Questions on training –

Contact Council Training Chair – Carolyn Forster –

Helpful Note:  All Unit Key 3 members can access unit training records online by logging into 
  • Trained Leader Report
  • Training Manager
  • YPT Reports







Nation-Wide Calendar Event Search


Council Training Planning Meetings

6:00 pm – via Zoom ID 314 311 1129  Password 928897

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Thursday, March 14, 2024 

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Thursday, August 15, 2024

Thursday, September 12, 2024


 Upcoming Council Training
September 2023
YPT – Youth Protection Training – In-Person at the Scout Office – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 13

Tri-Council 2023 Wood Badge – September 8-10 (Weekend 1)
October 2023
Tri-Council 2023 Wood Badge – October 7-8 (Weekend 2)

Location:   Bakersfield – Tejon Ranch Old Headquarters

IOLS – Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills – 10/14-15/2023
REQUIRED for all Scoutmasters & Asst. Scoutmasters)
BALOO – Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation – 10/14-15/2023
  • REQUIRED to take a Webelos/AOL den on an overnight outing or to take the Pack on a Family campout
November 2023
Den Chief Training – 11/4/23
Leave No Trace 101 – 11/4/23
Fundamental of Training – 11/4/23
February 2024


A great opportunity for female as well as male Scouts BSA to meet and interact with scouts from the Southern California area.

February 17-19 and February 23-24, 2024
Camp Verdugo Oaks, Castaic (near Templin Highway on Grapevine)
What is National Youth Leadership Training?  NYLT is the entry-level program for youth ages 13-17 to learn and practice leadership skills with their peers in an outdoor environment.  Leadership skills are essential for all youth to navigate everyday challenges and be more successful with school and college/university, band/sports, church, community service, work, family life, and, of course, Troop and Crew youth leadership.  Scouts participating in the NYLT course are better prepared for life.
  • Youth ages 13/14-17 years old (Troop or Venture Crew)
  • Earned 1st Class rank or higher
  • Recommended by the Scoutmaster for NYLT
Scholarships:  Youth may request scholarships for registration fees through their Troop or Venture Crew, the Council office, or the NYLT course itself. 
Course Leadership:  The NYLT course is run by youth and adult volunteers with from Verdugo Hills Council and Long Beach Area Council and possibly Southern Sierra Council.  Youth volunteers have completed the NYLT course and are ready to take on new leadership challenges.
March 2024


March 16 thru 17, 2024

Ridgecrest, CA (location to be announced soon)

*Overnight camping is required to complete either course.
Registration coming soon.


Adult trainings to learn outdoor skills needed for Cub Scout outdoor events/overnight camping or teaching trail-to-first class skills to Scouts BSA. 
Who should attend:
  • BALOO – Any registered adult volunteer to help the Pack be able to go on outdoor activities and overnight campouts.
  • IOLS: Any registered adult to assist with trail-to-first class scouting skills; required training for Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster
NEEDED: A few experienced volunteers to help present scouting skills to adult leaders. (Syllabus outlines scope of presentations)


Carolyn Forster, Course Director


April 2024
Trainer’s EDGE – 4/13/2024
June 2024
July 2024
August 2024
September 2024
Watch here for 2024 Wood Badge information.

Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader

If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make the Scouting program better and more fun for youth so they stayed in Scouting longer, so it had a larger impact on their lives? What if the same magic wand made leadership roles easier, more rewarding, and led to better retention among adult leaders? Would using that magic wand be a top priority?

Well, such a magic wand does exist—in the form of the learning programs for leaders in the Boy Scouts of America.

Common sense tells us that training is important, and research shows the importance of trained leaders. A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed. Trained leaders exhibit a knowledge and confidence that is picked up by people around them. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, safety, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be!

These pages contain many of the “magic wands” and resources. Scout them out!


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