ADULT ASSOCIATION

Boys learn a great deal by watching how adults conduct themselves. Scout leaders can be positive role models for the members of their troops. In
many cases a Scoutmaster who is willing to listen to boys, encourage them, and take a sincere interest in them can make a profound difference in
their lives.

The Scoutmaster is the adult leader responsible for the image and program of the troop. The Scoutmaster and his assistant Scoutmasters work
directly with the Scouts. The importance of the Scoutmaster's job is reflected in the fact that the quality of his guidance will affect every youth and adult
involved in the troop.  To fulfill his obligation to the troop, the Scoutmaster, with the assistance of the troop committee, recruits assistant
Scoutmasters to help operate the troop. Each assistant Scoutmaster is assigned specific program duties and reports to the Scoutmaster. They also
provide the required two-deep leadership standards set by the Boy Scouts of America.

The troop committee, which is the troop's Board of Directors, supports the troop's adult and youth leaders in delivering a quality program to the troop's
Scouts.

  • Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed
  1. Fast Start: Boy Scouting (online)
  2. Youth Protection Training (online)
  3. This Is Scouting (online)
  4. Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training (register through Powder MIll or other area district)
  5. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (register through Powder Mill or other area district)

  • Troop Committee Members are considered trained when they have completed
  1. Fast Start: Boy Scouting (online)
  2. Youth Protection Training (online)
  3. This Is Scouting (online)
  4. Troop Committee Challenge (online)

  • Supplemental Training is available to adult leaders, both online and through districts, councils and national.