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.

2018 Dates

Big 5 Basic Leader Training Day

Come to one of our biggest training days of the year! We will offer all the top five most requested basic leader trainings all at one place. Bring all your adult volunteers to get trained together.

Trainings offered for:

  • Den Leaders
  • Cubmasters
  • Committee Members (Pack or Troop)
  • Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmasters
  • Venture Crew Advisors or Assistant Advisors
  • Commissioners

November 17th, 2018

San Felipe LDS Church

4977 San Felipe Rd.

San Jose, CA 95135

Register Online:

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.

November 17, 2018 @ Big 5 – CLICK HERE for more information & registration. 

Register Online:

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

October 27 – 28, 2018 @ Camp Chesebrough *CANCELLED*

December 8 & 9, 2018 @ Camp Chesebrough – CLICK HERE for flyer & registration. 

Boy Scout Leader Specific:

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

South Flyer: South Council Boy Scout Leader Indoor Flyer- Santa Lucia District – 10 0.._

To register online for the south course:

November 17, 2018 @ Big 5 – 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

November 2- 4 @ Royal Oak Park, Watsonville


CLICK HERE for flyer

March 8th – 10th @ Camp Chesebrough


CLICK HERE for flyer

Venturing Training:

Saturday November 17th, 2018 @ Big 5 – CLICK HERE for more information & registration. 

Online training available at

Supplemental Training

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:

October 27th, 2018

Register online:

Bear Paw / Winter Camping Training:

Indoor Session November 3rd, 2018

Register Online:

Camping Experience February 22-24, 2019 @ Cisco Grove Campground

Trainer’s EDGE    Saturday December 1st, 2018

Click Here for Flyer

Register Online:


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. For additional information please email

Upcoming Dates:

  • January 25, 2019
  • February 22, 2019
  • 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:

  • January 26 & 27, 2019
  • February 23 & 24, 2019
  • April 27 & 28, 2019
  • May 18 & 19, 2019
  • June 8 & 9, 2019
  • October 12 & 13, 2019
  • November 2 &3, 2019

You must attend both days to receive certification

Register & More Details:

Leave No Trace Training:  October 27-28, 2018

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, October 27th starting at 7:30 AM. The course ends at 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 28th.  All food and equipment will be provide, please bring camping gear and mess kit.


Register online:

Flyer information: flyer-LNT Trainer-Oct 27_2018_Chesebrough


Risk Management and Safety:

  • None scheduled at this time

Wood Badge (information links below):


For more information:   and

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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