Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA

NEW: Boy Scout Leader Online Training

BSA is pleased to announce the launch of the Boy Scout Leader eLearning content, as of 03/28/2017  Working closely with a team of Boy Scout program experts and experienced volunteers, specific content was developed to provide a high-quality learning experience while creating an additional training option for leaders and volunteers who need to complete their position specific training requirements for the Boy Scout program.

 Online Training

Nineteen modules, each ranging from 4-12 minutes in length, were designed to be viewed over a period time, and can be completed on a computer or tablet any time of day – from anywhere. These modules are a valuable resource for leaders to refer to when needed.


For Scoutmasters and ASMs, completion of the required eLearning modules for your role, in addition to the completion of the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) face-to-face course, will trigger you as position trained in the BSA Learn Center.


For Troop Committee Chairs and Committee Members, these online modules replace the Troop Committee Challenge for position trained requirements. If you are already position trained, this will not affect your trained status.


Merit Badge Counselor training is also included in this release, which consists of six online modules that, once completed, will trigger Merit Badge Counselors as position trained. Merit Badge Counselors are reminded that ALL registered positions in Scouting MUST complete online Youth Protection training at least ONCE EVERY YEAR. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Effective April 20, 2017, Connecticut Yankee Council has created its own online training program for Merit Badge Counselors. The training consists of an overview of the Merit Badge program, followed by a 13 question quiz. Access this course here.


Please note: Fast Start, This Is Scouting, and Troop Committee Challenge training are now retired and have been replaced by this online learning. Please refer to the Boy Scout Position Trained Requirements chart to see the online module requirements necessary to be completed for your specific position.


Plus, effective April 15, 2017, Chaplain Training is available online at the BSA Learn Center. This is great training for adult Chaplains as well as other interested adult leaders.


Scouters who prefer to complete their courses in a face-to-face classroom environment can find course dates here.


As always, the BSA Learn Center continually strives to provide content you need – when you need it. 


BSA Learn Center can be reached through


Trained Leaders