Venturing leaders must first complete Youth Protection. This course must be recertified every 2 years. It is available in each district based on the district's training schedule and it is available online through the OnlineLearningCenter (http://www.my.scouting.org/)
There is also a DVD course in youth protection called ?Youth Protection: Personal Safety Awareness?. This course is meant to be a training/discussion with the youth members to help them recognize and avoid dangerous situations.
Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC)
The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course is to teach crew members with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. ILSC is intended to help Venturers in leadership positions within their crew understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Venturers and is a replacement for the Venturing Leadership Skills Course. The new syllabus is available at: www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/511-013WB.pdf. Completion of this course is a requirement for the Venturing Silver Award.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) National Youth Leadership Training is a week-long leadership skills course for young men and women who have been elected by members of their units to serve as Patrol Leaders, Senior Patrol Leaders, Crew Officers or other youth leadership positions. This course, taught by youth for youth, focuses on the fundamentals of good leadership, such as skills of motivating people, communication, identifying and using resources, and problem solving. Skills related to planning, effective teaching, and sharing leadership are also presented.
Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training (VAST)
Below is the instructor's guide for the Venturing crew Advisor and assistant training. The course will provide an introduction to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful Venturing crew leadership experience. This training is designed to introduce adult leaders to the basic information needed to operate a Ventruing Crew. This Training is also very helpful for Explorer Posts and Ships.
Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America's recommended procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower. Any unit participating in any of these activities must have at least on adult present that as completed the Climb on Safely course.
Trek Safely is the Boy Scouts of America's recommended procedure for organizing and carrying out outdoor treks that involve Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Ventures. Trek Safely applies to all types of outdoor experiences that involve trekking, including hiking, backpacking, canoeing, horseback riding, caving, rafting, kayaking, sailing, ski touring, mountain climbing, and mountain biking.
Den Chief Training is for Den Chiefs, Cubmasters and all others interested in understanding the important leadership role of a Den Chief within a den. It is full of fun, excitement, and information to help den chiefs do a good job. Den Chiefs are an older, experienced Boy Scout, Varsity Scout or Venture aged youth who assists the den leaders and pack leaders as required.