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 November 9th @ Big 5 Basic Leader Day

Saturday March 14 

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

Nov 2-3 – CASA BALOO (Bilingual English & Mandarin)

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Nov 9-10 – BALOO

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In-person training only


Leave No Trace 101

Outdoor Ethics is a requirement in every rank in Cub Scouts as well as most ranks in Scouts BSA.  This course provides a basic understanding of the history of Outdoor Ethics/Leave No Trace, it’s importance to all of us who use the outdoors, and an overview of the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace.  This course is specifically designed for Cub Scout Leaders and is also good for Scout BSA Outdoor Ethics Guides.

Saturday November 9th @ Big 5 Basic Leader Day



 

 

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

Saturday November 9th @ Big 5 Basic Leader Training

Monday Jan 27 & Feb 3 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM @ Council Service Center San Jose – Register & Details. 

Saturday March 28th, 2020

Saturday April 4th, 2020

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

Saturday November 9th @ Big 5 Basic Leader Day

Saturday February 8th @ Council Service Center San Jose – Register & Details

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

March 13 -15, 2020 @ Chesebrough

Register Online

Flyer

April 17-19, 2020

In-person training only


Leave No Trace 101

Outdoor Ethics is a requirement in every rank in Cub Scouts as well as most ranks in Scouts BSA.  This course provides a basic understanding of the history of Outdoor Ethics/Leave No Trace, it’s importance to all of us who use the outdoors, and an overview of the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace.  This course is specifically designed for Cub Scout Leaders and is also good for Scout BSA Outdoor Ethics Guides.

11/9 @ Big 5 Basic Leader Training


 

Venturing Training:

Upcoming Dates

Saturday November 9th @ Big 5 Basic Leader Training

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


Big 5 – Basic Leader Training Day

This training day covers the basics for all Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing Leaders, plus Commissioners in one place. New this year, we will also be offering LNT 101 from a Leave No Trace Master Educator. Only one training can be taken per person. Walk-in accepted.

November 9th, 2019

Check-in starts at 8:00 AM

San Felipe LDS Church – 4977 San Felipe Rd. San Jose, CA 95135

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Click here to register

 


 

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:

October 5-6, 2019 @ Toro Park, Salinas

Registration

Flyer


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:

No scheduled in-person dates at this time.


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:

December 7th, 2019 @ San Jose Council Office

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Click here for registration


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:

  • January 17, 2020
  • February , 2020
  • March, 2020
  • May 15, 2020
  • 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

  • January 18 & 19, 2020
  • February 22 & 23, 2020
  • March 28 & 29, 2020
  • 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


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: https://fs10.formsite.com/svmbc/cuewrq8nsv/index.html

For more information about Wood Badge: sccwoodbadge.org 


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.

Click here for mail order form


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