Training Resources

The Otschodela Council provides training opportunities for scouts and adult leaders for all levels of scouting.

Online Training

Youth Protection Training

Train at your convenience! These courses can help adult leaders deliver quality Scouting experiences to youth. A log-in is required, however anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit.

Today’s youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip. In developing this exciting new tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert Netsmartz, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and training expert for many law enforcement agencies.

To Unit Leaders:
The Cyber Chip can be used as a tool to show skill and a commitment to do what’s right in the cyber world. Many unit leaders will be using the Cyber Chip before allowing any electronic use on outings—this is a decision each unit can make on its own, much like the Totin’ Chip is used today.

Training online at www.scouting.org with a MyScouting account. This course replaces New Leader Essentials and is required training for all new Direct Contact Leaders in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting and Venturing!