Our Next Upcoming Training Courses:

Leader Specific Training

Once an adult volunteer has a solid overview of the scouting program, training for a specific Scouting position continues through Leader Specific training. This training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. Because each course is designed for a specific leadership position, the training time varies. This training is classroom-led. Leader Specific training has been developed for the following positions and their assistants:’

  • Scoutmasters and Assistants
  • Varsity Coaches and Assistants
  • Venture Crew Leaders and Assistants

The 2015 Leader Specific Training dates are:

January 31, 2015- Rincon Stake Center- Register Here

February 14, 2015- Lord of Grace Lutheran Church

-7250 North Cortaro Road Tucson, AZ 85743- Register Today

April 18, 2015- Double V Scout Ranch- Register Here

April 25, 2015- LDS Las Quintas Building- Register Here

May 9, 2015- Rita Ranch LDS Building- Register Today

August 8,2015- Tucson LDS West Stake Center- Register Today

August 29, 2015- East Stake Center- Register Here

September 12, 2015- Sahuarita Stake Ctr- Register Here

October 10, 2015- LDS Tucson Stake- Register Here



The purpose of the Trainer’s EDGE course is to provide and help develop the platform skills of a trainer. Only practice can polish such presentation skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands‐on experience in methods and media.

Participants should prepare a 10-minute presentation prior to arriving at the Trainer’s EDGE course.  The presentation should cover a Scouting topic of the participant’s choosing, but the topic should be broad enough to allow the presenter to apply the learning from the morning sessions.  Participants should bring any material or equipment needed with them to the Trainer’s EDGE course.

The next Trainer’s EDGE Courses will be:

January 17, 2015- Sierra Vista Stake Ctr- Register Here

October 17, 2015- Council Training Ctr- Register Here



Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills(IOLS)-

This hands-on program gives adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Imagine having hands-on knowledge of setting up a campsite, pitching a tent, hiking, outdoor cooking—all the skills necessary to see the outdoor program of the Boy Scouts of America come to life.

Hands-on participation makes the best learning tool, so participants should leave the training experience knowing they can show their Scouts how to accomplish outdoor skills while fulfilling rank requirements.

The Next Courses will be held

May 1-2, 2015- Double V Scout Ranch- Register Today

November 13-14, 2015- Camp Lawton- Register Now


Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.

Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

Upcoming Trainings:

November 15, 2014-Double V Scout Ranch @ Ramada Grande- Register Today

July 18, 2015- Camp Lawton- Register Now


Training Updates

Training Validation

Did you know that trained adult leaders are a JTE requirement for all units and even the council? One of the great things about training is that a significant amount of training can be completed online through the My Scouting portal. You are able to take trainings online such as Youth Protection, Safe Swim Defense and if you are a leader in a Cub Scout Pack you can take your Leader Specific Training online too!

When you are taking training online, make sure you input your Scouting ID Number. You can input your ID Number under the My Profile page under the Membership Info Section. By doing this, you will automatically update the council’s training record.

If you have taken training prior to updating your profile with your membership ID, then you will either have to print out your training certificates and bring a copy of them into the council service center or go onto your My Scouting account online and access your training validation records. In order to access your records you must click the Training Validation Link located in the training section on the left hand side of the My Scouting page. You can simply copy and paste your training record into a word or excel document and email it to the council’s registrar at . This will permanently update your training records.

What Makes a Trained Leader?

 Adult leaders in units are considered trained, and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem, once they have completed Youth Protection Training and their position specific training course, or have completed Youth Protection Training and a previous basic training course when it was current. What Makes a Trained Leader


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