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Every Scout deserves a trained leader!

The Boy Scouts of America believes in empowering our leaders by providing them the knowledge, confidence, resources, and skills they need to better serve our youth, save time, and have fun!  

The safety of every Scout is our number one priority.  

Every Scouting volunteer must complete Youth Protection Training before they can register. 

Basic level training can be completed online at My.Scouting.org at your leisure.  

Additional training, such as advance leadership courses, skills courses, NYLT, Wood Badge, and more occur throughout the year upon request and availability of our trainers, who are volunteers themselves!  Be sure to check here regularly for new courses that have become available, and feel welcome to ask about opportunities for training that you would like to be a part of!  

Training

 Training for Unit Leaders

Advanced Training

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What is Trained?

Click here to see each positions trained requirements.

Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

This one and half day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities.  BALOO training consists of an online pre-requisite component in addition to an overnight hands on practical.  BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the discovery of the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.  Completion of this course is mandatory for a minimum of one adult on a Pack overnighter. 

April 25-26 BALOO in Lexington

May 16-17 BALOO in Princeton

Wood Badge

Wood Badge is an advance, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals.  Scouters from Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and district and council Scouters all are welcome and belong here.  

The next Wood Badge Course is in the Fall of 2020, find details here.  

How to set up a My.Scouting Account for online training

Intro to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors.  Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.  Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scouts BSA troops in order to be considered trained.  

April 25-26 IOLS in Lexington

May 16-17 IOLS in Princeton

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

NYLT is the W. D. Boyce Council's premier youth leadership training experience.  It is six days packed with fun and learning with the goal of building leadership skills that can be put to immediate use in the home units. 

Scouts and Venturers must be recommended to participate in the 2020 course by February 28, 2020. 

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Certified Angling Instructor (CAI)

The Boy Scouts of America has designed a training course, with providing you the tools you need to help improve council , district and unit fishing programs. 

As a BSA Certified Angling Instructor, you will have the opportunity to learn fundamental fishin and fly fishing skills, learn how to best teach Scouts those skills, and have FUN! 

April 3-5 CAI Course @ Ingersoll

 

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