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.

Northeast Region William T. Hornaday Adviser Training Course
When: October 4-6, 2019
Where: Horace A. Moses Scout Reservation, 310 Birch Hill Rd, Russell, MA 01071

Cost: $90 per person which includes room and board, and training materials.

Register Here

For more information, click the link above or please contact Steve Scannell, National Hornaday Committee, (413) 896-9061.

The University of Scouting is a multitude of specialty sessions to help you gain new skills and abilities to become the very best Scout Leader possible. Trained Scouters help the youth of our community to be better leaders and citizens.
It is the only time during the year where you can find the widest variety of training opportunities in all program areas, all in one place. Whether you are new to the Scouting program or a veteran Scouter, University of Scouting provides informative and hands-on courses in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing.

South Jefferson Middle School/High School
Clarke Building
11060 US Rt. 11, Adams, New York 13605

Course Catalog and Registration Portal
*note: no refunds will be issued after 10/25


NYLT is an exciting, week long, outdoor, action-packed program designed to provide 13 to 20 year-old youth members of Scouts BSA* with leadership skills and experience they can use within their units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. The course models the patrol method which is easily applied to troops, crews and ships It presents leadership skills in multiple formats providing the opportunity for participants to live and practice these leadership skills. Virtually all of the training is conducted by the youth staff. The course follows the National Boy Scouts of America’s National Youth Leadership Training Curriculum.

*"National BSA has made a change in the age requirements for NYLT.  A youth member of a Scouts BSA unit must be 13 years in age or a member of a Venture Crew and 14 years in age."

Leave No Trace - Master Educator Course

The five-day Master Educator Course is the top tier of Leave No Trace training. This course provides participants with a comprehensive training on Leave No Trace skills and ethics with practical application during a field-based course. Participants learn minimum impact techniques through multiple methods including discussions, scenarios, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

The Master Educator Course is also designed to prepare participants to be the best possible teachers of Leave No Trace regardless of setting. This is done by exploring and practicing various teaching styles, effective communication techniques, and by having the participants prepare and present a Leave No Trace lesson for their peers. Successful graduates of a Leave No Trace Master Educator Course are qualified to offer both the Leave No Trace Trainer Course as well as Awareness Workshops.


Woodbadge N3-375-19

Aug. 23-25, 2019 and Sept. 28-30, 2019 

Camp Gorton, Dundee, NY

For information contact:

Meg Soper, Course Director at 607-738-3827  

or visit:


Seabadge SB-43-PA-2019 October 25-28 2019. 

Seabadge is a leadership and management training focused on the “how-to” aspects of managing a successful youth led Sea Scout program. Even if you are not involved with a ship it is still an amazing course and can help with any program in scouting. This training is open to all Scouters.

There are limited spots open for this course!! Sign up early to guarantee your spot!

Harold Lehman

Longhouse Council Training Chairman

(315) 415-0187