The First Step on the Training Trail (MD North)
This is Scouting, an online course, has now replaced New Leader Essentials as of March 2009.
Click the tab: BSA ONLINE LEARNING CENTER to find the course.
New Leaders Essentials will no longer be offered or credited after June 2009.
This is Scouting, 2009, the Boy Scouts of America unveiled a new leader training syllabus focused on the various leader position. A new course, called This Is Scouting was developed to help new leaders understand the history, aims, and methods of the Boy Scouts. provides insight to how the programs of the BSA interlock to serve youth throughout their formative years.
This course is not only for leaders, but parents are also encouraged to take Thai Is Scouting to help them better understand the Scouting movement.