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Basic Training

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.

 

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation for Cub Scout leaders is a one-day training event that introduces participants to the skills needed to plan and conduct Pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. This training is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack campout, and it is required that at least one adult per pack complete BALOO training in order to apply for tour permits.

TIME:8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

DATE: October 11, 2014

PLACE: Aldersgate Methodist Church, 13217 FM 1764 Rd, Santa Fe, TX 77510

COST: $15, Food will be provided, but participants in BALOO training will be doing the cooking!

CONTACT: Andy Tirpak at andy.tirpak@tpwd.texas.gov

WHAT TO BRING:
Class A shirt
Eating utensils

Paper & pen
Camp chair
Bug spray (Just in case)
Rain gear (Just in case)

REGISTER BY: October 1, 2014

REGISTER HERE

 

Commissioner Basic Training

A trained commissioner is an effective commissioner. This is a six-hour course designed for unit commissioners, new-unit commissioners, district and assistant district commissioners, and roundtable commissioners. Lunch will be provided.

TIME: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

DATE: August 16, 2014

PLACE: Aldersgate Methodist Church, 13217 FM 1764 Rd, Santa Fe, TX 77510

COST: Free

CONTACT: Lisa Stegman at lisa.stegman@scouting.org

REGISTER BY: August 10, 2014

REGISTER HERE

 

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 provide with information and tools needed to successfully plan a successful pack program.  These trainings can also be taken online.

 

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.

 

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) & Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS)

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 and Varsity Scout teams, in order to be considered "trained."

OWLS 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: See SM/ASM Training Schedule

CONTACT: Andy Tirpak at andy.tirpak@tpwd.texas.gov

 

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters Basic Leader Training

THIS TRAINING IS OPEN TO ALL DISTRICTS/COUNCILS:

SM/ASM - 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. IOLS - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is a hands-on skills training in the outdoors, designed to help you master basic camp skills required for Tenderfoot to First Class. You will learn how to set up camp, cook, work with wood tools, knots, first aid, plan campfire programs, map and compass skills, hiking and backpacking techniques, nature identification and Leave No Trace. IOLS is mandatory for all Scoutmasters, Asst. Scoutmasters, Venture Advisors and Assistants. Scoutmasters and assistants who complete this training, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, and Youth Protection training are considered "trained."

TIME: Check in at the Leader’s Lodge starts at 5 p.m. Please plan to arrive no later than 7 p.m.

DATE:  September 5 – 7, 2014, Entire weekend is required.

PLACE: Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd, Sweeny, TX 77480

COST: $25, food & drink will be provided.

PLEASE NOTE: Training courses are open to anyone regardless of your Council or District, so sign up today.

CONTACT: David Albee at dalbee5162@aol.com or Alicia Jeffcoat at adsjeffcoat@gmail.com

PLEASE BRING:
Boy Scout Handbook
Uniform and rain gear (depending on the weather)
Paper & pen
Eating utensils
Tent
Sleeping gear
Camp chair
Sunscreen & Mosquito spray

REGISTER BY: August 29, 2014

REGISTER HERE

 

THIS TRAINING PACKAGE IS OPEN TO ALL BUT YOU MUST ATTEND ALL FIVE SESSIONS FOR CREDIT:

The Scouting Experience - SM/ASM Basic Leader Taining - Five Part Series 2014

"THE SCOUTING EXPERIENCE"

Although "The Scouting Experience (TSE)" is a new approach to SM/ASM training here at Bay Area Council (BAC), it has decades of history at other councils.  One of the developers of TSE at the Stanton Island Council is a 50-year BSA-veteran Rudy Lazides (former T603 SM in League City and currently an Assistant District Commissioner).  Rudy is serving as the TSE Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) and Roger Boyer is serving as the SM (or course director).  TSE places the participants (i.e. adult leaders who wish to go the extra mile in SM/ASM training) into patrols of a Troop (i.e. T574, which coresponds to our Council's number in BSA).  TSE covers the material offered by both the SM/ASM leader specific training as well as the Introductory Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS).  It does not cover the Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS) training (which is specific to Webelos and not required for SM/ASM training).

ABOUT:

This will be a different offering of Scoutmaster/Assistant Scout Master training. Instead of doing it in two parts it will be done in FIVE SESSIONS with one of the sessions being a weekend campout for the IOLS portion of the training.

REGISTRATION

TIME: TBD

DATES: (YOU MUST ATTEND ALL DATES)

PART 1: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Classroom training, Aldersgate Methodist Church, 13217 FM 1764 Rd, Santa Fe, TX 77510

PART 2: Saturday, October 11, 2014 - Scoutmaster Outdoor Seminar, Camp Mohawk, CR 193and Texas 35, Alvin, TX 77511

PART 3: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Model Troop Meeting, League City United Methodist Church, 1411 W. Main St., League City, TX 77573

PART 4: Friday, October 24, 2014 – Sunday October 26, 2014 - IOLS, Camp Karankawa, 3249 Fm 1459 Rd, Sweeny, TX 77480

PART 5: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - Court of Honor GRADUATION for  SM/ASM and IOLS, Aldersgate Methodist Church, 13217 FM 1764 Rd, Santa Fe, TX 77510

COST: $35

WHAT TO BRING (ALL): A current copy of your BSA Medical Form to the First Session.

WHAT TO BRING FOR SM/ASM:
Scoutmaster Handbook

WHAT TO BRING FOR IOLS:
Boy Scout/Webelos Handbook
Tent
Sleeping gear

Camp chair
Eating utensils
Compass & pocket knife (If you have one)

Paper & pen
Uniform and rain gear (just in case).

CONTACT:
Roger Boyer, Phone:281-904-0737, E-mail: NukeBoyer@aol.com
Rudy Lazides, Phone:281-557-9228, E-mail: rlazides@aol.com

REGISTER BY: September 10, 2014

REGISTER HERE

 

Online Training

These courses and many others can be taken online at www.myscouting.org.

  • 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.
  • After your account is created, you will receive an email with a link. Click the link to activate your myscouting.org account. This must be done before you can log in. If you do not receive an email, check your spam/junk folder.
  • Once you log in to myscouting.org, click E-Learning on the left side. Trainings are listed under tabs (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and General).
  • Submit your certificate of completion to your District Training Chair.

 

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