The GCC possesses some of the most dedicated, selfless, lifelong volunteers who make Scouting programs and exclusive experiences possible for all youth. GCC volunteers often experienced Scouting on some level during their lifetime, and these volunteers seek to instill the same commendable qualities they gained from Scouting in future leaders. Through the dedication of volunteers, the GCC remains the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America.
Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. The main purpose of training is to provide you with the tools you need to implement a quality program for youth. Leaders who clearly understand the program are more effective and have a better understanding of how to access and use all available resources to provide an exciting worthwhile program for Scouts.
Looking for ways to volunteer your time for the council? Check out our Volunteer Clearing House page for a current list of volunteer opportunities.
The BSA places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources.
Youth Protection Training (YPT) is available online at My.Scouting.org and in each district throughout the year. YPT is required every two years for an adult to remain a registered leader.
Position specific training is designed to present new leaders with in-depth information on specific leadership positions such as Den Leader, Cubmaster, etc. Courses may be presented several times a year in your district or online. Online training courses are available at My.Scouting.org. To participate in a local training visit Adult Volunteer Training for information.