Saturday, February 17, 2018

Training Overview


National Council Training

Training from the National Council can be found at the Boy Scouts of America Adult training site.  Boy Scouts of America offers supplemental training to adults in an instructor led format at the Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, New Mexico.  For more information about BSA training programs, please check out the training site at the link below.

In addition, many training courses can be taken online through the Boy Scouts of America e-Learning website.  It can be found by creating an account on the my.scouting website.

Local Council Training

All detailed information about training in the Northern Star Council can found on the Northern Star Council Training webpage, available through the link below:


Local District Training

 The Rolling Hills district offers training to adult leaders and youth throughout the year at locations within the district.  The list below shows upcoming training by the district team.


Other Information

Do you need to know what the class codes are for training you've already taken?  Take a look at the link below to find out what you need to know.

Training Codes (from the National Council)

Training Recertification

 There's been some questions lately about which training courses expire and which don't.  Here is a list from the national council which details the courses that expire and how often they need to be retaken.


  • Youth Protection—every two years
  • National Camping School—good for five camping seasons
  • Safe Swim Defense—every two years
  • Paddle Craft Safety—every three years
  • Aquatics Supervision/Swimming and Water Rescue—every three years
  • BSA Lifeguard—every three years
  • Visitation training—every two years
  • Climbing Lead Instructor—every two years
  • Climbing Instructor—every two years
  • COPE/Climbing Inspector—every two years
  • Safety Afloat—every two years
  • Chain Saw Safety—every two years
  • Trainer’s EDGE—every three years
  • Hazardous Weather—every two years
  • Physical Wellness—every two years
  • Climb On Safely—every two years
  • Trek Safely—every two years



Rolling Hills Training

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Upcoming Training around Northern Star Council

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