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
May 30, 2015 Flaming Arrow Alice Hamilton   Register
September 18, 2015 Phoenix Jamie Durham 281-658-1948 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 District / Division Location Contact Phone
June 13, 2015 Commissioner Basic Central Cockrell Scout Center Louis McKinney (281) 684-7459
August 1, 2015 Commissioner Basic Frontier Cockrell Scout Center 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
May 28, 2015 First Aid / CPR / AED (ECSI)
($55)
Phoenix District John Fiala Contact: John Fiala 
(281) 413-4540
May 30-31, 2015 Wilderness First Aid (ECSI)
($85; 9am-8pm on Sat and 2pm - 8:30pm on Sun)
Phoenix District John Fiala Contact: John Fiala 
(281) 413-4540
June 13-14, 2015 Wilderness and Remote First Aid (ARC)
(this course is for Venturers and their adult leaders)
Willis, TX Jay Walker Register
June 27-28, 2015 Wilderness First Aid (ASHI)
($105)
Jones State Forest Jan Hackett Contact: Jan Hackett
(919) 475-3150

  
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
September 18-19, 2015 Phoenix Jamie Durham 281-658-1948 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
         


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


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
         

*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
         

   
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
         


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
         


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
May 19, 2015 7:30 pm Thunder Wolf Austin Parkway Elementary School, 4400 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land 77479
(After Day Camp Orientation)
David Van Kleeck
May 21, 2015 6:30 pm Orion Church of the Good Shepherd, 715 Carrell St. Tomball, TX 77375 Tony Harrison
May 21, 2015 7:00 pm Eagle Trail LDS Church, 4202 Yellowstone, Pasadena, TX 77504 Scott Vackar
May 21, 2015 7:00 pm Texas Skies Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd.; Katy, TX 77494 Register
May 21, 2015 8:30 pm Copperhead Crossbridge Christian Church, 15415 West Road, Houston, TX. 77095 Pam White
May 24, 2015 5:00 pm Aquila LDS Church, 1101 Bering Drive, Houston, TX. 77057 Bob Wells
May 26, 2015 7:00 pm Iron Horse LDS Church, 16833 T C Jester Blvd, Houston, TX. 77379 John Rasmussen
May 27, 2015 6:00 pm Brahman Columbus High School Cafeteria, 103 Cardinal Lane, Columbus, TX 78934. Register Doris Klaus
May 27, 2015 7:00 pm Phoenix Trinity Lutheran Church, 5201 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, TX. 77379 Jamie Durham
May 28, 2015 6:30 pm Orion Church of the Good Shepherd, 715 Carrell St. Tomball, TX 77375 Tony Harrison
May 28, 2015 7:00 pm Texas Skies St. Peter's UMC, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX. 77450
(in Deren-Huff Scout House in the rear of the property)
Register
May 30, 2015 9:00 am Texas Skies St. Peter's UMC, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX. 77450
(in Deren-Huff Scout House in the rear of the property)
Christian Smerz
June 1, 2015 6:30 pm Flaming Arrow Kingwood First Presbysterian Church, 5520 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77345 Harry Drew
June 2, 2015 8:00 pm Iron Horse Northside Christian Church, 20250 Kuykendahl, Spring, TX 77389 (Following Volunteer Orientation) Terry Hinton
June 4, 2015 6:30 pm Orion Church of the Good Shepherd, 715 Carrell St. Tomball, TX 77375 Tony Harrison
June 4, 2015 7:15 pm Flaming Arrow Atascocita LDS Church, Atasca Oaks, Humble, TX. 77346 (after announcements) Alice Hamilton
June 4, 2015 7:30 pm Orion Church of the Good Shepherd, 715 Carrell St. Tomball, TX 77375 Tony Harrison
June 6, 2015 10:00 am Raven First United Methodist Church, 10629 Eagle Drive Mont Belvieu, Tx 77523 Donna Bernelle
June 6, 2015 10:30 am Thunder Wolf LDS Church Sienna Plantation, 8333 Scanlan Trace E, Missouri City, TX 77459 David Van Kleeck
June 6, 2015 3:00 pm Tall Timbers Grace Crossing Church, 105 RM 1488 Rd,, Conroe, TX 77384 Clysta Maggart
June 7, 2015 3:00 pm Big Cypress Cy-Fair Exhibition Center, 1102 Telge Road, Cypress, TX 77429 Alicia Rodenberger
June 9, 2015 6:00 pm Raven LDS Church, 1010 Birdsong, Baytown, TX. 77521 Michael Oradesky
June 9, 2015 8:00 pm Iron Horse Northside Christian Church, 20250 Kuykendahl, Spring, TX 77389 (Following Volunteer Orientation) Terry Hinton
June 10, 2015 5:30 pm Raven LDS Church, 1010 Birdsong, Baytown, TX. 77521 Michael Oradesky
June 11, 2015 8:00 pm Iron Horse LDS Church, 16333 Hafer Rd, Houston, 77090 (Following Roundtable) John Rasmussen
June 13, 2015 10:00 am George Strake LDS Church, 1516 Wilson Rd. Conroe, TX 77304  Register
June 22, 2015 6:30 pm Flaming Arrow Ball Sallas Park, 21675 McCleskey Road, New Caney, TX 77357 David Godell
October 3, 2015 9:00 am Phoenix LDS Church, 16535 Kleinwood Drive, Spring, TX. 77379 Jamie Durham

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.