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. The training takes about six hours to complete. Most courses include meals.*


Date Time Host District (Location) Contact Cost* Registration Link
2/25/17 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Phoenix (Tomball) Tamela De Maranville $25* 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 Times Course Host Location Register Contact
2/11/17 8:00 - 11:00 am Commissioner Basic Training East Division University of Scouting Register David Moyer
2/11/17 1:00-3:00 pm District Commissioner/ADC Basic Training Council Commissioner Team University of Scouting Register Pam White
2/11/17 8:00 - 11:00 am Cub Scout Roundtable Basic Training Council Commissioner Team University of Scouting Register Louis Velazquez
2/11/17 8:00 - 11:00 am Boy Scout Roundtable Basic Training Council Commissioner Team University of Scouting Register Bill Griffin
4/1/17   Commissioner Basic Training West Division Cockrell Scout Center Register Dennis Cornwell
7/3/17   Commissioner Basic Training South Division Cockrell Scout Center Register Tim Richard
12/2/17   Cub Scout Roundtable Basic Training Council Commissioner Team College of Commissioner Science Register Louis Velazquez
12/2/17   Boy Scout Roundtable Basic Training Council Commissioner Team College of Commissioner Science Register Bill Griffin
12/2/17   Commissioner Basic Training North Division College of Commissioner Science Register Ajey Chandra
12/2/17   District Commissioner/ADC Basic Training Council Commissioner Team College of Commissioner Science Register Pam White

   
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. The training takes about two and a half hours to complete. 

 

Date Time Host District (Location) Contact Cost Registration Link
           

  
Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training

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 training takes about two and a half to three hours to complete and can also be taken online.

Date Time Host District Contact Cost Registration Link
2/12/17 2:00 - 5:30 pm Copperhead (Cypress) Dawn Venditelli $0 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 Time Host Distict Contact Cost Registration Link
           


Den Leader Position-Specific Training

The Den Leader Position-Specific Training course provides Cub Scout den leaders with the basic information they need to conduct successful den meetings. The training takes about two and a half to three hours to complete, and can be taken online.

Date Time Host District Contact Cost Registration Link
2/12/17 2:00 - 5:30 pm Copperhead (Cypress) Dawn Venditelli $0 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 committed to achieving the mission of the council and its districts. The workshop also helps initiate a working relationship between council and district personnel.

Date Time Host District (Location) Contact Cost 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 Time Cost Register
             

  
Fundamentals of Training

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

Date Time Host District 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." The training is a weekend course and takes about 15 hours to complete. Some courses include meals.*  What to bring to training.

Date Time Host District (Training Location) Contact Cost* Registration Link
February 17-19, 2017 Fr at 7:00 pm -
Sat at 3:00 pm
Copperhead (Tomball) Dawn Venditelli $13.50 Register
February 24-25, 2017 Fr at 7:00 pm -
Sat at 9:00 pm
Phoenix (Tomball) Tamela De Maranville $35 Register
April 7-9, 2017 7:00 pm Fr -
12:00 pm Sun
Texas Skies (West Houston) Matt Stoops $16.50 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 Location Contact Registration Link
4/21/17 - 4/23/17 Camp Brosig Lily Garrison Register
10/13/17-10/15/17 Camp Brosig Lily Garrison Register


Leave No Trace Master Educator Course

The Leave No Trace Master Educator Course is a 5-day course conducted over two weekends. The Master Educator Course is the summit of Leave No Trace training and may be taken by individuals, ages 18 and up who wish to be accredited as Master Educators by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Prior completion of a Leave No Trace Trainer course is recommended.   

Date Location 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 Time Host District Contact Cost Registration Link
2/11/17 9:00 - 11:00 or
1:00 - 3:00
University of Scouting     Register
3/9/17 7:15 pm Texas Skies District Joe Dante N/A Register


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 advancements. This training takes about 12-15 hours to complete and may include an overnight component. Some courses include meals.*


Date Time Host District Contact Cost Registration Link
February 25, 2017 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Phoenix (Tomball) Tamela De Maranville $25 Register
April 7-9, 2017 7:00 pm Fr -
​12:00 pm Sun​
Texas Skies (West Houston) Matt Stoops $16.50 Register

 
Pack Committee Challenge - Pack Committee Position Specific Training

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. The training takes about two and a half to three hours to complete, and can be taken online.

Date Time Host District Contact Cost 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 Time Course Location Registration Link 
2/11/17 8:00 Special Needs Panel Discussion (1 hour)—Come and spend some quality time with members of the council's Disabilities Awareness Committee This is your opportunity to ask questions and listen to experiential stories of Scouters who are seeking creative ways to include Scouts with disabilities.  Course #8 University of Scouting Register
2/11/17 9:00 Inclusion and STEM for Scouts with Special Needs (1 hour)—A discussion of the importance of inclusion of Scouts with special needs in Scouting while looking at how the Nova program may be beneficial. Course #9 University of Scouting Register
2/11/17 10:00 Working with Scouts with Disabilities (1 hour)—Members of the council's Disabilities Awareness Committee will inform Scout leaders about resources available for Scouts who have special needs. Come share in the discussion about where to find this or that in regards to meeting the needs of these young men and women who have special needs. Course #10 University of Scouting Register
4/13/17 7:00 Essential in Serving Scouts with Disabilities. Contact: James Yaklin Texas Skies roundtable,
LDS Church—Katy Stake Center, 1603 Norwalk Dr, Katy 77450 
N/A


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." The training takes about four and a half hours to complete.

Date Time Host District Contact Cost Registration Link 
           

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


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 Time Host District Course Contact Registration Link   
           

STEM NOVA Counselor and SUPERNOVA Mentor Training (D82/D83)

This course is intended to provide potential Nova Counselors and Supernova Mentors with the basic information they need to assist Scouts in completing the requirements to earn the Nova and Supernova awards. The prerequisite for this course is an understanding of the BSA Nova program. Learn more about the STEM program in our council.

Date Time Host District Contact Cost Registration Link
           

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. The training takes about an hour and a half. 

Date Time Host District Contact 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
2/11/17 University of Scouting     Register

   
Training the Chartered Organization Representative (COR)

Training the COR helps Chartered Organization Representatives better understand their roles and responsibilities. The training takes about two to two and a half hours. 


Date Time Host District Contact Cost 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 Time Host District Contact Cost 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. The training takes about 12-14 hours.



Date Time Host District Contact Cost 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. The training takes about three and a half hours. This course can be taken online.

 

Date Time Host District Contact Cost 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.




 
Date Time Host District Address Contact (click name to email)
Register if noted
1/18/17 7:30 pm San Jacinto The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3000 Broadway
Houston, TX 77017
Jose Berrueto
1/18/17 7:30 pm
 
San Jacinto
Spanish
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3000 Broadway
Houston, TX 77017
Javier Valdez
1/22/17 4:30 pm Aquila
LDS Church
1101 Bering Dr.
Houston, TX. 77057
Bob Wells
2/11/17 9:00, 11:00, 1:00 University of Scouting
TBD
Register
2/12/17 4:30 pm Aquila
LDS Church
1101 Bering Dr.
Houston, TX. 77057
Bob Wells
4/13/17 7:15 pm Mustang
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
Entry of Fellowship Hall
12955 Memorial Dr,
Houston, TX. 77079
Pat Whitnel
4/20/17 7:00 pm Copperhead
Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center
8440 Greenhouse Rd,
Cypress, TX 77433
Dawn Venditelli
5/9/17 7:00 pm Copperhead
Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center
8440 Greenhouse Rd,
Cypress, TX 77433
Dawn Venditelli
5/11/17 7:15 pm Mustang
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
Entry of Fellowship Hall
12955 Memorial Dr,
Houston, TX. 77079
Pat Whitnel

Note: Online Youth Protection Training 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 a council training committee member.

Benno Dunn
Council Training Chair
 (281) 413-9912
 bennodunn@yahoo.com

Michelle Phillips
Program Director and Training Chair Staff Advisor
 (713) 756-3308
 Michelle.Phillips@scouting.org