There are several opportunities for adult leader training to consider.
1) Youth Protection Training (YPT)
Adult leaders who wish to be registered with the BSA and all adults who have any youth contact must take the BSA Youth Protection Training.
2) CPR certification
Adults should be CPR certified. The Troop offers CPR training one time a year.
The next CPR training will be offered Tuesday January 7 after the regular Troop Committee Meeting.
3) Position specific training
Adults should take position specific training offered on the BSA website.
Training is offered for Committee members and Troop Leaders.
4) Activity specific training
There are numerous online courses for safety training in specific activities such as swimming, boating and many others.
5) Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)
Adults should consider taking the training referred to as Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS). This is a two day, one night course offered several times a year. If you wish to be registered as an Assistant Scoutmaster, you must complete the online training mentioned above in #3 and the IOLS.
6) Wood Badge
Adults should consider taking Wood Badge. This is a training course originally designed by Lord Baden Powell himself. This course gives instruction in outdoor skills, teamwork, and leadership necessary to be a successful Scout leader. This course takes place over two weekends and is offered once a year.
7) Bullying awareness / Anti-bullying
There is extensive and detailed anti-bullying information on the BSA National website at scouting.org.