Supplemental Training Schedule

The supplemental training schedule describes courses that are designed to help Scouters with a particular skill or to enhance their Scouting role.

Cub Scouting  
Scouts BSA  
Venturing  
Sea Scouts
Youth  
Commissioner  
Charter Organization Representative
Other Adult Leader

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

This two day overnight course is an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. In order to host any Cub Scout pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters, a Cub Scout pack must have at least one BALOO trained adult in attendance at the event. Completion of an Online Prerequisite BALOO Course is required prior to taking the overnight course. The online training modules contain introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the practical training that is completed during the overnight course. Find instructions for the online course HERE.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

BSA/ARC Lifeguard Certification

This course provides professional-level training for lifeguards who will be serving at unit or summer camp swimming activities. Course participants must attend all session dates. Valid for three years.

Date(s) Location Registration
Dec 16-20, 2022 The Salvation Army KROC Center, San Diego See flier

For additional classes, contact the American Red Cross of SDIC / Imperial Counties

American Red Cross Instructors and those who would like to become instructors: If you currently are a Red Cross instructor or have thought about learning to become a Red Cross instructor and are at least 16 years of age, please email the Council First Aid Training Coordinators, Suzi Stone and Steve Stone.

BSA Chainsaw

This class will help you "Be Prepared" to safely use a chain saw by teaching you to complete proper maintenance, use personal protective equipment and use the correct techniques which are all critical components of safe chain saw operation. National camp standards require that chain saw operators on BSA properties be at least 21 years old and meet one of the following requirements: 1) Be a professional forester, 2) Be a certified arborist, 3) Have current written documentation of having other training in these techniques that is recognized by the state or federal government, 4) Have successfully completed BSA Chain Saw Safety Training course, No. 430-136. (Successful completion of this training program achieves this goal.)

Date(s) Location Registration
December 3, 2022 Camp Balboa Atherton Hall Register Online
March 11, 2023 Mataguay Scout Ranch Register Online
April 1, 2023 Mataguay Scout Ranch Register Online
August 2023 University of Scouting  

BSA Climbing Instructor

Experienced climbers can help keep climbing/rappelling as part of BSA activities by taking this course to become a trained BSA instructor for a unit, zone, or council. Consult the High Adventure website for available dates. Valid for two years.

Date(s) Location Registration
Various San Diego Contact Bob Parks,
760-473-4161, rparks@ucsd.edu

Catholic Committee on Scouting Religious Emblem Counselor

This training is geared to those Catholic adults that are interested in facilitating religious emblems with Scouting youth.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

COPE Instructor Level 1

This course will prepare you to facilitate safe, effective and fun COPE activities. Learn the basics of how to run initiative games, low elements, high elements, spotting, and belaying. Learn how to debrief each objective to get your group learning and growing. Valid for one year.

Date(s) Location Registration
Various   Contact Chris Dettweiler,
619-368-6774, cdettw@gmail.com

COPE Instructor Level 2

Participants who complete this course can open and operate all council COPE 1 Climbing elements. Learn how to set up, break down, inspect and test all low course and high course objectives. Learn high angle rescue techniques, as well as all the fun paperwork that is required behind the scenes. Three Years; Level 1 certification required prior to course. Three Years; Level 1 certification required prior to course. Valid for three years. Level 1 certification required prior to course.

Date(s) Location Registration
Various   Contact Chris Dettweiler,
619-368-6774, cdettw@gmail.com

Crew Officers Orientation

This training is geared primarily to Venturing youth that are elected into positions as officers within their Venturing crew, but it can also be used by adult leaders to learn the duties of the officers in the crew.

Date(s) Location Registration
Always    

Den Chief Training

Scouts wishing to become den chiefs will take this course as part of their training to become a den chief. The course identifies den chief responsibilities and tasks, and describes the den chief's relationship to the adult den leaders and how that relates to the den chief's activities with the den.

Date(s) Location Registration
Always Online  

Eagle Scout Service Project Counselor

This Council training is offered to new and experienced Eagle Scout Service Project Counselors. The course will review the responsibilities of the Counselor, provide tips for ensuring Scouts choose appropriate and challenging projects and review established guidelines designed to help Scouts write acceptable plans. Valid for four years.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Exploring Ride-Along Safety

Ride Along Safety is a required training for law enforcement Exploring advisors that choose to utilize the National Learning for Life ride along component that is available through the Exploring program. This training is designed to help prepare law enforcement advisors to conduct a safe ride along program and allow qualified Explorers the opportunity to observe and gain practical law enforcement experiences. Access the course through the BSA Learn Center at my.scouting.org

Date(s) Location Registration
Always Online  

First Aid/CPR/AED

This course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and older. Successful students will receive a certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Valid for two years.

Date(s) Location Registration
Jan 28, 2023 Camp Balboa Registration coming soon

For additional classes, contact the American Red Cross of SDIC / Imperial Counties

American Red Cross Instructors and those who would like to become instructors: If you currently are a Red Cross instructor or have thought about learning to become a Red Cross instructor and are at least 16 years of age, please email the Council First Aid Training Coordinators, Suzi Stone and Steve Stone.

First Aid / Adult CPR Challenge

This course is for those who have a working knowledge of the current First Aid and CPR skills and wish to test for re-qualification.

Date(s) Location Registration
Feb 10, 2023 Camp Balboa Registration coming soon
Apr 21, 2023 Camp Balboa Registration coming soon
Apr 28, 2023 Camp Balboa Registration coming soon
May 26, 2023 Camp Balboa Registration coming soon
Jun 2, 2023 Camp Balboa Registration coming soon

For additional classes, contact the American Red Cross of SDIC / Imperial Counties

American Red Cross Instructors and those who would like to become instructors: If you currently are a Red Cross instructor or have thought about learning to become a Red Cross instructor and are at least 16 years of age, please email the Council First Aid Training Coordinators, Suzi Stone and Steve Stone.

High Adventure Leader Trek (HALTT)

This 37-hour course prepares unit leaders for backpacking and wilderness camping trips. Topics include trek planning, equipment, food, health and safety, orienteering, and places to go. See the HALTT website for all available training dates. Valid periods vary.

Date(s) Location Registration
Various San Diego See HALTT website

High Adventure Leader Trek (HALTT) Retraining

This one-day refresher course allows a High Adventure Leader to keep his/her certification up-to-date. This course must be taken every four years. Retrain every four years

Date(s) Location Registration
Various San Diego Contact vecjim@msn.com

Honor Guard Train-the-Trainer

This Council-wide training, aimed at older Scouts and Scouters, will 1) give you all the information you need on the correct way to do flag ceremonies and how to correctly retire old flags, 2) train you how to go back to your troop and train your fellow Scouts and Scouters how to do the ceremony correctly, and 3) give you the knowledge to go out to other units to train them.

Date(s) Location Registration
January 29, 2023 Camp Balboa, Atherton Hall Register Online
April 30, 2023 Camp Balboa, Atherton Hall Register Online
August 13, 2023 Camp Balboa, Atherton Hall Register Online
October 8, 2023 Camp Balboa, Atherton Hall Register Online

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC)

This course is intended to help Venturers in leadership positions within their crew understand their responsibilities and equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. This is a youth led training designed to be conducted at the unit level.

Date(s) Location Registration
Always    

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Ships (ILSS)

This course is intended to help Sea Scouts in leadership positions within their ship understand their responsibilities and equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. This is a youth led training designed to be conducted at the unit level. See syllabus link below.

Date(s) Location Registration
Always   Syllabus

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)

This course is intended to help Scouts in leadership positions within their troop understand their responsibilities and equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. This is a youth led training designed to be conducted at the unit level.

Date(s) Location Registration
Always   Virtual Training

Kodiak Challenge

The Kodiak Challenge is designed to be an adventure that pushes the boundaries of every participant as they apply the leadership skills learned in the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops or Crews, NYLT, and/or NAYLE.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Leave No Trace Master Educator

This five-day, five-night course trains interested individuals ages 18 and older to serve as Leave No Trace Master Educators. Master Educators work with their council's outdoor ethics advocates to provide Leave No Trace Trainer, BSA Leave No Trace 101, and outdoor ethics awareness courses. Each BSA Master Educator course is taught by a set of nationally designated Master Educator Instructors, so your Master Educator standing is recognized nationally be the BSA's partner, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Leave No Trace Trainer

This course includes a classroom session that reviews the principles and ethics of Leave No Trace and outlines the responsibilities of council LNT Trainers. Participants must complete the Leave No Trace: Take Action to Protect the Outdoors course prior to attending. Following the classroom portion participants attend a two-day outdoor training to practice the skills and principles they have learned and qualify them to conduct LNT training in their units.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Leave No Trace 101 Awareness

This course will provide a knowledge of Leave No Trace and its seven principles, explain the importance of LNT in outdoor activities and provide information regarding where to locate additional LNT resources and opportunities for further training.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Merit Badge Counselor Workshop

The purpose of this training is to provide council or zone approved and registered merit badge counselors with understanding of the methods of counseling and their role in the advancement program of Boy Scouts of America.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

New Member Coordinator

This course provides the basic information about the role of the New Member Coordinator and how they help welcome new families into units to create a better informed group of parents connected to their child's Scouting experience.

Date(s) Location Registration
Always Online  

OA Polestar

The OA membership journey, called the Induction, begins at the Unit election and culminates in the Brotherhood ceremony. Polestar: Induction Leadership Training clarifies the true service the OA provides to Scouting and how the Induction achieves this purpose. Polestar builds excellence in execution of the Induction, helping lodge leaders to improve membership activation and retention.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Outdoor Ethics Guide

This course is for Scouts that want to teach Outdoor Ethics (Leave No Trace, Tread Lightly! and Land Ethic) to Scouts and adults to complete the requirements for advancement and awards, as well as, be able to serve in a leadership position that will count towards Eagle advancement.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Philmont Scout Ranch Conference

The Philmont Training Center (PTC) is the national volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Each conference features the latest tools and techniques, audiovisuals, discussions, idea sharing, and activities led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. All registered Scouters are invited to attend training center courses. Valid periods vary.

Date(s) Location Registration
Various Philmont Scout Ranch  

Philmont Treks Training

The San Diego-Imperial Council Philmont Treks training staff and SDIC High Adventure Team are committed to helping Scout leaders prepare for a Philmont Trek through specially hosted Roundtables in January and October. Valid periods vary.

Date(s) Location Registration
Various San Diego  

POW-WOW

This one-day training event is a fun-filled day of learning offering specific information Cub Scout leaders can immediately bring back to use in their den and pack programs.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Powder Horn

This course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Cub Scout/Scouts BSA unit leaders and youth who are at least 16 years of age to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high-adventure unit-level program.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Safe Swim Defense

Safe Swim Defense training is required for any BSA unit who will participate in swimming activities. This online training ensures that adult leaders are prepared to facilitate safe swimming programs by reviewing the eight points of Safe Swim Defense. Updated course as of March 2022. Valid for two years.

Date(s) Location Registration
Always Online  

Safety Afloat

This course has been developed to promote boating and boating safety and to set standards for safe unit activity afloat. Valid for two years.

Date(s) Location Registration
Always Online  

Special Needs Training Modules

National provides training to Scout leaders working with Scouts with various special needs. These online modules cover a number of topics that will help unit leaders to have greater disability awareness and be more effective in delivering good program experiences to Scouts with special needs.

Date(s) Location Registration
Always Online  

Specialist Training: 3-Day Snow Backpack to San Jacinto

This course prepares unit leaders in areas beyond the basic HALTT training; specific instruction involves skills needed for snow camping and backpacking.

Date(s) Location Registration
Feb 18-19,2023 San Jacinto  

Specialist Training: Desert Backpack to Anza Borrego

This course prepares unit leaders in areas beyond the basic HALTT training; specific instruction involves skills needed for desert backpacking.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Specialist Training: Equipment Making, Emergencies

This course prepares unit leaders in areas beyond the basic HALTT training; specific instruction involves skills needed for equipment making and addressing emergencies.

Date(s) Location Registration
Dec 3-4, 2022 San Diego  

Specialist Training: Leadership & Desert Skills

This course prepares unit leaders in areas beyond the basic HALTT training; specific instruction involves desert skills.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Specialist Training: Snow Skills and Trip Planning

This course prepares unit leaders in areas beyond the basic HALTT training; specific instruction involves skills needed for snow camping.

Date(s) Location Registration
Jan 21-22, 2023 San Diego  

STEM Nova Counselor

This course is intended to provide Nova counselors with the basic information they need to conduct successful Nova counselling sessions and activities. Retrain for each position.

Date(s) Location Registration
Always   Self-Study Syllabus

STEM SuperNova Mentor

This course is a self-study training course for STEM Supernova mentors.

Date(s) Location Registration
Always   Self-Study Syllabus

T3 Master Training

There are three trainings to T3: Fundamentals of Training, Trainers EDGE and Master Trainer. All three courses are required to qualify as a Master Trainer.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Trail Building

This one-day course is designed to teach Scouts trail construction and maintenance. Offered September through May. Go to the High Adventure website for available dates.

Date(s) Location Registration
Various San Diego County Contact Rob Langsdorf,
858-454-4777, mctrob@yahoo.com

Trainers EDGE

While the Trainer's EDGE is a required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs, it is also for other trainers wishing to enhance their training and presentation skills. Valid for three years.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Tread Lightly! Master Course

This is a two-day course designed to provide an in-depth look at outdoor ethics focusing on motorized and mechanized recreation on both land and water. Participation in the course qualifies individuals to present the Tread Lightly message consistent to others in their state or region. Participants will work with Tread Lightly! staff on understanding the role outdoor ethics play in the recreation community, learn the tread Lightly! principles of responsible recreation, develop an action plan for outreach in their community, and be provided with the tools to conduct a variety of learning opportunities including training Tread Trainers through an 8-hour session.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Tread Lightly! Trainer

This is an 8-hour hands-on workshop designed to provide a 'crash course' in outdoor ethics focusing on motorized and mechanized recreation on both land and water. Participation in the course qualifies individuals to present the Tread Lightly! message to others in their council.

Date(s) Location Registration
TBD    

Trek Safely

By learning about the seven points of Trek Safely introduced in this course, youth and adult leaders will be better prepared for planning a safe trekking experience. Valid for two years.

Date(s) Location Registration
Always Online  

Unit Backpack

This is a weekend training program designed to teach youth basic backpacking and trail camping with their own adult leadership. See the High Adventure website for all available training dates.

Date(s) Location Registration
Various Mataguay Scout Ranch Register Online

University of Scouting

The purpose of this one-day training is to provide a broad array of introductory, supplemental, and advanced courses for all BSA youth & adult leader positions in support of every youth program area.

Date(s) Location Registration
August 12, 2023 Point Loma Nazarene University Watch here for registration link

Water Trek

This 15-hour course prepares unit leaders to operate on flat and moving water. See the High Adventure website for all available training dates. Valid periods vary.

Date(s) Location Registration
Various San Diego  

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. A current basic level certificate in First Aid/CPR/AED certification is required to participate in the WRFA Course. We accept certifications from the following organizations: American Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, American Heart Association, National Safety Council, American Safety and Health Institute, Emergency Care and Safety Institute, Medic First Aid, San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute (Community Colleges classes). Valid for two years.

Date(s) Location Registration
Feb 11-12, 2023 Camp Balboa Registration coming soon
Apr 22-23, 2023 Camp Balboa Registration coming soon
Apr 29-30, 2023 Camp Balboa Registration coming soon
May 27-28, 2023 Camp Balboa Registration coming soon
Jun 3-4, 2023 Camp Balboa Registration coming soon

For additional classes, contact the American Red Cross of SDIC / Imperial Counties

American Red Cross Instructors and those who would like to become instructors: If you currently are a Red Cross instructor or have thought about learning to become a Red Cross instructor and are at least 16 years of age, please email the Council First Aid Training Coordinators, Suzi Stone and Steve Stone.

Zone Committee Basic Training

The BSA Learn Center on My.Scouting.org now provides the Zone (formerly District) committee a learning environment that assures them the content they need when they need it while leveraging professional training for consistency in zone training. These courses still known at the National level as District Committee training replaced the District Committee Workshop formerly offered in our Council. We now use the term 'Zone' rather than 'District' to refer to our geographical areas of service. Various zone committee positions and functions are addressed in these courses. Use the link below to log into My.Scouting.org. Choose the BSA Learn Center button and then choose Position to find the 'District Committee' courses.

Date(s) Location Registration
Always    

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