Welcome to the Troop 212 Training Page

It can sometimes be confusing to figure out what training you have to take.  We have tried to make it easy by laying out a list of the BASIC REQUIRED TRAINING for each leadership position.  Courses with an * are available online at https://my.scouting.org/

If you have already completed your Basic Required Training, or you are trying to determine what Supplemental Training you may need to lead Scouts on a trip, please go to our Supplemental Training page.

Please report any new training you take to our training coordinator, Mike Lopez at training@bsa212cary.org, upon your completion.  If you have any questions regarding training after reviewing this page please contact Mike.  Also, if you find any broken links or outdated info on this page, contact Mike.
                       Troop 212 Basic Training by Leadership Position

Driver Training (adults who drive for trips)
Parent Training (to be able to participate in Scout events like campouts)

Basic Training for All Registered Adults, regardless of position

Course Descriptions and Information

Youth Protection Training

This 20 minute online training can be taken at https://my.scouting.org/.   This training must be re-taken every 2 years.  Topics covered include the BSA's Youth Protection policies, kinds of abuse, signs of abuse, how to respond to disclosure of abuse, and proper reporting procedures.  Adult leaders cannot interact with youth without this training.  You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take Youth Protection training.

To take Youth Protection training go to https://my.scouting.org/ and create an account.

Upon completion, you may print a certificate of completion to submit with a volunteer application or submit the completion certificate to the unit leader for processing at the local council.

When your volunteer application is approved, you will receive a BSA membership card which includes your member ID number. After you receive your membership card, log back into MyScouting, click on My Profile and update the system by inputting your member ID number. This will link your Youth Protection training records, and any other training, in My.Scouting to your BSA membership.

Parents must take this course in order to attend Scouting Events like Campouts, or to drive on trips, even if they are not a registered leader.

This Course is a Prerequisite to many other BSA Training Courses, such as Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training and Merit Badge Counselor Orientation.

Safe Environment Training

Parents must take this course in order to attend Scouting Events like campouts, or to drive on trips, even if they are not a registered leader. This is an in person course only and it takes two hours. It is good for 5 years.

  1. What is SET and the Background check for?  We are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus (K.O.C), which is in turn under the jurisdiction of the Raleigh Diocese.  The Raleigh Diocese requires Safe Environment Training (SET) for all adults -- including parents-- who have contact with youth (e.g., ASMs, merit badge counselors, those who camp with the troop and/or provide transportation to/from events). This training is a more in-depth approach to the issues of youth protection.  It includes a background check and a two-hour course; the resulting certification is good for five years. 

  2. Do I have to take SET and submit paperwork for a background check?  If you have any interaction with the Scouts, either as a leader, MB Counselor, Committee Member, or driver for trips, you must take SET and you must submit to a background check.  If you are a parent and you want to camp or go on activities with the Scouts, you must take SET and you must submit to a background check.

  3. I took Youth Protection Training (YPT) through the BSA, do I still have to take SET and do a background check?  Yes.  They are BOTH required.  BSA requires YPT and the Diocese requires SET and the background check.   We are sponsored by the K.O.C., which is part of the diocese, so we have to comply.

  4. I think I took SET or I am not sure if I am still current for SET training.  How do I find out?  Please go to  http://www.stmichaelcary.org/safeenvironment and click on their link to see the latest list.  The link is right below the the bios of the instructors where is says Click here to check the status of your Safe Environment certification.  If you are not on the list, or your date is older than 5 years ago, or there is not a "Yes" under background check, you need to take action.

  5. I think I should be on the list, but I am not.  What should I do?  If you are not on this list at all, and you think you should be, you need to contact St. Michael's at office@stmichaelcary.org

  6. I can’t make it to any of the sessions that you told us about.  What now?  We don’t control the SET dates, but we still have to do the training.  There are other sessions offered through the Diocese that you can go to.  Here is a calendar of other offerings.  http://www.dioceseofraleigh.org/offices/child-and-youth-protection/calendar  If you go to another location for SET, you must provide the certificate to office@stmichaelcary.org  so that you show up on St. Michael’s list so that we have record.

  7. How do I get the background check done?  Fill out the background check paperwork and turn it into the St. Michael's Church Office.  office@stmichaelcary.org You can also fax it Attn: Norma Powers (919) 468 - 6130.

  8. Where do I get the paperwork to register for the background check?  Just follow this link.

  9. When do I have to get the training by?  As soon as possible.  The sooner the better.  The diocese could tell us anytime that adults cannot participate without this training.  We have self-imposed that if you have not done it by December that you will not be able to re-charter with the troop, but that’s really a minimum goal.  Just please do it soon.

  10. What if I still have questions?  Try going to http://www.stmichaelcary.org/safeenvironment or email office@stmichaelcary.org.  This is a diocese requirement, not a BSA requirement, but since we are sponsored by the K.O.C., which is part of the diocese, we have to comply.


Fast Start Orientation Training

Intended to be taken by pack, troop, team, and crew leaders, as well as unit commissioners and chartered organization representatives immediately following the acceptance of their new role.  This short online training can be taken at https://my.scouting.org/.  It only needs to be taken one time.

This Course is a Prerequisite to many other BSA Training Courses, such as Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training.

This is Scouting

This Is Scouting provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training. The module consists of six video sections, each followed by a brief quiz.  This 50 minute online training can be taken at https://my.scouting.org/.  It only needs to be taken one time.

This Course is a Prerequisite to many other BSA Training Courses, such as Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training.

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training

The course is intended to provide troop leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops.  Following This Is Scouting, this course is phase two of a new Scoutmaster’s introduction to the BSA and to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful troop leadership experience.  This course addresses the needs of adults who have recently accepted the responsibility of delivering the Scouting program to youth by serving as Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters. For many, this will be an introduction to the rewards and challenges of troop leadership. Others may have held leadership positions in Cub Scouting, Venturing, or on troop, district, or council committees, and have come to this training well versed in what Scouting has to offer.

This training is a full day long course and is generally given once per year by our district, the Crosswinds District.  The other districts in Occoneechee Council also offer this training and you can take it anytime/anywhere it is offered. To find classes, go to:  http://www.ocscouts.org/calendar-all/  or send an email to the current Crosswinds District Training Chair to see when they plan to offer the next local course. Find their email at http://crosswindsbsa.org/district-committee/committee-members/


Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered "trained".  


This is a multi-day course that includes overnight camping.  Depending on the instructor, the course may be scheduled over multiple weekends, or it may be one weekend with some additional evening classes.  Every scheduled session is a little different.   This training is generally given once per year by our district, the Crosswinds District.  The other districts in Occoneechee Council also offer this training and you can take it anytime/anywhere it is offered.  To find classes, go to:  http://www.ocscouts.org/calendar-all/  or send an email to the current Crosswinds District Training Chair to see when they plan to offer the next local course. Find their email at http://crosswindsbsa.org/district-committee/committee-members/


Troop Committee Challenge

This 30 minute online training can be taken at https://my.scouting.org/. The Troop Committee Challenge training helps troop committee members better understand their roles and responsibilities. This training enables troop committee members to give support to the troop, Scouts, and Scoutmasters.


Chartered Organization Representative Training

This is the required training course for the Representative of our Chartered Organization.   It must be taken in person.


Click here for a syllabus of this course.


To find classes, go to:  To find classes, go to:  http://www.ocscouts.org/calendar-all/  or send an email to the current Crosswinds District Training Chair to see when they plan to offer the next local course. Find their email at http://crosswindsbsa.org/district-committee/committee-members/


Merit Badge Counselor Orientation

The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications)—as a merit badge counselor, you can play a vital role in stirring a young man's curiosity about that particular topic. By serving as a merit badge counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest.

Remember- Unit leaders are not automatically approved to serve as merit badge counselors.  Just because you are a registered Assistant Scoutmaster or Committee Member, you are not a Merit Badge Counselor.

If you are not yet a merit badge counselor, it is easy to become a volunteer.

Contact Gantt Edmiston gantte@gmail.com to find out the time and date of the next class and to register.


References (as of 8/31/14):

http://www.scouting.org/training/adult.aspx

http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/What_makes_a_trained_leader.pdf