“Every Scout deserves a trained leader.”
How can you tell what training you need in order to be “trained”? ...And just what are those requirements?
The answer is here.
All BSA positions require Youth Protection Training (YPT) - which must be updated every two years (we recommend that you take it every year).
All direct contact positions (e.g., Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Scoutmasters/Asst SMS, etc.) also require Hazardous Weather Training. This training must be updated every two years, as well.
Then, there is “Position-Specific” training. There is both live training (taught by a real human) or online training (taught by, um). The live training allows you to ask questions and mingle with other Scouters. The online training (available at my.scouting.org) consists of blocks of several modules, which give you training at your own pace. [ed. note: Don’t be put off by the number of modules. Each one only takes a couple of minutes to complete, and they are broken that way, so that you can take breaks. Most position-specific training can be done in two hours or less]
Note that training does change from time to time. Refer to the link above or my.scouting.org for updates.
Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader