EFFECTIVE APRIL 30, 2018 - 'Trained' Leader Designation to Require Hazardous Weather Training.  Effective April 30, new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. This training requirement applies to those not currently trained as direct contact leaders (Scoutmasters & Assistants, Cubmasters and Assistants, Denleaders & Assistants).  Although this training is not required for those currently "Trained," it is recommended that you should be familiar with it. 

This course is available around-the-clock in the BSA Learn Center by logging in to your account on

Review the Hazardous Weather FAQ for more information.

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2018 - New Youth Protection Training has been made available via  All registered adults must complete the new training by October 1, 2018.  Previous versions of Youth Protection Training are obsolete and must be destroyed.  Effective February 1, 2018, previous versions of Youth Protection Training are invalid and may not be used to conduct classroom training.  Classroom training materials for the new Youth Protection Training will be made available by mid-2018.  Review the Mandatory Updated Adult Youth Protection Training Quick Facts for more information.

Youth Protection begins with you.

Many training courses can and should be completed online.

Log onto My Scouting to take these training courses.  If you have specific questions about any course offerings please feel free to contact any members of the Council Training Committee.

American Wood Badge Alumni 70th Anniversary Service Award

To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the first Wood Badge courses in the United States, the American Wood Badge Alumni has created a special service recognition that can only be earned during the anniversary year.  A special commemorative certificate and special anniversary service patch will be available.

Wood Badgers will agree to and work on a new ticket, if they can.  To qualify for the award, individuals must complete five of nine requirements during the anniversary year of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.  For a list of requirements and the application, click the image above.

The Fundamentals of Training

May 5, 2018 from 10am - 2pm

Longhouse Council Service Center, 2803 Brewerton Rd., Syracuse, NY,  13211

Cost is $5 per person

Click here to register or click on the image above for more information.

Register by Friday, April 27, 2018

BSA Wilderness First Aid

2-day, 16-hour course

May 5 & 6, 2018; 9am - 5pm both days

Course Cost is $50/person

Click here to register or click on the image above for more information.

Course limited to the first 20 participants.

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

August 5th - August 10th 2018 @ Camp Woodland

Click on the image above for more information.

Longhouse Council Wood Badge

6 full days at Camp Woodland over two weekends.  Classes run all day Friday through dinner on Sunday.

August 17th - August 19th 2018 &

September 7th - September 9th

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National Wood Badge

In addition to the local option for Wood Badge, the course is also offered Sea Base in Florida and Philmont.  Click on the link below for more information.

2018 Wood Badge Centennial Pilot Brochure