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
         

   
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 Basic 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. Commissioner Basic Training is offered at the College of Commissioner Science in December.

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
November 4, 2014 George Strake Bob Zetelski, bobzetelski@hotmail.com 936-756-8186  
December 6, 2014 Council: College of Commissioner Science Delores McGee, Delores.McGee@scouting.org 713-865-9122 Register

   
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
November 1, 2014 Iron Horse Orville Neeley, obnii@earthlink.net    

   
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training

Leader Specific Training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. Den leaders (tiger wolf, bear) and Webelos den leaders are provided with the information and tools needed to conduct successful den meetings. Cubmasters and pack committee members are provide with information and tools needed to successfully plan a successful pack program.  These trainings can also be taken online.

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
         

   
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
November 8, 2014 Cub Leader Pow Wow Cesiah Molina, cesiah.molina@shac.org 713-756-3398 Register
February 7, 2015 University of Scouting Cesiah Molina, cesiah.molina@shac.org 713-756-3398 Register

   
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
November 1, 2014 Iron Horse Orville Neeley, obnii@earthlink.net    

   
Espanol

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
November 8, 2014 Cub Leader Pow Wow   713-756-3398 Register

   
First Aid

Date Course Location Contact Phone Registration Link
           

  
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 Scoutmaster Specifics 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
November 15-16, 2014 Mustang Bill Wescott, wwescott@comcast.net 713-468-0799 Register
November 22-23, 2014 Twin Bayou     Register

*If noted by the date, this training also includes Boy Scout Leader Specific Training (for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters)
***Participants that do not attend the SM Basic Leader Training conducted by Thunder Wolf on September 27 will be asked to hold a separate preparatory meeting about 10 days prior to organize patrols and grubmasters. 


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 Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
         

   
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
November 1, 2014 Iron Horse Orville Neeley, obnii@earthlink.net    


Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSFWL)

OLSFWL 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
November 15, 2014 Mustang Bill Wescott, wwescott@comcast.net 713-468-0799 Register


Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts Adult Leader Basic Training is a two and a half hour program 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
           

   
Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters Basic Leader Training

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters Basic Leader 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, and Youth Protection training are considered "trained."

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
November 1, 2014 Iron Horse Orville Neeley, obnii@earthlink.net    
November 8, 2014 Twin Bayou     Register

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


Team Committee Challenge

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
November 1, 2014 Iron Horse Orville Neeley, obnii@earthlink.net    


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 Location Contact Phone Registration Link
February 7, 2015 University of Scouting Cesiah Molina, cesiah.molina@scouting.org 713-756-3398 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
November 1, 2014 Iron Horse Orville Neeley, obnii@earthlink.net    

    
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 Leader Basic Training

Varsity Leader Basic 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
November 1, 2014 Iron Horse Orville Neeley, obnii@earthlink.net    


Venturing Advisor Training

Venturing Leader Specific provide an introduction to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful Venturing crew leadership experience.

 

Date Host District Contact Phone Registration Link
November 1, 2014 Iron Horse Orville Neeley, obnii@earthlink.net    


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. Online Youth Protection Training is a different course and is required for all new registered leaders and must be retaken every two years to maintain registration. Pre-registration is not required for Classroom Facilitated YPT unless noted.




 
Date Time Host District Address Contact
October 25, 2014 6:00 pm Texas Skies Deren-Huff Scout House, 20775 Kingsland Dr, Katy James Yaklin
November 2, 2014 5:00 pm Iron Horse Friends of Whitney Lodge (4033 Gladeridge Dr, Houston 77068) Terry Hinton
November 3, 2014 1:00 pm   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1603 Norwalk Dr Katy, 77450 (gym) Paul King
November 13, 2014 6:00 pm Copperhead LDS Chapel (16203 Longebaugh Drive, Houston, 77095) Charlotte Heki
November 13, 2014 6:00 pm Iron Horse LDS Church (16331 Hafer RD, Houston 77090) - please RSVP
Course will be taught in Spanish
Richard Arnold
November 13, 2014 7:00 pm Mustang Scout Hut at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Dr, Houston TX 77079 Pat Whitnel
November 13, 2014 7:00 pm Tall Timbers Grace Crossing Church 105 FM 1488 Rd, Conroe, TX Steve Sheward
November 13, 2014 7:15 pm Big Cypress Cypress United Methodist Church,13403 Cypress N Houston, Cypress, TX  77429 Alicia Rodenberger
December 3, 2014 After Winter Camp leader's meeting Council 2225 N Loop W Houston, Texas 77008-1311 Pat Whitnel
January 10, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Twin Bayou St. John the Divine Church, 2450 River Oaks Blvd at Westheimer Tom Whiteside

 


Training Resources

Contacts

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