University of Scouting

Event Details

March9
Saturday, March 9, 2019 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

SB100 Using Campouts for Advancement Success RM201

Audience: Anyone
Discussion 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. For adult and youth leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM201

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member
Full

SB101 The Patrol Method RM201

Audience: Anyone
New and experienced (and even future) Scouts BSA 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 adult and youth leaders.
Sessions
Full
Title: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM201

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB102 Advancement Program RM201

Audience: Adults
The Scouts BSA 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/she achieves the three aims of Scouting: citizenship, growth in moral strength and character, and mental and physical development. As a Scout advances, he/she 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 Scouts BSA Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM201

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB103 Effective Troop Boards of Review RM201

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. 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: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM201

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

SB104 The Scoutmaster Conference RM204

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: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM204

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

SB105 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 Scouts
Sessions
 
Title: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM204

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB106 SM Minutes-Leave an Impression RM204

Audience: Adults
What if you had just one minute each week to talk to your youth? One minute to guide them on their path; one minute to share your convictions; one minute to shape lives; one minute each week to 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 and Asst. SM’s.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM204

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

SB107 Introduction to Abilities Awareness for Youth Leaders RM106

Audience: Adults
*NEW* An introduction for youth 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. It 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. For youth leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM106

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB108 NYLT and Your Troop or Crew RM205

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/she must KNOW, and what he/she must DO. This session will present the strengths of modern leadership theory along with the value to the Troop and to your Scouts. For Adult and youth leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM205

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB109 Successful Patrol Leader Councils RM204

Audience: Anyone
The Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) selects, plans, and leads Troop activities, and is the key to having a scout-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 scouts to become leaders by example and work as a team to engage the rest of the troop.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM204

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB110 Manage Merit Badge Process for Troop RM204

Audience: Adults
The 10 point merit badge process includes- Who gives out merit badge cards? How are councilors trained? Who can run merit badge courses and how do you do them? Any and all questions regarding the merit badge process. For adult leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM204

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

SB200 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: Period 3-4 11:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM109

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB201 Service Projects RM205

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 adult and youth leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM205

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB202 Wet Wood / No Matches = No Problem-Outdoor

Audience: Anyone
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. For all adult and scout leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: Outdoor

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB203 Places to Go RM206

Audience: Anyone
This Session will offer a number of places to take your Scouts BSA Troop for both high adventure and for that first-time scoutmaster or SPL 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 adult and youth leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM206

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB204 Winter Survival RM212

Audience: Anyone
Get a fun troop/patrol/den educational activity to do with your scouts. In addition, we'll talk about positives and negatives of winter camping, First Aide, cold weather clothing and gear. For all Scout leaders, parents, and interested scouts.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM212

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB205 Shooting Sports RM206

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 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 adult and youth leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM206

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB206 High Adventure Will Lift Your Troop RM206

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 all adult and youth leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM206

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB207 Plant and Animal Identification RM206

Audience: Anyone
Learn how to identify plants and animals which you will likely encounter on your outings or from traces or tracks. 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 adult and youth leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM206

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB208 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. For all adult and youth leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB209 Outdoor Ethics Guide Position Training RM110

Audience: Anyone
*Triple Period* The outdoor ethics guide helps the troop plan and conduct an outdoor program that emphasizes effectively practicing the principles of outdoor ethics. The guide works to help Scouts improve their outdoor ethics decision-making skills to minimize impacts as they participate in outdoor activities. This course will fully train scouts for their position.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 1-3 9:00-11:50 am
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB210 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: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB211 Citizen Disaster Preparedness RM207

Audience: Anyone
*New* In the spirit of being prepared, we will spend some time going through the best practices which are being shared nationwide with security and public professionals. Although the likelihood of a situation is remote in a scouting setting, scouts are in schools, concerts and shopping areas which have become easy targets in recent years. We will discuss the basics of the appropriate responses being advocated nationally by security professionals. For adult leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM207

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB300 Implementing Outdoor Ethics in Troops & Crews RM110

Audience: Anyone
This course will cover outdoor ethics for 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 Scouts BSA will also be discussed.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB302 Intro Ldrship Skills for Troops/Crews RM213

Audience: Anyone
*DOUBLE PERIOD* The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles. This training is an opportunity for adult leaders to set expectations, but…it is best for youth to teach other youth how to run their unit. This hands-on course will show scouts how to plan, prepare and deliver training that will strengthen their scout-led unit. Adults will learn how to support their senior leaders. Especially designed for units that are planning their first training. For youth and adult leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 4-5 12:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM213

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SB400 District/Council Eagle BOR Training RM207

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: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM207

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

SB401 Merit Badge Counselor Training RM207

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: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM207

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

SB402 Intro to Project Management RM207

Audience: Anyone
What is Project Management? More specifically, what is a project? Almost everything we do in Scouting 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: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM207

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS100 Cubmaster 411! RM209

Audience: Adults
What does a Cubmaster do? How do you leave them wanting more? Learn tips and tricks of being the head MC of the pack. From running a Pack Meeting to a campfire. Learn what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. For Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Cub Committee members.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM209

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CS101 Cub Scouting in the Outdoors RM209

Audience: Anyone
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: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM209

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS102 All the Things You Will See-Places to Take Cubs RM209

Audience: Anyone
Want to learn about camp-in and day trip opportunities within drivable distance? Tips on event management, planning, communication and maximizing the trip for achievements and advancement? Learn what Den Leaders can do to coordinate den outings. We'll give you resource information, how-to guides and more! For all Cub Leaders, Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Committee Members and Den Leaders, Den Coordinators, and Adult Partners.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM209

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS103 Pack Meeting Planning RM211

Audience: Adults
Good Pack meetings don't just happen. It takes a team to plan and execute good Pack meetings. From how to keep everyone engaged to ideas for giving out the awards. For Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, and Cub Committee members.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM211

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CS200 Get Me More Scouts! Recruitment Secret RM209

Audience: Adults
Ever wonder how other Packs get so many scouts? Want to learn new ideas for recruiting? Learn how to encourage families to join your Pack and grow your unit. For all Cub leaders, Cubmasters, Cub Committee members, Den Leaders and Den Coordinators.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM209

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CS201 Weird Science! Adding STEM to Program RM212

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. For all Cub Leaders, Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters and Den Leaders, Den Coordinators and Adult Partners.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM212

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS202 Off to the Races! Amazing Pinewood RM209

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, Cub Committee members, Den Coordinators, and Adult Partners.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM209

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS203 Lions's ROAR! The NEW Lion's Program! RM208

Audience: Adults
Learn about the Lion’s Cub program for kindergarteners, and how to entice the younger boys and girls 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, Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters and Committee Members, Den Leaders, and Den Coordinators.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM208

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CS204 New Cub Scout Family Program RM200

Audience: Adults
The future is here now. How to get Girls into your Pack and how to prepare for their arrival. How to get the new scouts and keep the program fun for all the families involved. For all Cub leaders, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Cub Committee members, Den Leaders, Den Coordinators, and Adult Partners.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM200

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CS205 Teaching Leave No Trace to Cubs RM110

Audience: Anyone
It’s more than just picking up after ourselves - it’s a way of outdoor life that begins in Cub Scouts! Our LNT Trainer will discuss conservation techniques that enhance outdoor skills and get you and your Scouts more involved with nature. This basic “Leave No Trace” awareness class is a great introduction to more detailed workshops in which you can become a certified “Leave No Trace” instructor yourself! For all Cub Leaders, Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Den Coordinators, and Adult Partners.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS300 Cooking for Cubs RM111

Audience: Anyone
Never cooked outside or only on the backyard grill? Ever wondered how to feed the horde that is your Pack? Look no further, in this course you will learn basic outdoor cooking techniques that you can teach your Cubs that are fun and delicious!!! You can even learn a few ways to get your Webelos their Cast Iron Chef Adventure. For Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Den Coordinators, and Adult Partners.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM111

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS301 Crafty Crafts! RM211

Audience: Anyone
*NEW** Looking for fun new craft and program ideas for your pack? Not just as craft projects, but to also help teach the principles of scouting. For all Cub Leaders, Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Assistant Den Leaders, Adult Partners and Den Coordinators.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM211

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS302 Games for Gatherings & Meetings RM211

Audience: Anyone
Scouting is a “game with a purpose”. Learn about fun games for gatherings and transition times in your meetings, or just what to do if your cubs are antsy. How do you tie games in with the adventure your working on? Fun ideas to add to your "playbook". For Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Assistant Den Leaders, Adult Partners and Den Coordinators.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM211

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS303 All Tied Up In Knots RM208

Audience: Anyone
**NEW** Don’t know your bowline from a sheetbend? Learn to tie the knots required to advance and earn the Arrow of Light! Our expert instructors will show you the ropes so you can teach your Webelos the square knot, double half-hitch, tautline hitch, clove hitch, bowline and sheetbend, plus learn how to whip a rope without getting hurt. For all Cub Leaders, Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, and Den Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM208

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS400 BS Here We Come! Webelos Transition RM208

Audience: Anyone
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 rank 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: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM208

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS401 Map and Compass Basics for Webelos RM208

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: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM208

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS402 More Than S'Mores RM212

Audience: Anyone
Want to create that totally awesome campfire that your scouts will remember for the rest of their lives? Learn how to put together a memorable program of stories, songs, skits and run-ons that will thrill, entertain and then send them off to bed as the embers fade. For all Cub Leaders, Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Den Coordinators, and Adult Partners.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM212

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS403 Treasure Hunting-Intro to Geocaching for Cubs RM208

Audience: Anyone
You don't have to be a pirate or Indiana Jones to like to find treasure. Learn about this new and fun real world treasure hunt that your youth will love. With basic equipment you already have you are all set to go and solve puzzles outdoors. For Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Den Coordinators, and Adult Partners.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM208

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS404 Get to the Point!Teaching Knife Safety RM213

Audience: Anyone
Sharpen your whittling and teaching skills with hands-on Activities. Learn how to work with your Bears on the Bear Claws adventure. Tips and Tricks for teaching your cubs knife skills to last them a lifetime. Bring your own whittling knife - a folding knife that includes a small blade of around one and a half inches in length. No multi tools, knives with fixed blades, or blades longer than three inches. For Bear and Webelos Den Leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM213

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CS500 So You Are a Den Leader RM211

Audience: Adults
*NEW* Are you a new den leader? Lion or Tiger Adult partner? Do you wonder, "What did I get myself into?"?. Learn how to plan and run your den meeting from gatherings, to adventures. How to use the leaders guides to make your job even easier. For Den Leaders, Assistant Den Leaders, Adult Partners and Den Coordinators
Sessions
 
Title: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM211

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CS500A So You Are a Den Leader RM211

Audience: Adults
*NEW* Are you a new den leader? Lion or Tiger Adult partner? Do you wonder, "What did I get myself into?"?. Learn how to plan and run your den meeting from gatherings, to adventures. How to use the leaders guides to make your job even easier. For Den Leaders, Assistant Den Leaders, Adult Partners and Den Coordinators
Sessions
 
Title: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM211

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

CU100 Cooking for Cubs-Introductory RM111

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: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM111

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member
Cancelled

CU101 Cooking-It's Largely About HEAT RM210

Audience: Anyone
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
Cancelled
Title: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM210

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU200 The Grubmaster-Keeping It Cool RM210

Audience: Anyone
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: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM210

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member
Cancelled

CU201 What's the Kitchen Patrol? RM210

Audience: Anyone
What exactly is the Kitchen Patrol and how best to clean up after the meal is done. For youth and adult Grubmasters
Sessions
Cancelled
Title: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM210

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU202 Easy One Pot Meals RM210

Audience: Anyone
Looking for warm and filling camping meals that don't mean hours of KP? We have lots of ideas and recipes for one-pot camping meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert that can be cooked on a campstove or in a Dutch oven. It's time to think outside the pasta box! Suitable for all Cub and Scout Leaders, Cub and Scout Parents, Webelos and Scouts
Sessions
 
Title: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM210

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU300 Backpacking Food-Plan Ahead and Prepare 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: Period 3-4 11:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM111

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU301 Dehydrate Your Own Food for Trail RM111

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: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM111

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU302 Dutch Oven-What is This Wizardry? RM210

Audience: Anyone
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: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM210

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

CU303 Sous Vida Cooking, Kinda... Chem Lab

Audience: Anyone
*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: Period 4-5 12:00-1:50 pm
Location: Chem Lab

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member
Cancelled

GN100 Youth Protection Training RM200

Audience: Adults
Get the 411 on the New Youth Protection Training. Youth leaders will also be required to take this training.
Sessions
Cancelled
Title: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM200

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

GN101 How to Ask for Volunteers to Help RM201

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: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM201

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

GN102 Weird Science-Adding STEM to Your Program RM212

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. For all Cub Leaders, Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters and Den Leaders, Den Coordinators and Adult Partners.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM212

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

GN103 STEM: NOVA Awards and Cyber Chip RM212

Audience: Anyone
The NOVA Awards and Cyber Chip programs incorporate learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, 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: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM212

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

GN104 "Who's On First?: Tips for better communication in your unit." RM200

Audience: Adults
*NEW* Units need clear and effective communication to run effectively. But getting everyone on the same page can sometimes feel like an Abbott and Costello routine. Learn what options you can use to get everyone in your unit speaking the same language.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM200

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

GN105 Family Scouting & Scouts BSA RM200

Audience: Adults
A deep dive into Family Scouting including Girl Dens, Scout BSA Troops for Girls, changes to the OA and Venturing Programs.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM200

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

GN106 Unit Commissioners RM200

Audience: Adults
*NEW* So you want to be a Unit Commissioner. A quick course in the responsibilities and purpose of Unit Commissioners
Sessions
 
Title: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM200

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member

GN107 Woods Wisdom for Women RM206

Audience: Anyone
***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 youth and adult leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 6-7 2:00-3:50 pm
Location: RM206

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

GN108 Meet the Key 4! RM200

Audience: Adults
**NEW** Spend some time with the top Volunteers and Professional in our council! Meet our Council President, Executive VP, 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: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM200

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member
Cancelled

GN109 Training the Chartered Organization Rep RM205

Audience: Adults
***Double Period*** Some chartered organization representatives (CORs) may not be familiar with the Scouting program or their responsibilities when chartering a unit. This presentation is to orient the new COR's or answer questions for current COR's or unit leaders. For all adult leaders.
Sessions
Cancelled
Title: Period 3-4 11:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM205

OE100 How to Earn a Hornaday Award RM213

Audience: Anyone
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 Scouts BSA, 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: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM213

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

OE101 Tread Lightly! RM110

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: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

OE102 Teaching Leave No Trace to Cubs RM110

Audience: Anyone
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: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

OE103 Implementing Outdoor Ethics in Troops & Crews RM110

Audience: Anyone
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: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

OE104 Outdoor Ethics Guide Position Training RM110

Audience: Anyone
*NEW* Triple Period* As a youth position of responsibility, the Outdoor Ethics Guide helps the Unit support the Outdoor Code and make choices that reduce the impact of Scouting activities. During this course, Scouts will receive an orientation to Leave No Trace principles, learn about the position’s responsibilities and gain knowledge/ resources needed to be effective in this role.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 1-3 9:00-11:50 am
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SN101 Introduction to Abilities Awareness for Youth RM106

Audience: Anyone
An introduction for youth leaders on how to recognize Scouts with physical, cognitive and/or emotional challenges, and learn practical skills and activities that will ensure an atmosphere of inclusion and satisfaction among all Troop members. This exciting course is designed to teach Scout leaders how to practice effective leadership when managing a patrol of individuals with varying abilities & needs. Attention: Although this course is primarily geared toward youth leaders, adult leaders are welcome.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM106

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SN102 Working with SN Scouts-Advancement RM106

Audience: Anyone
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: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM106

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SN103 Working with “Invisible Disabilities” RM106

Audience: Anyone
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: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM106

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

SN104 Resources & Panel Discussion of Success Stories RM106

Audience: Anyone
*Double Period* First period will outline various resources for unit leaders; second period will be panel discussion. 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: Period 4-5 12:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM106

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member
Full

SN105 Generating an Atmosphere of Inclusion RM106

Audience: Anyone
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
Full
Title: Period 7 3:00-3:50 pm
Location: RM106

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN101 Venturing Forum-About Starting & Running a Crew RM108

Audience: Anyone
Learn about starting a crew, synergy with Troops, co-ed issues, leader & youth trainings, etc. Share the experience of local Venturing leaders with info tailored to your needs.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 7 3:00-3:50 pm
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN102 Older Youth Training & Awards RM108

Audience: Anyone
Kodiak and NAYLE outdoor-focused youth leadership training; Powder Horn high adventure resource management; and The Hornaday Award will be decribed in this course.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN103 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: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN104 Hiking Northville-Lake Placid Trail RM108

Audience: Anyone
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: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA 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: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN200 NYLT and Your Troop or Crew RM205

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 youth and adult leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM205

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN201 Shooting Sports RM206

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 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 youth and adult leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM206

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN202 Lighten Up! Lightweight Backpacking Techniques and Gear 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: Period 3-4 11:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM109

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN203 High Adventure Will Lift Your Troop RM206

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: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM206

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN204 Places to Go RM206

Audience: Anyone
This Session will offer a number of places to take your 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 and adult leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM206

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN205 Intro to Leadership for Troops/Crews RM213

Audience: Anyone
*DOUBLE PERIOD* The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles. This training is an opportunity for adult leaders to set expectations, but…it is best for youth to teach other youth how to run their unit. This hands-on course will show scouts how to plan, prepare and deliver training that will strengthen their scout-led unit. Adults will learn how to support their senior leaders. Especially designed for units that are planning their first training. For youth and adult leaders.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 4-5 12:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM213

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN206 Implementing Outdoor Ethics in Troops & Crews RM110

Audience: Anyone
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 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. Outdoor Ethics Awards will also be discussed.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN207 Outdoor Ethics Guide Position Training RM110

Audience: Anyone
*NEW* *Triple Period* The outdoor ethics guide helps the troop plan and conduct an outdoor program that emphasizes effectively practicing the principles of outdoor ethics. The guide works to help Scouts improve their outdoor ethics decision-making skills to minimize impacts as they participate in outdoor activities. This course will fully train scouts for their position.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 1-3 9:00-11:50 am
Location: RM110

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN208 Winter Survival RM212

Audience: Anyone
*NEW* Get a fun troop/patrol/den educational activity to do with your scouts. In addition, we'll talk about positives and negatives of winter camping, First Aide, cold weather clothing and gear. For all Scout leaders, parents, and interested scouts.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM212

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN300 Dehydrate Your Own Food for Trail RM111

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: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM111

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN301 Backpacking Food: Plan Ahead and Prepare 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 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: Period 3-4 11:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM111

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN302 Astronomy - For Merit Badge or Just Awe RM108

Audience: Anyone
*NEW* Whether you want stargaze or work on the Astronomy Merit Badge, this course is for you. Follow up will be at the local astronomy club star parties. Instructors are amateur astronomers with the WAA club.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 5 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: RM108

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Youth Leader Track
Staff Member

VN303 Winter & Tropical Camping - Extremes of Adventure RM109

Audience: Anyone
*NEW* Expand from 3-season temperate zone to Winter and/or Tropical camping. Skills to be safe and comfortable in the extremes. Instructor is a long-time guide and outfitter.
Sessions
 
Title: Period 6 2:00-2:50 pm
Location: RM109

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA 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: Period 2 10:00-10:50 am
Location: RM402

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA 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: Period 3 11:00-11:50 am
Location: RM402

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA 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: Period 4 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: RM402

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Cub Scout Leader Track
Scouts BSA Leader Track
Venturing Scout Leader Track
Staff Member