TRAINING

​Cub Scout Leader Training

As a Cub Scout leader, and a mentor for the youth in our community, you will find Scouting to be a fun and exciting program for you and your Scouts. The training program of the Boy Scouts of America will provide you with all the basic tools needed to be successful in your leadership position, along with continual opportunities to refine your skills, as you become comfortable in delivering a quality Cub Scouting program.

Cub Scout Leader Basic Training

Cub Scout leaders are considered trained and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem once they have completed:

1. Youth Protection Training, and
2. Leader Specific Training for their position:

  • Den Leader Position-Specific Training  (UPCOMING COURSES)
  • Pack Committee Challenge – Pack Committee Position-Specific Training
  • Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training

3. Hazardous Weather Training. Effective April 2018, BSA made the new Hazardous Weather Training mandatory for all direct contact leaders. It’s an online only course (SCO_800) online at my.Scouting.org

 

Basic Leader Training Course Descriptions:

Cub Scout Leader Training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. Cub Scout Leader Training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. The Den Leader Position-Specific Training course provides Cub Scout den leaders with the basic information they need to conduct successful den meetings. The Cubmaster and Assistant Position-Specific Training course is intended to provide Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters with the basic information they need to conduct successful pack meetings. The purpose of the Pack Committee Challenge – Pack Committee Position-Specific Training is to familiarize pack committee members with the various responsibilities of the individual members of the committee as well as the committee as a whole. The goal is to help each pack committee work as a team to improve the Scouting experience for adult and youth members. This training is  offered online at my.Scouting.org as well as by District. Check the calendar.

Additional Cub Scout Training Opportunities

BALOO logoBALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack overnight  event, including packing camping, overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. BALOO training is now comprised of two components* – an online training, and a practical, hands-on, 1 1/2 day training. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “Trained” Cub Scout outdoor leader and to receive the BALOO recognition patch. The online component contains introductory and basic information and must be completed prior to the practical component at my.scouting.org. The practical component is a 1 1/2 days (with overnight) field training.   UPCOMING BALOO COURSES
 
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Cubcast – The podcasts are monthly audio presentations that provide information on topics of interest to Cub Scout leaders. 
                                                                                      
 
 
BSA Supplemental Training Site offers over 20 supplemental training modules, designed to provide orientation beyond the basic training. Each module is a unit of training that can be used as an outline for a group, for personal coaching, or for self-study.
 
 
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Fast Start Training is intended to be taken by leaders immediately following the acceptance of their new role, and is offered online at my.Scouting.org
 
 

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Range Master Training: BSA requires all Cub Scout shooting sports to be supervised by a BSA certified range master. Shooting sports include Cub Scout archery, BB guns, wrist rockets (slingshots), catapults or rockets needs to take range master training. Range master training covers setting up a range, safety, handling equipment, using a bow stringer, maintaining and storing equipment and instructing Scouts. 

Scouts BSA Leader Training

The training program of the Boy Scouts of America provides leaders with all the basic tools needed to be successful in your leadership position, along with continual opportunities to refine your skills, as you become comfortable in delivering a quality Scouting program.

Scouts BSA Leader Basic Training

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem once they have completed:

  1. Youth Protection Training online,
  2. Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training, and
  3. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
  4. Hazardous Weather Training online

Troop Committee Members are considered trained and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem once they have completed:

  1. Youth Protection Training,and
  2. Troop Committee Challenge online

Basic Leader Training Course Descriptions:

Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training provides troop leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful troops. This course is offered online at my.Scouting.org

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS): Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides 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. 

Troop Committee Challenge helps troop committees work as a team to improve the Scouting experience, helps build the commitment of individual members and cultivates a better troop committee team. This online (my.Scouting.org) course focuses on the core beliefs, aims, and methods of Scouting. Specifically, it helps each committee member learn and identify their role and responsibilities in support of the adult leaders in the unit, to provide a quality troop experience for the Scouts.

Hazardous Weather Training. Effective April 2018, BSA made the new Hazardous Weather Training mandatory for all direct contact leaders. It’s an online only course (SCO_800) online at my.Scouting.org

Merit Badge Counselor 5 Steps to become a Merit Badge Counselor (MBC)

  1. Have knowledgeable in the subject area of a specific Merit Badge, either by vocation, avocation or special training.
  2. Take Youth Protection Training (YPT) at https://my.scouting.org
  3. Complete and turn in a BSA Adult Form. Indicate Position Code “42” and your District. 
  4. Complete and turn in a BSA Merit Badge Counselor Information Form.
  5. Take a MBC training class in your district or online (https://my.scouting.org). Click on COURSE CATALOG and search for “Merit Badge Counselor Training”.

Additional Training Opportunities

fleur-de-leisBSA Supplemental Training Site offers over 20 supplemental training modules, designed to provide orientation beyond the basic training. Each module is a unit of training that can be used as an outline for a group, for personal coaching, or for self-study.
 
 
 
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Fast Start Training is intended to be taken by leaders immediately following the acceptance of their new role, and is offered online at my.Scouting.org.                         
   
     
COPE graphicIntroduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) – During this hands-on course, participants work as patrols. Leaders learn the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.  UPCOMING IOLS COURSE

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Scoutcast is a monthly podcast that provides information on topics of interest to Scouts BSA leaders.                                                                                                                       

 
 
action graphic shooting archeryShooting Sports: The shooting sports committee offers a variety or trainings including: range master, Range Safety Officer (RSO) training, USA Archery, and NRA Instructor training for pistol, rifle, muzzle loader and shotgun. This certification is required to use any of the council’s shooting sports ranges or to have troop and district shooting sports programs.
 
 
 
fleur-de-leisYouth Training courses include Chaplain’s Aide Training, Den Chief Training, National Youth Leader Training (NYLT),  and Troop Guide conference.                                                                       

Venturing Leader Training

The training programs of the Boy Scouts of America provides leaders with all the basic tools needed to be successful in their leadership position, along with continual opportunities to refine your skills as you become comfortable in delivering a quality program.

Venturing Leader Basic Training

Venturing leaders are considered trained and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem once they have completed:

  1. Youth Protection Training online at my.Scouting.org, and
  2. Venturing Adviser Specific-Position Training
  3. Hazardous Weather Training online
 

Venturing Leader Basic Training Course Descriptions:

Venturing Advisor Specific-Position Training provides crew leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful crew. VLST is offered at  or University of Scouting find a course.

Hazardous Weather Training. Weather conditions are an important factor in any outdoor Scouting activity. The online training is designed to help participants plan and prepare for hazardous weather.

Additional Venturing Leader Training Opportunities

 
fleur-de-leisBSA Supplemental Training Site offers over 20 supplemental training modules, designed to provide orientation beyond the basic training. Each module is a unit of training that can be used as an outline for a group, for personal coaching, or for self-study.
 
 
 
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Fast Start Training is intended to be taken by leaders immediately following the acceptance of their new role, and is offered online at my.Scouting.org.           
 
             
COPE graphicIntroduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) – During this hands-on course, participants work as patrols. Leaders learn the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. 
 
                    
Cubcast logo

Scoutcast is a monthly podcast that provides information on topics of interest to leaders.                                                                                         

 
 
 
action graphic shooting archeryShooting Sports: The shooting sports committee offers a variety or trainings including: Range master, Range Safety Officer training, USA Archery, and NRA Instructor training for pistol, rifle, muzzle loader and shotgun. This certification is required to use any of the council’s shooting sports ranges or to have troop and district shooting sports programs.
 
 
 
 

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Ships (Youth)

ILSS is intended to help Sea Scouts in leadership positions within their ship understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. ILSS replaces the Venturing Leadership Skills Course (VLSC) and is a prerequisite for Sea Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses (i.e., National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) and the Kodiak Challenge).

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Youth Protection Training

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Scouts, and Venturing programs. You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take youth protection training.

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all new registered leaders and must be retaken every two years to maintain registration. YPT is designed to help keep our youth safe from abuse. Participants will learn the Boy Scouts of America’s youth protection guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. Every registered leader must take Youth Protection Training online at my.Scouting.org. A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit. Venturing Leaders must take Venturing YPT online.

Take YPT online

Adult leaders are asked to commit themselves to creating a safe and healthy environment by:

  • Knowing and executing the BSA program as contained in our publications
  • Planning tours, activities, and events with vigilance using the tools provided
  • Setting the example for safe behavior and equipment use during program
  • Engaging and educating all participants in discussions about hazards and risks
  • Reporting incidents in a timely manner

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Introduction to Outdoor Leader 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 Boy Scout Troops in order to be considered “trained”.

Instructor Syllabus

Hazardous Weather Training

BSA is now making the NEW Hazardous Weather Training (still an online course – Code SCO_800) a mandatory course for all direct contact Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders. This is basically all leaders except unit committee members and chartered organization reps.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER TRAINING

Leave No Trace

This course is open to adults registered with the BSA and to BSA youth (Boy Scouts or Venturers) who are age 14 by October 26th, 2019. Completion of this course is highly recommended for Boy Scouts who wish to hold the Outdoor Ethics Guide position of responsibility, and for unit leaders who want to implement Outdoor Ethics effectively within their unit. 
The Fall 2019 LNT Trainer course will run from 8:00 a.m. Saturday October 26th through 1 pm Sunday 27th, 2019. Training and overnight camping will be held at the Skyline Wilderness Park, 2201 Imola Ave, Napa, CA . Price will increase to $45 on October 19th, 2019.

For further information contact Lillian Remer, Course Director

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CPR & AED Training

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training is a practical, 3-hour course that prepares you to recognize the need for and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation on adults and children over the age of 1 year.  You will learn or review the steps that need to be taken to deal with patients with cardiac and breathing emergencies, including practice in CPR, choking emergencies, and the early and effective use of an AED.  Successful completion of the course practical exercises and skill demonstration sets will result in an Adult and Child CPR & AED Certification by the American Red Cross that is valid for 2 years from the date of the course.

This course is open to all BSA registered adult volunteers and to youth members age 14 or greater.

The cost for the Adult & Child CPR & AED course is $25. The course is limited to 24 participants.  Priority will be given to those who need this course certification in order to participate in the Wilderness & Remote First Aid training that begins the next day.

Next event: Fri, Sep 27, 2019 6:30pm – 9:30pm VIEW CALENDAR

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For any questions, email: Steve Gomas

Wilderness & First Aid Training

Wilderness & Remote First Aid training is a practical, 16 hour course that was designed jointly by the American Red Cross and the National Office of the BSA.  The course is fast paced and covers a great variety of the large and small medical emergencies that one could expect in a wilderness or remote environment.

The course consists of lecture, practical exercises, and outdoor scenarios that will require participants both to demonstrate their grasp of first aid skills and to exercise leadership and sound judgment in simulated wilderness emergency environments.

Successful completion of the course practical exercises and skill demonstration sets will result in a Wilderness & Remote First Aid Certification by the American Red Cross that is valid for 2 years from the date of the course.

This is not a basic first aid class.  All participants are expected to have mastered first aid skills at the level of the BSA First Aid Merit Badge. Please take the time to review and practice this material before attending the class.  

All participants must have a current Adult CPR/AED certification from a recognized health care organization in order to commence this training.   Those who do not have such current certification can obtain it by attending the Adult and Child CPR/AED training offered on the Friday night before the W&RFA training.   Registration for the CPR/AED class is separate from the W&RFA class and is accomplished through the HAT page on the Council’s website.  Completion of the HAT Core training class is not a prerequisite for W&RFA or CPR/AED training.

The class is open to BSA registered adult leaders and to mature 17-year-old youth members.  We have found that younger youth cannot demonstrate in this context the leadership and organizational skills that we feel are essential for certification.

Successful completion of the course practical exercises and skill demonstration sets will result in a Wilderness & Remote First Aid Certification by the American Red Cross that is valid for 2 years from the date of the course.

The cost of the class is $75 and class is limited to 30 participants.  Priority will be given to MDSC members until 1 month before the class, at which time it will be open to all registrants.  There is a growing interest in the class from Scouters in neighboring councils, so plan ahead and register early.

Our W&RFA classes are held on a Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 until about 5:30 at the Council Office at 800 Ellinwood Dr, Pleasant Hill. 

Next training event: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 8:00am – Sun, Sep 29, 2019 5:30pm VIEW CALENDAR

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For any questions, email: Steve Gomas

Leader Education And Discovery

Join your Fellow Scouters for a complete day of learning, fun and networking.  Leader Education and Discovery (L.E.A.D.) is Mount Diablo Silverado Council’s ultimate training event.

What can you learn at L.E.A.D?

  • What is STEM and how does it work for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturers?
  • Where can I go Camping, Hiking or Backpacking in Northern California or beyond?
  • Where can I get in person training for my position as a Cub Scout, Scouts or Venture
    Leader?
  •  How can I run fun and exciting Pack Meetings?
  • What is new this year in BSA?
  • I want to be a Den Chief?

L.E.A.D. has you covered. L.E.A.D. offers over 130 classes across five colleges: Cub Scouts,
Scouts BSA, Venturing, Outdoors and Continuing Education. The day is broken up into 6
sessions. Some classes are 1 session, others, such as CPR certification, are 3 sessions, while
even others, like Venturing Leader Training, last all day. Use the REGISTER link below to view
College Schedules and then select your classes and register. .and don’t forget to bring your
friends.

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Questions: Contact Wendy LaBerge, L.E.A.D 2020 Course Director,
email: Wendy LaBerge or call 707-246-6438 

Learn, Explore and Enjoy!

 

Wood Badge 

The ultimate in Scout leadership training focused to teach leadership skills to adults involved in ALL levels of Scouting; Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and District, Council, and professional positions. Follow the link below for more information:

MDSC Wood Badge

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HAT Introduction

HAT Mission

To provide awareness, to disseminate information, to develop programs and incentives to ensure and enhance safe and enjoyable high adventure experiences within the Scouting Program, and to ensure and enhance the conservation and maintenance of our environment for the future.

Objectives

  • To provide awareness of important issues and considerations that will give a strong sense of confidence to those adult and youth leaders who will plan and lead high adventure treks while ensuring safety and enjoyment.
  • To disseminate information to the Scouting program about high adventure experiences, special programs, outfitters, instructional resources, developments in equipment and techniques and the policies of the U.S. Forest Service and other similar organizations and the Boy Scouts.
  • To work with the U.S. Forest Service and other similar organizations in developing and organizing ways in which to motivate and involve the Scouting program in helping to maintain and conserve the natural environment and high adventure accesses into and through that environment.
  • To develop programs and incentives through special opportunities and awards that will motivate the members of the Scouting program, both youth and adults, to challenge themselves with the experiences of adventure and the natural environment.

Den Chief Training

A Den Chief is a Boy Scout, Venturer or Sea Scout assisting a Cub Scout den. But the story is far more important than those words suggest as the Den Chief . . . 

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Troop Guide

As a Troop Guide, your main goal is to make the first year of scouting a successful, fun, growing
experience for the newest scouts in our troop. Giving them an excellent adventure right off the start
will help ensure the health of our troop and advancement of the individual scouts.

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National Youth Leadership Training

The BSA NYLT Conference presents what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW and what a leader must DO, by applying modern leadership and team development theories in a co-ed environment.

Participants camp, work, play and learn – living a month in the life of a model troop/team/crew condensed into an intense week long or two weekend conference. They experience the stages of team development, practice from a “toolbox” of leadership skills and learn that leadership requires vision, goals, and planning.

Participants learn how to be a leading influence in their own unit; discovering resources, methods, games and new skills to make unit meetings, treks and other activities more exciting and worthwhile. They also
develop skills that help them emerge as leaders outside their units – at school and in the community.

Who may attend?

  • Qualified candidates will meet the following criteria…
  • Young men and women are at least 13 years of age or completed eighth grade.
  • Scouts BSA that have achieved the first class rank.
  • Currently serve in a youth leadership position, or possess the skills and ambition to undertake a role in leadership.
  • Have completed Troop/Crew Leadership Training in their unit.
  • Are comfortable with long-term camping.
  • Are endorsed by their unit leaders as exhibiting maturity, a positive attitude, focus and aspirations to serve through leadership.

Register for 2020 NYLT

Note: To enable broad council participation and the best youth experience, the number of participants from each unit may be limited. Additional reservations and out-of-council registrations are subject to availability.

National Advanced Youth Leadership Training

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE)
National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience is an exciting program that enhances leadership skills and expands upon the team-building and ethical decision-making skills learned in NYLT. NAYLE emphasizes leadership, teamwork, and selfless service, and uses the core elements of NYLT to help youth internalize and strengthen these skills. The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience course is available at Philmont and The Summit. The material presented is basically the same at both venues but is site-specific.

Philmont NAYLE

Philmont offers participants an unforgettable backcountry experience where they use their NAYLE leadership skills to resolve exciting and challenging issues. Participants are introduced to and have an opportunity to build upon the legacy of Waite Phillips, the benefactors of Philmont Scout Ranch.

To register for Philmont NAYLE, go to
www.myscouting.org , and click on the Events Registration tab.

Bechtel Summit NAYLE

The Bechtel Summit offers participants an experience at the newest High Adventure base of the Boy Scouts of America. Participants will use their NYLT leadership skills to resolve exciting and challenging issues.

More information  | Space is limited. Sign up today!

Trainer’s Edge

While the Trainer’s EDGE is a required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs, it is also for other trainers wishing to enhance their training and presentation skills.

Train-the-Trainer Courses

These courses are designed to help Scouters learn or improve their presentation skills.This is the first part of the three-part train-the-trainer continuum (T3, or T-Cubed) in the Boy Scouts of America. The course introduces teaching techniques and skills to new Scout trainers but is also designed to help all Scouters, regardless of their experience, present effective training. Intended for both youth and adult trainers, the course will help those who might have trained for other organizations learn the BSA’s training techniques, and it will help freshen up the skills of current BSA trainers.

The Fundamentals of Training Syllabus 
PowerPoint: Good, Bad, and Ugly 

District Committee Basic Training

(New – Aug 2019) District Committee Training has been taught the same way for many years with a very dated course. Today we are happy to announce that by leveraging the BSA Learn Center we are providing the district committee a learning environment that provides them the content they need when the need it while leveraging professional training for consistency in district training. This new learning replaces the District Committee Workshop and provide learning plans aligned with the various district committee positions and functions.

Position trained status (D61, D62, D75) will be provided for those who complete their training. Position training includes:

District Committee Chair
District Committee Vice Chair
Membership Chair
Fund Development
Training Chair
Member at Large
Activities and Civil Service Chair
Nominating Chair
Program Chair
Camping and Outdoor Chair
Advancement Chair

The online training supersedes the District Committee Workshop – please discontinue use of the District Committee Workshop.

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