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
September 18, 2015 Phoenix Jamie Durham 281-658-1948 Register
September 19, 2015 Thunder Wolf / North Star / Brazos David Van Kleeck 713-201-6799 Register
October 3, 2015 David Crockett / Brahman / Frontier Division Doris Klaus 979-732-7582 Register
October 3, 2015 Texas Skies Matt Stoops 281-755-5604 Coming soon

   
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 District / Division Location Contact Phone
August 1, 2015 Commissioner Basic Frontier Bovay Scout Ranch (Safari Room) Dan Goetzman (281) 253-4401
October 3, 2015 Commissioner Basic West Cockrell Scout Center Forrest Bjerkaas (281) 395-0787
December 5, 2015 Commissioner Basic South College of Commissioner Science Dennis Olheiser (281) 831-0787
December 5, 2015 District Commissioner /
Asst. DC Basic
  College of Commissioner Science Pam White (281) 463-4788
TBD Roundtable Basic     Luis Velazquez (281) 468-5936

   
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 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 provided 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
         

   
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
         

   
Espanol

Date Host District 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 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
August 1, 2015 Brahman Allen Collins 979-543-4434  Register
August 22, 2015 Flaming Arrow Alice Hamilton   Register
September 18-19, 2015 Phoenix Jamie Durham 281-658-1948 Register
October 2-4, 2015 Thunder Wolf / North Star / Brazos David Van Kleeck 713-201-6799 Register
October 3-4, 2015 David Crockett / Brahman / Frontier Division Doris Klaus 979-732-7582 Register

*If noted by the date, this training also includes Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training
***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 Contact Phone Registration Link
October 2-4, 2015 Cesiah Molina Cesiah Molina Register

   
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
October 3, 2015 David Crockett / Brahman / Frontier Division Doris Klaus 979-732-7582 Register


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
September 19, 2015 Phoenix Jamie Durham 281-658-1948 Register
October 3-4, 2015 David Crockett / Brahman / Frontier Division Doris Klaus 979-732-7582 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
August 22,  2015 Flaming Arrow Alice Hamilton   Register
September 19, 2015 Thunder Wolf / North Star / Brazos David Van Kleeck 713-201-6799 Register
October 2-3, 2015 David Crockett / Brahman / Frontier Division Doris Klaus 979-732-7582 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
         


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
August 1, 2015 Spring Woods Methodist Church, 1711 Cypress Creek Pkwy; Houston, TX 77090 Elizabeth Scherer 713-598-4385 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 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
August 22,  2015 Flaming Arrow Alice Hamilton   Register


Venturing Advisor Training

Venturing Advisor 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
August 22,  2015 Flaming Arrow Alice Hamilton   Register
October 3, 2015 David Crockett / Brahman / Frontier Division Doris Klaus 979-732-7582 Register


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.




 
Date Time Host District Address Contact (click name to email)
Register if noted
August 22, 2015 8:00 am Flaming Arrow Summerwood Stake Center, 14350 N Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston TX 77044 Register
October 3, 2015 9:00 am Phoenix LDS Church, 16535 Kleinwood Drive, Spring, TX. 77379 Jamie Durham
October 3, 2015 12:30 pm David Crockett / Brahman St. John’s Retreat Center, 4740 Hwy 36 N. Bellville TX 77418 Chyrl Goetzman
October 22, 2015 7:30 pm Texas Skies

St. Peters United Methodist Church, Katy, TX. 77450
(Deren-Huff Scout House)

James Yaklin

Note: 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. 


Training Resources

Contacts

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