Longhouse Council Training

2015 Training Information

 2015 Northeast Region – Area 3 Commissioner Summit & College of Commissioner Science – April 18th 2015

Continued education is the key to providing Quality Commissioner Service. Again this year, we will be offering an extensive College curriculum, whether you are a brand new Commissioner, or a veteran Commissioner who will be attending the Continuing Education course offerings to hone their skills. We are certain your interests will be fulfilled.
Cick here to download the 2015 NER Area 3 Commissioner Summit CCS Catalog

Scout_Img Our scouters have asked for more opportunities for  training. They have also asked for us to bring it to them. We have listened. The Longhouse Council is pleased to announce a SPRING Scouting  University. We will be alternating this opportunity between the Cayuga area and the Northern areas of our council every spring. This spring we will be in Weedsport at the High School on March 28th. Mark your calendars and get your applications in!

Click here for the 2015 SCOUTING UNIVERSITY CATALOG 



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.

 The Five Rivers Council will be hosting a winter Wood Badge. They are trying this out to see if they can reach participants who cannot attend a summer course. Full payment is due by February 2nd, 2015.

Click here to download the flyer for this course.


2014 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