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.

NYLT 2019

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.

2019 NYLT Brochure

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.

Leave No Trace Course Brochure


4th Annual Venturing Academy.

This event is similar to Scouting U but only focuses on Venturing needs for Venturing Awards and it’s a great opportunity to meet other crews. The event is FREE of charge except for those taking 1st aid/CPR ($15 for materials). Please submit your registration forms by Friday March 1st, 2019. Each individual must submit a form. They will need to be emailed to the email address at bottom of registration form. Registrations will not be taken at the door. Please bring your own lunch as it will not be provided. This year’s event will be held on March 9th. All participants please arrive between 8 am and 8:50 am, opening starts at 8:50 am.

Below is a list of classes we will offer this year:

-Crew Officer Orientation*/Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews* (ILSC) (this course is needed to be considered trained and wear the trained patch)

-Goal Setting and Time Management*

-Project Management*

-Mentoring for Venturing*

-Summit Award How To

-Leave No Trace

-Affordable Scouting

-CPR/1st Aid* (fee of $15.00 to the instructor and scouts have priority and first signed up first served due to only 16 slots, if there are openings they can be filled by adults)

-The Fundamentals of Training (T3) (scouts have priority and first signed up first served, if there are openings they can be filled by adults)

-Venturing Adult Forum

-Training the Charter Organization Rep (COR) (this training is for COR's to be considered trained)

Those courses with an * behind them are required courses for venturing awards.

Venturing Academy Catalog and Registration Instructions

Please Send Registration Forms and direct all questions to: Melissa Cummings at


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