Training Opportunities

Adult Basic Leader Training

To become trained as a Cubmaster, or assistant Cubmaster, or Tiger Cub Den Leader, or Cub Scout Den Leader, or Cub Scout Assistant Den Leader, or Webelos Den Leader, or Webelos Assistant Den Leader, the following courses are required:

  • Youth Protection
  • Cub Scout Leader Specific

To become trained as a Committee Member, the following courses are required:

  • Youth Protection
  • Pack Committee Member Specific

For a pack overnighter, at least one adult member must complete BALOO training.

Please see below for the upcoming training opportunities.

Cub Scout Leader Specific:

Register

Date Time Location Registration
May 12, 2016 6:30pm-9:30pm Vermeule Community Center Register
 May 21, 2016  10:00am-1:00pm Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation/Camp Wheeler Office  Register
June 11, 2016 9:00am-12:00pm Cranford United Methodist Church Register
June 11, 2016 12:00pm-3:00pm Patriots’ Path Council Service Center-Cedar Knolls Register
July 9, 2016  9:00am-12:00pm Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation/Camp Wheeler Office Register
December 11, 2016 First Presbyterian Church of Roselle Registrations not open yet. Please check back later.

BALOO Training:

Date Time Location Registration
Course dates for the Fall will be released at the Tradeshow of Scouting on June 6, 2016.

To become trained as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster, the following courses are required:

  • Youth Protection
  • Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specifics
  • Outdoor Leader Skills

To become trained as a Committee Member, the following courses are required:

  • Youth Protection
  • Troop Committee Challenge

Please see below for the upcoming training opportunities.  Want an opportunity during the day?  Check out the Boy Scout Summer Camp tab.  You do not need to be registered for camp to attend.
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training:

Date Time Location Registration
June 18, 2016 8:00 am-1:00pm Patriots’ Path Council Service Center-Cedar Knolls Register
 November 5, 2016  8:00am-1:00pm  Pluckemin Presbyterian Church  Register

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills:
Annual Health and Medical Record Parts A & B are required for this course!
http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf

Register

Date Time Location Registration
May 13-15, 2016 6:00 pm-2:30 pm Winnebago Scout Reservation
 October 7-9, 2016  6:00 pm -2:30 pm  Winnebago Scout Reservation  Register
 October 14-16, 2016  6:00 pm – 2:30 pm  Winnebago Scout Reservation  Register

Boy Scout Training at Summer Camp

We will be running Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Position Specific training at Summer Camp.  You do not need to attend summer camp for this option to be available to you.

Date Time Location Registration
July 13, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm Winnebago Scout Reservation Register
July 14, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation Register
July 20, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm Winnebago Scout Reservation Register
July 21, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation Register
July 27, 2016  9:00am-4:00pm Winnebago Scout Reservation Register
July 28, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation Register
August 3, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm Winnebago Scout Reservation Register
August 4, 2016  9:00am-4:00pm Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation Register

Boy Scout Training at Summer Camp

We will be running Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Position Specific training at Summer Camp.  You do not need to attend summer camp for this option to be available to you.

Date Time Location Registration
July 13, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm Winnebago Scout Reservation Register
July 14, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation Register
July 20, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm Winnebago Scout Reservation Register
July 21, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation Register
July 27, 2016  9:00am-4:00pm Winnebago Scout Reservation Register
July 28, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation Register
August 3, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm Winnebago Scout Reservation Register
August 4, 2016  9:00am-4:00pm Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation Register

To become trained as an Advisor or Associate Advisor, the following courses are required:

  • Venturing Youth Protection
  • Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training

To become trained as a Committee Chair or Committee Member, the following courses are required:

  • Venturing Youth Protection
  • Crew Committee Challenge – Crew Committee Position-Specific Training

Venturing Advisor and Committee – Leader Specific Training:

Date Time Location Registration

 

This course will combine material for both Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training and Crew Committee Position-Specific Training into one larger training session. Since portions of the course content for each of the two sessions is exactly word-for-word, the two courses have been combined to allow all attendees to receive credit for both courses.

Youth Training

National Youth Leadership Training

NYLT is the only council-wide youth training program that is not designed to be program specific.  NYLT is a rigorous youth leadership training program that provides skills for life and is designed to benefit and enhance the leadership teams of Troops and Venture Crews.  It is fun, challenging and informative.  This is a co-ed course.  This year Patriots’ Path Council will offer 3 courses.

Who may attend NYLT?

-Registered Boy Scouts 13 years of age or completed the 7th grade until 18 years of age that have obtained First Class.

Or

-Registered Venture Scouts 14 years of age or completed the 8th grade until 21 years of age.

National Youth Leadership TrainingAn NYLT course is set up to represent a month in the life of a typical Scout troop, including mirroring the troop structure by assigning incoming participants to patrols. The first three full days of the course represent the first three weeks of a troop calendar, complete with patrol leaders’ council meetings, troop meetings, patrol meetings, and planning for a big troop event. Participants use the full range of BSA resources for planning and conducting meetings that are interesting, lively, and relevant – a skill they can incorporate with great effect when they return to their home troops. NYLT patrol members put their preparations to the test with a NYLT Outpost Camp symbolizing the big event that culminates a normal troop’s monthly program.

The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America offers an advanced application course, NAYLE, held at Philmont.

Date Time Location Registration
 June 26-July 2, 2016  8:00 am-11:00 am  Winnebago Scout Reservation  Register
August 7-13, 2016 8:00 am-11:00 am Winnebago Scout Reservation Register
November 11-13, and 18-20, 2016

MUST attend both weekends to complete the course.

5:30 pm-3:00 pm Winnebago Scout Reservation

 

Register

 

 

Den Chief TrainingDen Chief Patch

One of the best helpers for a Cub Scout Den Leader or Webelos Leader is a Den Chief, a Boy Scout who can help with activities, advancement, ceremonies, crafts, and other den events. But the best Den Chief is one who has attended Den Chief Training to learn about games, songs, tricks, puzzles, and other things that help a Den Chief do a better job.

Pack Leaders: ask your local Scout troop to provide Den Chiefs. You won’t regret it! You’ll have better dens, and better Webelos-to-Scout transition results.

Troop Leaders: being a Den Chief qualifies as a leadership position for rank advancement. Encourage your Scouts to volunteer, then sign them up for training! You’ll get more Cubs growing up to join your troop.

Den Leaders: ask your pack leaders or troop leaders to help you get Den Chiefs. Webelos Den Chiefs are especially useful for teaching the Boy Scout parts of Webelos advancement requirements and give the boys a friend in the troop when it’s time to graduate. You will get a valuable assistant leader.

Date Time Location Registration
May 14, 2016  1:00 pm- 4:00 pm Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad  Register
August 28, 2016  1:00 pm- 4:00 pm  Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad Register
Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (Venturing Youth)
Adult Explorer Leader Basic Training (Exploring Adults)

When: Saturday, February 20, 2016

 

 

 

Where: Patriots’ Path Council Service Center-Cedar Knolls

Check In: 8:30 am – 9:00 am Training: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Who: Any registered Venturing youth or adult and any registered Exploring adult

Cost: $10 includes: Lunch, Program Supplies, and Materials

Event Chair: Katie Rozek (973) 670-6998 [email protected]

Event Advisor: Bill SanFilippo [email protected]org

Click here for the flyer

Click here to register

Supplemental Training

Wood Badge Training

WoodbadgeCourse# N5-333-16
Weekend #1: September 10-12, 2016
Weekend #2: October 8-10, 2016
(Must attend both weekends!)
Register: http://www.nnjbsa.org/event/1763297

Wood Badge is Scouting’s advanced training course for all adult leaders: Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, Varsity, District and Council volunteers and professional Scouters. The training provides a common leadership foundation for all Scouters in the program. It gives multi-faceted presentations of leadership skills, organizational tools, and activities based on the best Scouting traditions and the latest in team development theory. You also will enjoy the fellowship of learning alongside many other volunteers and professional Scouters, and along the way have a great deal of fun.

To attend a Wood Badge course, a Scouter must:

· Be a registered member of the BSA
· Have completed basic training for their Scouting position
· Be capable of functioning safely in the outdoor environment
· Complete an Annual BSA Health and Medical Record

The Wood Badge program consists of two parts: Practical Training and the Application Phase.

Practical Training is 6 days long, divided into two 3-day weekends. In addition, there are 2 patrol meetings held between the 2 weekends. These meetings are mandatory and are scheduled by your patrol at everyone’s convenience. Wood Badge is an outdoor experience where a Scouter lives as a member of a den/patrol/crew, practices skills in leadership, and learns how these skills apply in the role of the adult leader in developing youth through the Scouting program. Through living in this setting for an extended period of time, you develop a Scouting spirit and zeal for the program that motivates you to do a better job in the Scouting task you have accepted. During this Practical Training all participants develop a “ticket,” a written plan for how the Scouter intends to apply the skills and knowledge gained during the course in service to others, to specific goals and objectives in the Scouting program, and in personal growth.

Application Phase is completed at home. Participants have up to 18 months to complete their “ticket.” Throughout this phase you will have a counselor who will act as a resource, Scouting friend, and evaluator. When the counselor determines that you have met the goals you established at the course and “worked your ticket,” you will be presented with the Wood Badge certificate, neckerchief, woggle and beads at an appropriate public ceremony of your choosing.

Trainer’s EDGE

February 20, 2016
Patriots’ Path Council, Service Center
Cedar Knolls

Trainer’s EDGE is a train-the-trainer course which focuses on using the EDGE method to teach.  This course is required for NYLT and Woodbadge staff members and can also be used to fulfill an approved ticket item for current Woodbadge members working on ticket items.  Other trainers should be taking this course as a pre-requisite to teaching any other course.  This course is also open to unit leaders.  The certification is good for three years.

Please be sure to have a prepared 10 minute presentation of your choice.

Lunch will be provided!

Register Here

https://scoutingevent.com/?OrgKey=BSA358&eventID=6641Woodsman’s Thong

Woodman's Thong logo

It is time again for the course no one else offers. This course, developed by Scouters from our Council, is designed to increase your knowledge of the outdoors and the skills you need to keep your outdoor program exciting.

Registration is open to youth that are 13 years old and Star rank, Venturers, and to registered adult leaders. Space is limited so sign up online as soon as possible. A letter of acceptance and a list of equipment required will be sent when your registration payment is received. An adult registered with their unit must accompany youth from a unit.

Annual Health and Medical Record Parts A & B are required for this course!
www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx

Woodsman’s Thong Training Dates:

  • October 22-23, 2016 (7:00 am-1:00 pm)
    Winnebago Scout Reservation
  • Register Here

Flyers and Forms:

University of Scouting

December 3, 2016
Randolph Middle School

What is the University of Scouting?    A day-long training extravaganza – over 150 courses to pick from!
Supplemental Training / Scouting Fellowship / Idea Sharing / FUN! FUN! FUN!
Valuable sessions for even the most experienced leader.

Training Awards

(no old forms will be accepted)

Training Awards

The training awards and keys are designed to recognize unit Scouters for tenure, training, and performance in their leadership roles. Progress record forms with the 2012 requirements for these awards can be found at the links below.

Key Awards

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The training awards and keys are designed to recognize unit leaders for tenure, training, and performance in their unit leader role. Progress record forms with the 2012 requirements for these awards can be found at the links below.

Online Training

Create a MyScouting account to take Youth Protection and other BSA training.
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Every boy deserves a trained leader. - Robert Baden-Powell

Founder of Scouting

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