Training Schedule

A cornerstone of the Boy Scout programs is training. Some of these training courses are conducted by districts and some by the council; others are available through the BSA Online Learning Center. View the map to determine the locations of the districts. To print this schedule, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Printable View."

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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

BALOO is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their pack activities. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a pack overnighter.


Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
February 6, 2016 Soaring Eagle Mel Haynie 713-446-2113 Register
March 5, 2016 Phoenix Tamela De Maranville 713-824-3867 Register

   
Chaplain's Aide Training

Chaplain's Aide Training is for Boy Scouts to learn the duties, responsibilities, and opportunities of chaplaincy service in Boy Scout troops.


Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link   
         

    
Commissioner Training

A trained commissioner is an effective commissioner. Basic training has been changed from one course for all commissioners to position-specific courses for unit commissioners, assistant district commissioners, assistant commissioners and roundtable commissioners.

Date Course Host Location   Contact Phone
February 13, 2016 Commissioner Basic East Division University of Scouting Register Dave Moyer (281221-0506
February 13, 2016 District Commissioner / Assistant DC Basic   University of Scouting Register Pam White (281463-4788
April 2, 2016 Commissioner Basic West Division Cockrell Scout Center Register Forrest Bjerkaas (281) 395-4437
June 4, 2016 Commissioner Basic South Division Cockrell Scout Center Register Dennis Olheiser (281831-0787
August 6, 2016 Commissioner Basic Frontier Division Cockrell Scout Center Register Dan Goetzman (281253-4401
October 1, 2016 Commissioner Basic Central Division Cockrell Scout Center Register Louis McKinney (281684-7459
December 3, 2016 Commissioner Basic North Division Cockrell Scout Center Register Ajey Chandra (832459-4179
December 3, 2016 District Commissioner / Assistant DC Basic   Cockrell Scout Center Register Pam White (281) 463-4788

   
Crew Committee Challenge Training

Crew Committee Challenge is intended to provide Venturing crew committee members with the basic information they need to help manage a crew.

 

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
         

  
Cub Scout Leader Training

Cub Scout Leader Training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. The Den Leader Position-Specific Training course provides Cub Scout den leaders with the basic information they need to conduct successful den meetings. The Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training course is intended to provide Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters with the basic information they need to conduct successful pack meetings. The purpose of the Pack Committee Challenge-Pack Committee Position-Specific Training is to familiarize pack committee members with the various responsibilities of the individual members of the committee as well as the committee as a whole. The goal is to help each pack committee work as a team to improve the Scouting experience for adult and youth members. These trainings can also be taken online.

Date Course Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
February 20, 2016 Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training Phoenix Tamela DeMaranville (713) 824-3867 Register

   
Den Chief Training

Den Chief Training is basic training for Boy Scouts interested in becoming den chiefs for a Cub Scout den, and for adult leaders who wish to know more about this vital position. This course can be taken online.

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
         

   
District Committee Training

The District Committee Training Workshop is basic training for members of the district committee. The workshop also results in a well-coordinated and dedicated group of Scouters committee to achieving the mission of the council and its districts. The workshop also helps initiate a working relationship between council and district personnel.

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
         

   
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Date Course Contact Phone Registration Link

   
First Aid

First Aid/CPR/AED: Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? The right answer could help you save a life. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, our First Aid/CPR/AED courses give you the skills to save a life.First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training is universally recognized for its effectiveness. It can help ensure that everyone from the Boy Scout working on a First Aid merit badge to a Scouter leading a unit on a high-adventure trek is fully prepared.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. Participants will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Course prerequisites: Minimum age 14; current certification in an adult CPR course; completion of AED training.  Certification: Organizations and individuals may provide students who successfully complete the 16-hour curriculum a certificate of completion of a class that meets the criteria of the Boy Scouts of America for Wilderness First Aid (WFA). The content of this course may not deviate, either through additions or deletions, from the approved curriculum. This certificate will be valid for two years.

Note: Equivalent First Aid, CPR, AED and WFA training from the following nationally-recognized organizations: American Red Cross (ARC),  Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI), and American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) meet the BSA training requirements. Other courses accepted by the BSA are listed here and here (page 2). BSA does not accept online CPR classes.

Date Course Location Contact Details Register
February 11, 2016 First Aid / CPR / AED (ECSI) Spring John Fiala
(281) 413-4540
The course is held from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. The course fee is $75. Contact John Fiala
February 27-28, 2015 Wilderness First Aid (ECSI) Spring John Fiala
(281) 413-4540
The course is held Sat from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Sun from 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm. The course fee is $105. Please arrive 15-min early for check-in with a copy of current valid CPR/FA/AED certificate. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle. Local restaurants are available close by. Contact John Fiala
March 5, 2016 First Aid / CPR / AED (ARC) Cockrell Scout Center Mike Narvaez 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Bring your lunch Bring pen/paper and USB for electronic materials. Only 2 adults (no youth) per crew/unit in order to maximize the number of units to attend high adventure trips. Bring your lunch Bring pen/paper and USB for electronic materials   Register
March 10, 2016 First Aid / CPR / AED (ECSI) Spring John Fiala
(281) 413-4540 
The course is held from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. The course fee is $75. Contact John Fiala
March 19-20, 2016 Wilderness First Aid (ARC) Conroe Crew 911
281-404-5596
This program is designed especially for Venture age youth training with their adult leaders. Fees include overnight accommodations and all meals beginning with Saturday lunch. We have an optional program Friday evening for our youth participants. Camping is available Friday night for those with long travel distances. Complete details will be provided with your registration packet. Cost is  $95.00 including meals and accommodations. Register
April 2-3, 2016 Wilderness First Aid (ECSI) Spring John Fiala
(281) 413-4540
The course is held Sat from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Sun from 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm. The course fee is $105. Please arrive 15-min early for check-in with a copy of current valid CPR/FA/AED certificate. A sack lunch and water bottle. Local restaurants are available close by. Contact John Fiala
April 9-10, 2016 Wilderness and Remote First Aid (ARC) Cockrell Scout Center Mike Narvaez 9:00 am - 5:00 pm both days. Bring your lunch Bring pen/paper. Bring USB for electronic materials Bring current CPR/AED/First Aid certification card (on-line only CPR/AED classes are not approved by BSA) Register
April 14, 2016 First Aid / CPR / AED (ECSI) Spring John Fiala
(281) 413-4540 
The course is held from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. The course fee is $75. Contact John Fiala
April 30-May 1, 2016 Wilderness First Aid (ECSI) Spring John Fiala
(281) 413-4540
The course is held Sat from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Sun from 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm. The course fee is $105. Please arrive 15-min early for check-in with a copy of current valid CPR/FA/AED certificate. A sack lunch and water bottle. Local restaurants are available close by. Contact John Fiala
April 30-May 1, 2016 Wilderness First Aid (ARC) Bastrop Crew 911
281-404-5596
This program is designed especially for Venture age youth training with their adult leaders. Fees include overnight accommodations and all meals beginning with Saturday lunch. We have an optional program Friday evening for our youth participants. Camping is available Friday night for those with long travel distances. Complete details will be provided with your registration packet. Cost is  $95.00 including meals and accommodations Register
May 12, 2016 First Aid / CPR / AED (ECSI) Spring John Fiala
(281) 413-4540 
The course is held from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. The course fee is $75. Contact John Fiala
May 21-22, 2016 Wilderness First Aid (ECSI) Spring John Fiala
(281) 413-4540
The course is held Sat from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Sun from 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm. The course fee is $105. Please arrive 15-min early for check-in with a copy of current valid CPR/FA/AED certificate. A sack lunch and water bottle. Local restaurants are available close by. Contact John Fiala

  
Fundamentals of Training

Fundamentals of Training is designed to introduce new youth and adult trainers to teaching techniques.

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
         

   
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with basic training, this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout troops and Varsity Scout teams, in order to be considered "trained."

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
February 24, 26-27, 2016* Soaring Eagle Bob Steubing (713) 816-0259 Register
March 4-5, 2016 San Jacinto  Matt Bordelon   Register
March 4-5, 2016 Phoenix Tamela De Maranville (713) 824-3867 Register
April 29-30, 2016* Texas Skies Joe Dante (832) 859-6007 Register

*If noted by the date, this training also includes Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training


Leave No Trace Trainer Course

The Leave No Trace Trainer Course is a 16-hour, overnight course to train participants, ages 14 and up, to serve as Leave No Trace trainers. Trainers are the backbone of Scouting’s outdoor ethics program, providing instruction to individuals and units wishing to adopt cutting edge outdoor ethics into their unit programs.

Date Contact Phone Registration Link
March 4-6, 2016 Cesiah Molina (713) 756-3305 Registration

   
Merit Badge Counselor Orientation

The purpose of Merit Badge Counselor Orientation is to provide council- or district-approved and registered merit badge counselors with understanding of the methods of counseling and their role in the advancement program of Boy Scouts of America.

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
February 13, 2016 University of Scouting (10:00 and 1:00) Cesiah Molina   Register
February 22, 2016 Soaring Eagle Bob Steubing 713-816-0259 More Information


Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSFWL)

OLSWL is designed to help Webelos leaders enhance the outdoor program for the Webelos Scouts in their den by teaching some basic outdoor skills as well as skills needed to complete many of the Webelos activity badges.


Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
March 5, 2016 Phoenix Tamela De Maranville (713) 824-3867 Register
April 29-30, 2016 Texas Skies Joe Dante (832) 859-6007 Register


Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts Adult Leader Basic Training gets back to basics and covers important key subjects including program unit resource management, training opportunities, youth advancement and recognition, program planning, effective leadership, and more.

Date Host District Course Contact Phone Registration Link
           

Scouting with Special Needs

The council is committed to making Scouting accessible and enjoyable to all Scouts, regardless of their abilities. Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has included fully participating members with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. The BSA's policy is to treat members with disabilities as much like other members as possible. It has been traditional, however, to make some accommodations in advancement if absolutely necessary. By adapting the environment and/or our instruction methods, most Scouts with disabilities can be successful in Scouting. The disability awareness committee offers a variety of training courses.

 

Date Course Location Contact Phone Registration Link
February 13, 2016 Panel Discussion (2:00 pm) University of Scouting Cesiah Molina   Register
February 13, 2016 Camping Considerations (12:00 pm) University of Scouting Cesiah Molina   Register
February 13, 2016 Advancement (8:00 am) University of Scouting Cesiah Molina   Register
February 13, 2016  Know Your Resources (1:00 pm) University of Scouting Cesiah Molina   Register

   
Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training (S24)

Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training is intended to provide troop leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. Scoutmasters and assistants who complete this training, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) and Youth Protection training are considered "trained."

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
February 13, 2016 Texas Skies Joe Dante (832) 859-6007 Register
February 20, 2016 Phoenix Tamela DeMaranville (713) 824-3867 Register
February 24, 26-27, 2016* Soaring Eagle Bob Steubing (713) 816-0259 Register  
April 29-30, 2016* Texas Skies Joe Dante (832) 859-6007 Register

*If noted by the date, this training also includes Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Team Committee Challenge – Team Committee Position-Specific Training  (WS11)

Team Committee Challenge is intended to provide Varsity Scout team committee members with the basic information they need to help manage a team.

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
         


Trainer's EDGE

Trainer's EDGE is BSA's trainer development course designed to help Scouters put into practice the EDGE training model and gain self-confidence through hands-on training experiences.

 

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
February 13, 2016 University of Scouting Cesiah Molina   Register

   
Training the Chartered Organization Representative (COR)

Training the COR helps Chartered Organization Representatives better understand their roles and responsibilities.


Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
         


Troop Committee Challenge

Troop Committee Challenge training helps troop committee members better understand their roles and responsibilities. This training enables troop committee members to give support to the troop, Scouts and Scoutmasters.  Troop Committee Challenge is available online.



Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
         

Varsity Scout Coach Position-Leader Specific Training (V21)

Varsity Coach Position Specific Training provides an introduction to the Boy Scouts of America and to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful Varsity team leadership experience.



Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
         

Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training (P21)

Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training provides participants with an introduction to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful Venturing crew leadership experience.

 

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
         


Youth Protection Training (YPT), Classroom Facilitated

Classroom Facilitated YPT must be taken by anyone (both BSA registered and non-registered) 18 years old or older attending or staffing a long-term camping program in a camp licensed by the State of Texas (e.g., day camp, resident camp, Boy Scout summer camp, winter camp). For more information, visit the FAQ's for Classroom Facilitated YPT. YPT is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse and participants learn the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. Pre-registration is not required for Classroom Facilitated YPT, unless noted.




 
February 13, 2016 9:00, 11:00, 1:00 University of Scouting

Benjamin O. Davis Senior High School
12525 Ella Blvd,
Houston, TX 77014

Cesiah Molina
March 29, 2016 7:15 pm Orion Tomball, TX. Dianne Greene
April 13, 2016 7:00 pm Texas Skies

The Fellowship Church,
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, TX. 77450

James Yankin
April 23, 2016 7:00 pm Texas Skies

LDS Church, Katy Stake Center
1603 Norwalk Dr.,
Katy, TX. 77450

James Yankin
April 27, 2016 7:00 pm Texas Skies

St. Peter's United Methodist Church,
Deren-Huff Scout House
20755 Kingsland Blvd, Norwalk Dr.
Katy, TX. 77450

James Yankin
May 3, 2016 7:30 pm Thunder Wolf Austin Parkway Elementary School,
4400 Austin Pkwy,
Sugar Land, TX. 77479
David Van Kleek
May 7, 2016 9:00 am Texas Skies

LDS Church, Katy Stake Center
1603 Norwalk Dr.
Katy, TX. 77450

James Yankin
May 12, 2016 7:00 pm Texas Skies

LDS Church, Katy Stake Center
1603 Norwalk Dr.
Katy, TX. 77450

James Yankin
May 19, 2016 7:30 pm Thunder Wolf Lexington Creek Elementary School,
2335 Dulles Ave,
Missouri City, TX. 77459
David Van Kleek
May 21, 2016 10:30 am Thunder Wolf LDS Church,
14555 Lexington Blvd,
Sugar Land, TX. 77478
David Van Kleek
June 4, 2016 10:30 am Thunder Wolf LDS Church,
8333 Scanlan Trace E,
Missouri City, TX. 77459
David Van Kleek

Note: Online Youth Protection Training is a different course, and is required for all newly registered leaders and must be retaken every two years to maintain registration. 


Training Resources

Contacts

For more information, contact your district training chair or council training committee member.