The Building Blocks of Scouting
Community Organizations and Scout Councils
Scouting's Values
Leadership
The Outdoors
Advancement
Personal Growth
The Patrol Method
The Order of the Arrow
Scouts With Special Needs
Leadership

Boy Scouts is a boy-led, boy-run organization, but the boys must be trained to be leaders. One of the Scoutmaster's most important responsibilities is to provide the direction, coaching, and training that empowers the boy with the skills he will need to lead his troop.

Scouting's value to young people is clear, but the advantages of Scouting are not limited to boys. Adults also develop leadership and physical skills with every training experience.

Adult training begins with the Fast Start Orientation program, followed by Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills and the new Leader Specific Training. Further training can include Wood Badge for the 21st Century, which has evolved into the BSA's core leadership skills training course. It focuses on a person's ability to work with and lead groups of youth and adults.

 

The Building Blocks of Scouting
Community Organizations and Scout Councils | Scouting's Values
Leadership | The Outdoors | Advancement | Personal Growth
The Patrol Method | The Order of the Arrow | Scouts With Special Needs

 

Boy Scouts of America