Council Training Chair: Pam Startzel

Bald Eagle District Training Chair: Jeremy Waite

Seven Bridges District Training Chair: Jay VanKirk

Staff Advisor: Walt Howell

The Susquehanna Council, BSA takes great pride in the high quality of our program for all Scouting units in Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties. As such, our council requires that every registered leader in the Boy Scouting, Cub Scouting, Venturing, and Exploring programs be trained in the delivery of Scouting’s aims and methods, based on the position of leadership for which they are registered.

For most leadership positions, free training is available online via e-learning modules at my.scouting.org, and a volunteer is not required to be registered before taking the course. Here is a list in PDF format of all positions that require training and the free online courses that will fulfill the requirements.

Before taking any of the free online trainings, you must create an account at my.scouting.org. It will be important for you to use this login again as your training needs evolve, so be sure to make note of the username and password you choose. It’s also useful to remember which email account you used for verification. On the my.scouting.org login page, there will be a “Create Account” button below the login box, and you will be guided through the steps to set up your account.
ALL adults registered with the Boy Scouts of America and all adults spending a night with Scout youth at a camp or campout must complete the free online Youth Protection Training course. (You’ll have to follow the steps above to create an account first.) Click to take Youth Protection Training. 
Click to take free online training relating to leadership positions in Boy Scout Troops.
Click to take free online training relating to leadership positions in Cub Scout Packs.
Click to take free online training relating to leadership positions in Venturing Crews.
Click to take free online training relating to leadership positions in Explorer Posts.
Click to take free online program safety training (such as Hazardous Weather training).
Click to take free online training to become a Chartered Organization Representative.
Click to take free online training to become a Merit Badge Counselor.
Click to take free online training to become a Commissioner.
For Troops, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster positions require an in-person training course called Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. At the Cub level, the BSA requires that you have at least one BALOO-trained adult on every Cub Scout den or pack overnight outdoor event. (BALOO is an in-person training and stands for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation.) Susquehanna Council offers both courses each spring and fall. If in consulting the calendar you don’t find a course that meets your schedule, please contact your District Training Committees or Council Training Chair Pam Startzel.

Request an in-person training!

Upcoming Training Courses
Training Registration Flyer Date Deadline District Hosting this Training Course
Volunteer Training at Florida Seabase 1/13/19 – 1/19/19 OR 1/20/19 – 1/26/19 Dec. 15–Register Online BSA National Training
Program Training Conference 2/16/19 2/1/19 Susquehanna Council
BALOO 3/26/19 AND 4/5 to 4/6 Registration not yet open Susquehanna Council
Into to Outdoor Leader Skills 3/26/19 AND 4/5 to 4/6 Registration not yet open Susquehanna Council
NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) 6/23/19 – 6/28/19 Registration not yet open Susquehanna Council & Juniata Valley Council

“Every Boy Deserves a Trained Leader.” – Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of Scouting