Hazardous Weather Training

In the beginning
Originally introduced in 2009,  for a Tour Plan to be valid there had to be at least one adult on the Tour Plan who had completed Hazardous Weather Training. The training certificate is valid for 2 years.

Fast forward . . . AS OF APRIL 10, 2018
Boy Scouts of America has now made the NEW Hazardous Weather Training mandatory for all direct contact leaders.

This change also affected basic position-specific leader training for:

  • Cub Scouting  (Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Den Leader, Assistant Den Leader)
  • Scouts BSA (Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster)
  • Venturing (Crew Advisor and Associate Advisor)
  • Sea Scouts BSA (all Adult Leaders)
  • Exploring (Advisor and Associate Advisor)
The online course code is: “SCO_800”. And, now there is an offline version available. See below. 

Online Course

  1. Login to My.Scouting.org
  2. Go to Menu and select My Dashboard
  3. Go to My Training – ‘Training Center’
  4. When you get to Scouting U, click on ‘Home’
  5. Now, scroll down and look for Program Safety. Within that section you will find ‘Hazardous Weather Training’. You will need to select the entire ‘Program Safety’ track to get to the Hazardous weather component.


With the desire to provide in person Hazardous Weather Training at Scout Camps and Roundtables, an offline version of Hazardous Weather Training has been created. This training is an EXACT copy of the online version in both image and text.  

The PowerPoint presentation provides every slide in the online course – check out the links below.

Hazardous Weather Training – Trainee view

Hazardous Weather Training – Presenter view

The Syllabus provides the exact verbiage slide by slide.  This material can be presented electronically, or in a presentation binder.  (We are currently creating the hardy copy presentation binder, to be used at Wolfeboro or available for anyone to borrow.)

The Syllabus

Hazardous Weather Training FAQs