AREA 2 TRAININGEvery Scout Deserves Trained Volunteers

Please click on the links below for information on the types of training supported by Area 2:

The following is a list on Area 2 Training. Please contact us if you know of any additional Area 2 training events not listed here.

2017 Area 2 Training Calendar Coming Soon (Sorry for the delay)




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Training Recertification – How Often Does BSA Training Need To Be Done?

Keeping Scouts safe and keeping Scouting leaders up to date with current information and methods means some of the BSA’s training courses need to be retaken every couple of years. We all know about Youth Protection training and National Camping School, but there are some others—including some that have recently been added to the list.

Below is a list of these courses and how often they should be retaken to be valid:

  • Youth Protection—every two years (we suggest both Boy Scout and Venturing Youth Protection for all adults involved with Scouting)
  • 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
  • Camp Assessment Training – annually
  • 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

By the way, the Volunteer Training Committee encourages you to take the most current training courses for your Scouting position even if there is no expiration, or even if you are considered “trained” as a result of taking an older course. It is always better for our Scouts when their leaders stay up to date!

CLICK HERE to see the most up-to-date Training news from the Boy Scouts of America.