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.

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

Okpik Cold Weather Camping Training

The Longhouse Council Okpik course has basic material for front-country campouts, and advanced material for high adventure back-country trips. There are two sessions, a Saturday of classroom instruction and show-n-tell, and an outdoor weekend of demonstrations and practical applications, to include constructing a snow shelter and sleeping in the shelter you built, and taking a hike on snowshoes (rentals are available). Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate. You must attend both sessions to complete the course. One may also purchase BSA’s Okpik book.

Course Information

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