We are currently in the process of consolidating all of our training into a
single "portal" type interface. Presently, some courses are offered through
the portal, others are old-style self-contained training modules. The latter
will eventually be completely assimilated into the former.
Online Learning Center
The Online Learning Center ( at http://olc.scouting.org) is intended to be the "portal" to
all online "learning" materials. This will include not only courses that users
may take for credit on line, but also not-for-credit instructional resources. In
time, our aim is to provide a single point of reference for all training and
For-Credit Online Courses
The following courses can currently (ads of March 2007) be taken online
- Cub Scout Fast Start
- Boy Scout Fast Start
- Venturign Advisor Fast Start
- Youth Protection Training (see note)
- Safety Afloat
- Safe Swim Defense
- Troop Committee Challenge
By "credit," we mean that the user's record in our member database will be
updated to reflect that they have completed the course online (in cases where
the user provided a member number as part of their access account, and that the
information they provided could "match" them to their member record).
Offering Access To Your Members
To provide access to your members, you may "frame in" or provide a link to
the Online Learning Center (http://olc.scouting.org). You may opt to link to
specific courses or items there, but in that case, your menu will need to be
manually updated when new material is added.
It should also be possible for you to link to the e-learning course
management system (at https://scoutnet.scouting.org/elearning), but this includes
only the for-credit online courses (and not the not-for-credit resources on the
For most courses, no additional action is needed on your part - but see the
note regarding Youth Protection Training.
The online learning center and the content of the courses are
maintained by the BSA Webmaster, who can provide assistance to you or to any of
your members who experience problems with the courses ... but please see the
FAQ on Training Modules for answers
to some common questions before making the call.
The e-learning course management system is managed by Information Systems.
Should users have problems logging in, creating an account, or viewing the screens
on that system. The council office will need to contact the help desk at national
to get assistance for members who have difficulties with that system.
Note: a good way to tell which system the user is having difficulty with is
to view the URL of the page: material on "olc.scouting.org" is managed by the
BSA Webmaster, whereas material on "scoutnet.scouting.org" is managed by Information
Additional Information/ FAQ
There is also a page about training modules in the
Frequently Asked Questions
Note: Youth Protection Training
For most training courses, there is no action needed on your end (other than
to create a link) to enable your members to take the course. However, Youth
Protection Training provides users with information about reporting procedures
(whom to contact if abuse is suspected) - and as laws differ from state to state,
we cannot offer a generic set of procedures. Therefore, each council must
provide a document detailing the procedures in their area so that their members
may take the training online.
For more information, including instructions for providing and updating your
local reporting requirements, click here.
Resources: Youth Protection Training
For most training courses, there is no action needed on your end to enable
your members to take the course (other than to create a link to the...