Longhouse Council Training

Outdoor Leader Training 2015


Outdoor Webelo Leader

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Scoutmaster Specific

Longhouse Council will again offer a complete range of outdoor training courses covering all levels of camping within Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts during 2015. This will occur ALL in one weekend from May 23-25. See registration Form for details.

Outdoor Leader Training 2015

 BSA BB and Archery Range Master Training

WHO – Registered Scouters 18 years old or older with an interest in volunteering to support Council shooting sports programs.

WHEN – 9 May 2015.  Sign in begins at 8:30AM.  Training begins at 9:00AM and should be completed no later than 3:30PM.  Bring your own lunch, drinks, etc

WHERE – Camp Woodland, Constanta, NY

HOW – BB Training will be conducted by a National Camping School  certified Shooting Sports Director/NRA certified rifle instructor.

Archery training will be conducted by a USA Archery certified  Basic/Level 1 Instructor.

All training will be conducted In Accordance With the BSA National Shooting Sports Manual and will concentrate on teaching the hands-on skills needed to supervise a safe range according to BSA rules and regulations.

Volunteers who complete the training and support at least one event stated below will be issued a BSA pocket training card good for 2 years and will be qualified to run Council approved BB gun, archery, sling shot, tomahawks, catapults and other shooing device ranges. (Discipline specific NRA training and certification is required to supervise air rifle, rifle, shot gun, and pistol shooting).

All that attend this course are required to work as a shooting sports staff member for one of the following: Council Family Camp, Resident Camp, Day Camp, District or council events coordinated through shooting sports committee. You will not receive your training card until working as a range master at one of these events.

WHY – Current, trained and certified Range masters are necessary to run BSA BB gun, archery, sling shot, tomahawks, catapults and other shooing device ranges.  Because Longhouse Council is offering this training, at no charge, to help insure that we have enough trained people to support our Council shooting sports program, Range Masters will be expected to volunteer for at least 3 events yearly.

REGISTRATION – To register, please email your name, district and contact info to Shon Montgomery at crewadvisor13@gmail.com. Prior registration is required. We are unable to accept unregistered walk-ins the day of the training.

LNT-TrainerThe Longhouse and Seneca Waterways Councils are holding a Leave No Trace Trainer course. This is a two part course being held this April.
Click here to download the flyer for this course

nylt  NYLT Course

Because of the past success in our council with NYLT, we are pleased to announce TWO opportunities for youth to attend the 2015 course.
The first is coming up in May near Watertown, NY and consists of two weekends.
The second is a week long course in Constantia, NY to take place in August.
Every unit should be looking to send at least one youth and preferably two, to this years course. With TWO opportunities there is no reason not to go!

2015 Wood Badge Training Opportunities


Wood Badge is scouting’s premier training course. Baden-Powell designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. It is first and foremost, learning by doing. Wood Badge is the embodiment of Scouting spirit. Like many intense training experiences, it relies on a busy schedule, having the participants to work together, to organize and to develop an enthusiasm and team spirit to accomplish the tasks and challenges placed before them. Carried out in context of Scouting ideals and service to young people, the course brings out a deep dedication and spirit of brotherhood and fellowship in most participants.
The Longhouse Council along with the Baden-Powell and Five Rivers Council Invites you to Wood Badge Training at Camp Woodland, Constantia NY, August  7th – 9th and 28th – 30th 2015.

Click here to download the information and application flyer for this event.

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