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  1. Purpose of Fast Start Training
  2. Versions of Fast Start Training
  3. Taking Fast Start Training -

Purpose of Fast Start Training

Fast Start training is designed to be used immediately when a leader takes on a new Scouting role, to get a leader off to a fast start before basic training is available. It is most commonly taken via self-study (DVD or e-learning). Fast Start training can also be used as parents’ and chartered organization leaders’ first exposure to Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, or Venturing. Its purpose is to acquaint families, new leaders, and others with the program of the Boy Scouts of America and to give specific information about the program phase involved. Fast Start training should motivate leaders to complete basic training but is not necessary for most positions if the leader has already taken the position-specific training for the new role.

Versions of Fast Start Training

  • Cubmaster Fast Start (WCF3)
  • Den Leader Fast Start (WCF5)
  • Pack Committee Fast Start (WCF4)
  • Boy Scout Leader Fast Start (WSFS)
  • Varsity Scout Leader Fast Start (VFS)
  • Venturing Fast Start (WPFS)
  • Chartered Organization Representative Fast Start (D62)
  • ScoutParents Unit Coordinator Fast Start (WCF7)
  • Unit Commissioner Fast Start (WDUC)

Taking Fast Start Training -

You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take Fast Start training.

To take Fast Start training go to and create an account.

From the portal, click on E-Learning and select your program area (Cub Scout, Boy/Varsity Scout, Venturing, General) and select the correct Fast Start training from the "Fast Start Orientation Training".

After you receive your membership card, log back into MyScouting, click on My Profile and update the system by inputting your member ID number. This will link your Fast Start training records, and any other training, in MyScouting to your BSA membership.

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