Varsity Scout Leader Training

Training shows new leaders how to do their jobs and allows for an interchange of ideas with more experienced leaders.  Every Varsity Scout deserves qualified, trained leaders who will provide the best program possible, the way it is intended.  Trained leaders ensure that the goals of Boy Scouting are met.  The leadership training program of the Boy Scouts of America provides this information and helps leaders become confident in carrying out their responsibilities.

Training Only Available in Person

Chartered Organization Representative

  • Training the Chartered Organization Representative

 

Varsity Coach & Assistant Coach

Both of the following courses are required to be considered "Trained." For Teams off the Anchorage, Juneau or Ketchikan road system you can conatct the Council Office for assistance in completing these courses.

  • Varsity Coach Position Specific Training 
  • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (Overnight Course)

 

Training Available in Person and online at My.Scouting.org

Committee Chair and Committee Members 

  • Troop Committee Challenge (works for Varsity Team Committee Members)
  • This course can be accessed by going to My.Scouting.org and following these steps:
  1. Log into My.Scouting.org.
  2. Click the Menu button on the top left of the page.
  3. Then click on MyDashboard.
  4. Your My Training dashboard will appear. Click on Training Center.
  5. Now Click on Boy Scouting and Varsity Scouting.
  6. Click on Take Course for the training you want.
  • You can click on Completions to print certificates from prior courses.

 

In Person Trainings

Council Training Calendar & Sign Up

Council Training Home Page

 

Information on Trainings Required for Tour Plans

Tour Plan Information

 

Position Specific Training at My.Scouting.org

My.Scouting.org

Once you log into My.Scouting.org click on the "BSA Learning Center" it will be a green box on the right side of the webpage.

Print the provided certificate upon completion.

Make sure you associate your My.Scouting.org account with your BSA Member ID Number and the Great Alaska Council using Manage Member ID under the Legacy Tools.

 

Trouble Getting Credit for Completing Online Courses at My.Scouting.Org ?

The National Council's new online Cub Scout Course Modules have been reported as not giving immediate credit for completing a course. Several volunteers in the the Great Alaska Council have experienced the necessity of taking a course several times before credit is given.

In order to get credit, you will need to send an Email to BSA website customer service at the Email address found in the instructions below. Please send the Email after taking the course at least TWICE without receiving credit.

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Send email to MyScouting@scouting.org 

Subject: Problems with My.Scouting.org courses

Text Body:     I have completed the _____________ online course at least two times and have not yet recived any credit for completion.
 
Course Name: 
Browser Type Used:
Date Completed: 
Member ID or My.Scouting user name: 
Council:  Great Alaska Council
Your Full Name:  
 
Please give me credit online for course completion and fix the errors in the system

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My.Scouting.org Help Desk

You can also contact the National Help Desk at (855) 707-2644 with problems regarding getting credited for completing segements of the online training. They can also help you with issues realted to your My.Scouting.org username and or password.