One of the keys to a successful Scouting experience for young people, second only to the selection of the right person for each responsibility, is trained volunteer leadership. Leadership training provides adult leaders with fundamental information about the aims and methods of the movement, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting.

For this reason, the Jersey Shore Council is committed to provide top quality training opportunities for leaders, parents and Scouts at the district and council levels. Through these efforts, the delivery of a better and quality Scouting program can be provided to our entire youth membership.


What does it mean to be a trained leader?

In order to be considered a full trained for your position you must take the following courses listed below.  All adults must take youth protection training before registering with BSA.  Some of these trainings are online and some are in person. There are links that explain each course below.




This is Scouting Training

Cubmaster Fast Start Training

Cubmaster Specific Training


Committee Chair and Committee Members

This is Scouting Training

Cub Scout Pack Committee Fast Start Training

Committee Specific Training


Tiger Den Leader

This is Scouting Training

Tiger Den Leader Fast Start Training

Tiger Leader Specific Training


Wolf Den Leader

This is Scouting Training

Wolf Den Leader Fast Start Training

Wolf Leader Specific Training

Bear Den Leader

This is Scouting Training

Bear Den Leader Fast Start Training

Bear Leader Specific Training


Webelos Den Leader

This is Scouting Training

Webelos Den Leader Fast Start Training

Webelos Leader Specific Training


Pack Outdoor Outings

Required to take your Pack on Camping- Basic Outdoor Leader Orientation

Required to take your Webelos Den Camping- Outdoor Leader Skills Webelos Leaders Skills



Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters

Boy Scout Fast Start Training

Scoutmaster Specific 

Spring GOLD Training

Fall GOLD Training


Committee Chair and Committee Members

Boy Scout Fast Start Training

Troop Committee Challenge



Advisors and Associate Advisors

Venturing Youth Protection

Venturing Leader Fast Start

Venturing Leader Specific


Committee Chair and Committee Members

Venturing Youth Protection

Crew Committee Challenge 



Exploring Advisors, Assoicate Advisors, and Committee

Learning for Life Youth Proteciton

Post Advisor Basic Training


Additional Training Opportunities


University of Scouting

The University of Scouting courses are designed to help YOU improve your skills and increase your knowledge about Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity, Venturing, Commissioner Service and related subjects. We encourage you to use your time between classes for Scouter networking – meet up with old friends, make new friends, enjoy a great lunch.   The course is held in March each year. 

Spring Red Cross – Wilderness First Aid Training

Fall Red Cross- Wilderness First Aid Training

A requirement for all high-adventure trips, this advanced course covers 16 hours of classroom and hands-on training over the course of one weekend. The course is offered twice a year.

Spring Den Chief Training

Fall Den Chief Training

Den Chief Training is a one-day course to teach your Boy Scouts how to effectively help run a den of Cub Scouts.   The Den Chief is a leadership position within the Cub Den or Webelos Patrol. It also counts as leadership for the Boy Scout for his Scout ranks. The training highlights the responsibilities of a Den Chief during the meeting (games, songs, scout skills, scout trips, etc.) as well as planning and evaluation.   The course is offered twice a year next.


National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the current incarnation of youth leadership development training offered for Scouts 1st class and above in a leadership position. The program is conducted at the council level over two weekends.  The program is conducted at the council level over two weekends in March.



Wood Badge is the highest level of adult Scout leader training available. It was first presented in England by the founder of Scouting, Baden Powell, and he introduced the program into the United States during a visit in 1936. The National Council has updated it several times, and during 2001–2002 implemented an overhaul that emphasized a prototypical troop as a method for teaching team leadership and problem-solving skills.

The training is delivered through a lecture classroom environment and a short outdoor camping experience. It is a key element of the overall leadership training program.