With Groups in Amherstview, Sydenham, Verona, Perth Road, Joyceville, Gananoque and the City of Kingston.


Welcome to the Deputy Area Commissioner for Training’s Web-page

New Scouter Mandatory Training

As a volunteer with Scouts Canada, you are required to complete basic mandatory training in order to become active and compliant.  Online training is accessible from the David Huestis Learning Centre within myScouts.ca
The following training is required to be completed within 90 days of registering as a volunteer:
  • Scouting Fundamentals (In person or 7 modules of online learning)
  • Woodbadge 1 for the Canadian Path (In person or 17 modules of online learning)
  • Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders (Requires online payment method for fee of $30 plus HST; online course only)

Find out more about training and screening requirements for Scouts Canada.

Other Training

Other courses that are highly recommended, but not mandatory:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Scoutcraft 1

Skills Training

Local Upcoming Training Opportunities:

Returning Scouters – Training update

◊  Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training is accessible through the David Huestis Learning Centre.

  • This training replaces Scouting Fundamentals (Module 1) Session 5: How Scouting Helps Keep Youth Safe.
  • Safe Scouting for Parents training for Parent, Guardian or Adult Overnight does not change, nor do the requirements for who must complete it.
  • Active Scouters, Scouters under age 18 and Rover Scouts that have completed Scouts Canada`s current CYS training must complete Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training by August 31, 2017.
  • Scouts Canada’s current CYS training, “How Scouting helps you deliver a safe program”, will remain available until December, 2016. Applicants and new Rover Scouts can choose to complete either Scouting Fundamentals, Session 5 or Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders to fulfill the CYS training requirement of the Volunteer Screening Policy.
  • New Scouters who register for the 2016/17 Scouting year are encouraged to complete the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training as part of their registration. Should they choose to take the current Session 5 training, they will have until August 31, 2017 to complete Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders.
  • This training will cost $30.00 + HST. Individuals will be prompted to pay via credit card or PayPal at the beginning of the training program.
  • The cost of this training will be re-imbursed by Loyalist Area fully.  Scouters must present their receipt, and upon confirmation of completion of training within myScouts.ca will be re-imbursed by cheque.

More about the change:  Respect Training – Communications Coach

At the link is a good article on the Scoutinglife online site that speaks to some of the reasons behind the change from Child and Youth Safety Training to Respect.    http://www.scoutinglife.ca/2016/08/respect-interview-sheldon-kennedy-respect-group-training/?scrolled=true


The Loyalist Youth Association has agreed to fund re-imbursement based upon receipts for its constituent member groups:  1st Bayridge, 1st Joyceville, Kingston Centre, and South Frontenac Groups.  Please contact Bill Racz for re-imbursement – raczw@queensu.ca

The Loyalist Brotherhood Group has agreed to fund re-imbursement based upon receipts for the following groups: 1st Kingston West, 1st Amherstview-Bath, and 2nd Gananoque Groups.  Please contact Kevin Ryan for re-imbursement – kryan4@sympatico.ca


Training Opportunities within Voyageur Council  <– click here

Training Opportunities in Other Councils

White Pine Council

Greater Toronto Council 

Central Escarpment Council

Shining Waters Council

Battlefields Council


Are you interested in becoming a Scouts Canada Trainer?

Please contact DAC Training