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Why do we need training?


Why should Boy Scouts of America leaders be trained?


  • Do you want your teen to get their drivers license without training?
  • Would you want a dentist to work on your mouth without any training?
  • Would you want someone to remodel your kitchen without training?
  • Do you want your kids to be taught by a teacher without training?
  • Would you hand over your money to an estate planner without any training?
  • Do you want a mechanic to work on your car without any training?
  • Do you want your Scout to be mentored by a leader without training?


  • Do youth with trained leaders advance in rank at a higher percentage?
  • Do youth with trained leaders stay in the program longer?
  • Is your child safer with a Youth Protection trained leader?
  • Do you want your child to learn Scouting skills properly?
  • Is it important to you that your kids leader knows how to lead?
  • Do trained leaders put on a better program?
  • Do trained leaders have more organized meetings?
  • Do youth with trained leaders have more fun?


This is why all Scout leaders should be trained!

It is a proven fact that Scouts with trained leaders experience a better program.

Every youth in the Scouting program deserves a trained leader!

Are you a trained leader for your position?

To see a report of how many of your leaders are trained, click here

If you would like to see a printout of the trained leaders in your unit, contact your Committee chair. They have access to the Unit Tool Box to view these reports.

If you are a unit Committee Chair and you do not know how to access your Unit Tool Box contact Amy Hoeschen at   Jake Twaddle (763)231-7226 (Program Relations Executive) for instructions. 

If you’ve have taken a training course and it is not registered in the report, contact Ron Murphy (763)533-2610 with the following information:

Your - name, type of unit, unit number, BSA ID number if you know it, training course that you took, when you took the course and where you took the course.   

For questions or concerns contact Northern Lights District Training Chair Dave Johnson (763)533-1819