Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training

Scoutmaster Position-Specific training is the BSA’s initial level of training for adult leaders of Scouts BSA troops. It is designed primarily for Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters. However, committee members and other adults connected to a Scouts BSA troop are welcome to attend.

When Scoutmaster Position-Specific training and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) have both been completed, new adult leaders are considered “Trained” and will have the tools needed to conduct an effective Scouting program.

Key Course Content

  • The role of a Scoutmaster in a Boy-Led or Girl-Led troop
  • Lighting the Fire
    • The Outdoor Program
    • The Advancement Program
  • Keeping it going
    • Program Planning
    • Troop Administration


  • Choice of 3 sessions (Need only attend one)
    • 9 am-noon Tues July 19
    • 9 am-noon Tues July 26
    • 11am-2:30 pm Sat August 13
  • Held at Dahl Hall, Camp Decorah
  • No Cost but please RSVP below!

Scoutmaster Position-Specific RSVP