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Adult Leader Training

Essentials for Adult Leaders

New Parents

YPT is required for ALL parents who would like attend outings and be an active participant in Scouting. 

All Leaders

YPT is required for ALL volunteers.

The BSA offers a host of training opportunities through including but not limited to:

  • Unit leadership
  • Course leadership
  • Outdoor leadership

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Philmont Training Center

Philmont Training Center

The Philmont Training Center (PTC) is the national volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America Located in NW New Mexico. Since 1950, PTC has provided a unique environment for training volunteer and professional leaders, and a fun family program for every...

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Training Basics

Training Basics

What is a Trained Leader A trained leader is an adult Scouter who cares enough to sacrifice a bit of their time to become fully knowledgeable on the tools and tricks to help young people learn make good choices by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and...

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