Training puts the “outing” in Scouting, and that’s never more true than with acquiring Outdoor Skills. Courses are offered periodically around the Council by district volunteers. In addition, some training is of a supplemental nature such as Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Aquatics Training, and NRA-certified training, among others.

In recognition of the importance of training for units, districts and the Council at large, discounted fees are offered to those units who achieve an 80% ratio of trained leaders as indicated by the National Council’s training database in my.scouting.org. More details of this discount are available on our Outstanding Unit Award page.

For any training event where your registration can be paid at a Council Service Center, please complete the Training Registration Form and submit it in person or by e-mail to the event’s point of contact.

Cub Scout Training

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) (C32)

  • March 18, 2017: 8:00am-4:00pm, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, 1201 Boy Scout Camp Rd., Lakes Wales 33898 | Event Flyer
    Cost $15
    Contact Valerie Corwith, by phone, 863-585-1634
  • May 6, 2017: 9:00am-3:00pm, First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland 33801 or St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1820 Cty Rd 540A, Lakeland 33813 (location TBD prior to course)
    Cost $15, which includes lunch
    Contact Jennifer Combee, by e-mail
  • May 20, 2017: 8:00am-4:30pm, Camp Christina YMCA, 9840 Balm Riverview Rd, Riverview 33569 | Registration Link | Event Flyer
    Cost $15, which includes lunch
    Contact Kevin Beach, by e-mail

Cub Scout Den Leader Position-Specific Training Classoom (C42)

  • Feb. 25, 2017: 8:00am-1:00pm, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa 33612 | Ft. Brooke District Training Guidebook
    Cost $20
    Contact Bob Huff by e-mail
  • Mar. 25, 2017: 8:00am-1:00pm, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa 33612 | Ft. Brooke District Training Guidebook
    Cost $20
    Contact Bob Huff by e-mail
  • April 22, 2017: 8:30am-1:00pm, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4806 Bell Shoals Rd, Valrico 33596 | Registration Link | Event Flyer
    Cost $5.00
    Contact Kevin Beach, by e-mail
  • June 17, 2017: 9:00am-12:00pm, First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland 33801 or St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1820 Cty Rd 540A, Lakeland 33813 (location TBD prior to course)
    Contact Jennifer Combee, by e-mail

Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training (C40)

  • Feb. 25, 2017: 8:00am-1:00pm, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa 33612 | Ft. Brooke District Training Guidebook
    Cost $20
    Contact Bob Huff by e-mail
  • Mar. 25, 2017: 8:00am-1:00pm, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa 33612 | Ft. Brooke District Training Guidebook
    Cost $20
    Contact Bob Huff by e-mail
  • April 22, 2017: 8:30am-1:00pm, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4806 Bell Shoals Rd, Valrico 33596
    Cost $5.00
    Contact Kevin Beach, by e-mail
  • July 1, 2017: 9:00am-12:00pm, First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland 33801 or St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1820 Cty Rd 540A, Lakeland 33813 (location TBD prior to course)
    Contact Jennifer Combee, by e-mail

Outdoor Leadership Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL) (C33)

Pack Committee Member Position-Specifc Training Classroom (C60)

  • April 22, 2017: 8:30am-1:00pm, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4806 Bell Shoals Rd, Valrico 33596
    Cost $5
    Contact Kevin Beach, by e-mail

Boy Scout Training

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) (S11)

  • Feb. 24-25, 2017: Friday 6:00pm, Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, 33556
    Cost $25
    Contact Clayton Hagel by e-mail, or phone 813-927-4424
  • April 7-9, 2017: Friday 8:00pm, Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, 33556 | Ft. Brooke District Training Guidebook
    Cost $30
    Contact Bob Huff by e-mail
  • May 20-21, 2017: 8:30am Saturday -1:00pm Sunday, YMCA Camp Christina 9840 Balm Riverview Rd, Riverview 33569 | Registration Link | Event Flyer
    Registration begins at 8:00am
    Cost $35.00
    Contact Ted Domey, by e-mail, or phone 813-918-7089

Merit Badge Counselor Training (D76)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training (S24)

  • Feb. 25, 2017: 8:00am-1:00pm, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa 33612 | Ft. Brooke District Training Guidebook
    Cost $20
    Contact Bob Huff by e-mail
  • March 11, 2017: 8:00am-12:30pm, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, 1201 Boy Scout Camp Rd., Lakes Wales 33898
    Cost: $5.00
    Contact Jennifer Combee, by e-mail
  • March 25, 2017: 8:00am-1:00pm, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa 33612 | Ft. Brooke District Training Guidebook
    Cost $20
    Contact Bob Huff by e-mail
  • April 6 and May 4, 2017 (must attend both sessions): 6:00pm-8:30pm, First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland 33801
    Cost $10
    Contact Jennifer Combee, by e-mail
  • April 22, 2017: 8:30am-1:00pm, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4806 Bell Shoals Rd., Valrico | Registration Link | Event Flyer
    Registration begins at 8:00am
    Cost $5.00
    Contact Ted Domey, by e-mail, or phone 813-918-7089

Troop Committee Challenge (WS10)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Sea Scout Training

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Varsity Training

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Venturing Training

Venturing Advisor Position Specific Training (P21)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Additional Training Courses

Aquatics Training

Information about upcoming aquatics training is available on the Aquatics and Aquatics training pages.

BSA Outdoor Ethics / Leave No Trace 101

  • May 12-14: 6:00pm May 12 – 11:00am May 14, Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Road, Brooksville 34613 | Event Flyer | Online Registration
    Contact Jeanette McCullough, by email, for more information
  • Nov. 17-19: 6:00pm Nov. 17 – 11:00 Nov. 19, Camp Brorein, 16091Boy Scout Road, Odessa 33558 | Event Flyer | Online Registration
    Contact Jeanette McCullough, by email, for more information.

Chartered Organization Representative Fast Start (D62)

  • Apr. 8, 2017: 9:00am-12:00pm, First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland 33801 or St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1820 Cty Rd 540A, Lakeland 33813 (location TBD prior to course)
    Contact Jennifer Combee, by e-mail

Commissioner Training

Information about upcoming commissioner training is available on the Commissioner Service page.

Den Chief Training (C31)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

District Committee Training Workshop (D61)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Fundamentals of Training (D70)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Leave No Trace Trainer Training (D78)

  • May 12-14: 6:00pm May 12 – 11:00am May 14, Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Road, Brooksville 34613 | Event Flyer | Online Registration
    Contact Jeanette McCullough, by email
  • Nov. 17-19: 6:00pm Nov. 17 – 11:00am Nov. 19, Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Road, Odessa 33558 | Event Flyer | Online Registration
    Contact Jeanette McCullough, by email

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

Powder Horn (P50)

The Trainer’s EDGE (H96)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

University of Scouting

  • Jan. 6, 2018: Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

  • May 6-7, 2017: 8:00am Saturday-5:00pm Sunday, Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, 33556 | Registration Flyer
    Participants must be at least 14 years old and have a current CPR/AED Certification by the last class day.
    Cost $110, registration deadline is May 1, 2017
    Contact Bob Donaghy, by e-mail, or phone 813-334-7412

Wood Badge (A90)

Youth Protection Training (Y01)

  • No in-person courses currently scheduled. Check my.scouting.org to take this course online.

National Training Courses

Florida Sea Base

Start 2017 off right with a trip to the Florida Keys for outstanding adult leader training! Click below for details. The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) course will also be offered in 2017.

Northern Tier National High Adventure Bases

Select training courses are offered at Northern Tier for youth and adult leaders. Included are National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) and Cold Weather Leader Training.

Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve

The Summit National Training Center officially opened during summer 2016 with a selection of courses for adults and youth. Click here for information on upcoming summer training at the West Virginia home of the National Scout Jamboree.

Philmont Training Center

Since 1950, the Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, New Mexico has served as the national training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Each summer a full schedule of week-long conferences is offered to Scouters, with activities available for family members of all ages. Click here for the 2017 conference schedule. Of particular interest for young men and women (ages 14-20) is the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE), offered throughout the summer.

 

If the course you need isn’t scheduled on your first visit to the website, please check back! New courses are scheduled frequently, if not on a regular schedule.