Adult Training Opportunities
You'll note how it says opportunities in the title and that's because that's what these really are. There's not a lot of other places where you're going to have the opportunity to share your wild camping experiences as an opportunity to teach others, eat camp food that's worthy of culinary awards, or learn skills that will keep you alive in the wild. It's your training, you're going to get out what you put into it because the the class doesn't end when the bell rings. Adult leaders learn quickly that the classes here are just the foundation and the Venturers that we're trying to mentor will always, always have something new up their sleeve.

 In order to be considered a fully "Trained" registered leader by the BSA an adult must complete the following:
  • Committee Members - Venturing Youth Protection Training (VYPT), and Crew Committee Challenge (WS12)
  • Advisor/Associate Advisor - VYPT, Venturing Leader Specific Training (P21), Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (S11)
Here are links to training information for adult leaders:

BSA Required Training (Depending on Leadership Position)
Venturing Youth Protection Training (VYPT)
REQUIRED for all Adult Leaders. This is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for all the parents/adults in the Crew.  You don't need to be a registered leader with the BSA to take the class and it's good information for everyone to have and helps keep our kids safe. YPT is available online at the MyScouting webpage. Once you complete the course please send the completion certificate to our Training Committee Chair.

Crew Committee Challenge (WS12)
REQUIRED for all Committee members. This is a brand new course in 2014 and is only available in-person. The Instructor's Guide has been published if you'd like to read ahead before taking the course. The Denver Area Council training page lists the next available in-person course. This course does not appear to be offered very frequently so please enroll when you see it is available.

Venturing Leader Specific Training (P21)
REQUIRED for all Advisors and Associate Advisors. This is an in-person course taught by BSA volunteers that have been specially trained.  This goes over the process of supporting youth leadership and Crew operation. To find a course in the Denver area please visit the Denver Area Council Upcoming Events website.

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (S11)
REQUIRED for all Advisors and Associate Advisors. This is a hands-on course that will teach practical outdoor skills that adults need to lead Scouts on campouts.  This is an overnight course and you'll be camping out with your classmates.  To find a course in Denver please visit the Denver Area Council Upcoming Events website.


BSA Supplemental Training
MyScouting.org
MyScouting.org is the E-Learning portal for all of Scouting.  There you can find all sorts of supplemental training for your Scouting journey as an Adult Leader. You can find courses on the site for YPT, Safe Swim Defense, This is Scouting, Physical Wellness, Safety Afloat, Climb On Safely, Trek Safety, Weather Hazards, Troop Committee Challenge, and Fast Start: Boy Scouting.  Go to the MyScouting webpage.

Wood Badge
Wood Badge is the pinnacle of training for Scouting's Adult Volunteers. This course is 6 days of training, usually broken into two 3 day weekend, and will train you in skills and methods that are the foundation of Scouting. This course has the power to change your life inside, and outside, of Scouting. For a more information you can visit www.woodbadge.org, for the Wood Badge courses in the Denver Area Council you can visit this search page, and for a little fun you can visit this Wood Badge video.

Philmont Training Center
You can go even deeper into the world of Scout training at the Philmont Training Center. The have many different conferences you can take part in. Visit their website here: PTC


Other Training
CPR
First Aid
Wilderness First Aid
Venturing Supplement 2015 (PDF) to the Guide to Advancement 2015
The 2013 Journey to Excellence spreadsheets features a unit budgeting tool. This seems to be missing from the 2014 spreadsheets, but the 2013 version is still available.