Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA

Required Training Policy

Training of our Adult Leaders gives us the ability to effectively “Deliver the Promise” of providing the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. We are proud of our commitment that: “…every youth deserves a trained leader…”

 Keep Calm and Get Trained

Experience has shown that completing training for their Scouting role permits Adult Leaders to be better at what they do. Trained adult leader are better at forming and managing our Scout Units, recruiting new Youth and Adult members, leading Scouts, and running effective Advancement and Outdoor Programs. Training also helps ensure the health and safety of the Youth and Adults in the Scouting program. Parents expect that their children will be safe when participating in a Scouting program. Adult Leaders, when properly trained, help to assure that this expectation is realized.


Council Training Policy

In 2015, after thoughtful discussion, the Executive Board of the Connecticut Yankee Council (CYC) adopted a policy requiring that all registered adults complete Position Specific Training required by the National Council of the BSA for their registered position in order to remain registered with their respective Units. Leaders who do not meet these training requirements will not be permitted to re-register on their Unit’s charter. Scouters who are registered through their District and/or Council are also required to be trained for the positions for which they are registered.


How did we intend to get there? While this may have seemed like a monumental task to accomplish, our plan was to take action in several phases.


Where We Are Today (2018)


Youth Protection Training


Position Specific Training




For over a century, Scouting has been an integral part of our communities, making a positive impact on countless young lives. Required Training will help the Adult Leaders of the Connecticut Yankee Council continue to offer high quality programs to our Youth members and Deliver the Promise. Every Youth deserves a trained leader.


Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leaders