Training

Effective December 31, 2018, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council will be requiring that all adults approved to be on a unit charter be trained for their designated position. If this is not done the adult will have to be removed from the unit charter until the training is complete.

To help units plan for this training requirement, NEPA Council has provided a number of training opportunities, for each position, on the council calendar. Please plan ahead and get trained before the December 31, 2018 deadline.

The Boy Scouts of America also provides many of these trainings online. Leaders can complete these trainings by going to http://my.scouting.org. and going to the training section of the page.  A video is also provided on the Council Traning Web Page will help guide you to these training opportunities.

Save the Date!!

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Elm Park United Methodist Church

Join us at Northeastern Pennsylvania Council’s largest training event of the year – the University of Scouting – a day of fun, learning, sharing and Scouting camaraderie. It is much more than just another training course. It is a Scout leader’s learning extravaganza! It is a day-long get together where you can take classes of your choice. It is a conference, a convention, a big, fun-filled experience – where Scout leaders will increase their knowledge, improve their skills, and recharge their Scouting batteries – creating a true Scouting spirit which will last from year to year.

Northeast Region

Boy Scouts of America

Wood Badge

N5-501-18

WEEKEND COURSE

August 17 –19, 2018
September 8 – 10, 2018
(Both weekends are required)

Hosted by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council,
Boy Scouts of America

In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 and can be found all over the world!

Register for Course N5-501-18 Online Today

GREAT MEDICINE XXVI
NATIONAL YOUTH
LEADERSHIP TRAINING

April 27-29 and May 4-6, 2018
Goose Pond Scout Reservation

Great Medicine, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council's National Youth Leadership Training Conference, is a two-weekend training for youth leaders developed by the Boy Scouts of America and offered by our council. The conference is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth with 21st century leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home troops, crews and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. 

"Great Medicine is not just another camping trip, but an intense, challenging, leadership experience!"

Monday, January 22, 2018

Scout Service & Training Center

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

~SCOUTS, LEADERS & PARENTS ALL WELCOME~

Come out on on Monday, January, 22nd to review the "Life to Eagle" process. Those who serve as Eagle Scout mentors or who work directly with Eagle candidates within Troops or Districts are encouraged to attend this seminar. 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Scout Service & Training Center

8:30 am to 1:00 pm

CREW COMMITTEE CHALLENGE and
VENTURING ADVISOR POSITION-SPECIFIC TRAINING

Basic training for Advisors & Assistants, Committee Chairs & Members, and Chartered Organization Reps in the Venturing Program

​​Saturday,
March 10, 2018

Scout Service & Training Center

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

So, you wanna be a trainer… This course is designed to help Scouts and Leaders who are responsible for training others. This is also a must-do training for those interested in being on District or Council Training staffs, NYLT & Wood Badge staffs, Pack Trainers, Den Leaders, Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Senior Patrol Leaders, Committee Members, District folks, or ANYONE who teaches or trains or presents to others!

April 14, 2018
Scout Service and Training Center

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April 28 & 29, 2018
Camp Acahela

The Specific Training portion addresses the needs of adults who have recently accepted the responsibility of delivering the Scouting program to youth by serving as Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. The Outdoor Weekend is a fun-filled program of hands-on skills training in the outdoors. It's designed to help you master the basic camp skills required for Tenderfoot to First Class. Completion of both are required for a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster to complete Basic Training for their position. This is also a prerequisite for attendance at Wood Badge.

COPE   

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council
COPE/Climbing Committee
 is proud to offer ...

COPE & CLIMBING

INSTRUCTOR COURSE

At Goose Pond Scout Reservation
(at the COPE Course)

April 20 - 22, 2018

$45 (includes all meals, lodging,
 equipment, recognition,
and training materials)