Climbing Instructor Level 1 Training

When: May 19 7:00 PM - May 21, 4:30 PM.
Where: Camp Wanocksett
Cost: $15 payable at the door

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This training program is for adults and older Scouts and Venturers (age 14+) who are interested in getting involved in our council's climbing programs. The course prepares participants to assist in conducting climbing activities at the Council, District, or unit level under the supervision of a Director or Level II instructor. Topics covered include knots, belay techniques, anchoring basics, equipment, and site safety.

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Into to Outdoor Leadership Skils

When: April 21, 2017 6:00 PM - April 22, 2017, 6:00 PM
Where: Camp Split Rock
Cost: $25 / person

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The Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills is a two day course that prepares you to teach your Scouts the outdoor skills needed for the Arrow of Light, Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks. It's an enjoyable weekend with knowledgeable Scouters, with lots of hands-on instruction and practice in campsite selection and Leave No Trace, woods tools and fire building, cooking and sanitation, hiking, first aid, and planning outdoor programs.

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Scoutmaster Specific Training

When: April 4, and April 11, 7-9:30 PM. Must attend both sessions.
Where: Nashua Valley Council Service Center
Cost: There is no charge for this training

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This training program is for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who are new to the position or just need to bring their knowledge up to date. The course aims to help leaders gain confidence that the challenge is a manageable one, and understand the resources available to support them in this role.

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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

When: June 10, 2017 9AM-5PM
Where: Camp Split Rock
Cost: No cost

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Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program. Training in outdoor skills is required before taking any scouts on outings. BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is designed for Cub Scout leaders and is a one-day training event that introduces participants to the skills needed to plan and conduct Pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. This energetic training will provide the necessary knowledge and skills for a pack to be able to go Family Camping. It will cover everything you need to know to plan and run an overnighter. BALOO is more than just camping; it includes:

  •  Ideas for outdoor activities, games and ceremonies
  •  Information on selecting and using camping equipment
  •  How to run a campfire program
  •  Cooking

This training is required for any adult leader who is in charge of planning a pack campout and it is required that at least one adult per pack complete BALOO training in order to apply for tour plans. There is no fee for this course. Participants need to bring their own lunch, water bottle and any snack items. Coffee will be provided.

Cub Scout Leader Training Online

Basic, position specific training for Cub Scout leaders is now available online at This includes training for: Tiger Den Leaders, Wolf Den Leaders, Bear Den Leaders, Webelos Den Leaders, Cubmaster, Pack Trainer, and Pack Committee. Cub Scout leaders are considered to be fully trained once they have completed the following courses: This is Scouting, Cub Scout Fast Start, Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific, and Youth Protection.

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