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Merit Badge Traning

Scouts, All things related to merit badges, click here to go the merit badge resource page.  If you can't find here, ask any merit badge counselor, they will be glad to assist.

Adult Training

The Executive Board of the Heart of America Council and BSA require that all registered adults are fully trained for their position (Assistant Scoutmaster or Committee Member). This includes all adults that have registered with BSA so they can attend Bartle Summer Camp. Please see the details on the Council’s website.

BSA Adult Application

The following courses are required for an adult to be registered as Trained and as a Committee Member:

  • Youth Protection Training – Required for ALL registered adults – expires every 2 years

  • You may take this course on-line by clicking the link below:

  • Contact our Troop Advancement Chairman


The following courses are required for an adult to be registered as a Committee Member:

Online Courses

BSA On-line Courses can be found on website. You will be asked to create a MYScouting E-Learning Account. You need to enter ‘Heart of America’ for our Council (#307). You will be asked for your ‘Member ID’. This is not required but is listed on your BSA Membership Card. If you are a Registered Adult and don’t know your ID number, you can ask our Advancement Chair;  or call the Heart of America Council and ask them. If you are not yet registered, you can leave this field blank.
  • Create an account – this can be done with or without your BSA membership ID. Keep a copy of your I.D. number.

  • If you enter your membership ID, your training records will be updated at the Council Office.

  • If you are not yet registered, you can still take training, just print the certificate at the end of each course.

  • After your account is created you will receive an email with a link. Click the link to activate your myscouting account. This must be done before you can log in. If you do not receive an email, check your spam/junk folder.

  • Once you log in to myscouting, click E-Learning on the left hand side. Trainings are listed under tabs (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and General).

  • Submit your certificate of completion to the Troop Advancement Chair.

  • Click on training validation* to review what courses you have taken, this includes courses recorded at the Council Office.

  • *After logging onto, click on “Training Validation” and you can check to see if your trainings have been recorded in the Council’s computer system.


Additional Adult Training
  • Health & Safety Courses – Climbing, Swimming, Floating, Hiking, Hazardous Weather

  • Merit Badge Counselor Orientation (every first Thursday at Golden Eagle District Roundtable)

  • Any Adult can be a Merit Badge Counselor. Visit the HOAC Merit Badge Counsel page for more details.

Troop 374 Adult Training Coordinator - Andy Hedrick
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