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Requirements


The Scouters Key is awarded for several different areas of achievement and is for more than just Scoutmasters.  The following are the areas of award and their requirements:

SCOUTMASTER'S KEY
VARSITY KEY
VENTURING KEY
SEA EXPLORING KEY
COMMISSIONER KEY
    
Including Roundtable, Unit, Roundtable Staff, DC, ADC
DISTRICT COMMITTEE
 


SCOUTMASTER'S KEY

Scouters Key Pin Training

1.  Complete Boy Scout Fast Start Training

2.  Three-part Scoutmastership Fundamentals
      "The Troop Meeting"
      "Troop Organization"
      "The Outdoor Program"

3.  Conduct troop junior leader training (three times)

4.  Participate as an adult in junior leader training
 

5.  Participate in one supplemental training course beyond basic training (local council or national  level experience)

6.   Earn Boy Scout Leader's Training Award

7.   Boy Scout Leader Roundtables

Roundtable staff certifies attendance for at least six roundtables during each year

Tenure:

Complete at least 3 years of registered tenure as a Scoutmaster within a 5-year period

Performance:

Earn the Boy Scout Troop National Quality Unit Award (2 times)

Training Committee Action

The leadership training committee has reviewed this application and accepts the certifications as to the candidate's meeting the required standards. The Scoutmaster's Key is approved.

Complete training as outlined by the local council, including earning the Commissioner's Key. Exploring service team members complete training as outlined by the local council.

Card for Submitting Award

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VARSITY KEY

Training

  1. Complete Varsity Scout Fast Start Training.
  2. Complete Three-part-Varsity Scout Leader Fundamentals training:
    1. Part I - What Varsity Scouting Is
    2. Part II - Varsity Scout Program
    3. Part III - Varsity Scouting and the Outdoors
  3. Conduct youth leader introduction to leadership training twice.
  4. Participate twice in a team leader seminar.
  5. Participate in one training course beyond Varsity Scout Leader Fundamentals (local council or national level experience).
  6. Earn the Varsity Scout Leader Training Award.
  7. Attend at least six Varsity Scout Leader Huddles during each year for three years.

Tenure

Complete at least three years of tenure registered as a Varsity Scout Coach within a 5 year period.

Performance

At least twice during the three-year period, serve as Coach of a Varsity Scout team that earns the National Quality Unit Award.

VARSITY SCOUT LEADER LETTER

Training

  • Complete Varsity Scout Leader Fast Start training.
  • Complete Varsity Scout Leader Fundamentals training.

Tenure

Complete a minimum of six months as a registered Varsity Scout leader.

Huddle Attendance

Attend a minimum of six Varsity Scout Leader Huddles.

Card for Submitting Award

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VENTURING KEY

  1. Complete three years of registered tenure as a Crew Advisor in a 5 year period.
  2. Earn the Venturing Crew National Quality Unit award 2 times.
  3. Have a parent's night each year.
  4. Complete Venturing Fast Start.
  5. Complete Venturing Leader Basic Training
  6. Conduct Crew officer's seminars in each of your three years as Advisor.
  7. Conduct at least one Venturing Leadership Skills course for your crew.
  8. Earn the Venturing Leader Training Award.
  9. Attend at least (4) Venturing Roundtables or VOA meetings each year.
Must be certified by a district training committee member.

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SEA EXPLORING KEY (Skippers Key)

Training

  1. Complete Adult Venturing Leader Basic training, No. 33491B.
  2. Complete Sea Scouting leader's specialized training.
  3. Complete a boating safety course offered by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadron, or similar organization.

Tenure

Complete three years of registered tenure as a Skipper within a five-year period.

Performance

At least twice during the three-year period serve as the Skipper of a ship earning the National Quality Unit Award or its equivalent.

Card for Submitting Award



COMMISSIONER KEY

District and Assistant District Commissioners

Roundtable Commissioners
Roundtable Commissioner Staff

Unit Commissioners

District and Assistant District Commissioners

Training

    1. Complete Commissioner Basic Training.
    2. Review all material in the Commissioner Fieldbook, No. 3617B, and Commissioner Administration of Unit Service, No. 4120A.
    3. Review all material in your notebook.
    4. Review material in your Council Planning Calendar, No. 26-007.

Tenure

Complete 3 years as a registered commissioner within a 5-year period.

Performance

Earn the Arrowhead Honor Award.

Card for Submitting Award


Roundtable Commissioners

This Award can be earned for service as either:

  • Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner or
  • Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner

Training

  1. Complete the 3-session training program outlined In Commissioner Basic Training Manual, No. 3614.
  2. Complete personal coaching assignments-

Tenure

Complete 3 years as a registered commissioner within a 5-year period.

Performance

Earn the Arrowhead Honor Award.

Card for Submitting Award


Roundtable Commissioner Staff

This Award can be earned for service as either:

  • Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Staff
  • Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner Staff or
  • Varsity Huddle Staff

Training

Orientation

  1. Review with the roundtable commissioner orientation material in the current Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide, No. 34249, or Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide, No. 34253; or Varsity Scout Huddle Guide, No. 7829.
  2. Review all material in the current Cub Scout Program Helps, Woods Wisdom, or Varsity Scout Game Plan.

Basic Training

  • Complete basic training for Cub Scout or Boy Scout roundtable commissioners

Tenure

Complete 2 years as a registered roundtable/huddle staff member.

Performance

  1. Participate in six roundtable/huddle staff meetings.
  2. Actively assist in six roundtables/huddles.
  3. Conduct a successful roundtable/huddle attendance promotion project.
  4. Develop and exhibit a display related to the theme at one roundtable or huddle.
  5. Conduct an opening activity and an opening ceremony.
  6. Conduct or be responsible for a major project, presentation, or demonstration at one roundtable or huddle.

Card for Submitting Award


Unit Commissioners

Training

Complete the three-session training program outlined in Commissioner Basic Training Manual, No. 33614.

  1. "Why Commissioners?"
  2. First visitation.
  3. "Units: The Commissioner's Greatest Priority"
  4. Second visitation
  5. Third visitation
  6. "How To Help a Unit"

Complete personal coaching orientation including orientation projects.

Tenure

Complete 3 years as a registered commissioner within a 5-year period.

Performance

Earn the Arrowhead Honor Award.

Card for Submitting Award

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DISTRICT COMMITTEE MEMBER'S KEY

Training

  1. Review The District, No. 33079, and the Highlight book for your position. Discuss the role of the district and your position with your committee chairman or district executive.
  2. Complete the District Committee Training Workshop.

Tenure

Complete three years as a district committee member within a 5-year period.

Performance

  1. Your district must earn the Quality District Award at least once within a 3-year period.
  2. Take part actively in six district committee meetings.
  3. Help give leadership to eight projects of your operating committee or other projects as approved by your district executive (organizing a unit, running a training course, planning a camporee event, completing an SME assignment, etc.).

Card for Submitting Award


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