Training Calendar

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, most basic leader courses are now available online. All online trainings can be accessed by clicking the BSA Learn Center in my.scouting.org.

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

Basic Leader Training Requirements

Need to know what are the requirements to be trained for your unit leadership role? This sheet explains the training requirements for all unit-level leaders. Once you are fully trained you can wear the Trained patch on your uniform.

Training Requirements – Updated 1/7/2019

2019 – 2020 Training Dates

Organized by level in this order. Click to jump to section:

Cub Scouts
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

 

Saturday April 18th(*Course taught in Chinese*) @ SVMBC Council Office – Register Online

Online training available at my.scouting.org


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

CANCELLED – March 28- 29 @ Chesebrough

In-person training only

 



 

Scouts BSA Leader Basic:

This Scouts BSA Leader training is for all adult leaders including Scoutmasters, ASMs, Committee Members, and Parents of our Scouts BSA youth.  The course will provide everyone with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful troops.

Upcoming Dates

CANCELLED – Saturday March 28th, 2020 @ Watsonville Buddhist Temple

CANCELLED – Saturday April 4th, 2020 @ Salinas Elks Lodge

Saturday September 12, 2020 @ Salinas Elks Lodge

Saturday September 19, 2020 @ Christ Fellowship Church in Hollister

Online training available at my.scouting.org


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

Online training available at my.scouting.org


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 Scout BSA Handbook. This course is typically taken after Scout BSA Leader Specifics.

Upcoming Dates

April 17-19, 2020 @ Toro Park, Salinas – CANCELLED

October 2-4, 2020 @ Toro Park, Salinas

Register Online

Flyer

In-person training only

 

Venturing Basic Leader Training:

Upcoming Dates

No scheduled in-person dates at this time.

Online training available at my.scouting.org


 

Powder Horn

Open to both registered adults and youth who are at least 14 years old, Powder Horn is a hands-on resource-management course designed to give you the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your troop or crew. This training event is put on by the San Francisco Bay Area Council (not SVMBC). Download flyer. Learn more & register.

Upcoming Dates: Aug 2-8, 2020


 

University of Scouting

Ever wanted to learn more about a specific Scouting topic or skill? Each year, the council conducts a supplement adult training event called the University of Scouting (UoS) with a wide range of options and over 70 classes to choose from! We are offering all kinds of classes from dutch oven baking to engineer projects to how to conduct a board of review. Check out the Course list and find the right class(es) to take your Scouting to the next level. Come for the whole day or pick just the courses you are interested in.

Postponed


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.

Indoor Cub Leader Specific – 4/18/2020 (Sat.) 8:30 AM -12:00 PM, @ SVMBC Council Office
Indoor for SM/ASM Specific – 3/08/2020 (Sun.) 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM, @ SVMBC Council Office
Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS)- 3/21/2020 (Sat.) 8:30 AM – 3/22/2020 (Sun)12:00  @ Camp Chesebrough

Registration for all courses: https://fs10.formsite.com/svmbc/ChineseLeaderBasic-20/index.html



Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Course

Learn the proper Leave No Trace methods for taking Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing units camping.  As more people use parks and recreation facilities, LEAVE NO TRACE guidelines become even more important for outdoor visitors.  Leave No Trace is a plan that helps people to be more concerned about their environment and to help them protect it for future generations.  Leave No Trace applies in a backyard or local park (front country) as much as it does in the wilderness (back country).

This course will be a fun and engaging way to learn the 7 LNT principles and offer opportunities for you to take these exciting methods back to your unit and start teaching LNT right away.

Upcoming Dates:

Fall 2020


Certified Angling Instructor Course

This course is designed to give Scouters tools and ideas to get Scouts fishing. We will ignite your desire for introducing Scouts to the wonderful world of fishing. Boy’s Life recent survey found that Scouts chose fishing as the fourth most preferred outdoor activity, yet only 35% go fishing within Scouting. You can become a Fishing Advocate for your unit, district and council and utilize fishing as a good tool for Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation. Share your passion for fishing!

The CAI course is for Scouters (volunteer & professional) who wish to learn how fishing enhances Council, District and Unit programs, and to supports current and potential Merit Badge Counselors. Perfect also for Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing leaders, council properties, and Fishing Camp Schools.

If you want to learn how to teach fishing to Scouts of all ages this course is for you!

Upcoming Dates:

CANCELLED – April 23-26, 2020 @ Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch, Gilroy


Powder Horn

Open to both registered adults and youth who are at least 14 years old, Powder Horn is a hands-on resource-management course designed to give you the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your troop or crew. This training event is put on by the San Francisco Bay Area Council (not SVMBC). Download flyer. Learn more & register.

Upcoming Dates: Aug 2-8, 2020


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:

None at this time. Contact Anthony.Burson-Thomas@scouting.org to be put on the waitlist for this course.


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 https://www.scouting.org/training/youth/den-chief-training/


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:

August 22 *Held by Pacific Skyline Council* – Details

Dec 2020


CPR/AED

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 the 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 are available.

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 5, 2020
  • September 11, 2020
  • October 9, 2020
  • Nov 20, 2020

Register & More Details: https://fs10.formsite.com/svmbc/cpraed2020/index.html


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

  • June 6 & 7, 2020
  • September 12 & 13, 2020
  • October 10 & 11, 2020
  • November 21 & 21, 2020

Register & More Details: https://fs10.formsite.com/svmbc/wildernessfirstaid2020/index.html

  • CANCELLED – April 11 & 12, 2020 (San Benito District hosting)

Wood Badge

The objective of a Wood Badge course is to demonstrate as practically as possible the aims and methods of Scouting. Five 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:

Spring 2020 Course- April 17-19, 2020 & May 16-17, 2020 – POSTPONED

Registration and More Information: https://fs10.formsite.com/svmbc/W35520/index.html

For more information about Wood Badge: sccwoodbadge.org 


Merit Badge Counselor Orientation

Please see the Advancement Pages



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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.

Click here for mail order form


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