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Scouts BSA Leader Requirements

Greater St. Louis Area Council is offering Scouts BSA virtual Training.  In this class you will cover the SM/ASM Leader Specific Training and Troop Committee Training. 

Next training is June 23 at 7:00pm -9:00pm and June 30 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
This class is a 4 hour class, it is split into two sessions and you must attend both sessions to receive training credit. Zoom is used to deliver the training.  Cost is 0 and Leader Guides are available for purchase when you register.

Register HERE


Any Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, Committee Member and Merit Badge Counselor training that has been started must be completed prior to AUGUST 2nd of 2020. New learning plans and modules will be installed after that date and unfinished training will be lost. 

A complete list of training courses is available on the national BSA site.

Troop Committee Member/Committee Chairman

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster

Varsity Team Leader/Assistant Team Leader

Varsity Team Committee/Committee Chairman

All leader-specific trainings are available online through However, it is strongly encouraged that leaders attend their district’s classroom training instead for more hands-on training and in-depth discussions.

Position-specific training courses for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA are being updated and will be available January 2, 2019. Any progress on current training materials will not carry over to the new learning plan so be sure to complete any in-progess training before December 31, 2018.


District Training Chairs

Boone Trails Jack Culian
Cherokee Doc Mobley
Egyptian Mark Beyke
Grand Towers Patrick Burke
Gravois Trail Gary Dedeke
Big Muddy Anthony Travelstead
New Horizons Jim Riddle
North Star Scott Both
Osage Susan Benedict
Ozark Trailblazers Deena Ward
Pathfinder Tom Barrett
River Trails Fred Kohut
Shawnee James Unterreiner
Sioux Linda Palmer
Thunderbird Tim Redmond
Kaskaskia David Bargman
Black Gold Lloyd Reiksensmeier
Cahokia Mounds Mark LaRue 
Piasa Bird Jackie Ridgley
St. Clair George Ripplinger