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)

  • February 23, 2018: 8:00am-4:00pm, Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, 33556
    Cost: $15, please RSVP
    Contact Clayton Hagel, by e-mail, or phone 813-927-4424
  • March 24, 2018: Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, 33556 | Ft Brooke Training Flyer
    Cost: $10.
    See the Ft Brooke Training Flyer for complete course details.
    Pre-register here: http://www.tinyurl.com/ftbrooke
    Contact: Bob Huff, by e-mail, or phone 813-466-0095

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

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training (C40)

  • December 16, 2017: 9:00am-12:00pm, St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 8320 Old Country Road 54, New Port Richey 34653
    Cost: $10.
    Contact: Cassie Riddick, by e-mail, or phone 727-278-7078
  • March 3, 2018: Council Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa | Ft Brooke Training Flyer
    Cost: $10.
    See the Ft Brooke Training Flyer for complete course details.
    Pre-register here: http://www.tinyurl.com/ftbrooke
    Contact: Bob Huff, by e-mail, or phone 813-466-0095

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

  • February 23-24, 2018: Friday 6:00pm – Saturday 6:00pm, Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, 33556
    Cost: $25, please RSVP
    Contact Clayton Hagel, by e-mail, or phone 813-927-4424
  • March 23-25, 2018: Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, 33556 | Ft Brooke Training Flyer
    Cost: $25.
    See the Ft Brooke Training Flyer for complete course details.
    Pre-register here: http://www.tinyurl.com/ftbrooke
    Contact: Bob Huff, by e-mail, or phone 813-466-0095

Pack Committee Challenge / Pack Committee Member Position-Specific Training Classroom (C60)

  • December 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

Cub Scout Range Master Training

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Boy Scout Training

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) (S11)

  • February 23-24, 2018: Friday 6:00pm – Saturday 6:00pm, Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, 33556
    Cost: $25, please RSVP
    Contact Clayton Hagel, by e-mail, or phone 813-927-4424
  • March 23-25, 2018: Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, 33556 | Ft Brooke Training Flyer
    Cost: $10 plus $15 cash for food purchase within patrol.
    See the Ft Brooke Training Flyer for complete course details.
    Pre-register here: http://www.tinyurl.com/ftbrooke
    Contact: Bob Huff, by e-mail, or phone 813-466-0095

Merit Badge Counselor Training (D76)

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training (S24)

Troop Committee Challenge (WS10)

  • November 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.

Venturing Training

Venturing Advisor Position Specific Training (P21)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Additional Training Courses

Adult Training Classes During Merit Badge Academy – November 4th, 2017 Adult Training- Merit Badge Academy

Aquatics Training

  • Information about upcoming aquatics training is available on our Aquatics page.

Chartered Organization Representative Training (D72)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Commissioner Training

Den Chief Training (C31)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

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)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Leave No Trace Trainer Training (D78)

  • November 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)

  • Check back for information on the 2018 Powder Horn course.

Strategic Training Plan Course

  • November 18-19, 2017: 8:00am Saturday – 1:00pm Sunday, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, 1201 Boy Scout Camp Rd., Lakes Wales 33898 | Flyer | Online Registration
    Cost: $60
    Contact Contact Earl Richardson, by e-mail or phone 813-677-6806
    This course is intended for council and district trainers and district and unit commissioners. This is the third course in the national BSA “Train the Trainer” Continuum (other two are Fundamentals of Training and Trainers’ EDGE) and shows participants how to build an effective and successful training plan and process in their district. It is a national course, and the staff will include both some local trainers plus some national instructors coming in from around the country.

The Trainer’s EDGE (H96)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

University of Scouting

  • January 6, 2018: Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida

2018 GTBA Univ. of Scouting Save the Date Flyer

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

  • December 2-3, 2017: 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
  • 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)

  • 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 (coming soon) | Register Online (coming soon)
    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)

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

National Training Courses

Florida Sea Base

Adult and youth training courses are offered at the Florida Sea Base headquarters in Islamorada. Click here for details.

Northern Tier National High Adventure Bases

Select training courses are offered at Northern Tier for youth and adult leaders. Courses are listed on the Northern Tier Training Center page.

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 2018 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.