The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council program committees work hard to provide training for our unit leaders.  If you are looking for the training not currently scheduled, please contact the appropriate Program Area Chair.  The typical training schedule is:


  • Aquatics – Adult Leader Courses
  • Climbing – Level 1
  • Shooting Sports – NRA Certifications and Archery Level 1


  • Climbing – Level 2 (collaborative with other councils)
  • Shooing Sports – Cub Scout Shooting Director


  • Climbing – Level 1
  • Aquatics – Adult Leader Courses
  • Aquatics – BSA Life Guard

Program Committee Chairs

Use these contacts to find out more about training for a specific program area.

Bill Bode

Matt Dunbar

Shooting Sports
Bob Fowler

Valerie Corwith

Camping Chair
Jay Sheridan

Staff Advisor
Jason Borton

Online Courses

For online training such as Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense, you can access them online.

  1. Log into
  2. BSA Learning Center (on the right side of the page)
  3. Course Catalog (middle top of page)
  4. Select search put in the course code

Ready to Help at a District or Council Level?

Are you passionate for a program area?  Do you want to share your passion with Scouts at our District and Council Events, Cub Scout Day Camps or Resident Camps?  Then consider going to Camp School!

This is a 7-day intensive program that certifies you to direct that program area.  You will meet great people while learning awesome skills.  Each camp school has prerequisite training and approval from the Director of Camping is required.  For more information, please contact the Program Area Chair or the Director of Camping.

Upcoming Courses

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated March 3, 2021

Please contact the page author with your feedback:

Jason Borton

Director of Camping and Scoutreach

Email | 813-624-9764