Boy Scout training courses are designed to help volunteers deliver the Scouting program confidently, effectively, and safely. These courses are standardized nationally for delivery within the council by district volunteers. 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, select discounted event fees are offered to leaders from 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 the 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)

  • This training is traditionally held in February. Check back for details during fall 2018.

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.

  • This training is traditionally held in January. Check back for details during fall 2018.

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.

  • November 9-11, 2018
    Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, 1201 Boy Scout Camp Rd., Lakes Wales 33898
    Powder Horn Event Page
    Facebook Group
    Cost: $150
    Contact David Nelson, Course Director, by e-mail

The Trainer’s EDGE

    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.

  • April 21, 2018: checkin begins at 8:30am, course is 9:00am-4:30pm
    Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa 33612
    Flyer
    Register Online
    Cost: $12
    Contact Donna Williams by e-mail, or phone: 813-671-4173

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

  • This training is traditionally held three-four times annually. Check back for course listings as they become available.

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.

  • 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
    Course Flyer
    Course Facebook Group
    Register Online
    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.

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