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, you may complete the Training Registration Form instead of registering online and submit it in person or by e-mail to the event’s point of contact.

Training by Program Area, National Training Centers, Specialized Training

Cub Scout Adult Leader Training

Boy Scout Adult Leader Training

Sea Scout Youth & Adult Leader Training

Venturing Youth & Leader Training

National Training Centers

Aquatics Training

Commissioner Training

Youth Training

Training Courses for Adults in All Program Areas

Chartered Organization Representative Training (D72)

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

District Committee Training Workshop (D61)

  • February 10, 2018: Council Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa 33612 | Event Flyer | Online Registration
    Cost: $10, includes lunch, refreshments and materials
    Contact Earl Richardson by e-mail, or phone, 813-677-6806

Fundamentals of Training (D70)

    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.

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Leave No Trace Trainer Training (D78)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Little Philmont Training

    This annual training event is open to any current or prospective Scout leader; Leaders from Chartered Organizations involved with Youth; LDS YM and Primary Leaders: – LDS Stake Presidencies; Young Men (Ward & Stake for Teacher and Priest Activities Program); and Primary Presidencies; High Council Advisors; Bishoprics; Aaronic Priesthood Advisors.

  • January 27, 2018: 7:30am (checkin). Odessa Stake Center, 7851 Lutz Lake Fern Rd., Odessa | Registration Form | Flyer
    Contact: Ted Funsch, by e-mail

Powder Horn

    Open to both registered adults and youth who are at least 13 and have completed the 8th grade, Powder Horn is a hands-on resource management course designed to give you the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your troop, team, crew, or ship.

  • Check back for information on the November 9-11, 2018 Powder Horn course. Full details will be posted on the Powder Horn event page. Join the Facebook group.

The Trainer’s EDGE (H96)

    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.

  • January 20, 2018: Cancelled due to low registration (2 participants), 1/17/2018. check-in is 8:30am-9:00am, course is 9:00am-4:30pm, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1412 John Moore Road, Brandon 33511
    Cost: $12, includes breakfast snack, lunch (if registered by COB January 19), and EDGE training materials. Walk-ins welcome on a space available basis.
    Pre-Course Preparation: Prepare a 10 minute presentation on a topic from any BSA material and be prepared to present this during the course. Bring ALL needed materials and equipment. Your presentation should allow you to demonstrate the skills of a trainer. You will receive constructive feedback on your presentation from other participants. This is an essential part of the course.
    Contact Jeff Shimer by e-mail

University of Scouting

  • Stay tuned for the 2019 event date and information! Full details will be posted on the University of Scouting event page.

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

  • February 3-4, 2018: 8:00am Saturday – 5:00pm Sunday, Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, 33556 | Registration Form
    Cost: $110. Registration Deadline: 2 weeks prior to first day. Class is limited to 20 persons. Participants must be at least 14 years old and have a current CPR/AED Certification by the last class day.
    Contact Bob Donaghy, by e-mail, or phone 813-334-7412
  • March 3-4, 2018: 8:00am Saturday – 5:00pm Sunday, Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, 33556 | Registration Form
    Cost: $110. Registration Deadline: 2 weeks prior to first day. Class is limited to 20 persons. Participants must be at least 14 years old and have a current CPR/AED Certification by the last class day.
    Contact Bob Donaghy, by e-mail, or phone 813-334-7412

Wood Badge (A90)

    Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals. Scouters from Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers, and district and council Scouters all are welcome and belong here.

  • Spring 2018: March 9-11, 2018, Camp Soule, 2201 Soule Rd, Clearwater 33759 and April 6-8, 2018, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, 1201 Boy Scout Camp Rd., Lakes Wales 33898 | GTBAC Wood Badge Page | Registration Flyer | Register Online
    Cost $225
    Contact Fifi Rose, Course Director, by e-mail, or phone 813-484-2522
  • Fall 2018: September 14-16, 2018, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, 1201 Boy Scout Camp Rd., Lakes Wales 33898 and October 5-7, 2018, Camp Soule, 2201 Soule Rd, Clearwater 33759 | GTBAC Wood Badge Page | Registration Flyer (coming soon) | Register Online (coming soon)
    Cost $225
    Contact Billy McCracken, Course Director, by e-mail, or phone 813-767-8947 (cell)

Youth Protection Training (Y01)

    Youth Protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. After each section of material, you will answer questions about that section’s topic. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is experienced online.

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