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BSA Chaplain Training 101

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BSA Chaplain Training 101

​Registration Fee includes a BSA Chaplain Neckerchief.

Unit Chaplain is a Troop Committee position in a Scouts BSA troop.

BSA has taken a strong position defending the requirement of an obligation to God. This program does not propose eliminating or reducing camping, advancement or any of the current activities of the Scouting Program. However, some of us wish to make sure that we have as few barriers as possible in our support of our obligation to God. There may be units that do not have a Chaplain at all. Some faiths have no objection to lay people serving in this capacity as an option. To support our Chaplain Aides in their position for youth leadership, local resources and mentors can be helpful. The intent of this course is to provide information, some of the Do’s and Don’ts, provide additional Council contacts and support for these activities.

What to wear: Please wear Field Uniform (Class A).

Unit Chaplain Qualifications

Adult leaders must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary for positive leadership to youth. They must also:

  • Abide by the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Scouter Code of Conduct.
  • Subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle.
  • Reside within the USA or a U.S. territory, or be a U.S. citizen residing outside the USA.
  • Respect and obey the laws of the United States of America.
  • Be 21 years of age or older for primary leadership positions.
  • Be 18 years of age or older for assistant leadership positions.
  • Complete Youth Protection training (YPT) before application is processed and renew training as required.
  • Review the disclosure information related to the BSA’s background check process and complete and sign a Background Check Authorization form.
  • Take leader position-specific training.
  • Hold only one position within the same unit. The chartered organization representative may multiple as the committee chair or a committee member
When & Where
Chaplain Training 2019
Longhorn Council Office - Hurst
Saturday 01-19-2019 1:00 PM CT to 4:00 PM CT Past
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