within the last two (2) years. YPT, along with several other courses, can be taken on line. YPT is required for all adults registering as a BSA leader or attending summer camp or high adventures and must be renewed every two years.  Also, all Scouts who attend high adventures must take Youth Protection Training. The Troop shows YPT videos at Troop meetings, also, including “A Time to Tell”. 

Every youth deserves trained adults at campouts, as leaders, and as volunteers. The BSA provides interesting, on-line training that is easy and free. These on-line courses help Troop 599 obtain a goal of having every adult trained in youth protection, understand the aims and methods of scouting and how a boy lead troop operates.  

To get started, access My.Scouting.org < https://my.scouting.org/ and create a user name and password. While you will be asked for a BSA ID No., you can proceed without one. If you are a registered Committee Member or Assistant Scoutmaster, your BSA ID No. is shown on your membership card. If you have misplaced your card, contact Walter Brookhart or Walt Bozeman who can provide your ID number. Enter your BSA ID number, if you have one, to link your training to Sam Houston Area Council so that your training will show on the council record in your profile at re-charter.   

Next click on “BSA Learning Center” on the right side of your screen.  You may have to enter your log-in again.  The next screen shows 5 areas, you need to click on the YPT section(s) on the left.  The other 3 areas take you to training for Committee Members, ASMs, and other special training and will be discussed below.  Once on the YPT page scroll down and click on Youth Protection Training - Mandatory v2.  When you complete a training course, you will have the opportunity to print the certificate to a PDF file.  Please email all certificates to our Records Coordinator, Dan Ochs, dochs@ochsholdings.com , for Troop records.  If you are registering as a Committee Member or Assistant Scoutmaster, please also email certificates for any required courses (see below) to Walter Brookhart at wbrookhart@alumni.virginia.edu.  

Final note on On-Line Training - if you have issues there is a BSA help at Member Care at MyScouting@scouting.org or by calling 972-580-2489. 

Printing your Certificate for Troop Records  

Sometimes printing the completion certificate can be more challenging than completing the course. If you don’t see the prompt for the certificate after completing the course then return to the home page for https://my.scouting.org/dashboard-legacy and click on the Menu tab in the upper left hand corner.   When the menu expands, then click on My Dashboard. Your YPT status should appear with an icon to print your certificate.   For other courses (that are discussed in the following sections) click on Completions on the right on the line below MY TRAINING to view and print your certificate. 

Another certificate printing option is the following – In the BSA Learning Center you can view a list of Learning Plans and click on the check mark in the upper right corner of each course to view and print your certificate. 

A final note that for Troop 599 records we only need the final completion of the high level course (e.g. – Scoutmaster Trained and not all the individual modules) 

Training Details for Committee Members 

In addition to YPT a registered Committee Members takes the 3 on-line classes below: 

Youth Protection training and other on-line training

Beginning in the fall of 2013, all adults driving or attending any outing MUST have a current Youth Protection Training (YPT) certificate meaning a certificate dated within the last two (2) years.  YPT, along with several other courses, can be taken on line.  YPT is required for all adults registering as a BSA leader or attend summer camp or high adventures every two years.  Also, all Scouts that attend high adventures must take Youth Protection Training.  The Troop shows YPT videos at Troop meetings, also, including “A Time to Tell”.

To get started, access MyScouting.org and create a user name and password. While you will be asked for a BSA ID No., you can proceed without one.  If, however, you are a registered Committee Member or Assistant Scoutmaster, your BSA ID No. is shown on your membership card.  If you have misplaced your card, contact Walter Brookhart or Don Vickery who can provide your ID No.  Enter your BSA ID No., if you have one, and link your training to Sam Houston Area Council in your profile so that your training will show on the council records at recharter. 

By accessing the E-Learning page, you can see the available classes and view certificates for classes you have already taken - which includes the date you took the training.

NOTE: It is important that you click the tab titled Boy/Varsity Scout before selecting your training.  All required training for Troop 599 is accessed from this tab.  The other tabs have classes with the same titles but contain differentcontent intended for the Cub Scout, Varsity, and Venture and Sea Scout programs.  Make sure you choose the tabBoy/Varsity Scout before starting a training class.

When you complete a training course, you will have the opportunity to print the certificate to PDF.  Please email all certificates to our Records Coordinator, Don Vickery, at dev-kids@pendance.us; for recording in Troopmaster.  If you are registering as a Committee Member or Assistant Scoutmaster, please also email certificate for any required courses (see below) to Walter Brookhart at wbrookhart@alumni.virginia.edu


TRAINING INFORMATION-ON LINE AND FOR COMMITTEE MEMBER AND ASM

In addition to YPT a registered adult leaders (Committee Members, Assistant Scoutmasters and Merit Badge Counselors) within the Troop must also complete these training programs found a MyScouting.org:

  • Fast Start Training: You'll learn the aims and purposes of the Boy Scouts of America's core program, and then zero in on the job. You'll cover the seven parts of the troop meeting, the troop committee, outdoor program, and other basic concepts of Scouting, all in one short online experience. It's the best way for someone new to the program to quickly grasp how troop Scouting works and where additional resources can be found.
  • This is Scouting:  An online interactive learning experience that is divided into six modules. It picks up where Fast Start left off and explains how a boy lead troop functions including the role of a patrol and the various positions with in the patrol. This training takes about an hour.


To be a member of the Board of Review, a Troop Committee Member or a Unit Coordinator, you must also take:  

  • Troop Committee Challenge:  An overview of the roles within a troop committee. ​


To be an Assistant Scoutmaster, you must also take:

  • Scoutmaster Specific:  A 6-8 hour course offered on a Saturday or on two evenings which covers basic scouting organization skills, including the Patrol Method and effective leadership of meetings.  The course is intended to give new troop leaders the confidence and skills they need to ensure their immediate success and to provide a foundation for their development as effective Scouters.  It teaches practical ways to instill the eight methods of Scouting into troop programs. This training also allows participants to learn the seven steps of a troop meeting through hands-on exercises. This course is not offered online. 
  • IOLS-Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills:  An advanced skills and leadership course requiring a 3 hour meeting one evening and a two day (one overnight) outing. This hands-on program teaches adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors, including hands-on knowledge of setting up a campsite, pitching a tent, hiking, outdoor cooking—all the skills necessary to see the outdoor program of the Boy Scouts of America come to life.  Graduates should be proficient in the basic outdoor skills through First Class rank. This course is not offered online. 


TRAINING INFORMATION- TO SUPPORT SPECIAL CAMPOUTS AND OTHER TROOP ACTIVITIES

The troop needs adults to take additional training to support special campouts including E-Rock (climbing instructors and COS-Climb on Safely), King Ranch (NRA gun safety), and water outings (canoe training and Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat).   Several of these trainings need to be taken every two years to be in-force.

Most of these trainings are on-line in the same BSA website discussed in the YPT section.  BSA climbing instruction, NRA gun safety, and canoe training require in-person attendance.  More information is available by contacting the Troop Training Coordinator or Training Advisor.

Every January Troop 599 holds a Climb on Safely Training/ Enchanted Rock Training and Site Assignments meeting.   You can take COS at this class or on-line. 

Additional canoe training is available at the following website - www.scoutcpr.org.  Please contact the Troop Training Coordinator/Advisor on which training is appropriate for the Troop outing.


Training Information- Adult and Youth to Complement Program

The troop has additional adult and youth training to complement our overall program and for Summer High Adventures.  These include CPR, YPT-Youth Protection Training (Time to Tell), EDGE, Wood Badge, Wilderness First Aid, and etc.

Training for youth is advertised in the Scout Newsletter and e-mail blasts.  These include a CPR class which the Troop sponsors yearly.  Also, YPT, Youth Protection Training, is required for all Scouts attending high adventures.   The Troop shows YPT videos at Troop meetings, also, including “A Time to Tell”.

There is special training for adult leaders and Scouts to further their rank advancement (EDGE) and prepare them for summer high adventures (Wilderness First Aid).   Woodbadge is an excellent course for adult Troop Leaders to further their BSA knowledge and skills.  Various links to these trainings are available at the Sam Houston Area Council ( http://www.shac.org/shac/main4.htm ) and other websites.

Contact information – Troop 599 Training Advisor - Walt Bozeman at walt.bozeman@outlook.com and 281-597-9250.


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