Every scout deserves a trained leader. Trained leaders improve adult retention, youth retention, program success, safety, fun, and many other facets of scouting. The BSA wants every adult leader to be "trained" at his position. That means every registered scouter must take Youth Protection training. To be considered trained and wear the "trained" patch, scouters must also take position specific training courses. For Cub Scout outdoor events, BALOO is required for permitting. For Webelos events, OWLS is required. For Boy Scout outdoor events IOLS is required. And once you are "trained", you can take your training to a higher level with the advanced training offered in Wood Badge. Some of the training is online, and some of the training is hands-on. For the online training, go to Myscouting , make yourself an account, and have at it. Check the council training calendar for the hands-on training opportunities like BALOO, OWLS, IOLS, Troop Leader, and others.