Below is the email sent out regarding the new training requirements. To simplify – get your leaders trained! With two deep trained leader requirements now extended to Cub Scouts it is imperative that all leaders complete their training prior to recharter to avoid any issues.
Saturday, September 7, 2019
To: All Cub Scout & Scouts BSA Unit Key 3
From: Ronald Penczek, Council Commissioner
RE: Direct Contact Leader Required Training Policy & Recharter
Dear Scout Leader,
Soon we will be starting the annual recharter process for your unit and I want to remined you about the council policy of requiring all Direct Contact Leaders to be trained for their respective leadership positions. This policy will affect Cub Scout and Scout BSA leaders this year including new leaders that join with their Scout this fall.
Cub Scout and Scouts BSA Direct Contact Leaders must be trained for their respective positions by December 31 of this year, to be registered for their positions in 2020. This means untrained direct contact leaders will be dropped from your unit’s charter or if a leader is in a required position will prevent your unit’s charter from posting.
All required training is available online at my.scouting.org with exception to Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) required for Scouts BSA. IOLS training is available:
- Remaining Council provided training is Dec. 14-15 (Sat-Sun). Click here to register for the Council provided IOLS training.
- University of Scouting on Saturday, November 9-10. Click here to register
- May be available at fall camporees
To read the required training policy and for frequently asked questions about direct contact leader training click here. Trained leaders lead to better unit program, better unit programs allow us to change more life’s and impact more communities. Thank you for getting trained and all you do for Scouting.
Yours in Scouting,