Training | Venturing | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

Venturing Training

Adult leader training is vital to the success of Scouting programs and insures that a fun, safe and fulfilling experience is provided to each Scout. Some courses may be completed online through my.scouting.org. All other courses are provided by the council and each district on a regular basis. 

Beyond required training, we encourage adult leaders to take supplemental training such as University of Scouting or Wood Badge, as well as a variety of our other training courses throughout the year. 

Direct Contact Leaders

Crossroads of America Council has adopted a policy of requiring all Direct Contact Leaders to be trained for their respective leadership positions. The council is committed to providing the highest quality program possible to the youth it serves. Having trained adult leaders is critical to fulfilling that commitment. Every youth deserves a trained leader.

Questions?

For more information or assistance selecting training courses, please contact:

Thomas Barrington
Program Director
(317) 813-7095

Sherry Webb
Training Assistant
(317) 813-7117

Venturing Crew Leader Training Requirements

  • Trained Position Requirements (PDF)
  • Venturing Crew Advisor
  • Venturing Crew Associate Advisor
  • Crew Committee Chair
  • Crew Committee Member
  • Chartered Organization Representative

Venturing Crew Advisor

Advanced Training Wood badge, Voyageur Canoe Training, Marlinspike Knots Training
Recommended Training 
Activity- Specific TrainingFirst Aid, CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Climb on Safely, Trek Safely, Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, Physical Wellness, Paddlecraft Safety
Required (Position)Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training (required to recharter)
Required (All Leaders)Youth Protection Training
RequiredHazardous Weather

Venturing Crew Associate Advisor

Advanced Training Wood badge, Voyageur Canoe Training, Marlinspike Knots Training
Recommended Training 
Activity- Specific TrainingFirst Aid, CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Climb on Safely, Trek Safely, Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, Physical Wellness, Paddlecraft Safety
Required (Position)Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training (required to recharter)
Required (All Leaders)Youth Protection Training
RequiredHazardous Weather

Crew Committee Chair

Advanced TrainingWood badge, Voyageur Canoe Training, Marlinspike Knots Training
Recommended Training 
Activity- Specific Training First Aid, CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Climb on Safely, Trek Safely, Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, Physical Wellness, Paddlecraft Safety, Hazardous Weather
Required (Position) Crew Committee Challenge
Required (All Leaders)Youth Protection Training

Crew Committee Member

Advanced TrainingWood badge, Voyageur Canoe Training, Marlinspike Knots Training
Recommended Training  
Activity- Specific TrainingFirst Aid, CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Climb on Safely, Trek Safely, Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, Physical Wellness, Paddlecraft Safety, Hazardous Weather
Required (Position)Crew Committee Challenge
Required (All Leaders)Youth Protection Training

Chartered Organization Representative

Advanced TrainingWood badge, Voyageur Canoe Training, Marlinspike Knots Training
Recommended Training 
Activity- Specific Training 
Required (Position)Training the Charter Organization Representative (required to recharter)
Required (All Leaders)Youth Protection Training

Venturing Leaders Training Courses

Venturing Crew Advisor Position-Specific Training

Below is the instructor’s guide for the Venturing Crew Advisor and assistant training. The course will provide an introduction to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will insure a successful Venturing crew leadership experience.


Crew Committee Charllenge – Position-Specific Training

The Crew Committee Challenge is designed for crew committee members and becomes the course (along with the Venturing version of Youth Protection training) crew committee members need to be considered “trained.” The instructor’s guide below is for trainers to conduct the course for crew committee members.

Check out trainings available at the upcoming University of Scouting to be held in November.