Blue Ridge Council Trainings



Cub Scouts

2019 CLOSED – 2020 Training coming May 15th – 17th
BALOO Training: September 21st – 22nd, 2019
Fluor High Adventure Base and Leadership Center
This one-and-a-half day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities.



Scouts BSA

2019 CLOSED – New Training coming 2020
National Youth Leadership Training: June 9th – 14th, 2019
National Youth Leadership training is a week long experience conducted by Blue Ridge Council to provide each Scout with a meaningful Scouting experience that will enhance his/her role and responsibilities as a leader.



Leaders

Youth Protection Training
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing programs. 

Venturing Advisor Position Specific Training
December 14th, 2019

Mauldin United Methodist Church

This course is intended to provide Venturing crew Advisors with the basic information they need to help youth leaders manage a crew. The course includes the latest updates to Venturing and aligns with the new Venturing leader materials.  Participants who complete this training and the Venturing version of Youth Protection training are considered “trained” as an Advisor or Associate Advisor.

University of Scouting & Pow Wow – January 4th, 2020
Easley First Baptist Church
University of Scouting and the New Pow Wow is an action-packed, fun-filled day of supplemental Scout Leader training. It is offered once a year to provide knowledge, ideas, tools and resources to help adult leaders, volunteers and Scouts in their Scouting positions.  It is the only time during the year where you can find, all in one place, a wide variety of training opportunities in all program areas (Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, & Venturing). 

2020 Wood Badge hosted by Palmetto Council
WoodBadge Session 1: October 9th – 11th, 2020
WoodBadge Session 2: November 7th – 8th, 2020

Camp Bud Schiele
This 5 day course will take place both in the classroom and in the outdoors. Scouters are given the chance to live in a Scouting atmosphere for an extended period of time.  This experience will provide a deeper understanding of Scouting and the impact it can leave on the youth in your unit and in your community.

2019 CLOSED – New Training Coming December 5th, 2020
Trainers EDGE – November 16th, 2019
Bethesda United Methodist Church

Trainer’s EDGE is BSA’s trainer development course designed to help Scouters put into practice the EDGE training model and gain self-confidence through hands-on training experiences. It replaces the Trainer Development Conference (BSA 500) as the required train-the-trainer course.

2019 CLOSED – 2020 Training coming March 27th – 28th
Introduction To Outdoor Leader Skills
September 28th – 29th, 2019

Fluor High Adventure Base and Leadership Center

This hands-on program gives adult leaders a practical introduction to the patrol method of a Scout-led troop by teaching many of the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Each skills session references specific chapters in the Boy Scout handbook and highlights advancement requirements.