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Training helps you make the Scouting program more fun, more effective, and more rewarding for your youth, for your adults, and for YOU!  Training helps us all get past the nervousness of performing a role for the first time, whether it’s leading a meeting or leading a camping trip or field trip program.

Adult leaders in units are considered trained and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem when they have completed Youth Protection Training and the training courses outlined below, or have completed Youth Protection Training and a previous basic training course when it was current.




  • Create an account - this can be done with or without your BSA membership ID.
  • If you enter your membership ID, your training records will be updated at the Council office.
  • If you are not yet registered, you can still take training.  Just print the certificate at the end of each course.
  • Submit your certificate of completion to your District Training Chair.




The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members.

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels. You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.

New to Scouting? Click here to login and take Youth Protection training


Youth Protection Training

5:30-6:30 p.m.
April 11, 2018 or April 18, 2019
Texas City Police Department, Training Room, 1004 9th Ave North, Texas City, TX 77590

The BSA has adopted policies for the safety and well-being of its members. These policies primarily protect youth members; however, they also serve to protect adult leaders. All adult leaders must have current Youth Protection Training. This is a complimentary face-to-face classroom training event hosted by the Coastal District. Light refreshments and fruit trays will be served.

Register here for the April 11, 2019 class (Register by April 9, 2019)
Register here for the April 18, 2019 class (Register by April 16, 2019)




This course is intended to provide Cubmasters with the information and tools they need to successfully lead a Cub Scout pack.

COST: Complimentary

CONTACT: Alicia Jeffcoat at

7 p.m., August 1, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581, REGISTER HERE (Register by July 31, 2019)

7 p.m., Nov. 7, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581, REGISTER HERE (Register by Nov. 6, 2019)


BALOO training has recently been revised and is required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping, overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. BALOO training is now comprised of two components – an online component, and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a trained Cub Scout outdoor leader. The online component contains introductory and basic information and must be completed prior to the practical component at The practical component is an overnight that takes about 16-hours to complete and will include meals.

PLEASE BRING: Tent, camp gear,sleeping bag, Class A shirt, eating utensils – to include plate/bowl, spork, cup, etc., champ chair, pen & paper, sunscreen & mosquito spray, rain gear (if needed)


COST: $30, Food will be provided, but participants in BALOO training will be doing the cooking.


CONTACT: Andy Tirpak at


Time TBD, September 21-22, 2019, Camp Karanawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480, REGISTER HERE (Register by September 11, 2019)



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.


This is for all Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light den leaders and is intended to provide them with the experience, basic information, and resources they need to conduct successful den meetings. It is also designed to address some of the primary skills that den leaders need.

COST: Complimentary

CONTACT: Alicia Jeffcoat at

7 p.m., June 6, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581, REGISTER HERE (Register by June 5, 2019)

7 p.m., September 5, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581, REGISTER HERE (Register by Sept. 4, 2019)

7 p.m., December 5, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581, REGISTER HERE (Register by Dec. 4, 2019)


This training is for all registered adult Cub Scout leaders, potential leaders, and interested parents, including Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Assistant Den Leaders, Webelos, Lion Parent Partners, Pack Committee Members, Event/Activity Chairpersons, Chartered Organization Representatives, and anyone who wants to learn more about having a better Cub Scout Program. Training sessions are on relevant topics for every Cub Scout position and will help you become a better leader while making your Cub Scout Program more fun for the Scouts and you too. Pow Wow is an all-day training event and the course sessions are intended for adults only.  We do not have provisions or accommodations for children watching and day care.  Thank you.

PLEASE BRING: Cub Scout uniform, notepad & pen

$15 (Bring or go out for lunch)
Staff are complimentary

Download the campus map HERE

Download the class schedule HERE (Coming soon)

Download the course catalog HERE (Coming soon)

CONTACT: Andy Tirpak at or Alicia Jeffcoat at

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., October 12, 2019, Alvin Community College, Science Building, 3110 Mustang Rd, Alvin, TX 77511 REGISTER HERE (Coming soon)





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.

PLEASE BRING: Boy Scout Handbook, paper & pen

COST: Complimentary

CONTACT: Andy Tirpak at

8 a.m.-1 p.m., May 4, 2019, location TBD, REGISTER HERE (Register by May 1, 2019)

8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 24, 2019, location TBD, REGISTER HERE (Register by Aug. 21, 2019)

8 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 23, 2019, Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd. Sweeny, TX 77480, REGISTER HERE (Register by Nov. 20, 2019)


Not required for Cub Scout leaders.

Working as patrols, this hands-on IOLS 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 in order to be considered "trained."

PLEASE BRING: Boy Scout/Webelos Handbook, tent & sleeping gear, camp chair, eating utensils, compass & pocket knife (If you have one), paper & pen, uniform and rain gear (depending on the weather).

COST: $30

CONTACT: Andy Tirpak at

8 a.m.- 5 p.m., April 6-7, 2019 (BOTH DAYS required), Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480, REGISTER HERE

5:15 p.m. Friday to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 6 & 7, 2019 (BOTH DAYS required) Knights of Columbus Hall, 2320 Hatfield Rd, Pearland, TX 77581, REGISTER HERE

8 a.m.-Noon, November 24 & 25, 2019 (BOTH DAYS required), Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480, REGISTER HERE



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.





Kayaking BSA provides an introduction to kayaking skills and safety procedures and serves as a program opportunity for Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing units in camp or out.


Prepare for an intensive weekend course which will take a Scout or adult through the required Boy Scouts of America Lifeguard Certification.

Once obtained, the certification will assist the individual in volunteering at the unit level for swims and boating programs, plus can lead to employment positions in both the internal Scouting community and beyond.

Participants must be at least 15 years of age to receive certification.

PLEASE BRING: BSA Health form (Parts A & B must be completed), swimming gear, sunscreen, sunglasses, personal clothing (for when not in pool), toiletries, sleeping bag and tent, notepad and pen

COST: $150. Limited to the first 24 participants. Meals & a t-shirt are provided. CPR & First Aid Training is also provided. ALL REGISTRANTS MUST SERVE ON SUMMER CAMP STAFF, JUNE 10-15 & JUNE 16-22, 2019.

CONTACT: Aaron Christopher at

Check at 5 p.m. on Friday, check out at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 7-9, 2019, Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, Texas 77480, REGISTER HERE (Register by June 6, 2019)


Paddle Craft Safety expands Safety Afloat training to include the skills and knowledge needed for a unit leader to confidently supervise canoeing or kayaking excursions on flat water.


BSA groups shall use Safety Afloat for all boating activities. Adult leaders supervising activities afloat must have completed Safety Afloat training within the previous two years. Cub Scout activities afloat are limited to council or district events that do not include moving water or float trips (expeditions). Safety Afloat standards apply to the use of canoes, kayaks, rowboats, rafts, floating tubes, sailboats, motorboats (including waterskiing), and other small craft, but do not apply to transportation on large commercial vessels, such as ferries and cruise ships. Parasailing (being towed airborne behind a boat using a parachute), kitesurfing (using a wakeboard towed by a kite), and recreational use of personal watercraft (small sit-on-top motorboats propelled by water jets) are not authorized BSA activities.

Safety Afloat training may be obtained from the BSA Online Learning Center at  Confirmation of training is required on tour and activity plans for trips that involve boating. Additional guidance on appropriate skill levels and training resources is provided in the Aquatics Supervision guide available from council service centers.


BSA groups shall use Safe Swim Defense for all swimming activities. Adult leaders supervising a swimming activity must have completed Safe Swim Defense training within the previous two years. Safe Swim Defense standards apply at backyard, hotel, apartment, and public pools; at established waterfront swim areas, such as beaches, at state parks and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes; and at all temporary swimming areas such as a lake, river, or ocean. Safe Swim Defense does not apply to boating or water activities, such as waterskiing or swamped boat drills, that are covered by Safety Afloat guidelines. Safe Swim Defense applies to other nonswimming activities whenever participants enter water over knee deep, or when submersion is likely, for example, when fording a stream, seining for bait, or constructing a bridge as a pioneering project. Snorkeling in open water requires each participant to have demonstrated knowledge and skills equivalent to those for Snorkeling BSA, in addition to following Safe Swim Defense. Scuba activities must be conducted in accordance with the BSA Scuba policy found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Because of concerns with hyperventilation, competitive underwater swimming events are not permitted in Scouting.

Safe Swim Defense training may be obtained from the BSA Online Learning Center at  Confirmation of training is required on tour and activity plans for trips that involve swimming.


Scuba BSA introduces qualified Boy Scout, Venturing, and registered adult participants to the special skills, equipment, and safety precautions associated with scuba diving.


Snorkeling Safety is the recommended procedure for conducting group snorkeling at a private or public pool, wilderness pond, stream, or wherever the water looks inviting enough to take a dip.


Swimming & Water Rescue training provides BSA leaders with information and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to swimming emergencies during unit swimming activities. It expands the awareness instruction provided by Safe Swim Defense training.





Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America’s procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility, such as a climbing wall or tower.  All unit-sponsored/planned climbing activities, regardless of where they are held, fall under Climb On Safely. This applies to a single unit, or multiple units, that may be participating in a joint unit climbing activity.

There is inherent risk in climbing and rappelling. With proper management, that risk can be minimized. Leaders should be aware that Climb On Safely is an orientation only, and does not constitute training on how to climb or rappel. Climb on Safely training may be obtained from the BSA Online Learning Center at





The Scout Oath instills in youth that, "On my honor I will do my best … to help other people at all times." Emergency care is no exception. CPR Training teaches Boy Scouts of America volunteers, staff members and Scouts how to provide life-saving care in the event of an emergency. (If you are taking Wilderness First Aid on the same weekend as CPR, you may spend the night at camp. Please register for Wilderness First Aid separately.)

COST: $45

CONTACT: Andy Tirpak at

1-5 p.m., May 19, 2019, Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480, REGISTER HERE (Register by May 9, 2019)

1-5 p.m., June 9, 2019, Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480, REGISTER HERE (Register by May 29, 2019)

1-5 p.m., December 29, 2019, Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480, REGISTER HERE (Register by December 19, 2019)


Learn about the new practices that go way beyond what Scouting leaders may already know as "first aid." This will help you cope with medical emergencies in the wild and perhaps more importantly, to be a more effective manager in any crisis. This course is a BSA Policy Requirement. As of 2008, the requirement is for at least one leader in each group, not just unit, must have this certification for high adventure camps. So, if your unit has a trek that will be broken into multiple groups you will need one leader per group trained.

PREREQUISITES Must be at least 14 years of age or older.  IF you need or want CPR/First Aid/AED training please register for the training which is offered after the completion of the Wilderness First Aid.

-Closed-toed shoes
-Clothes that can get dirty

COST: $150 (Lunch provided during two-day event. For week-long events - during Fall & Winter Camps only - dinner will also be provided.)

8 a.m.-5 p.m., May 18-19, 2019 (both days required), Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480, REGISTER HERE (Register by May 7, 2019)

8 a.m.-5 p.m., June 8-9, 2019 (both days required), Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480, REGISTER HERE (Register by May 27, 2019)

8 a.m.-5 p.m., December 28-29, 2019 (both days required), Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480, REGISTER HERE (Register by Dec. 18, 2019)




HAZARDOUS WEATHER (Required for all Direct-Contact Leaders)

Hazardous Weather training must be completed prior to requesting a tour permit from the BSA. The module presents safety precautions for eight different types of weather, as well as planning, preparation, and traditional weather signs. Participants answer questions about the topics after each section. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database, if the module is experienced online. Hazardous Weather training may be obtained from the BSA Online Learning Center at  Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes.  Hazardous Weather training must be completed prior to requesting a tour plan from the BSA.





The Philmont Training Center is the only national volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1950, PTC has provided a unique environment for training volunteer and professional leaders, and a fun family program for every member of the family. Each year, more than 6,000 Scouters and family members attend PTC. 

Each conference features the latest tools and techniques, audiovisuals, discussions, idea sharing, and activities led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. All registered Scouters are invited to attend training center courses; council approval is no longer required.

This training outline teaches how Scouts can plan and safely carry out council and unit high-adventure treks using Leave No Trace techniques.

View online


Powder Horn is an action-packed, hands-on course which helps Scouts and Scouters learn how to implement high adventure activities into their troop, crew or ship. Would you like to expose your troop, crew or ship to rock climbing, Dutch oven cooking, geocaching, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, firefighting, search and rescue, trekking in a different countries, mountain biking, fly fishing, canoeing, wilderness first aid, astronomy, shooting sport (e.g., rifle, shotgun, handgun, archery), equestrian, 1860 baseball, wilderness survival, NYLT, Sea Scouts, the Kodiak Challenge, the Hornaday award, Messenger of Peace, living history, Leave No Trace, vendors, Jamboree, event planning, tying flies, scuba diving, and more.

AGE REQUIREMENT: Open to youth and adults ages 14 and up.






The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications)—as a merit badge counselor, you can play a vital role in stirring a young man's curiosity about that particular topic. By serving as a merit badge counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest.

This training is for any current untrained Merit Badge Counselors and those considering being Merit Badge Counselors.

COST: Complimentary

CONTACT: Alicia Jeffcoat at

7 p.m., June 13, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581 REGISTER HERE (register by June 12, 2019)

7 p.m., October 10, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581 REGISTER HERE (register by October 9, 2019)





NYLT models a month in the life of a unit. It represents an activity cycle in the life of a typical Scouting unit. The first three full days of the course represent the planning stages, complete with leadership council meetings, unit meetings and planning for a larger event.

Participants use the full range of BSA resources for planning and conducting meetings that are interesting, lively, and relevant; a skill participants can incorporate with great effect when they return to their home units.


  • Give participants the confidence and knowledge to conduct their own BSA program.
  • Provide participants with a clear understanding of team and personal devining.
  • Have a unit leader recommendation.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Unit leaders should not allow exceptions to age and rank requirements. Experience has shown that youth younger than 13 often lack the physical and emotional maturity to benefit fully from the NYLT experience. Select and invite youth from your unit who you as a leader believe will gain the most from the course and will be the best servant leaders. Make sure that the youth whose names you submit are willing and eager participants. They will be best served by the NYLT experience.


  • Hiking shoes and/or closed-toe shoes
  • Youth leader handbook
  • Water bottle, mess kit, eating utensils
  • Toiletry kit, towels (2), wash cloth
  • Overnight pack, day pack
  • Sleeping gear, sleeping bag, pillow
  • Backpacking tent, cot or air mattress, ground cloth
  • Flashlight, compass, watch, sharpening stone, walking stick
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Sunglasses, mosquito spray, sunscreen, medication (Dispensed by Nurse)
  • Sewing kit
  • Pens & paper
  • Religious book, camera (no cell phones, ipods or ipads)

DATE: Event to be held in 2020. Please check back.







Bay Area Council will be conducting a Recharter Training class annually. Please check back for training opportunities. The purpose of the training is to discuss the process of online rechartering. We will go through step by step the procedure that units should be following. It is essential that at least one person from each unit attend the training. Recharter packets will be available for all units. Question and answer time for membership and advancement issues will happen at the end of the meeting.

COST: Complimentary

CONTACT: Kelly Meacham at

6:30 p.m., Nov. 5, 2019, Alvin Community College, Room S105 in the Science Building, 3110 Mustang Rd., Alvin, TX 77511

REGISTER HERE (Coming soon)

(Recharters are due Dec. 16, 2019)




NRA instructor trainings are designed to develop NRA certified instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely teach the NRA basic firearm training courses. Through the NRA training, adults that already have subject matter expertise, learn how to conduct a firearms class the NRA way so the candidates earn the NRA Instructor certification. Learn more about becoming an NRA instructor.


Operation of BB and archery ranges for Cub Scout activities and events require qualified, trained range masters. BSA requires all Cub Scout shooting sports to be supervised by a BSA certified range master. Range master training covers setting up a range, safety, handling equipment, using a bow stringer, maintaining and storing equipment and instructing Scouts. Shooting sports/Range Master training needs to be renewed every two years.

CONTACT: Andy Tirpak at


The Boy Scouts of America National Shooting Sports Manual (No 30931) contains specific guidelines for shooting sports. Important updates were made to the manual in January 2014. See the Guide to Safe Scouting: shooting sports section for additional information.





These courses are intended to be used to provide an orientation for Scouts, Scouters, and parents about Scouting and the STEM program and the STEM opportunities in Scouting. The instructor-led course is designed to be used with the STEM Orientation slide deck at roundtables and other training events.

STEM Orientation Self-Study slide deck
STEM Orientation Instructor's guide
STEM Orientation slide deck


These courses are intended to provide training for STEM Nova counselors. The intructor-led course is designed to be used with the training slide deck at group courses.

Counselor Training slide deck
Counselor Training Instructor’s Guide
Counselor Self-Study slide deck
Counselor Self-Study Guide


This course is a self-study training course for STEM Supernova mentors.

Mentor's Guide





Trek Safely is designed to help Scouting groups be fully prepared for a backcountry trek. It will help each youth member and adult leader recognize situations that could develop, in which the group will have to adjust its schedule or route, or even make camp for the night because of weather circumstances or an injured or ill crew member. Crews that address possible scenarios in advance are less likely to be surprised on the trail. Contingency planning is critical to the success of every trip.  Trek Safely may be obtained from the BSA Online Learning Center at





A trained commissioner is an effective commissioner. This five-hour course, designed for unit commissioners, examines: what a commissioner is, what a commissioner does, and how a commissioner does it.

Upon completion participants understand: the 4 objectives of unit service, the function of council and district operations, the commissioner's role in supporting units, the primary tools available to unit commissioners, the methods and steps of good unit program planning, and the commissioner's priorities and how to be an effective leader as a commissioner.

COST: Complimentary. You may bring your own lunch.

CONTACT: Mike Henderson at

Time & date TBD

9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 11, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581 REGISTER HERE (Register by May 9, 2019)





The Chartered Organization Representative Training (Course D72) is for the Chartered Organization Representative (CR) who has not completed their training to become a “Trained Leader.” This training is the in person training that the BSA requires for CRs. Required online training for CRs include Youth Protection (Course YPT01 for all but Venturing, Ships, and Posts which require YPT02 instead), This is Scouting (Course WA01), and Chartered Organization Representative Fast Start (Course D62).

Once all the above training is completed, the CR is considered a ‘trained leader’ for their specific position and authorized to wear the respective Cub Scout (Red) or Boy Scouts/Venture/Exploring (Green) patch.

COST: Complimentary

CONTACT: Alicia Jeffcoat at

7 p.m., April 11, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581 REGISTER HERE (Register by April 10, 2019)

7 p.m., August 8, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581 REGISTER HERE (Register by Aug. 7, 2019)



This training is for Pack, Troop and Crew Committee Members and is intended to provide them with the experience, basic information, and resources they need to be trained Committee Members.

COST: Complimentary

CONTACT: Alicia Jeffcoat at

7 p.m., May 9, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581 REGISTER HERE (Register by May 8, 2019)

7 p.m., September 12, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581 REGISTER HERE (Register by September 11, 2019)

7 p.m., December 12, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581 REGISTER HERE (Register by December 11, 2019)




This training is designed to introduce adult Venturing crew leaders to the basic information needed to operate a crew.

COST: Complimentary

CONTACT: Alicia Jeffcoat at

7 p.m., May 2, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581, REGISTER HERE (Register by May 1, 2019)

7 p.m., September 3, 2019, Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581, REGISTER HERE (Register by September 2, 2019)




WOOD BADGE - S3-574-21-1

Wood Badge is the premier adult leader training program in Scouting. The program highlights personal and unit-level leadership development with courses in team building, problem solving, communication, conflict resolution and many other useful skills. These skills can be taken directly back to packs, troops, ships, crews and teams to help leaders guide youth in dynamic Scouting programs. Wood Badge is a fun, challenging and inspirational Scouting experience for all leaders who wish to improve their leadership skills.

Here are some of the benefits:

  • Stronger units. You will make your Scouting unit — and your sons’ and daughters’ units — stronger.

  • What and why of Scouting. You will have a deeper understanding of what Scouting is and why we do it.

  • Experience. You will learn and experience things that will stay with you in Scouting and the rest of your life.

  • Fun. You will have fun and you will meet interesting people.

  • Other groups. You will make your other groups, like work, church, even family, stronger.

THE TICKET: Have you heard of “The Ticket” and wondered what it is? The ticket is a group of five goals you set for yourself to do after course, to improve your unit. You learn more about this on the course.

TIME & DATE: (Weekends start at 7:30 a.m. and end in the late afternoon on the last day)

Wood Badge Weekend #1: Check back in early 2021, Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480
Wood Badge Weekend #2: Check back in early 2021, Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480



  • Course size is limited to 48 participants, therefore early registration is recommended. (A minimum of 30 participants must be registered, with fees fully paid 30 days before the first scheduled date of the course per National BSA guidelines. For more information, contact the Course Director.)

PLEASE BRING: BSA Health Form (Parts A, B & C) completed within one year of course must be turned in for each Participant (DOWNLOAD THE BSA HEALTH FORM HERE.)


  • The Course consists of TWO FULL WEEKENDS (Register for weekend one only)
  • Two Patrol meetings between weekends
  • Participants MUST ATTEND both weekends and all patrol meetings

CONTACT: Wood Badge Course Director to be announced for 2021.




The Fundamentals of Training is the first part of the three-part train-the trainer continuum (T3) in Scouting and is intended for both youth and adult trainers. This session is designed to introduce new Scouting trainers to teaching techniques and skills. This first part of the T3 continuum, The Fundamentals of Training, is designed to help Scouters, regardless of their experience, present effective training.

The purpose of this course is to introduce experienced Scouters and Scouts to the skills needed to provide effective training. At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to understand the principles of how people learn, understand four primary methods of instruction used by the BSA, and practice the BSA’s training techniques.


  • Trainers for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Varsity, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Order of the Arrow & Den Chiefs
  • Unit Training and Training Coordinators
  • Current or New District or Council Training Team Members
  • Anyone who wishes to Instruct at a Bay Area Council Training Event

CONTACT: Andy Tirpak at

Time and date TBD, Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd. Sweeny, TX 77480


Trainer's EDGE is BSA's latest version of the Training Conference that instructs leaders on better ways of making presentations at trainings and allows the participants to practice the EDGE training model (Explain, Demonstrate, Guide & Enable) and gain self-confidence through hands-on training experiences.

Participants should include those individuals that will be delivering training to adults and youth leaders in all parts of the Scouting program including University of Scouting instructors, council and district trainers, Roundtable staff, unit trainers,    commissioner trainers, NYLT & Wood Badge staff, Order of the Arrow trainers, and Scouts who are interested in improving their training & presentation skills.

Participants must prepare a presentation (about five minute duration) before the course and bring the material, equipment, and/or props they need to deliver the presentation.  They will be given an opportunity to practice this presentation in a small group setting and receive feedback.

COST:: $20. Please bring a sack lunch or you are free to go off-campus for lunch.

CONTACT: Alicia Jeffcoat at









TRAINING CHAIR: Andy Tirpak at