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

1. Youth Protection Training

This is mandatory training for all adult leaders, and it must be completed annually !


2. Position-Specific Training for your registered position, such as:

Cub Pack Leaders -- Den Leader, Cubmaster (or Assistant), Committee Member, etc

Scout Troop Leaders -- Scoutmaster (or Assistant), Committee Member, Merit Badge counselor, etc


3. Scoutmasters / Assistant Scoutmasters must also take IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills)


Note - For Cub Packs to go Pack camping or Webelos Den camping, at least one BALOO-trained leader (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) must accompany the Pack or Webelos Den.

Instructions on how to take your courses / additional Training News  

Upcoming Training Events

Click on the appropriate links below for more information.

 Recommended Attendees


Training Event

       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 Flyer

Okpik Registration Form


      Saturday, February 24, 2018 

Fundamentals of Training

Scout Service Center

9 am to ‚Äč1 pm

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

Contact for information - Ed Plesnar,

 Fundamentals of Training - Information / sign up form

      Saturday, March 17, 2018 

University of Scouting

Save the Date !

(Details available Fall 2017)Tentative Location: Whitney Point Senior High School
      Saturday and Sunday, April 21st and 22nd


BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

A BALOO-trained leader must accompany all Cub Pack or Webelos Den campouts.


Location - Tuscarora Scout Reservation - Winter Unit #1

BALOO information / registration flyer



      Saturday and Sunday, April 21st and 22nd 

IOLS - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills


This is a required training course for all Scoutmasters and Ass't Scoutmasters, and is encouraged for all adults involved with a troop or crew's outdoor program.


Location - Tuscarora Scout Reservation - Nature Lodge

IOLS information / registration flyer

       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,