Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader! Training gives leaders the knowledge and confidence they need to help boys get the most out of the scouting program. All of Troop 1042's leaders are expected to be trained and we are committed to providing the resources they need.
Here are some links and information to get you started:
- Required Training
The involvement of all our parents and adult leaders is essential to a successful program for our boys. Training is required for all leadership positions—here's what you need to know to ensure your son gets the most out of his scouting experience. If you require training and need help in determining what you need and/or how to get it, please contact the Scoutmaster. You can find most of the required training at scouting.org.
For all leaders (Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members, Merit Badge Counselors, Eagle Candidate Advisers, etc.):
Boy Scout Fast Start Leader Training (available online)
This is Scouting (available online; replaces New Leader Essentials)
Youth Protection (available online; must be renewed every two years)
Leader-Specific Training (training requirements vary depending on your position; please see below for details.)
- Additional Training for Specific Positions
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters:
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training (Required)
Introduction to Outdoor Skills (Required)
Wood Badge (Highly Recommended)
Merit Badge Counselors:
Attend 40 minute Merit Badge Counselor Training Course through Marin Council
Submit Completed Application for Council Approval
If you are interested in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor, please contact the Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator
Please volunteer to become a merit badge counselor to help teach the boys. You do not need to be specifically trained or certified in the area of interest to become a Merit Badge Counselor but you should have some experience or education to share with scouts. With over 130 merit badges offered, you are sure to find a subject that could be in your job discipline, hobby, or other interest. To be considered as a Merit Badge Counselor, please fill out the Merit Badge Counselor application and then submit the completed form to our Merit Badge Couselor Coordinator.