Adult Leader Training

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Cub & Scout Leader Position Specific Training + BALOO & IOLS Sponsored by Marin Council, BSA Marin Council is hosting the following classes and has extended an invitation to members of its neighboring Councils.   Saturday, May 7, 2022 For all Pack & Den leadership positions: exactly what you need to make being a Cub […]

Leave No Trace – Spring 2022

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Leave No Trace Trainer May 7-8, 2022Camp Herms   Participants in this 16 hour (plus an overnight) Leave No Trace Trainer Course will learn about Leave No Trace, TREAD Lightly! and Wildland Ethics including teaching techniques necessary for disseminating these critical Outdoor Ethics skills to their Scouting units. At the completion of the course, all participants will be recognized by the Leave No […]

Citizenship in Society

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Citizenship in Society Merit Badge BSA released this Merit Badge on November 1, 2021. Included in the release were: A requirements document for scouts (there will not be a pamphlet); A requirements document for Merit Badge Counselors; and A Guide for Merit Badge Counselors. Scouts will be required to earn this badge if they do […]

Health Care Professions Merit Badge

Health Care Professions Merit Badge The new Health Care Professions Merit Badge, released on November 10, will replace Medicine Merit Badge. Scouts currently working on the Medicine merit badge will be allowed to continue working on it but, after December 31, 2021, Scouts may not begin working on the superseded Medicine merit badge. With the […]

L.E.A.D. – 2022

LEADER EDUCATION and DISCOVERY Our mission . . . To seek out new training and boldly go where Scouters go to learn! L.E.A.D lives! Join your Fellow Scouters on Stardate March 5, 2022 for a one day mission of learning, fun, and scout spirit. We’ve reopened Registration but, there have been casualties, and some of […]

Leave No Trace – Fall 2021

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Leave No Trace Trainer Class October 30-31, 2021 at Skyline Wilderness Park Napa, Ca Participants in this 16 hour (plus an overnight) course learn about Leave No Trace, TREAD Lightly! and Wildland Ethics including teaching techniques necessary for disseminating these critical Outdoor Ethics skills to their Scouting units. Completion of this course is highly recommended […]

Wood Badge – update

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Wood Badge – Advanced Leadership Training for Adults. Heads up . . . Deadline almost here . . . Registration cost increases are on the way Last day to get the current rate for the Autumn course is Monday, August 16, 2021 Last day to get the current rate for the Fall course is Monday, […]

L.E.A.D. – 2022

Saturday, January 29, 2022 – all day L.E.A.D. is the ultimate training event for Scout Leaders, Parents, Venturers, and Senior Youth. Join us for a full day of learning, fun, and a great overall experience. And, you can plan to bring a friend . . . To Boldly Go . . . We’ll be offering […]

Powder Horn – 2021

Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose Venturing and Scouts BSA Leaders leading older youth (14+) to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful High Adventure program. The aim is to give hands-on experience with a variety of high adventure activities so that you understand the planning, the type of equipment, the […]

Leave No Trace

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Leave No Trace Trainer ClassJune 26 – 27, 2021Camp Herms Participants will receive further details by email in early June. Participants in this two day, sixteen hour – including an overnight – LNT Trainer Course learn about Leave No Trace, TREAD Lightly! and Wildland Ethics including teaching techniques necessary for disseminating these critical Outdoor Ethics […]

Wood Badge 2021

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WHAT IS WOOD BADGE? Reflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, Wood Badge draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles and successful organizations throughout the country. Wood Badge training was begun by Baden Powell in 1919 as a way to ensure that the leaders of Scout […]

Social Media Forum

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GGAC’s Social Media Forum Monday, March 15, 2021 @ 7:00pm This is a first and you’re all invited – professional staff, volunteers, parents, and anyone in BSA who manages a unit’s social media content. Interested in creating a Facebook page? We’ll review everything from simple page creation, to day-to-day management, as well as the basics of […]