Northern Star Council Training Page
ALL Cub Scout leader training is now available through the online learning portal at www.myscouting.org.
As new leaders begin to join your units, help them obtain both Youth Protection and other necessary
training through this portal before leading their first den meeting. Training NOW aids retention AND
Journey to Excellence success later!
Wood Badge Courses
Here is the link to a YouTube video explaining how to associate a BSA ID on MyScouting.
University of Scouting
Northern Star Council’s Spring University of Scouting is scheduled for October 29th, 2016.
The best way to find your unit training records is on My.Scouting.org
UTS Now Includes Training Records
Check your unit’s training records in the online Unit Toolbox System (UTS)! Each unit should have access
to the UTS at https://www.northernstarbsa.org/planner. Monthly updated training records for every
registered unit adult are now part of this system. If there are errors in these records, send an email to
email@example.com listing the registered adult’s name, BSA ID, and record errors so that corrections can
be made. This is an EXCELLENT way to track your unit’s Journey to Excellence progress!
SM's can get the unit info on http://my.scouting.org
Unit Training Records
This is a great time of year to take a few minutes to review the training records of all unit adults. Access
your unit’s training records at www.northernstarbsa.org/toolbox. Plan Spring training needs based on courses
listed at http://training.nsbsa.org and send any necessary record updates to firstname.lastname@example.org. Planning XX and updating this summer will allow your unit to focus on camping this fall while still meeting Journey to Excellence criteria.
Youth Protection Training for Adults and Youth
All adult volunteers are expected to take Youth Protection Training upon registering with the BSA and renew the training every two years. All new youth members should receive the age-appropriate youth training upon joining with previously trained youth members participating every two to three years as a refresher. It is expected that every unit provides the opportunity for all members to participate in the Youth Protection Training this and every fall. Resources are available for units to facilitate this training on the council and national web sites and include:
• Youth Protection Training for Youth http://training.northernstarbsa.org/info/YouthProtection.aspx
• Youth Protection Guidelines for Volunteer Leaders and Parents (available through BSA’s online learning center at: http://my.scouting.org ).
• Youth Protection Guidelines for Adult Venturing Leaders (available through BSA’s online learning center at: http://my.scouting.org ).
• Facilitator’s Guides for all Trainings Listed Above can be found at: http://training.northernstarbsa.org/info/YouthProtection.aspx.
If a unit completes an in-person Youth Protection Training, they should submit the list of those attending to the council office on the form located at http://training.northernstarbsa.org/info/YouthProtection.aspx.