Adult Training Opportunities
You'll note how it says opportunities in the title and that's because that's what these really are. There's not a lot of other places where you're going to have the opportunity to share your wild camping experiences as an opportunity to teach others, eat camp food that's worthy of culinary awards, or learn skills that will keep you alive in the wild. It's your training, you're going to get out what you put into it because the the class doesn't end when the bell rings. Adult leaders learn quickly that the classes here are just the foundation and the boys that we're trying to mentor will always, always have something new up their sleeve.

 In order to be considered a fully "Trained" registered leader by the BSA an adult must complete the following:
  • Committee Members - Youth Protection Training (YPT), Troop Committee Challenge
  • Scoutmasters/Assistant Scoutmasters - YPT, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills
Here's links to training information for adult leaders:

BSA Required Training (Depending on Leadership Position)
Youth Protection Training (YPT)
This is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for all the adults in the Troop and required for all adult leaders.  You don't need to be a registered leader with the BSA to take the class and it's good information for everyone to have and helps keep our kids safe. YPT is available online at the MyScouting webpage. Once you complete the course please send the completion certificate to our Training Committee Chair.

Troop Committee Challenge
This is an online course on the MyScouting webpage

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training
This is an 8 hour course taught by BSA volunteers that have been specially trained.  This goes over the process of supporting youth leadership and troop operation. To find a course in the Denver area please visit the Denver Area Council Upcoming Events website.

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (ITOLS)
This is a hands-on course that will teach practical outdoor skills that adults need to lead Scouts on campouts.  This is an overnight course and you'll be camping out with your classmates.  To find a course in Denver please visit the Denver Area Council Upcoming Events website.

BSA Supplemental Training is the e-learning portal for all of Scouting.  There you can find all sorts of supplemental training for your Scouting journey as an Adult Leader. You can find courses on the site for YPT, Safe Swim Defense, This is Scouting, Physical Wellness, Safety Afloat, Climb On Safely, Trek Safety, Weather Hazards, Troop Committee Challenge, and Fast Start: Boy Scouting.  Go to the MyScouting webpage.

Wood Badge
Wood Badge is the pinnacle of training for Scouting's Adult Volunteers. This course is 6 days of training, usually broken into two 3 day weekends, and will train you in skills and methods that are the foundation of Scouting. This course has the power to change your life inside, and outside, of Scouting. For a more information you can visit, for the Wood Badge courses in the Denver Area Council you can visit this search page, and for a little fun you can visit this Wood Badge video.

Philmont Training Center
You can go even deeper into the world of Scout training at the Philmont Training Center. The have many different conferences you can take part in. Visit their website here: PTC

Other Training
First Aid
Wilderness First Aid
The 2013 Journey to Excellence spreadsheets features a unit budgeting tool. This seems to be missing from the 2014 spreadsheets, but the 2013 version is still available.