Trainer’s EDGE

2016 Courses Coming Up

Trainer’s EDGE is designed for ALL Trainers and is required to be taken for NYLT and Wood Badge Staffers every three years.

The next Trainer’s EDGE course is scheduled for October 22, 2016.  The location is TBD and will be posted soon so check back but save the date!

All council, district and unit level trainers are welcome, especially youth 16 or above


The Trainer’s EDGE replaces the Trainer Development Conference (BSA 500) as the required train the trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs.

The purpose of the Trainer’s EDGE course is to provide and help develop the platform of a trainer.  It is meant to supplement the practice offered through Wood Badge and NYLT staff development, with a focus on the participant, while raising the level of skill a trainer brings to the staff experience.  Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands on experience in methods and media.

Precourse Preparation

Participants need to come prepared to give a 10 minute presentation on a Scout skill.