Online Training Opportunities

Scouts BSA offers extensive online training opportunities at For a listing of online trainings available, please click here.

Questions? Please contact Glyn Dobson

IOLS Training Opportunities

This training is for Scouts BSA and Venture Leaders. 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.

Upcoming Training opportunities:

Questions? Please contact Gary DeHart

Adult Training

At Troop 143, we have a goal of 100% trained leaders. We ask everyone to go to the My Scouting website to explore all the online training opportunities available. Go to the site, click on "My Dashboard" in the upper left hand corner.  Click on Training Center, then Boy Scouting and Varsity and find your training.

Training Requirements:

  • • ASM Training - SALT (Online and Face to Face) - Learn the basics about the structure of Boy Scouts, the Troop and various roles and responsibilities andITOLS (Face to Face Weekend) - learn what your Scout will learn with a weekend of hands on training
  • • Hazardous Weather Training (online)
  • • Committee - Troop Committee (online)


Upcoming Training Calendars:

(ITOLS is listed as Outdoor Troop Leader Training)

Questions? Please contact Gary DeHart


Need Training? The University of Scouting is THE place to be! With more than 60 classes to choose from that range from the beginning leader/Cub Scout parent to Boy Scout leader/veteran Venture Crew advisor,  or a youth in a leadership role, you are assured of finding the help you are looking for! University of Scouting is a one day supplemental training that offers everything from the most basic Leader Specific training to more advanced sessions. This year will feature lots of new and exciting classes designed to help you, the unit leader, take your unit to the next level of program.

Check back frequently to see when the next University of Scouting will be.


All new Merit Badge Counselors/current counselors adding additional merit badges will need to submit the following:

  1. Completed Merit Badge Counselor Application. Click  MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR APPLICATION to print an application.
  2. Certificate of valid YPT
  3. Certificate of completed Merit Badge Counselor training on

Instructions for finding and completing the online Merit Badge Counselor training can be found here: MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR TRAINING

If you are not yet a Merit Badge Counselor, please plan on filling this important role. There are 137 Merit Badges available for counseling. All counselors need to complete the online training prior the end of October.

If you have any questions, please contact Lou Ciaccia or Wendy Haye or see us at the back table during any troop meeting.


Wood Badge training was begun by Baden Powell in 1919 as a way to assure that the leaders of Scout Troops were properly trained. Since then, Wood Badge training has been held worldwide providing advanced leader training to thousands of Scout Leaders.

Wood Badge is considered the premier leadership training course for Scout Leaders. Wood Badge for the 21st Century is available to registered leaders of all levels of the Scouting program. It concentrates on providing training on modern leadership skills needed in today’s world for Scout leaders. Wood Badge Training will not only make you a better Scout Leader, it will also assist you in improving your personal and professional life as well.

Through Wood Badge you will gain valuable tools in listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning and leading change. You will learn to better understand and leverage diversity and the generational differences of society. You will learn to lead with a vision. You will learn the skills that will make you a better Scout Leader to benefit the youth we serve.

Every Scout deserves a well-trained leader. Are you that leader? Get Wood Badge trained and you will be. In doing so, you will change not only your life but also the lives of all that you touch.

To learn more about Wood Badge training or to register, please visit