Scouter who completes 1 millionth eLearning module will win free Philmont conference registration

Getting trained for your Scouting position is its own reward.

But the Scouter who completes the 1 millionth module in the BSA Learn Center will get an additional reward: free registration for a conference at the Philmont Training Center — up to $540 in value.

The BSA Learn Center’s web-based training courses, created in response to feedback from leaders saying they want position-specific information delivered on multiple devices, went live in September 2015. They were an instant success, especially among busy parents.

As of this writing, more than 975,000 modules have been completed. In other words, the 1 million mark is just around the corner.

The free courses, available at, deliver high-quality online learning experiences tailored to your specific volunteer role or roles. You can complete them on any device from the comfort of your couch or home office.

Scouting magazine’s Gretchen Sparling wrote about these courses when they debuted last year. She wrote that instead of one 45-minute training session, the new courses are broken into eight- to 10-minute chunks. This improved format means you can start the course, pause, and return to complete it later.

“Leaders can participate in learning at their convenience, they get a chance to apply this knowledge, then come back and learn more,” Scouting U’s Steve Yackel told Sparling last year.

Continue your training adventure — and give yourself a shot at the big prize — at Good luck!


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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.