Longhouse Council Training


2014 Training Information


Wilderness First Aid Training – May 30th – June 1st at Camp Woodland
Click here for the Wilderness FA Flyer and Registration Form

2014 Commissioner College registration and catalog
Our outstanding staff will be offering over 50 exciting courses. So please, plan on attending to reacquaint yourself with fellow commissioners from around the Area, while acquiring or enhancing the valuable knowledge and skills that will be available at this year’s College of Commissioner Science. The location this year will be at the Bryant & Stratton campus at 8687 Carling Road Liverpool, NY. 13090 just off the intersection of Route 31 and I-481. We look forward to seeing you there on April 12th, 2014.
Yours in Commissioner Service,
Dave McAllister, 2014 College Chancellor
Council Commissioner
Green Mountain Council

nyltNYLT Save the Date – July 27, 2014 – August 2, 2014 at Camp Woodland. Click the links below for more information about this training.


SMS/IOLS/OWL/BALOO Upcoming Training Information:

woodbadgeScoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training (SMS)

This is a new Scoutmaster’s introduction to the BSA and to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful troop leadership experience. The course addresses the needs of adults who have recently accepted the responsibility of delivering the Scouting program to youth by serving as Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters. This will be an introduction to the rewards and challenges of troop leadership
  • When – Module 1 & 2 – March 29, 2014
  • Where – Longhouse Council office.
  • When – Module 3 – April 25 –  27, 2014
  • Where – Camp Woodland, Constantia, N.Y.

woodbadgeIntroduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. This course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to wear the Trained patch. Check with your District Training Committee for the next scheduled course.

woodbadgeOutdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OWL)

This course is designed to help Webelos leaders enhance the outdoor program for the Webelos Scouts in their den by teaching some basic outdoor skills as well as skills needed to complete many of the Webelos activity badges. This course can be taught as a stand-alone experience but is often presented in conjunction with Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS).
  • When – April 25 – 27, 2014
  • Where – Camp Woodland Constantia, N.Y.
  • Cost – $35

woodbadgeBasic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnight.

Out of Council Training Information


2014 Powder Horn Training from the Five Rivers Council.

August 22-24 and September 12-14, 2014 – Must Attend Both Weekends
Designed to introduce leaders & youth to a variety of exciting high adventure program possibilities for their Troop or Crew. Experience a variety of topics and skills, through hands-on experience and the resources in order to deliver those skills in a challenging way to older youth. Open to adult leaders, Boy Scout youth and Venture Youth who are 16 years old.
Registration Form –> Download

Wood Badge Training Opportunities


WoodBadgeWood Badge is a Scouting leadership program of Scout associations throughout the world. Wood Badge courses aim to make ALL Scouters better leaders by teaching advanced leadership skills, and by creating a bond and commitment to the Scout movement.This years course is being offered by Baden Powell Council on the weekends of Aug. 23-25 and Sept. 13-15.
Click here for more Information.

WoodBadgeA Wood Badge course is also being offered from the Seneca Waterways Council on the weekends of April 25-27 and May 17-19
Click here for more information.

2014 Training Conferences – Registration is now open.
Click here for more information.

cub_scouts_clipart_colorNew Den Leader Welcome Kit 2013 – Click here to download a copy.


What Makes a Trained Unit Leader?

Adult unit leaders are considered trained leaders if they meet all of the appropriate areas on this checklist.

New Youth Leader Training

New youth leader training for Boy Scout troops and Venturing Crews have been announced. They are Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews. These replace Troop Leadership Training (TLT) for Boy Scout youth leaders and the Venturing Leadership Skills Course (VLSC) for Venturing youth Leaders. Units should download these files and begin to use them immediately. Introduction to Leadership Skills is a requirement for a youth leader to attend the National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course.

What Makes a Trained Unit Leader?

Adult unit leaders are considered trained leaders if they meet all of the appropriate areas on this checklist.

Training Updates

Effective August 31, 2010: Cub leader specific training is available online at MyScouting.Org. Specific courses are…

  • Tiger Cub position-specific
  • Wolf Cub position-specific
  • Bear Cub position-specific
  • Webelos position-specific
  • Cubmaster position-specific
  • Pack Trainer position-specific
  • Pack Committee position-specific

Effective June 1, 2010:

  • Youth Protection training is required for all registered volunteers.
  • New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before they submit an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
  • Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.

Log on to MyScouting to take the training.

Cub Scout Leaders

An important portion of our Training Program is the orientation of new Cub Scout Leaders. Parents of grade school age youth (grades 1 to 5) require more training than Boy Scout, Venture, and Explorer Leaders, who already have some experience. To help you understand what’s going on, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America has produced a series of pamphlets to start you off. Those pamphlets can be viewed by selecting from the list below.

Webelos Den Leader