How do you lead a successful program if you don’t know how the program works? Trick question: you can’t! That’s why training is so important in Venturing. The following training courses will help you learn the ins and outs of Venturing, so you’ll know how it works and how your crew can be successful!

Youth Trainings

Training Audience Link
Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC) Entire crew (required for Discovery) Available here
Goal-Setting and Time Management Entire crew (required for Discovery) Available here
Crew Officer Orientation Crew officers (required for Discovery) Available here
Project Management Entire crew (required for Pathfinder) Email us
Mentoring Experienced Venturers (required for Summit) Available here
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Crew leadership (highly recommended) Email us
National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) NYLT graduates More information
Kodiak Challenge (can be run by a crew or the council) Entire crew Available here

Youth Protection (REQUIRED)

Training Audience Link
BSA Youth Protection Everyone over 18 Available at MyScouting
Venturing Youth Protection Everyone over 18 Available at MyScouting

Adult Trainings

Training Category Link
Venturing Fast Start Required Available at MyScouting
This Is Scouting Required Available at MyScouting
Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Required for Advisors Email us
Venturing Crew Committee Challenge Required for Committee Members Email us
Safe Swim Defense/Trek Safely/etc. Recommended Available at MyScouting
Wood Badge Recommended Email us

The Powderhorn Training is also strongly recommended, as it focuses on how to run a high adventure program in your unit. For more information and local courses, email us.