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.

 

Enjoy webinar training from the comfort of your own home!

Chartered Organization Representative Training (D72)

  • August 2, 2017: 8:00pmWebinar | Event Flyer
    To receive the webinar log-in information, you must register in advance by July 31, 2017
    To register, contact Earl Richardson by e-mail, or phone, 813-677- 6806

 

Cub Scout Training

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) (C32)

  • 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
  • Oct 7, 2017: 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
  • Feb 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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • May 20-21, 2017: 2:00pm-1:00pm, Camp Christina YMCA, 9840 Balm Riverview Rd, Riverview 33569 | Registration Link | Event Flyer | Facebook Event
    Cost $25, which includes meals
    Contact Kevin Beach, by e-mail
  • Oct. 6-7, 2017: 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
  • Feb. 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

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

  • 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

Cub Scout Range Master Training

  • May 20, 2017: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville 34613 | Online Registration
    Cost: $15 per person
    Contact Bob Fowler, by email, or phone, 727-515-5867
  • June 3, 2017: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Camp Soule, 2201 Soule Rd, Clearwater, 33759 | Online Registration
    Cost: $15 per person
    Contact Bob Fowler, by email, or phone, 727-515-5867

Boy Scout Training

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) (S11)

  • 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
  • Oct. 6-7, 2017: 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
  • Feb. 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

Merit Badge Counselor Training (D76)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training (S24)

  • 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

  • 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 Training (D72)

  • August 2, 2017: 8:00pmWebinar | Event Flyer
    To receive the webinar log-in information, you must register in advance by July 31, 2017
    To register, contact Earl Richardson by e-mail, or phone, 813-677- 6806

Commissioner Training

Den Chief Training (C31)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

District Committee Training Workshop (D61)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Fundamentals of Training (D70)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

Leave No Trace Trainer Training (D78)

  • 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)

  • Nov. 10-12, 2017: Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, 1201 Boy Scout Camp Rd., Lakes Wales 33898 | Course Details | Facebook Group
    Cost TBD
    Contact Mike Rudman, Course Director, by e-mail, or phone, 757-574-5716

The Trainer’s EDGE (H96)

  • No courses currently scheduled.

University of Scouting

  • Jan. 6, 2018: Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

  • May 20-21, 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 14, 2017
    Contact Bob Donaghy, by e-mail, or phone 813-334-7412

Wood Badge (A90)

  • Fall 2017: Sept. 15-17, 2017, Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville 34613 and Oct. 7-9, 2017, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, 1201 Boy Scout Camp Rd., Lakes Wales 33898 | GTBAC Wood Badge Page | Registration Flyer | Register Online | Additional information: 1ticket5goals.com
    Cost $225
    Contact Randall M. MacDonald, Course Director, by e-mail, or phone 863-838-5373 (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

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.