Supplemental Training

Every Scout deserves a TRAINED leader

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Opportunity: "BALOO", is a one-day course designed to acquaint pack camping chairs and other pack leaders with the standards and guidelines for pack family camping.  Completion of the course is required for the organizer of a pack camp-out.  This course will also benefit Tiger, Wolf and Bear den leaders who wish to take their dens outside for a day activity.

Den Leader Outdoor Experience: "DOE", is to help leaders of Cub Scouts become more aware of outdoor activities; and help them use Cub Scout outdoor skills. Take the BALOO part of the course or the Webelos Outdoor Leader part of the course and learn Cub Scout hikes, outdoor games, cooking, knife safety, knots, and more!

Roundtable: District Roundtable is a training opportunity to learn about different subjects each month at the District level. See the bottom of this page for a link to your District for schedules.

Safety Courses: Recommended optional courses directed toward activity safety, such as “Safe Swim”, “Safety Afloat”, “Bike Safety” and “Climb on Safely”.

University of Scouting: University of Scouting is a Council wide Cub, Boy Scout & Venturing Leader learning extravaganza where you pick your own classes.  It’s an annual get-together, a conference, a convention, a big fun-filled experience where ALL Scout Leaders increase their knowledge, improve their skills and gain enthusiastic attitudes about Scouting.  It’s an opportunity to add the fun and pizzazz to your program.

Webelos Leader Outdoor Experience: "WLOE", is an overnight camp-out required for Webelos Leaders who take their den camping as a den.  Standards and guidelines for an age-appropriate camping activity are shown.  Outdoor activity badges are also covered.

Advanced Training

COPE/Climbing Instructor: COPE/Climbing Instructor Training is offered at Naish Scout Reservation.  You will learn the basic skills for facilitation of BSA Project COPE/Climbing and Rappelling events.  Units that have two trained Climbing Level 1 Instructors may book the Climbing Tower for unit usage away from summer camp.

NRA Training: NRA Training is offered at the Naish Scout Reservation.  Trainings offered include Basic Instructor Training, a pre-requisite course before taking any of the firearm-specific trainings; Range Safety Officer Training, and Shotgun, Rifle, Pistol, and Muzzle-Loading Qualification and Instructor Trainings.

Powder Horn: Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose the Venturing or Boy Scout leader to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing Ranger Award or Troop High Adventure program.

Trainer's EDGE: Are you an experienced trainer seeking to advance your skills? The Trainer’s EDGE replaces the Trainer Development Conference as the required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs. 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.

USA Archery: USA Archery Training is offered at the Naish Scout Reservation.  This provides the Level 1 training to serve as a qualified Archery Instructor.

Wilderness First Aid: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available.  Youth over 14 yeas of age and adult Scout leaders are encouraged to take this first-aid course.  The BSA requires at least one person (two preferred) per unit to be WFA-certified for certain high-adventure camp and backcountry experiences.

Wood Badge: Wood Badge is advanced leadership and team training offered, usually once each year in early fall over two 3-day weekends.  It is open to all Scouters who have completed Basic Training for their position.  Early enrollment is encouraged. Click the link for more information about Wood Badge Training.

Philmont Training Center: The Philmont Training Center, located at the Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico, is the national volunteer training center for the BSA. Since 1950, PTC has provided a unique environment for training volunteer and professional leaders, and a fun family program for every member of the family. 2015 Conference Schedule

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