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
  • April 8, 2017: 9:00am-2:00pm, Camp Soule, 2201 Soule Rd, Clearwater | Event Flyer | Online Registration
    Cost $15, which includes lunch
    Registration deadline April 4
    Contact Richard Llanas, by e-mail, or phone 727-207-5985
  • 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 Classroom (C42)

  • 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
    Contact Kevin Beach, by e-mail
  • April 22, 2017: 2:00pm-5:00pm, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill 34609 | Event Flyer
    Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows
    Contact Thomas Alajko by e-mail, or phone 352-263-4837
  • 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
  • August 19, 2017: 10:00am-1:00pm, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill 34609 | Event Flyer
    Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows
    Contact Thomas Alajko by e-mail, or phone 352-263-4837
  • Sept. 16, 2017: 2:00pm-5:00pm, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill 34609 | Event Flyer
    Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows
    Contact Thomas Alajko by e-mail, or phone 352-263-4837

Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training (C40)

  • 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
    Cost $5
    Contact Kevin Beach, by e-mail
  • April 22, 2017: 10:00am-2:00pm, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill 34609 | Event Flyer
    Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows
    Contact Thomas Alajko by e-mail, or phone 352-263-4837
  • 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
  • Sept. 16, 2017: 10:00am-2:00pm, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill 34609 | Event Flyer
    Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows
    Contact Thomas Alajko by e-mail, or phone 352-263-4837

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

Pack Committee Challenge / Pack Committee Member Position-Specific 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 | Registration Link
    Cost $5
    Contact Kevin Beach, by e-mail
  • Date: July 15, 2017: 10:00am-1:00pm, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill 34609 | Event Flyer
    Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows
    Contact Thomas Alajko by e-mail, or phone 352-263-4837
  • Dec. 9, 2017: 10:00am-1:00pm, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill 34609 | Event Flyer
    Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows
    Contact Thomas Alajko by e-mail, or phone 352-263-4837

Boy Scout Training

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) (S11)

  • April 7-9, 2017: Friday 8:00pm, Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa 33556 | Ft. Brooke District Training Guidebook | Facebook Event
    Cost $30
    Contact Bob Huff by e-mail
  • April 28-30, 2017: Friday 6:30pm – Sunday 11:00am, Camp Soule, 2201 Soule Rd., Clearwater | Event Flyer | Online Registration
    Cost $30, course materials, food, and camping fees included
    Registration deadline April 24
    Patrol meeting for everyone, April 26 at 8:30pm at Camp Soule Dining Hall
    Contact Richard Llanas, by e-mail, or phone 727-207-5985
  • 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
    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)

  • 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 19 and April 26, 2017: 6:30pm-10:00pm, Camp Soule, 2201 Soule Rd, Clearwater | Event Flyer | Online Registration
    Cost $25, course materials, drinks, and snacks included
    Registration deadline April 17
    Contact Richard Llanas, by e-mail, or phone 727-207-5985
  • 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
    Contact Ted Domey, by e-mail, or phone 813-918-7089
  • May 20, 2017: 9:00am-2:00pm, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill 34609 | Event Flyer
    Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows
    Contact Thomas Alajko by e-mail, or phone 352-263-4837
  • Oct. 21, 2017: 9:00am-2:00pm, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill 34609 | Event Flyer
    Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows
    Contact Thomas Alajko by e-mail, or phone 352-263-4837

Troop Committee Challenge (WS10)

  • June 17, 2017: 10:00am-1:00pm, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill 34609 | Event Flyer
    Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows
    Contact Thomas Alajko by e-mail, or phone 352-263-4837
  • Nov. 18, 2017: 10:00am-1:00pm, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill 34609 | Event Flyer
    Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows
    Contact Thomas Alajko by e-mail, or phone 352-263-4837

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 our Aquatics page.

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) | Facebook Event
    Contact Jennifer Combee, by e-mail

Commissioner Training

Den Chief Training (C31)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

District Committee Training Workshop (D61)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Fundamentals of Training (D70)

  • May 13, 2017: 9:00am-12:15pm, Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, 33574 | Event Flyer | Online Registration
    Cost $5 includes classroom training materials. Lunch can be purchased at the University for a reasonable fee. Please indicate in advance if you wish to stay for lunch.
    Contact Donna Williams, by e-mail, or phone, 813-671-4173 or contact Jeff Shimer, by e-mail, or phone, 727-580-5416

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)

  • April 1, 2017: 8:30am-4:30pm, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council, Tampa Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave, Tampa 33612 | Event Flyer | Online Registration | Facebook Event
    Cost $10, payable in cash at the event (please register online using the link above)
    Contact Donna Williams, by e-mail, or phone, 813-671-4173 or contact Jeff Shimer, by e-mail, or phone, 727-580-5416

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.