University of Scouting 2018

Event Details

March10
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 8:00am to 4:00pm
Iona Prepatory
255 Wilmot Rd, New Rochelle, NY 10804
A "Don't Miss" full day of program ideas and learning to make your unit flourish. A variety of courses for anyone engaged in delivering quality programs and activities to all levels of Scouting youth. U of S will again sponsor a Doctorate Program! The U is for Cub Scout leaders, Boy Scout leaders, Venturers and Boy Scout Youth leaders, especially Den Chiefs! **Note-Doctorate Program requires all three classes and approval

Activity Information

BS100 Using Campouts for Advancement Success RM200

Audience: Anyone

 In this course, we will discuss camping in the great outdoors as a venue to organize and execute an Advancement Campout to help a troop meet their First Class-First Year goal. We will discuss how to encourage and enable your older scouts to gain proficiency by teaching Scout Skills to newer Scouts. The new scout rank, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class will learn to use the Patrol Method. The younger scouts will learn various skills like planning their meals, duty rosters, and demonstrate each skill individually.

Sessions
 
Title: BS100 Using Campouts for Advancement Success RM200
Location: RM200

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS101 The Patrol Method RM200

Audience: Anyone
 New and experienced (and even future) Boy Scout leaders alike are all welcome at this presentation and roundtable about what Baden-Powell called "the ONLY way" for a troop to run itself. Come for inspiration; come for practical advice; come to hone your skills as a Servant Leader of Scouting, democracy, and adventure. For all Boy Scout and Youth Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS101 The Patrol Method RM200
Location: RM200

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS102 Advancement Program RM201

Audience: Adults
The Boy Scout advancement program places a series of challenges in front of a Scout in a manner that is fun and educational. As a Scout meets these challenges, he achieves the three aims of Scouting: citizenship, growth in moral strength and character, and mental and physical development. As a Scout advances he is measured and grows in confidence and self-reliance. This course covers the need for encouraging the timely rank advancement of Scouts to help them succeed and stay active in the troop. For All Boy Scout Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS102 Advancement Program RM201
Location: RM201

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS103 Effective Troop Boards of Review RM200

Audience: Adults
The Purpose of a Board of Review is to make sure the Scout has completed the requirements for the rank, to see how good an experience the Scout is having in the unit and to encourage the Scout to progress further. There will be a discussion on the Troop's Advancement Committee responsibility in conducting quality advancement Boards of Review for all ranks, including the Eagle rank. Examples of kinds of questions that might be asked will be included. For All Troop Advancement Committee.
Sessions
 
Title: BS103 Effective Troop Boards of Review RM200
Location: RM200

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

BS104 The Scoutmaster Conference RM205

Audience: Adults
This course reviews the requirements and purpose of Scoutmaster’s conferences and explores ways to make the conferences valuable to both the Scout and the Scoutmaster. Ideas for and approaches to Scoutmaster’s conferences for Scouts all the way through Eagle will be presented. For All Scoutmasters and Asst Scoutmasters.
Sessions
 
Title: BS104 The Scoutmaster Conference RM205
Location: RM205

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

BS105 Eagle Project Workbook /Process RM204

Audience: Anyone
There are 12 Steps from Life to Eagle rank to ensure a smooth process and mentorship for the Scout. Eagle Scout is not just another rank in the Boy Scout advancement program, it is awarded to recognize mastery of Scouting which is itself a demonstration of character, fitness and citizenship. This course will examine the Life Scout to Eagle Transition with discussion and illustrations of advancement to the Eagle rank. For Scoutmasters, Committee and youth.
Sessions
 
Title: BS105 Eagle Project Workbook /Process RM204
Location: RM204

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS106 SM Minutes-Leave an Impression RM205

Audience: Adults
What if you had just one minute each week to talk to your son? One minute for you to guide him on his path; one minute to share your convictions; one minute to shape his life; one minute each week to teach him how to be a man. - Inspire, challenge, instruct, maybe leave a lasting memory and alter a life…or a hundred. Learn how to plant a thought in the minds of your Scouts (and adults!) that will stick with them over their lifetimes. For Scoutmasters.
Sessions
 
Title: BS106 SM Minutes-Leave an Impression RM205
Location: RM205

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

BS107 Integrating New Boys/Parents In Troop RM201

Audience: Adults
As Cub Scouts set out on new adventures, their parents make the decision of whether or not to become active in your Troop. This session will present hints for you to help parents make a 180-degree shift in their adult role, along with helping them understand (and believe) a complete new way of their boys doing things - as the boys go from being led by adults to being led by their peers. This session is for boy scout leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS107 Integrating New Boys/Parents In Troop RM201
Location: RM201

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

BS108 NYLT and Your Troop or Crew RM204

Audience: Anyone
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their Troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. NYLT course centers on what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. This session will present the strengths of modern leadership theory along with the value to the Troop and to your Scouts. For all Boy Scout, Venturing and Youth Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS108 NYLT and Your Troop or Crew RM204
Location: RM204

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS109 Successful Patrol Leader Councils RM201

Audience: Anyone
The Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) selects, plans, and leads Troop activities, and is the key to having a boy-led Troop.  This session will present practical guidance from veteran Scoutmasters on PLC's success, measured at the youth leader level and at the Troop level.  The PLC enables the scouts to become leaders by example and work as a team to engage the rest of the troop.  For all adult and youth Boy Scout leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS109 Successful Patrol Leader Councils RM201
Location: RM201

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS110 Manage Merit Badge Process for Troop RM201

Audience: Adults
The 10 point merit badge process
                -- Who gives out merit badge cards?
                -- How are counselors trained?
                -- Who can run merit badge courses and how do you do them?
                -- Any and all questions regarding the merit badge process

For adult and youth troop leadership.

Sessions
 
Title: BS110 Merit Badge Process for Your Troop RM201
Location: RM201

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS200 Lightweight Bkpkng Techniques and Gear RM109

Audience: Anyone
****DOUBLE SESSION*** How to hike and camp with everything to be safe, comfortable and well fed while carrying a lighter load. We will examine the most useful equipment and techniques hikers can use to carry the lowest possible pack weight consistent with comfort and safety. Includes Gear Show and Tell by experts! For all adult and youth troop leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS200 Lightweight Bkpkng Techniques and Gear RM109
Location: RM109

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS201 Service Projects RM204

Audience: Anyone
Service to others and project suggestions! Rank advancement and helping other Scouts, parents, unit, sponsor and the community. Discussion includes Eagle Rank service project requirements; also shows how helping others improves self-esteem and results in respect of others. For all Boy Scout and Youth Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS201 Service Projects RM204
Location: RM204

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS202 Wet Wood / No Matches = No Problem-Outdoor

Audience: Anyone
****Outdoor Area**** Course content includes how to make homemade fire starters. How to make charred cloth and demonstration of its use. Demonstrate the quantity of wood that should be collected to build a proper fire. If we keep the enrollment to 20 or less, I can have each attendee go home with two types of firestarters. For all adult and youth leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS202 Wet Wood / No Matches = No Problem-Outdoor
Location: Outdoor

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS203 Places to Go RM205

Audience: Anyone
This Session will offer a number of places to take your Boy Scout Troop for both high adventure and for that first time scoutmaster who would like to take simple local trips. A group discussion will be offered on where some troops go local for activities and overnight camping trips. At the end of this session you will have enough places to go with your troop for a whole year! For all Boy Scout, Venturing and Youth Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS203 Places to Go RM205
Location: RM205

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS205 Shooting Sports RM207

Audience: Anyone
BSA offers three shooting sports merit badges that are at the top of the list in popularity among scouts attending summer camp: rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, and archery. Shooting sports are not only a potential life long hobby, but also provide collegiate and Olympic opportunities beyond boy scouts.  Shooting sports build concentration and discipline. There is a strong correlation between shooting team members and top academic performers. We will discuss the basic range layout and positions relative to the type of shooting being done .  We will cover the role of RSOs, what is required to oversee BSA shooting events (e.g., NRA certified instructor, RSO, BSA shooting sports camp school, etc.) and how those are achieved. We will provide a view of the resources that scouts and leaders can use to find out more about ranges, shooting sports, instruction, and becoming a certified coach, instructor or RSO.  This session is for boy scout and venture leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS205 Shooting Sports RM207
Location: RM207

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS206 High Adventure Will Lift Your Troop RM205

Audience: Anyone
High Adventure; from the first small steps to execution. This session will cover Ideas for the Who, the Where, the Why and the How; Physical & Mental fitness training and team building; equipment acquisition, shake down and transportation etc.  For both adult and youth leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS206 High Adventure Will Lift Your Troop RM205
Location: RM205

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS207 Plant and Animal Identification RM201

Audience: Anyone

In this session you will learn how to identify plants and animals which you will likely encounter in your boy scouting outings or will see the traces or tracks from. We have a wealth of flora and fauna in our area which can be daunting to identify. Whether you are an older  scout trying to teach new scouts, new leader or an experienced leader who wants to brush up, this session is for you! For adults and youth leaders.

 
Sessions
 
Title: BS207 Plant and Animal Identification RM201
Location: RM201

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS208 Hudson Valley Back-Country Hiking/Bpck RM108

Audience: Anyone

The Hudson Valley has unlimited trails and back country camping opportunities that can enhance a unit's outdoor program.  It’s the ideal place for scouts to hone their skills, learn about nature and develop leadership.  We will explore popular trails and back country campsites to invigorate your unit's outdoor program.  We will discuss how a strong outdoor program provides many advancement opportunities.  And we will discuss the new overnight camping requirements for rank advancement. For adults and youth leaders.

Sessions
 
Title: BS208 Hudson Valley Back-Country Hiking/Bpck RM108
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS209 Hiking Northville-Lake Placid Trail RM108

Audience: Anyone

*NEW** Challenge your unit with a backpacking trek on all or part of the Northville-Lake Placid Trail in the Adirondacks! For all adult, scout and venturing leaders.

Sessions
 
Title: BS209 Hiking Northville-Lake Placid Trail RM108
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS210 Intro to Backpacking RM108

Audience: Anyone
Benefits and "How-to guide" for transitioning your unit from car/trailer camping to backpacking, while still eating well and being comfortable. 
Sessions
 
Title: BS210 Intro to Backpacking RM108
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS211 Citizen Disaster Preparedness RM204

Audience: Anyone

**NEW** In this session, participants will receive practical insights into Citizen Disaster Preparedness. This content will be presented by members of the New York National Guard who have experiences with Disaster Response. The program is part of a NYS wide initiative to provide citizens with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. The program covers a broad range of emergency-preparedness topics, like developing a family emergency plan, stocking up on emergency supplies, reporting suspicious activities, registering for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system and actions one should know when faced with an active shooter or act of violence. Participants will receive a training certificate and a wallet-sized "Z-Card" with emergency preparedness information, as well as, information about what other supplies and items citizens should add to their kits. For all youth and adult leaders.


Sessions
 
Title: BS211 Citizen Disaster Preparedness RM204
Location: RM204

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS300 Boy Scout Recruitment & Retention RM205

Audience: Adults
Recruitment and retention are the keys to success for the Boy Scouts of America as we work toward a greater impact on the values of America’s young people. We’ll provide some interesting information on scout retention and ideas to help keep your scouts in the program plus share some terrific ideas on attracting new scouts. For all scout leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS300 Boy Scout Recruitment & Retention RM205
Location: RM205

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

BS301 Boy Scout Adolescent Development RM201

Audience: Adults
In this course, you will get the wisdom of a teacher who has worked with young men in the context of students, scouts, sports and family life. He will describe youth development in both the physical and emotional aspects from ages 10 through 17. You will see a proactive approach to help you anticipate the behaviors you will see and understand how to guide the youth to achieve their goals. He can calm your fears highlighting that not all the youthful behaviors you see in these growing boys are problematic. He will help us understand which ones are and which ones are merely growing pains. We will see how we can help our scouts move along a path toward productive global citizens. This session is for boy scout and venture leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS301 Boy Scout Adolescent Development RM201
Location: RM201

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

BS302 Intro Ldrship Skills for Troops/Crews RM207

Audience: Anyone

During this session you will learn the importance of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews to your unit.  ILST/C helps adult leaders set expectations for incoming youth leaders.  ILST/C helps youth leaders see their role and how it's an integral part of a smooth running unit.  ILST/C is also a great time to remind the adults (ASMs, Advisors, and Committee Members) where their youth should be performing in the unit and how their performance has ripple effects throughout the unit.  You'll also learn the importance of having ILST/C on a regular basis and why your senior youth leaders should be part of the delivery of the training. For all adult and youth leadership.

Sessions
 
Title: BS302 Intro Ldrship Skills for Troops/Crews RM207
Location: RM207

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS400 District/Council Eagle BOR Training RM205

Audience: Adults
The purpose of this training is to make Eagle boards of review consistent among our districts and compliant with national standards as stated in the latest revision of the Advancement Committee Guide Policies and Procedures. An Eagle Scout candidate should be able to receive a review of the same quality standards in any one of our districts throughout our council. For District or Council Advancement Committee Members
Sessions
 
Title: BS400 District/Council Eagle BOR Training RM205
Location: RM205

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

BS401 Merit Badge Counselor Training RM206

Audience: Adults
Merit Badge Counselor training will provide both registered and potential merit badge counselors with an understanding of the methods of counseling, and the counselor's role in the BSA advancement program. We will explore the merit badge process, a merit badge counselor's duties and responsibilities, group instruction and counseling techniques. For Merit Badge Counselors
Sessions
 
Title: BS401 Merit Badge Counselor Training RM206
Location: RM206

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

BS402 What Is Order of the Arrow? RM207

Audience: Anyone
For almost 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition. This session will cover what the OA is, how one becomes a member, how it can help your Troop, and some opportunities for older Scouts. You will learn how your Scouts can better promote camping, develop leaders and practice cheerful service. For all scouts and scouters.
Sessions
 
Title: BS402 What Is Order of the Arrow? RM207
Location: RM207

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS403 How to do an OA Election RM207

Audience: Anyone
Wondering how to negotiate the Order of the Arrow election AND have it delivered by your youth leaders? Want to have your election be meaningful and have the right amount of ceremony? Need help with deadlines and paperwork? This class will make your elections run smooth AND be meaningful. For adult and youth Boy Scout leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: BS403 How to do an OA Election RM207
Location: RM207

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

BS404 Merit Badge Counselor Roundtable RM206

Audience: Adults

Merit Badge Counselor training will covered in a short review followed by an extended question and answer session to discuss real situations and provide insights from the instructor and the group. For Merit Badge Counselors.

Sessions
 
Title: BS404 Merit Badge Counselor Roundtable RM206
Location: RM206

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

BS405 Eagle Coaching Class RM207

Audience: Anyone

In this session, we will touch on the pragmatic aspects of developing adult leaders who can coach our senior scouts along the journey to develop into an Eagle scout. We have sessions for the workbook and others for project management basics, but this session will focus on developing adults to be the 'person on the ground' who can help develop our youth. We will cover building an overall plan for completing requirements, developing a project idea, finding a beneficiary, fund raising, the proposal process, suggestions for project management, the application, and ultimately, working with the Scout to prepare for the BOR. For adult troop leadership.

Sessions
 
Title: BS405 Eagle Coaching Class RM207
Location: RM207

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

BS406 Intro to Project Management RM207

Audience: Anyone

What is Project Management? More specifically, what is a project? It's a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. Why is this important for Scouters?  Well, because almost everything we do in Scout can be seen as, and managed as a project.  From rank advancement, a trip, a campfire, or an Eagle Scout Service Project.  In this course, you will see how the project management process is broken out into distinct groups.  Also, you'll see how a project is a collection of tasks that need to be managed. For adult and youth Leaders.

Sessions
 
Title: BS406 Intro to Project Management RM207
Location: RM207

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS100 Cubmaster 411! RM209

Audience: Adults
For those stepping into the new Cubmaster role after a successful B&G transfer, get a run down of what is expected from the position, how to run a successful pack night, recharter details,  role of the Commissioner with the Pack, and working with the committee and Den leaders! A MUST for the New Cubmaster! For Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, and Committee Chairs.
Sessions
 
Title: CS100 Cubmaster 411! RM209
Location: RM209

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CS101 Cub Scouting in the Outdoors RM209

Audience: Adults
Keep the OUTING in SCOUTING! Learn how to plan and conduct safe and fun outdoor activities with your Cub Scouts. Learn about Cub Scout camping rules, the Guide to Safe Scouting, the BALOO and Webelos Leader training for adults, and the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. Discover how outdoor games, hikes and campfires add special flare to your program and walk away with great ideas for places to go and things to do! For all Cub Leaders, Committee Members, Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters and Den Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: CS101 Cub Scouting in the Outdoors RM209
Location: RM209

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS200 Get Me More Scouts! Recruitment Secret RM200

Audience: Adults
The insightful Tufts study sponsored by the BSA, can be a powerful recruitment tool. The study and its findings will be discussed, as well as ways to use the info to encourage Cubs and their families to join the pack. For all Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, and Committee Members.
Sessions
 
Title: CS200 Get Me More Scouts! Recruitment Secret RM200
Location: RM200

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CS201 Weird Science! Adding STEM to Program RM213

Audience: Anyone
Don't be afraid of failing this Science Class. Discover simple science projects and experiments for Cub Scouts. An easy way to teach your Cub Scouts the wonders of science and work toward STEM requirements. For all Cub Leaders, Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, and Den Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: CS201 Weird Science! Adding STEM to Program RM213
Location: RM213

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS202 Off to the Races! Amazing Pinewood RM210

Audience: Anyone
Learn tips and tricks for building winning pinewood derby cars and for organizing your Pack derby. Want to better understand the rules or how to set up heats? Inspect and check-in cars? Then this session is for you! For all Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, and Den Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: CS202 Off to the Races! Amazing Pinewood RM210
Location: RM210

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS203 Lions's ROAR! The NEW Lion's Program! RM210

Audience: Adults
Learn about the Lion’s Cub program for kindergarteners, and how to entice the younger boys to eventually graduate into your traditional Tiger program. See the resources that are available and get in front of your recruiting a year early! For all Cub Leaders, Cub Masters, Assistant Cubmasters and Committee Members.
Sessions
 
Title: CS203 Lions's ROAR! The NEW Lion's Program! RM210
Location: RM210

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CS204 New Cub Scout Family Program RM210

Audience: Adults

*New for 2018! Exciting times are ahead for Cub Scouting in 2018 with Family Cub Scouting! Faculty will provide an overview of the program and resources and tools that will be available to help Packs welcome new members, and will lead a Q&A with participants. For all Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Committee Members, and Cub Parents.

Sessions
 
Title: CS204 New Cub Scout Family Program RM210
Location: RM210

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CS204A New Cub Scout Family Program RM210

Audience: Adults

*New for 2018! Exciting times are ahead for Cub Scouting in 2018 with Family Cub Scouting! Faculty will provide an overview of the program and resources and tools that will be available to help Packs welcome new members, and will lead a Q&A with participants. For all Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Committee Members, and Cub Parents.

Sessions
 
Title: CS204A New Cub Scout Family Program RM210
Location: RM210

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CS205 Teaching Leave No Trace to Cubs RM208

Audience: Anyone

*NEW** If you love the outdoors, then this is the class for you.  Learn fun, age appropriate activities to help Cubs learn Outdoor Ethics principles, enjoy and appreciate the outdoors, including fire safety, plants, wildlife, etc. We will be highlighting Leave Not Trace "PEAK Pack" games and other activities in this session. Learn by doing and having FUN!

Sessions
 
Title: CS205 Teaching Leave No Trace to Cubs RM208
Location: RM208

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS300 Cooking for Cubs RM109

Audience: Anyone

Cooking is a fundamental skill all scouts can learn-beginning at cub scouts.  This course will also show leaders how they can cook a healthy and tasty meal and teach cub scouts all at the same time. Learn how cub scouts can complete the Outdoorsman and Fishing Pin requirements and also earn the Nutrition & Heritages belt loops. For all Cub Leaders, Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders and Den Chiefs.

Note-this is an introductory course only.

Sessions
 
Title: CS300 Cooking for Cubs RM109
Location: RM109

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS301 Crafty Cubs-Puppets & Marionettes RM111

Audience: Anyone

*NEW** Looking for fun new craft and program ideas for your pack? Learn how to make and use puppets and marionettes, not just as craft projects, but to also help teach the principles of scouting. For all Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, and Cub Parents.

Sessions
 
Title: CS301 Crafty Cubs-Puppets & Marionettes RM111
Location: RM111

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS400 BS Here We Come! Webelos Transition RM200

Audience: Adults
Our most important job as Cub Scout Leaders is to prepare our boys to join Boy Scouting. Learn how to assist your scouts and their parents in making the most important transition in their scouting career-choosing and transiting to a Boy Scout Troop. Emphasis is on the Arrow of Light requirements for Webelos and how to find the right troop for each scout. For all Cub Leaders, Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Committee Members, and especially important for Bear and Webelos Den Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: CS400 BS Here We Come! Webelos to Scout RM200
Location: RM200

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS401 Map and Compass Basics for Webelos RM200

Audience: Anyone
Learn some great tricks and techniques for teaching map and compass and orienteering skills to your Webelos. Through fun games and hands on activities, they’ll master one of the essential skills of Boy Scouts. This course will help you teach your boys how to read a map, what latitude and longitude are, translating landmarks on a map to the real world, the points of a compass, true north vs. magnetic north, accounting for declination and much, much more. Please bring your own compass and be prepared to go outside to test your new-found skills. For all Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, and Bear and Webelos Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: CS401 Map and Compass Basics for Webelos RM200
Location: RM200

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS500 Intro to Training-Lion/Tiger RM111

Audience: Adults

*NEW** Introduction to on-line and in-person training for Lion Cub and Tiger Den leaders. Faculty will provide an overview of the Lion and Tiger program and how to organize a den calendar to help build the foundations for future scouting enjoyment and advancement. For Den Leaders and Lion and Tiger Parents.

Sessions
 
Title: CS500 Intro to Training-Lion/Tiger RM111
Location: RM111

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CS501 Intro to Training-Wolf/Bear RM111

Audience: Adults

*NEW** Introduction to on-line and in-person training for Wolf and Bear Den leaders. Faculty will provide an overview of the Wolf and Bear program and how to organize a den calendar to help encourage outdoor programs and advancement. For Den Leaders and Wolf and Bear Parents

Sessions
 
Title: CS501 Intro to Training-Wolf/Bear RM111
Location: RM111

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CS502 Into to Training Webelos/AOL RM111

Audience: Adults

*NEW** Introduction to on-line and in-person training for Webelos leaders. Faculty will provide an overview of the Webelos program and how to organize a den calendar to help encourage increased outdoor activities and Arrow of Light. For Den Leaders and Bear and Webelos Parents.

Sessions
 
Title: CS502 Into to Training Webelos/AOL RM111
Location: RM111

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CU100 Cooking for Cubs-Introductory RM109

Audience: Anyone
Explore opportunities to incorporate cooking into your Cub program. This is an introductory outdoor cooking course with ideas and techniques that make cooking fun!  As scout leaders, our boys will benefit if we teach them to cook. You'll learn some age-appropriate methods that will give your Cubs an opportunity to succeed in all their cooking adventures! For All Cub Scout Leaders and Den Chiefs. Note-this is an introductory course only.
Sessions
 
Title: CU100 Cooking for Cubs-Introductory RM109
Location: RM109

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU101 Cooking-It's Largely About HEAT RM109

Audience: Anyone

*NEW** When we think of cooking we usually think about Ingredients (what we cook), Vessels (what holds what we cook), and Heat (or the application of heat to the ingredients). After this class you'll learn the different ways to apply heat that will make the best out of your ingredients!

Sessions
 
Title: CU101 Cooking-It's Largely About HEAT RM109
Location: RM109

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU200 The Grubmaster-Keeping It Cool RM110

Audience: Anyone

*NEW** In this class we'll review the role of the Grubmaster and explore ways to help him plan a menu, how to properly shop for ingredients, and how to plan to store food. One of the most important elements of food storage is maintaining the appropriate storage temperature. Keeping food cool without electricity involves ICE. We'll explore ways to sneak that ice into your food storage system, how to store your cool food, and what ICE options you have at your disposal.

Sessions
 
Title: CU200 The Grubmaster-Keeping It Cool RM110
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU201 What's the Kitchen Patrol? RM110

Audience: Anyone

*NEW** What exactly is the Kitchen Patrol and how best to clean up after the meal is done.

Sessions
 
Title: CU201 What's the Kitchen Patrol? RM110
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU202 One Pot Meals RM110

Audience: Anyone

*NEW** Explore basic concepts of One Pot Meals, why this method of cooking is great for campouts, and why your Kitchen Patrol will love you. Come away with some nice recipes too.

Sessions
 
Title: CU202 One Pot Meals RM110
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU300 Fast & Light Backpacking Meals RM111

Audience: Anyone

Make your own backpacking meals from foods at the supermarket that are much more nutritious and cheaper! No need to buy those salt-laden MRE's! The first class will be describing the philosophy, ingredients, and recipes. The second class we will actually be making the food so come hungry! For all scout leaders and scouts.

Sessions
 
Title: CU300 Fast & Light Backpacking Meals RM111
Location: RM111

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU301 Dehydrate Your Own Food for Trail RM108

Audience: Anyone

All about dehydrating your own food for backpacking, everyday snacks, saving garden herbs in the fall, and for the survivalist mentality.   If the grid goes down and you had a stash you’d be OK for a while at least!  The instructor prepped all her food for her thru-hikes of the AT and Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).

Sessions
 
Title: CU301 Dehydrate Your Own Food for Trail RM108
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU302 Dutch Oven-What is This Wizardry? RM110

Audience: Anyone

*NEW** Short of making Ice Cream, if you can dream it you can prepare it in a Dutch Oven.  This swiss army knife of cooking vessels will meet many of your needs.  We'll explore not only ways to use the Dutch Oven but also how to care for it.

Sessions
 
Title: CU302 Dutch Oven-What is This Wizardry? RM110
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU303 Sous Vida Cooking, Kinda... RM110

Audience: Anyone

*NEW** Double Period-Let’s get this out of the way: Cooking sous vide (say “soo-veed”) is not about cooking with plastic. Cooking sous vide is about heating food just enough to make it taste great. It’s about predictable results, and it’s about achieving success after success, easily and cleanly, with little fuss. Sous vide is about eating well, and eating well is about living well. Therefore, without getting too grandiose about it, we believe that sous vide makes your life better.

Sessions
 
Title: CU303 Sous Vida Cooking, Kinda... RM110
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

GN100 YPT2 New Youth Protection Training RM210

Audience: Adults

*NEW** Get the 411 on the New Youth Protection Training required for all adults before November.  Youth leaders will also be required to take this training.

Sessions
 
Title: GN100 YPT2 New Youth Protection Training RM210
Location: RM210

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

GN101 How to Ask for Volunteers to Help RM209

Audience: Adults

All too often groups struggle to enlist volunteers. A healthy unit needs enough hands to make the process and program work easily. It is more fun for everyone if the duty does not rest on a stressed out few.  It seems that some unit leaders are afraid or bashful to ask people to volunteer. Similarly, when it comes to raising funds, (volunteers  tend to be less than aggressive about making "the ask”. Some people have a gift for recruiting good people to help with all kinds of tasks...our speaker is one of those gifted. 

Sessions
 
Title: GN101 How to Ask for Volunteers to Help RM209
Location: RM209

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

GN102 Help Children Grieve Loss of Loved One RM212

Audience: Adults
It is often extremely difficult to know how to help a child recover from the loss of a parent, caregiver, sibling or anyone else who was an important part of his or her life. This session will offer some advice on the topic and provide resources that bolster a child’s ability to cope with and help overcome the pain of grieving. These resources include a Bereavement Guide, a Sesame Street video and an overview of Comfort Zone Camp - a free bereavement camp for children ages 7 through 17 who have experienced the loss of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. For All Scout Leaders
Sessions
 
Title: GN102 Help Children Grieve Loss of Loved One RM212
Location: RM212

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

GN103 Cyber Safety Course RM212

Audience: Anyone

This course will focus on developing safety tips and practices to provide a safe cyber environment at home.  Cyber chip fundamentals will be presented including Internet Safety Pledge, developing a home cyber safety plan,  how input/output peripherals can be exploited, social engineering and other topics.  An interactive teaching environment will help scouts and parents be more aware of how to minimize risk on devices connected to the outside world. For all scouts and scout leaders.

Sessions
 
Title: GN103 Cyber Safety Course RM212
Location: RM212

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

GN104 Malware Detection & Protection RM212

Audience: Anyone
***New Session***  This course will focus on using open source tools to detect and fix malware which has infected your computer.  This session will show solutions using freely available open source tools to safely detect, analyze and remediate infections, as well as, developing safety tips. An interactive teaching environment will help scouts and parents develop some basic skills used to trouble shoot computer issues and safely view malware.
 
Sessions
 
Title: GN104 Malware Detection & Protection RM212
Location: RM212

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

GN105 STEM: NOVA Awards and Cyber Chip RM213

Audience: Anyone
The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards and Cyber Chip programs incorporate learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Learn how to add the components of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to your program and achieving these awards. For all Scout Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: GN105 STEM: NOVA Awards and Cyber Chip RM213
Location: RM213

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

GN106 Leveraging Social Media for Your Unit! RM212

Audience: Adults

The parents of new and potential Scouts, especially Cub Scouts, are increasingly millennials who are technologically savvy and avid consumers of social media. Units need to leverage these resources both for recruiting and for communicating with and retaining Scouting families. Learn how to improve a unit's Social Media presence, how to effectively communicate and stay within National BSA guidelines. For all leaders

Sessions
 
Title: GN106 Leveraging Social Media for Your Unit! RM212
Location: RM212

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

GN107 New Cub Scout Family Program RM210

Audience: Adults

**New for 2018! Exciting times are ahead for Cub Scouting in 2018 with Family Cub Scouting! Faculty will provide an overview of the program and resources and tools that will be available to help Packs welcome new members, and will lead a Q&A with participants. For all Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Committee Members, and Cub Parents.

Sessions
 
Title: GN107 New Cub Scout Family Program RM210
Location: RM210

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

GN108 Unit Commissioners RM211

Audience: Anyone

*NEW* The importance of Unit Commissioners to the scouting program.  This course give an overview of the requirements and is meant for adults interested in serving as an Unit Commissioners.

Sessions
 
Title: GN108 Unit Commissioners RM211
Location: RM211

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

GN109 Risk Management in Scouting RM206

Audience: Anyone

Learn what scout leaders need to know about risk management, including why risk management is important, risk factors to consider, evaluating and dealing with risk, and the potential consequences of failing to adequately manage risk. 

Sessions
 
Title: GN109 Risk Management in Scouting RM206
Location: RM206

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

GN110 Woods Wisdom for Women RM213

Audience: Adults

***Double Period***Want to get out in the woods camping and hiking but don’t know what to expect? Is it OK to use men’s equipment or are there things out there that work better for female scouters? Some things are just NOT one size fits all! Come and learn how to manage in the great outdoors and take care of all our special female needs. For all female Scout Leaders.

Sessions
 
Title: GN110 Woods Wisdom for Women RM213
Location: RM213

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

GN111 World Jamboree RM211

Audience: Adults

*NEW** The World Jamboree is coming to the Summit Becktel Scout Reservation in 2019.  40,000 Scouts from around the world will be attending along with several troops from our Region.  This course will give details on how to register and what to expect at the World Jamboree.

Sessions
 
Title: GN111 World Jamboree RM211
Location: RM211

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

GN112 Meet the Key 3! RM211

Audience: Anyone

**NEW** Spend some time with the top Volunteers and Professional in our council! Meet our Council President, Council Commissioner and Scout Executive. Ask them any question you've been wondering about our council and give them feedback too! They want to meet YOU and help with any question you may have. For all scout leaders.

Sessions
 
Title: GN112 Meet the Key 3! RM211
Location: RM211

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

OE100 How to Apply for a Hornaday Award RM213

Audience: Anyone

*NEW*** The William T. Hornaday Awards are some of the most prestigious Conservation Awards in Scouting, yet not many people know about them. Hornaday Awards can be earned by Boy Scouts, Venturers, Adult Leaders and all units. If you are passionate about conservation, learn how to turn that into a fabulous project to earn the Hornaday Badge and Medals. For all youth and adult leaders.

Sessions
 
Title: OE100 How to Apply for a Hornaday Award RM213
Location: RM213

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

OE101 Tread Lightly! RM208

Audience: Anyone

In this course, we will teach the basics about the organization Tread Lightly! and, more importantly, how to minimize your impacts in the outdoors. For all scout leaders.

Sessions
 
Title: OE101 Tread Lightly! RM208
Location: RM208

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

OE102 Teaching Leave No Trace to Cubs RM208

Audience: Adults

*NEW* If you love the outdoors, then this is the class for you.  Learn fun, age appropriate activities to help Cubs learn Outdoor Ethics principles, enjoy and appreciate the outdoors, including fire safety, plants, wildlife, etc. We will be highlighting Leave Not Trace "PEAK Pack" games and other activities in this session. Learn by doing and having FUN!

Sessions
 
Title: OE102 Teaching Leave No Trace to Cubs RM208
Location: RM208

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

OE103 Implementing Outdoor Ethics in BS RM208

Audience: Anyone

*NEW** From the very beginning, the Boy Scouts of America has pledged conservation and respect for the environment as an essential component of good citizenship. Today, as more and more people enjoy the benefits of our nation’s natural resources, additional pressure and urgency is brought to bear on outdoor ethics, to ensure our beautiful natural spaces remain unspoiled not just for the current generation, but also future generations to enjoy. This course will cover outdoor ethics for Boy Scouts centered on the Outdoor Code, and their relationship to Scouting’s goals. Backcountry guidelines will be detailed, including conservation expectations, outdoor manners, and minimizing campsite waste and trash. Tread Lightly! will be introduced and practical examples of how to incorporate it into your troop program will be presented. BSA’s outdoor ethics awards for Boy Scouts will also be discussed.


Sessions
 
Title: OE103 Implementing Outdoor Ethics in BS RM208
Location: RM208

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

OE104 LNT 101 RM208

Audience: Adults

This 3 session course provides in-depth training in the seven principles of LNT and “The Land Ethic.” You will gain the knowledge and understand the importance of Leave No Trace in all outdoor activities. You'll also be provided with training in the "Authority of the Resource" technique, which de-emphasizes regulation in favor of education about the natural world around us.

Certification course for all scout leaders
Sessions
 
Title: OE104 LNT 101 RM208
Location: RM208

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SN100 Intro to Sp Needs Scouting Resources RM106

Audience: Adults
This introductory course is designed for all Adult Leaders interested in learning more about BSA procedures and resources available to Scouts with Special Needs. Find out more information on what training opportunities and hands-on resources Westchester-Putnam’s Special Needs Scouting Committee can provide to Leaders, Scouts and their families. Learn how you can improve retention and optimize success for Scouts with Special Needs.  Strongly recommended for all scout leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: SN100 Intro to Sp Needs Scouting Resources RM106
Location: RM106

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

SN101 Introduction to Abilities Awareness RM106

Audience: Adults
An introduction to Jr. Scout leaders on how to recognize Scouts with physical, cognitive and/or emotional differences, and learn practical skills and activities that will help ensure that all scouts, regardless of challenges, have an enriching scouting experience. This new and exciting course is designed to teach Scout leaders how to promote an atmosphere of inclusion and practice effective leadership when managing a patrol of individuals with varying abilities. 
Sessions
 
Title: SN101 Introduction to Abilities Awareness RM106
Location: RM106

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SN102 Working with SN Scouts-Advancement RM106

Audience: Adults

A course designed for Adult Leaders involved in Advancement of Scouts. Find out more on BSA guidelines and accommodations created to helping Scouts succeed, regardless of type and severity of a physical, cognitive and/or emotional limitation(s). Highly recommended for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Merit Badge Counselors and Advancement Committee Members. 

Sessions
 
Title: SN102 Working with SN Scouts-Advancement RM106
Location: RM106

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

SN103 Working with “Invisible Disabilities” RM106

Audience: Adults
This session is designed to provide an overview of the types of “invisible” disabilities (Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder); These deficits, which are prevalent among young people (15-20 percent), but are hard to detect. The course will provide practical information on how Adult Leaders can identify “signs”, and how to manage those difficulties to optimize Scouting participation and unit success.  
Sessions
 
Title: SN103 Working with “Invisible Disabilities” RM106
Location: RM106

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

SN104 Panel Discussion of Success Stories RM106

Audience: Adults

 

Come meet our panel of experts who will be discussing how to effectively communicate with Scouts and their parents, as well as design effective meetings and outdoor events for Scouts with Special Needs. Recommended for all Adult Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: SN104 Panel Discussion of Success Stories RM106
Location: RM106

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

SN105 Generating an Atmosphere of Inclusion RM106

Audience: Adults
This course is designed to provide hands-on information on activities Adult Leaders can introduce to their Troop or Pack to promote inclusion and ensure retention of Scouts during meetings and outdoor activities. Come learn of games and fun ideas, taken from the World Scouting Movement, encouraging an appreciation of similarities and differences which Scouts of varying ability may bring to their Unit. 
Sessions
 
Title: SN105 Generating an Atmosphere of Inclusion RM106
Location: RM106

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

VN101 Venturing Forum RM108

Audience: Anyone
Peer discussions on all things Venturing: Starting a Crew & Keeping it Going; Local, Region,  & Area Venturing activity opportunities; Venturing and High Adventure training. Appropriate for adult and youth leaders (and parents).
Sessions
 
Title: VN101 Venturing Forum RM108
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN102 Intro to Kodiak Challenge RM108

Audience: Anyone

*NEW* Kodiak invites young people to step outside their comfort zones to experience hands-on leadership training.  Previously a Venturing-only course, it is now open to all scouts of Venturing age. Kodiak was originally a Venturing specific training now open to Boy Scouts too.  It uses an experiential approach, usually on a high adventure trek, to build leadership skills in your crew.

Sessions
 
Title: VN102 Intro to Kodiak Challenge RM108
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN103 Intro to Backpacking RM108

Audience: Adults
Benefits and "How-to guide" for transitioning your unit from car/trailer camping to backpacking, while still eating well and being comfortable. 
Sessions
 
Title: VN103 Intro to Backpacking RM108
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN104 Hiking Northville-Lake Placid Trail RM108

Audience: Anyone

*NEW** Challenge your unit with a backpacking trek on all or part of the Northville-Lake Placid Trail in the Adirondacks! For all adult, scout and venturing leaders.

Sessions
 
Title: VN104 Hiking Northville-Lake Placid Trail RM108
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN105 Back Country Hiking Hudson Valley RM108

Audience: Anyone
 The Hudson Valley has unlimited trails and back country camping opportunities that can enhance a unit's outdoor program.  It’s the ideal place for scouts to hone their skills, learn about nature and develop leadership.  We will explore popular trails and back country campsites to invigorate your unit's outdoor program.  We will discuss how a strong outdoor program provides many advancement opportunities.  And we will discuss the new overnight camping requirements for rank advancement. For adult and youth leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: VN105 Back Country Backpacking RM108
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN200 NYLT and Your Troop or Crew RM204

Audience: Anyone
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their Troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. NYLT course centers on what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. This session will present the strengths of modern leadership theory along with the value to the Troop or Crew and to your Scouts. For Boy Scout and Venturer Leaders
Sessions
 
Title: VN200 NYLT and Your Troop or Crew RM204
Location: RM204

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN201 Shooting Sports RM207

Audience: Anyone
BSA offers three shooting sports merit badges that are at the top of the list in popularity among scouts attending summer camp: rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, and archery. We will discuss the basic range layout and positions relative to the type of shooting being done . We will cover the role of RSOs, what is required to oversee BSA shooting events (e.g., NRA certified instructor, RSO, BSA shooting sports camp school, etc.) and how those are achieved. We will provide a view of the resources that scouts and leaders can use to find out more about ranges, shooting sports, instruction, and becoming a certified coach, instructor or RSO. This session is for boy scout and venture leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: VN201 Shooting Sports RM207
Location: RM207

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN202 Lightweight Backpacking RM109

Audience: Anyone
***Double Session*** Lightweight backpacking is hiking and camping with everything to be safe, comfortable, and well fed while carrying a lighter load.  We will examine the most useful equipment and techniques hikers can use to carry the lowest possible pack weight consistent with comfort and safety.  Includes gear show and tell by experts. For adult and youth leadership.
 
Sessions
 
Title: VN202 Lightweight Backpacking RM109
Location: RM109

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN203 High Adventure Will Lift Your Troop RM205

Audience: Anyone

High Adventure; from the first small steps to execution. This session will cover Ideas for the Who, the Where, the Why and the How; Physical & Mental fitness training and team building; equipment acquisition, shake down and transportation etc.  For both adult and youth leaders.

Sessions
 
Title: VN203 High Adventure Will Lift Your Troop RM205
Location: RM205

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN204 Places to Go RM205

Audience: Anyone
This Session will offer a number of places to take your Boy Scout Troop for both high adventure and for that first time scoutmaster who would like to take simple local trips. A group discussion will be offered on where some troops go local for activities and overnight camping trips. At the end of this session you will have enough places to go with your troop for a whole year! This session is for older scouts, boy scout and venture leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: VN204 Places to Go RM205
Location: RM205

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN205 Intro to Leadership for Troops/Crews RM207

Audience: Anyone
During this session you will learn the importance of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews to your unit.  ILST/C helps adult leaders set expectations for incoming youth leaders.  ILST/C helps youth leaders see their role and how it's an integral part of a smooth running unit.  ILST/C is also a great time to remind the adults (ASMs, Advisors, and Committee Members) where their youth should be performing in the unit and how their performance has ripple effects throughout the unit.  You'll also learn the importance of having ILST/C on a regular basis and why your senior youth leaders should be part of the delivery of the training. For all adult and youth leadership.
Sessions
 
Title: VN205 Intro to Leadership for Troops/Crews RM207
Location: RM207

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN300 Dehydrate Your Own Food for Trail RM108

Audience: Anyone

All about dehydrating your own food for backpacking, everyday snacks, saving garden herbs in the fall, and for the survivalist mentality.   If the grid goes down and you had a stash you’d be OK for a while at least!  The instructor prepped all her food for her thru-hikes of the AT and Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

Sessions
 
Title: VN300 Dehydrate Your Own Food for Trail RM108
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN301 Fast & Light Backpacking Meals RM110

Audience: Anyone
Make your own backpacking meals from foods at the supermarket that are much more nutritious and cheaper! No need to buy those salt-laden MRE's! The first class we will be describing the philosophy, ingredients, and recipes. The second class we will actually be making the food so come hungry! For all scout leaders and scouts.
Sessions
 
Title: VN301 Fast & Light Backpacking Meals RM110
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

DP100 Selecting a Thesis / Project Topic RM402

Audience: Adults
This session introduces the participants to the thesis or project required for the doctoral degree. What constitutes a good topic or project? Difference between thesis and project, and associated reports. Help in selecting the general topic. Preliminary steps and approval process.
Sessions
 
Title: DP100 Selecting a Thesis / Project Topic RM402
Location: RM402

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

DP101 Limiting the Scope of the Topic RM402

Audience: Adults

Participants receive help in reducing the thesis/project topic to a workable size and get ideas for their thesis or project research. Selecting a viable thesis/project. Methods used to limit the scope and size. Methods of gathering information for thesis/project.

Sessions
 
Title: DP101 Limiting the Scope of the Topic RM402
Location: RM402

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

DP102 Developing the Thesis / Project RM402

Audience: Adults
This session covers the thesis/project outline and a variety of suggestions for writing and revising the report. Important parts of a thesis/project report. Doing the research or project. Writing the thesis or project report.
Sessions
 
Title: DP102 Developing the Thesis / Project RM402
Location: RM402

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Boy Scout Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member