Trainer's EDGE

The Trainer's EDGE is a required course for:

  • Wood Badge for the 21st Century Staff
  • National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Staff
  • Council & District Training Staff
  • Pack Trainers
  • and anyone interested in polishing their training skills.

The purpose of the Trainer's EDGE course is to provide and help develop the platform skills of a trainer and is meant to supplement the practice that is offered through Wood Badge and NYLT staff development. You will have the opportunity to hone your skills and give several presentations during the day to put into practice the skills taught through Trainer's EDGE.

The course is held each January at the Armstrong Service Center.


Course Preparation and Details

Uniform:  BSA Field Uniform

Pre-course Preparation:  Please prepare a 5 minute presentation on a topic from any BSA materials.  Your presentation should allow you to demonstrate the skills of a Trainer.  You will receive constructive feedback on your presentation from other participants.  Please prepare proper visual aids as necessary.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michael Hosking by EMAIL or at (304) 620-2454

Trainers Edge January 4, 2025

  • Registration Opens: October 6, 2024
  • Early Bird Ends: November 20, 2024
  • Late Fee Begins: December 5, 2024
  • Registration Closes: December 21, 2024 - No Walk In's


  • Trainers Edge 2025
    January 04, 2025

File Name Description
Trainer's Edge Trainer’s EDGE Course scheduled for March 30 to be held at the Scout Service Center at 107 Youth Development Court, Winchester, VA Download
Trainer’s EDGE Trainer’s EDGE Course scheduled for September 14 to be held at the Scout Shop at 18600 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD, or another location within Hagerstown. Download