ACCESSING ONLINE TRAINING AT MYSCOUTING.ORG
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) offers online Adult Leader Training at myscouting.org. All leaders are encouraged to take online training because it is timely information and can be completed when you are free to do it. New leaders should complete as least the Fast Start training for their position and Youth Protection Training for their program within the first few days of joining the unit.
Depending on the version and security settings, myscouting.org may not be accessible with Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 8.0 or higher, nor Safari browsers (sorry, Mac fans). Use a lower version of MS IE or Mozilla’s Firefox browser (it’s free at www.mozilla.org).
When registering at myscouting.org, you’ll create a logon and password. You’ll also be asked to designate what council you are in AND to enter your BSA ID number. BOTH ARE IMPORTANT TO ENSURE YOUR MASTER TRAINING RECORD IS PROPERLY UPDATED. Select the Greater NY Council as your council.
If you know your BSA ID number, enter it now. If you’re a new Leader and haven’t received your BSA ID number yet, please return to myscouting.org when you get it and edit your myscouting.org profile to add it. IT’S IMPORTANT SO YOUR MASTER TRAINING RECORD IS PROPERLY UPDATED.
You can find your BSA ID number on your BSA registration card, on your unit’s roster, or contact the person who does the re-chartering in your Unit.
Finally, always print a copy of the trained certificate for your records as you complete an online course (or anytime afterwards) for your records. Also, provide a copy of the certificate to your Pack Trainer, Unit Training Chair, or whoever tracks adult leader training in your unit. If you do not know who that person is, ask your unit leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Varsity Scout Coach, Venturing Advisor, or Skipper) or your Committee Chair – they should know.
If you experience technical issues with myscouting.org, contact the BSA National Help Desk at 1-972-580-2267.
MyScouting issues may also be sent via e-mail to email@example.com. E-mail requests to the National Help Desk might take up to 24 hours for answering.
When e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org please include a description of the problem, your name, e-mail address, BSA ID number, phone number, and Council name (Greater NY Council – #640).