Training Calendar

NEW FROM NATIONAL …A new tool to assist new leaders on training;

Please review with your new leaders so they see which training they need to complete;

Position Trained Requirements_for all Programs_

Updated Youth Protection Training Now Available

National 03/13/2018

An updated youth protection training is available for staff, leaders and parents (Youth Protection Y01). The training includes a three-module course that all leaders will be required to complete by September 30, 2018. The training encompasses Venturing and Exploring Youth Protection, therefore those videos are no longer available.

We encourage you to take the new training and spread the word. For technical questions or issues, please contact the Member Care Contact Center at

We encourage everyone to take advantage of the training’s we offer throughout the year. In-person training is the best option to connect with other leaders and get personal guidance, all our in-person trainings are listed below.

If in-person trainings do not work with your schedule, several are now available online. All online trainings can be accessed by click the BSA Learn Center in

Want to take training not offered below? Fill out our interest survey to allow us to plan better, click here.

2019 Training Dates

Organized by level in this order: Cub, Troop, Venturing, Special/Multi-Course, & Supplemental. *First Aid, Woodbadge, and LNT are in Supplemental*

Cub Scout Leader Specific:

Cub Scout Leader Specific provides Cubmasters, Den Leaders, and Committee Members with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Cub Scout Packs.

Upcoming Dates

Indoor for Cub Leader Specific Conducted in Chinese 3/16/2019 (Sat.) 8:30 PM -12:00 PM @ SVMBC Big Room – Click here to register online. 

Cub Scout Leader Specifics 3/23/2019 (Sat) 8:30-2:30 PM @ Salinas Elks Club -Click here to register online. 

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Cub Scout Leader Specifics 4/13/2019 (Sat) 8:30-12:15 PM @ SVMBC San Jose Office – Click here to register online. 

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Online training available at

BALOO ( Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

BALOO is a 2 day training course that teaches leaders skills needed to carry out a Pack successful family/Den campout. BALOO training is required for at least one adult leader of a Pack to do overnight camping as a part of the Pack’s activities.

Upcoming Dates

No scheduled dates at this time.

In-person training only

Scoutmaster & ASM Training:

The course will provide Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful troops.

Upcoming Dates

Mondays , Feb. 4  & Feb. 11 – 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM @ San Jose Scout Office –  CLICK HERE for more information & registration. 

Saturday, March 9th – 8:00 am to 5:30 pm @Watsonville LDS – CLICK HERE for more information & registration.

Saturday, March 16th – 8:00 am to 5:30 pm @Salinas Elk Lodge – CLICK HERE for more information & registration.

Indoor for SM/ASM Specific conducted in Chinese- 3/30/2019 (Sat.) 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM @ SVMBC Big Room –Click here to register online. 

Online training available at

Troop Committee Challenge

The course will provide Troop Committee Chairs and Committee members with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful troops.

Upcoming Dates

Feb 16 @150 Bernal Rd, San Jose – CLICK HERE for more information & registration. 

Online training available at

Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS)

This course will provide you with the basic outdoor skills needed to start and guide a program right. The emphasis is on how to teach the outdoor skills found in the Boy Scout Handbook. This course is typically taken after Boy Scout Leader Specifics.

Upcoming Dates

March 8th – 10th @ Camp Chesebrough


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March 29-31 @ Toro Park


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Outdoor Leader Skills Conducted in Chinese : 4/27/2019 (Sat.) 7:30 AM – 4/28/2019 (Sun) 12:30 PM @Camp Cheseborough –Click here to register online. 

In-person training only

Venturing Training:

Upcoming Dates

No in-person trainings scheduled at this time.

Online training available at

Basic Scout Leader Training in Chinese (中文):

These courses will closely follow the BSA training guidelines and materials for new leaders. However, to ensure the targeted participants fully understand the Scouting Principles and Skills, the courses will be conducted in Chinese (中文). All adult leaders and parents are encouraged to participate in these Basic Training Courses.

Upcoming Dates:

Indoor for Cub Leader Specific (CLS)(C40/C43/C60): 3/16/2019 (Sat.) 8:00 PM -12:00 PM @ SVMBC Big Room
Indoor for SM/ASM Specific (SMS)(S24): 3/30/2019 (Sat.) 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM @ SVMBC Big Room
Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS)(S11): 4/27/2019 (Sat.) 7:30 AM – 4/28/2019 (Sun) 12:30 PM @Camp Cheseborough

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Click here to register online. 

Rangemaster Training

This course provides the basics of Archery and BB Gun instruction, range operations, and shooting skills so you can run an effective Archery or BB Gun program for Cub Scouts and Webelos. Graduates of this course will be qualified as Archery, BB Gun, Sling Shot Range Masters and may run a Range at a Cub Camp or other Council event if accompanied by at least one additional adult age 21 or over.

This course is intended for adults wishing to be a range master at a council or district event or cub camp.  Shooting sports are not an approved activity at the den or pack level.

Upcoming Dates:

 March 2nd 9am – 5pm @ Camp Chesebrough – Register & Details

Den Chief Training:

This course is for Boy Scouts who have been approved by their Scoutmaster to serve as a den chief. They need to be 12 years or older, and ideally should be 1st class rank or higher.

Upcoming Dates:

No scheduled in-person dates at this time.

Online training available at

Bear Paw / Winter Camping Training:

Camping Experience February 22-24, 2019

Register Online:

Trainer’s EDGE

Training Skills for New & Experienced Trainers

You Will Learn How To

  • Train adults and youth
  • Reduce stress and headaches
  • Increase your self confidence
  • Make sure students are learning
  • How to improve training
  • Use presentation skills that get results
  • Become more successful in your career
  • Build your ability to motivate and persuade
  • What’s important about communications
  • How to get that EDGE in what you teach

Upcoming Dates:

No scheduled in-person dates at this time.


An interactive course to teach basic first aid and CPR with AED. Designed for Scoutmasters, ASM’s and scouters. Minimum is 14 years of age. For Boy Scouts with rank of First Class, first aid merit badge, and scoutmaster approval. For Venturers active in a crew.

A course booklet will be provided first day of class upon request. After successful completion of this course you will be mailed an ASHI CPR with AED and First Aid card good for two years from the date of course. Scholarships available.

Upcoming Dates:

    • April 26, 2019
    • May 17, 2019
    • June 7, 2019
    • October 11, 2019
  • November 1, 2019

Register & More Details:

Wilderness First Aid

This course is to prepare you for the expected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine. If you enjoy taking short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

Upcoming Dates:

You must attend both days to receive certification

Register & More Details:

Leave No Trace Training:  March 9-10, 2019

This course will provide you with advanced skills needed to promote Outdoor Ethics in your unit.  It is essential for Outdoor Ethics Guides and OE Guide Mentors.  Scouts or Venturers should be at least 14 years old.  No experience required, although familiarity with the 7 Leave No Trace principals is helpful.

Check-In Saturday, March 9th starting at 7:30 AM. The course ends at 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 10th.  All food and equipment will be provide, please bring camping gear and mess kit.


Register online:

Flyer information:

Wood Badge

The objective of a Wood Badge course is to demonstrate as practically as possible the aims and methods of Scouting. Six days (two weekends) in duration, the course is a multi-faceted presentation of leadership skills, organizational tools, and participatory activities based on the best of Scouting traditions and the latest of team-development theory. In addition, participants will enjoy the fellowship of learning alongside many other volunteer and along the way will have a great deal of fun.

Upcoming Dates:

Fall 2019 Course- September 20-22 & October 18-20, 2019

Registration and More Information:

For more information about Wood Badge: 

Merit Badge Counselor Orientation

Please see the Advancement Pages

The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council       

Training Patch Program

Earning the “Trained” patch shows that you are trained for your scouting position, but many of you devote your time to get additional training. Some required. For example, if you want to take your pack on an outdoor outing you need Baloo or taking a troop or crew on white water rafting, you need Safety afloat. We’ve developed the SVMBC training patch program so that you can display your commitment to training and to help us promote the many course that the SVMBC training teams puts on as well as additional online courses.

The training patch consists of a 3-inch round patch that can be purchased for $ 3. For each course you complete, you will receive a rocker at no charge that goes around the training patch. If you’ve completed a course in the past, you can can now order rockers at $1 each. For those of you interested in picking up a patch or to get past course rockers, they will be available online, mail order, at the Julian Front Desk during normal business, selecting training events and at major council events like University of Scouting and Scout-o-rama.

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