Training

Month Start District Training Level Type of Training
FEBRUARY 2/11/2017 Eagle Valley Cub Scouts Cub Scout Leader Specific Training
FEBRUARY 2/11/2017 Eagle Valley Boy Scouts Scoutmaster Specific (S24)
MARCH  3/1/2017 Lackawanna Charter Organization Representative COR (In-person Training)
MARCH 3/4/2017 Seneca Boy Scouts Scoutmaster Specific (S24)
MARCH 3/4/2017 Seneca Boy Scouts Troop Committee Challenge
MARCH 3/8/2017 Lackawanna Boy Scouts Troop Committee  Challenge
MARCH 3/10/2017 Lackawanna Boy Scouts IOLS (S11) & SMS (S24)
MARCH 3/11/2017 Beaver Valley  Charter Organization Representative COR (In-Person Training)
MARCH 3/12/2017 Lackawanna Boy Scouts Scoutmaster Specific (S24)
MARCH 3/18/2017 Laurel Highlands Council  Cub Scouts Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training.
MARCH 3/31/2017 Laurel Highlands Council Adults and youth 16 yrs and older Cope Instructor Training
APRIL 4/1/2017 Laurel Highland Council Commissioners and District Leaders College of Commissioner Science (various) 
APRIL 4/1/2017 Potomac Cub Scouts Cub Scout Den Leader Position Specific Training, Potomac
APRIL 4/1/2017 Potomac Cub Scouts Cubmaster Position Specific Training
APRIL 4/1/2017 Potomac Cub Scouts Pack Committee Challenge
APRIL 4/5/2017 Lackawanna Charter Organization Representative COR (In-person Training)
APRIL 4/7/2017 Eagle Valley  Boy Scouts IOLS (S11) 
APRIL 4/9/2017 Eagle Valley Boy Scouts Merit Badge Counselor Orientation Training (D76)
APRIL 4/12/2017 Lackawanna Boy Scouts Troop Committee Training
APRIL 4/21/2017 Seneca  Boy Scouts IOLS (S11)
APRIL 4/28/2017 Mingo Trails  Boy Scouts IOLS (S11)
MAY 5/3/2017 Lackawanna Charter Organization Representative COR (In-person Training)
MAY 5/6/2017 Eagle Valley Venturing Venturer Leader Specific Training (VLST) (Various)
MAY 5/6/2017 Potomac Charter Organization Representative COR (In-person Training)
MAY 5/6/2017 Potomac Boy Scouts Troop Committee Training
MAY 5/10/2017 Lackawanna Boy Scouts Troop Committee Training
MAY 5/12/2017 Laurel Highlands Council Boy Scouts & Venturer Scouts  Wilderness First Aid
MAY 5/19/2017 Laurel Highlands Council WEBELOS/AOL Leaders/Cub Scouts WOW (WEBELOS outdoor leader training)
MAY 5/20/2017 Laurel Highlands Council  Cub Scouts Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training
MAY 5/20/2017 Potomac Cub Scouts Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training
JUNE  6/7/2017 Lackawanna Charter Organization Representative COR (In-person Training)
JUNE  6/11/2017 Laurel Highlands Council Boy Scouts & Venturer Scouts National Youth Leadership Training Conference (S78) (Twin Arrow)
JUNE 6/14/2017 Lackawanna Boy Scouts Troop Committee Training
JULY 7/9/2017 Eagle Valley Boy Scouts Merit Badge Counselor Orientation Training (D76)
AUGUST 8/12/2017 Potomac Boy Scouts Merit Badge Counselor Training
AUGUST 8/12/2017 Potomac Boy Scouts Troop Committee Training
AUGUST 8/25/2017 Laurel Highlands Council All Levels Woodbadge, Weekend # 1 (A90)
SEPTEMBER 9/8/2017 Eagle Valley  Boy Scouts  IOLS (tentative)
SEPTEMBER 9/16/2017 Potomac Venturing Crew Committee Challenge
SEPTEMBER 9/16/2017 Potomac Venturing Venturing Leader Specific Training
SEPTEMBER 9/25/2017 Laurel Highlands Council All Levels Woodbadge, Weekend # 2 (A90)
SEPTEMBER 9/30/2017 Frontier Boys Scouts IOLS (S11) and Scoutmaster Specific (S24)
OCTOBER 10/7/2017 Laurel Highlands Council  Cub Scouts BALOO (Basic Outdoor Leader Orientation Training)
OCTOBER 10/8/2017 Eagle Valley Boy Scouts Merit Badge Counselor Orientation Training (D76)
NOVEMBER  11/3/2017 Lackawanna Boy Scouts IOLS (S11) and SMS (S24)
NOVEMBER 11/4/2017 Potomac Venturing Crew Committee Challenge
NOVEMBER 11/4/2017 Seneca Boy Scouts SMS (S24)  & Troop Committee Challenge 
NOVEMBER 11/5/2017 Lackawanna Boy Scouts Scoutmaster Specific (S24)
NOVEMBER 11/18/2017 Potomac Cub Scouts Cub Scout Den Leader Position Specific Training
NOVEMBER 11/18/2017 Potomac Cub Scouts Cubmaster Position Specific Training
NOVEMBER 11/18/2017 Potomac Cub Scouts Pack Committee Challenge
         



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Laurel Highlands Council is committed to providing a quality Scouting program for our youth through adult leader training.  

The Council executive board approved the following resolution for Mandated Training

In order for any Scouting unit (pack, troop, team, crew) to recharter at the end of 2015, all top leaders must be trained.  Top leaders are:  Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach and Venturing Advisor.

To be considered as a trained leader, they must be current in Youth Protection Training and take the following training:

Cubmaster – Cubmaster Specific Training

Scoutmaster –Scoutmaster Specific and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Varsity Coach – Varsity Coach Specific and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Venturing Advisor – Venturing Advisor Specific and Outdoor Leader Skills training if they have an outdoor program

Charters will not be processed if the top leader has not attended the required training.

In order for any Scouting unit (pack, troop, team, crew) to recharter at the end of 2016, all direct contact leaders must be trained.  Direct contact leaders are:  Assistant Cubmasters, all den leaders, Assistant Scoutmasters, Assistant Varsity Coaches, and Assistant Venturing Advisors.

To be considered as a trained leader, they must be current in Youth Protection Training and take the following training:

Assistant Cubmasters -- Assistant Cubmaster Specific Training

Den Leaders – Den Leader Specific Training

Assistant Scoutmasters – Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.

Assistant Varsity Coach – Varsity Coach Specific and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Assistant Venturing Advisor – Venturing Advisor Specific and Outdoor Leader Skills training if they have an outdoor program 

Charters will not be processed if the direct contact leaders have not attended the required training.

There are many other trainings available online at My Scouting.org  A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit.

When Does my Training Certification Expire?

A very common question I hear from leaders that I had to take to my expert: Gaylene Stowe, Council Training Chair. National BSA now requires that all leaders, regardless of their registered position, take Youth Protection training and update it every two years. In addition to Youth Protection, many other training courses are available on line, but the certification period seems to be difficult to find. Here is a list of most training courses and their certification period.

Renewal periods for training courses

Two (2) years from last certification

  • Youth Protection
  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • Chain Saw Safety
  • Climb on Safely
  • Trek Safely
  • Hazardous Weather Training

Three (3) years from last certification

  • Trainers EDGE
  • Paddle Craft Safety
  • Swimming and Water Rescue

Five (5) years from last certification

  • National Camp School

There are several Outdoor Leader Training courses that are required for a unit (Pack/Troop/Crew/Team) to complete to safely camp with youth. Offering these training courses requires a lot of man power and time, Laurel Highlands Council offers these training coursesseveral times a year.  Introduction to Outdoor Skills, Webelos Outdoor Leader Training and BALOO training do not expire, it is a good idea to take these again if it has been several years. The syllabus changes, as well as, the sharing of ideas between leaders will allow you to enhance the program for the youth. It is also a fun time to camp with adults and meet other leaders in the Council.

Please contact the Council Service Center if you have questions about when your training certifications expire. The Council Service Centercan also help you with your registration ID number for the on-line training courses. Your registration ID number can also be found on your membership ID card.

 

Visit Scouting.org to learn about the training courses available online and other trainings courses.