List of Trainings
- I put this list together earlier this year for a TDC. It may need to updated
with new item numbers.
Simon Kenton Council
TRAINING COURSES SUPPORTED BY NATIONAL
Fast Start Training: All programs & positions - Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting,
Video tape training with syllabus and on-line: A V-01 V022A
Fast Start training provides information to aid new Leaders in planning and
conducting their first meeting and to motivate them to attend New Leader
Essentials and Specific Training.
New Leader Essentials: All programs & positions - Cub Scouting, Boy
Video tape training with syllabus: AV-02V016 & 34870
Introductory session that highlights the values, aims, history, funding, and
methods of Scouting. It addresses how these aims and methods are reached in
an age-appropriate style within Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity
Scouting, and Venturing. Videos, discussions, and hands-on reinforcement are
presented during the 90-minute training session. Ideally, all unit-based
volunteers-Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders-take
this session at the same time, so they understand that they are all striving
for the same results with the youth they serve. Each leader completes New
Leader Essentials training only once.
Cub Scout Specific Training: All Cub Scouting positions
Video tape training with syllabus: A V-01 V013 & 34875
Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, Webelos den leaders,
Cubmasters, and pack committee members can complete this training in one day
or two or three evenings. The leader is considered trained upon completion
of New Leader Essentials and the Leader Specific training for that position.
BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation): Cub Scout leaders
This course is required for Pack leaders in order for the Pack to conduct
Family Camp outings.
Webelos Leader Outdoor Training: Bear & Webelos Leaders
This course prepares Webelos leaders to transition youth into the Boy
Scouting program, take boys camping, and gives help with presenting the
outdoor skill pins.
Leadership Updates: All Cub Scout leaders
A series of six supplemental training opportunities for both new and more
experienced Leaders, which expands on subjects that were only covered
briefly in basic training and also provides in-depth information on new
topics. These two-hour sessions are conducted by district training teams at
approximately three-month intervals. Can also be presented at Roundtables
Unit Leadership Enhancements: All Cub Scout leaders
Discussion sessions that provide ongoing training to all Cub Scout Leaders
through their monthly Pack Leaders' meeting. Each enhancement session is
aimed at improving a Leader's understanding of the methods and purposes of
Cub Scouting, and how these can be fulfilled in their regular meetings.
Packs conduct their own Leadership enhancements, selecting from the fifteen
topics based on their own interests and needs.
Den Chief Training: Den Leaders, Cubmasters & Scouts - First Class and above
Experienced Den Leaders appreciate the importance of a trained Den Chief to
the operation of an effective Den program.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills: Any Scout leader
Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the basic
outdoor skills information needed to start a program right. Introduction to
Outdoor Leader Skills is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters,
assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout coaches. The skills taught are
based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. The course is
also ideal for Venturing leaders because it focuses on skills that build
confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.
The course is a day and a half long, but a leader can move at an accelerated
Boy Scout Leader Specific Training: Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters
and any other interested Scout leaders
Video tape training with syllabus: AV-02V015, 348798 & 33640
For Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters, this training is divided into
four parts. The first three parts concentrate on troop operation and can be
completed in one full day or three evenings. The fourth part, which focuses
on outdoor skills, lasts approximately a day and a half, depending on the
skill level of the new leader.
Troop Committee Challenge: All Troop Committee members
For troop committee members, Leader Specific training includes the. By
following the Troop Committee Training Syllabus, participants can complete
the challenge in three hours, after which they are considered trained.
Units of Training: Any Troop leaders
Syllabus Boy Scout Leader Roundtable Planning Guide: 34253
Units of training have been developed on a number of subjects and leadership
skills to fortify learning for Scoutmasters and other adult leaders as they
feel the need. The units of training are designed to be "plugged in" by
trainers as needs become apparent. Subjects covered are as follows : Boy
Scout Advancement Training, Working with the Troop Committee, Merit Badge
Counselor Orientation, Youth Protection, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Leader
Training Module with Youth Protection Handout, Troop Program Planning Kit,
Selecting Quality Leaders.
Merit Badge Counselor Orientation: All Merit Badge Counselors
Merit Badge Counselor Orientation helps a merit badge counselor understand
his job as a coach and counselor, who provides realistic learning
experiences to a boy in his study of a merit badge subject.
Advanced Training (Wood Badge) All programs & positions - Cub Scouting, Boy
Scouting, Venturing This course can cover a couple of weekends or be a week
long group training course designed to provide Scouters with advanced
training skills and a more dedicated involvement in the Scouting program.
Trainer Development Conference: Any interested Scouter
Syllabus on CD: 13-044
This course is designed to train those who conduct training for leaders in
Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, commissioner
service, and district/council operations. It can be conducted as a daylong
or two-day overnight training experience, depending on the needs of the
Commissioner Basic Training: All Commissioners and any interested Scouter
A detailed outline for a three-session training program for unit
commissioners. This program involves actual visits to Scouting units as a
part of the training experience.
Continuing Education for Commissioners: All Commissioners and any interested
Shows how to incorporate training into many commissioner functions. These
functions include monthly district and council commissioner staff meetings,
annual commissioner conferences, college of commissioner science, and
District Committee Training Workshop: All members of the District Committee
A training program for councils to train district committee members to
support the standard district operation plan. Includes breakout sessions for
all positions including district Key 3.
Training the Chartered Organization Representative: All Chartered
A unit of training to help chartered organization representatives understand
the important role they play in the organization of Boy Scouts of America as
representatives of the chartered organization to the district committee and
the local council.
Health and Safety Training: Any interested Scouter
Syllabus and Video 19-100 & AV-09V025
Leave No Trace Training: Any interested Scouter
A training program on the skills and techniques of camping with a minimum
impact on the environment.
Trek Safely: Any interested Scouter
Youth Protection Training: All Scout leaders who meet with youth
Video: AV-09VOO1A and available on-line at www.skcbsa.org
Safe Swim Defense: Any interested Scouter
Video: AV 09 V025 and available on-line at www.skcbsa.org
Safety Afloat: Any interested Scouter
Video: AV 9V002 and available on-line at www.skcbsa.org
Climb on Safely: Any interested Scouter
Adult Venturing Leader Basic Training: All Venturing leaders
Venturing Leadership Skills Course: All Venturing leaders
Powder Horn: Any interested Scouter
BOY SCOUT JUNIOR LEADER TRAINING
Introduction to Leadership: All youth leaders
Syllabus is in the Scoutmaster Handbook and the Scoutmaster's Junior Leader
Training Kit, No. 33643
Initial briefing of the newly selected troop junior leader. Conducted by the
Scoutmaster and senior patrol leader.
Troop Junior Leader Training: All youth leaders
A one-day workshop conducted by the Scoutmaster for the troop's junior
leaders. The workshop is devoted to building the troop's leadership team.
National Youth Leadership Training: Any interested youth leader with
permission of Scoutmaster Syllabus: 34490
A week long experience conducted by the council featuring Scoutcraft and
leadership skills. Scoutmaster: are involved before and after the
> Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 10:24:38 -0500
> From: "McQuaid Family" <mcquaidfam@...>
> Subject: List of trainings
> Hi All!
> I was wondering if there is a list somewhere of all the training syllabi
> printed by National. Also, does your council/district have any
> unique/special training? What is it? Are you willing to share the
> Yours in Scouting,
> Marian McQuaid
> District Training Chair
> Great Blue Hills District
> Boston Minuteman Council
> "Let every Nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall
> pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend,
> oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." ~John
> F. Kennedy
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]