Longhouse Council Training

2014 Training Information

 Scouting University – Saturday November 1, 2014

  Paul V. Moore High School, Central Square

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

Click here to download the University Catalog

nyltNYLT Save the Date – July 27, 2014 – August 2, 2014 at Camp Woodland. Click the links below for more information about this training.

Out of Council Training Information

Upcoming Powder Horn Training Events at Greater Niagara Frontier Council and Five Rivers Council

To introduce leaders & youth to a variety of exciting high adventure program possibilities for their Troop or Crew. It is important to understand that Powder Horn is not a personal development course or certification course. It’s designed to educate the Scout leaders and youth about specific high adventure skills, through hands-on experiences and to connect them to resources in order to use the skills, and ultimately to get them excited about delivering those skills in a challenging way to older youth.
Click here for details of the Greater Niagara Frontier Event
Click here for details for the Five Rivers Council Event

Wood Badge Training Opportunities

WoodBadgeWood Badge is a Scouting leadership program of Scout associations throughout the world. Wood Badge courses aim to make ALL Scouters better leaders by teaching advanced leadership skills, and by creating a bond and commitment to the Scout movement.This years course is being offered by Baden Powell Council on the weekends of Aug. 23-25 and Sept. 13-15.
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2014 Training Conferences – Registration is now open.
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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