To be "trained", National requires all leaders to take:

a) Youth Protection Training


b) Position-Specific Training for the position you are registered for


c) And, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills for those who are Scoutmasters or Assistant Scoutmasters

Learn how to take your courses to be "trained" !                                                                                                 

Upcoming Training Events

Click on the appropriate links below for more information.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to access on-line courses for Youth Protection, Cub Leader Training as well as other available on-line courses. 

 Recommended Attendees


Training Event

       October 13th-15th Wilderness First Aid- Minimum age of 14           
16-hour WFA course
8-hour CPR / AED course

WFA Registration form

WFA Informational Flyer

Location: Camp Barton

      October 27th -29th 2017 

October 27th - 29th, 2017

SM / ASM Position-Specific

  -- and --

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Tuscarora Scout Reservation - Nature Lodge

SM / ASM Position-Specific and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills registration form

      October 28th-29th    

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

This new course includes Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills !

Camp Tuscarora Winter Unit #1

BALOO registration form

       Classroom Session- January 7th  Weekend Session- February 9th-11th


- Classroom Session- January 7th (Scout Office)

- Weekend Session- February 9th-11th (Highland Forest/Valley Cabin)


For more information contact Dave Martin at


Okpik Information

Registration Form


      Saturday, February 24, 2018 

Fundamentals of Training

Scout Service Center

9 am to ​1 pm

Open to all leaders / University of Scouting instructors are strongly encouraged to attend !

Contact for information - Ed Plesnar,


      Saturday, March 17, 2018 

University of Scouting

Save the Date !

(Details available Fall 2017)Tentative Location: Whitney Point Senior High School
       August 6-11, 2018

2018 National Youth Leader Training (NYLT)
Tuscarora Scout Reservation

Contact for info - Fran Bialy,


Aug 17-19   2018              

Sept 7-9, 2018

2018 Wood Badge 
(Note Both Sessions Must be Attended)

Camp Woodland, Constantia, NY

Participating Councils -- Baden-Powell, Five Rivers, and Longhouse


Contact for info -- Tim LaChance, course director,


Training Requirements for all Unit Leaders

You can download a list of Training Requirements for All Unit Leaders here.

Youth Protection Training (YPT) -- is REQUIRED for all adult leaders -- click here for YPT instructions & to take online

IMPORTANT- Volunteer Scouters registered in the Baden-Powell Council MUST have Youth Protection valid for the entire 12 month recharter period at the time of renewal.

(If your Youth Protection training expires before the term of the renewed charter, then the scouter’s registration will not be renewed with the unit charter renewal.)

CPR and First Aid Training

To arrange for a 1st Aid, CPR-AED, or a Wilderness First Aid course please contact either Tim Woods (Ithaca area) at

or Chris Ambra (Binghamton area)

    Keys (training awards):

    ·  Scoutmaster

    ·  Coach

    ·  Venturing Crew Advisor

    Scouter Code of Conduct Skipper

    2017 University of Scouting Photos

    2017 University of Scouting Resource (Proceedings) Website