Training for Boy Scout and Cub Scout Leaders

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Interested scouters can register from the calendar on the right or find out more information from Matt Cordani:

Cub Scout Leaders Specific Training

Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training

Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader Position-Specific Training (Lion, Tiger, Wolf and Bear Dens)

This course is intended to provide participants with the information and tools they need to successfully lead a Cub Scout pack or den. Leaders who complete this and Youth Protection are considered  “fully trained” for their position.

Cub Scouts Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

This overnight course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.

Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training

These instructor-led courses are designed to help Scouters learn how to effectively carry out their Scouting roles. In most cases, completing this course and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will make a Scouter “trained” for the role(s) Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster positions.

Course Schedule – Gathering Activity, Opening and Introductions, Aims and Methods of Scouting,  Role of the Scoutmaster, The Patrol Method, The Troop Meeting, Advancement, The Support Team, Annual Planning, Wrap-Up, Closing.

Boy Scouts Introduction to Outdoors Leaders Skills (IOLS)

These instructor-led courses are designed to help Scouters learn how to effectively carry out their Scouting roles. In most cases, completing this course with Boy Scout Leader Specific Training will make a Scouter “trained” for the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster positions.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 and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered “trained”.

Interested scouters can signup on the calendar links to the right.  For more information, please email Matt Cordani:

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