Continuing Education Class List

University of Scouting and College of Commissioner Science
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2023 University of Scouting & College of Commissioner Service

Class Catalog



BAC UoS Continuing Education (Scheduled Classes)

CED1150 11:05-11:55 AM


Brian Macari

CED 115 - Light Weight Backpacking

Go on, get out there!! Backpacking can be as effortless as a hike in the park. No need to subject yourself to the Bataan Death March! Don't be a back-pack mule, come and learn about the latest inexpensive light weight back packing technology and techniques. A little talking, a lot of touch and feel of the "stuff."

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED1180 8:15-9:05 AM


Greg Oates

CED 118 - Eating Well on the Trail!

It doesn't have to be oatmeal and granola! If you give it some thought and plan ahead, the trail meals can be exciting, entertaining, and engaging!

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED1250 8:15-10:05 AM


Don Martin

CED 125 - Basic Knots

Learn how to tie and how to teach your Scouts to tie the knots they need for advancement. Learn the difference between an underhand loop and an overhand loop and why it makes a difference.


This course is tentative for 2023.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED1370 10:10-11 AM


Steve Wolfe

CED 137 - International Scouting

This course provides an overview of International Scouting opportunities available to scouts (Cubs, Scouts BSA and Venturers) and scout leaders. Participants will learn about: Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet events (which connect scouts around the world via ham radio and the Internet every October), Jamboree-on-the-Trail, the World Jamboree, attending summer camp at a Scouts Canada camp (e.g., Haliburton Scout Reserve near Toronto), participating in a Council or National sponsored scouting exchange program, supporting Scouting in developing countries through the BSA World Friendship Fund, and qualifying for the new International Spirit Award (for youth and adults) and the International Scouter's Award square knot (adults only).

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED1440 8:15-9:05 AM


Mike Garant

CED 144 - Introduction to the Principles of LNT

A detailed introduction to the seven principles of Leave No Trace. The principles are the same no matter where we go or what we do in the outdoors, but we interpret them differently when we're in an established campground (front country) versus when we're in the backcountry, such as a backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail or at Philmont. Application of the principles in both contexts will be discussed. This course is a must for leaders new to the BSA program and a good refresher for experienced leaders as well. Maximum number of participants: 20


CED1450 10:10-11:55 AM


Don Martin

CED 145 - FUN! Knots

Learn the Friendship Knot, the Chinese Lanyard Knot and the Monkey's Fist at a minimum. Knots are Not a Problem, they are FUN!


This course is tentative for 2023.

Maximum number of participants: 20

CED1500 10:10-11 AM


Greg Oates

CED 150 - Cold Weather Camping

This winter take the tents - chuck the cabin. Wake up with six inches of fresh snow on your tent, and enjoy it! These techniques will teach you how.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED1540 9:15-10:05 AM


Dan Lentz

CED 154 - Heritage & Symbology of Scouting

Scouting is rich in tradition and history. This class will shed light on how the implementation of today's Scouting program was built on the foundations laid by Lord Baden Powell over 100 years ago and implemented in America by James West in the early 20th century. We will explore how the methods of today's Scouting program seek to achieve the aims of Scouting, which were built on these traditions and history. A deeper understanding of Scouting traditions and history will help you in your own understanding of the Scouting program, and improve your ability to explain the Scouting program to others.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED1610 1:50-2:40 PM


Ken Lyons

CED 161 - Faith Based Scouting

This course will introduce you to the various programs within BSA and the religious communities that draw Scouts closer to God. This course will share not only what programs exist, but how one goes about recruiting, networking, presenting, and perpetuating such programs within the Scout units and the religious community. The Baltimore Area Council's new "God and World Emblem" will also be featured.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED1690 1:50-2:40 PM


Bill Montgomery

CED 169 - STEM-tastic Scouting - Inspiration, Imagination and Innovation

This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) session is designed to help you, your unit, district or council integrate STEM programs and activities into your current programming. Whether you are involved in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA or Venturing, this course takes a fresh approach to open the STEM program to all Scouting youth. Discussions on how to implement, modify, and incorporate STEM programs through organized activities is the focus. Excitement, roadblocks, funding, recruitment, training, resources, and tracking are covered.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED1700 11:05-11:55 AM


Kevin Miller

CED 170 - Preparing a Crew for Philmont - A Parent/Leader's Perspective

This class will cover all aspects of crew preparation, from submitting your application to your arrival at the Philmont Scout Ranch. You will discover how to select your trail, how to pick your crew, how to overcome the transportation nightmare, what equipment you'll actually need, some of the hidden expenses, how to lighten the admin load, and how to prepare your crew for the most enjoyable adventure ever.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED1740 3:40-4:30 PM


Thomas Rivard-Willis

CED 174 - Tread Lightly! Workshop

The course introduces the Five Tread Principles of Tread Lightly!, skills and ethics for minimizing the impacts of mechanized outdoor recreation. BSA has partnered with the Tread Lightly! organization to provide outdoor ethics guidance for use in motorized activities and shooting sports. If you're already a pro at the seven principles of Leave No Trace, this is the perfect session to expand and deepen your Outdoor Ethics knowledge.

Maximum number of participants: 20

CED1861 11:05-11:55 AM


Steve Wolfe

CED 186A - How to Plan an International Scout Trip

Learn how easy it is to plan a successful and fun an international scout trip. We'll cover how to pick a travel location and important consideration for the trip, review of time

line for planning and recruiting scouts and leaders, review of places to stay, how much money, buying airfare, itinerary for the trip. Tips on getting home safely. If you are interested an leading an overseas scout adventure trip make plans to attend this class. Maximum number of participants: 20


CED1890 9:15-10:05 AM


Victor Torres

CED 189 - Wilderness Survival

Both Scouting and Venturing support Wilderness Survival programs. Review the basics of WS and understand how it differs between programs. Learn how to use it as a tool to prepare the younger Scouts for high adventure and to challenge the older Scouts, which boosts retention, facilitating rank advancement, and deeper exposure to the 3 aims of Scouting.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2040 10:10-11 AM


John Gillette

CED 204 - Orienteering Resources for the Unit Leader

This course will explore the role of Navigation and Orienteering in each of the Scouting programs and will provide the Unit Leader with local orienteering resources. It will also suggest ready-made activities that SMs can leverage for Scout advancement.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2080 3:40-4:30 PM


Jim Pluto

CED 208 - BSA High Adventure - in Maine?

Have you heard about Matagamon High Adventure Base in Maine? Learn about the exciting outdoor Scouting opportunities available beyond your local Council through the High Adventure programs offered by other BSA Councils. This course focuses on the Main High Adventure program operated by the Katahdin Area Council. Learn about the exceptionally flexible backcountry program for Venture crews and older Boy Scouts. Learn how the Maine High Adventure program can support, reinforce, and extend your unit's outdoor program offerings. Find out how remote the canoeing locations are. Find out how easy it can be to plan your unit's trip to northern Maine.

And learn how memorable the experience will be for every participant.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2099 2:45-3:35 PM


Ken Lyons

CED 209 (BCS 129) - Emphasizing Duty to God

Scouting teaches youth to do their duty to God through program delivery, special observances, and partnerships with various faith-based organizations, because the Boy Scouts of America believes in an obligation to God, and Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, believed that religion is a key component of the movement. The purpose of this course is to explain how and why Scouting encourages youth to be reverent - and how leaders and Commissioners can help units enhance the Reverent aspects of their programs. In the National Commissioner Sciences Curriculum, this course was designated as BCS129.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2119 8:15-9:05 AM


Symphony Walkley Bill Cunnane

CED 211 (CSP 219) - Scoutbook 101 Cub Scout Pack Edition

In early 2015 the Boy Scouts of America announced the acquisition of Scoutbook.com (aka Scoutbook). Scoutbook is a web-based unit management, communication and advancement tracking tool. In this class we will explore the tool and show you how to use Scoutbook to manage your Pack. We will review how to manually enter new scouts, how to link to Scoutnet to import your charter information, how to track leader training, how to track Cub Scout advancements and upload those advancements to Scoutnet.

We will show how to use Scoutbook to send email to unit members and how to use the built-in calendar. Scoutbook makes managing your Pack much easier - come learn how! Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2120 9:15-10:05 AM


Symphony Walkley Bill Cunnane

CED 212 - Scoutbook 101 Scouts BSA Troop Edition

In early 2015 the Boy Scouts of America announced the acquisition of Scoutbook.com (aka Scoutbook). Scoutbook is a web-based unit management, communication and advancement tracking tool. In this class we will explore the tool and show you how to use Scoutbook to manage your Troop. We will review how to manually enter new scouts, how to link to Scoutnet to import your charter information and how to track leader training. We'll explore how you AND your Scouts can track their Rank Advancement, sign up for and track Merit Badge work (and show you how to assign Merit Badge Counselors within the tool) and how to upload all advancement information to Scoutnet. We will show how to use Scoutbook to send email to unit members and how to use the built-in calendar. Scoutbook makes managing your Troop much easier - come learn how

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2130 8:15-9:05 AM


Lynn Galloway

CED 213 - BSA CyberChip

A new facet to the protection of our youth, BSA has established the "CyberChip" an annual electronic media certification for safe use of all social media by Scouts. This session will enable adults to teach the CyberChip certification to Scouts BSA and Venturing Scouts. CyberChip includes all social media (Internet, cell phones, gaming devices, etc.). CyberChip is required for several Merit Badges and is required for the Star rank. While completing the CyberChip, Scouts will learn benefits & dangers of social media, develop standards with their parents, Scout Leaders and/or Crew Advisors.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2140 1:50-2:40 PM

CED 214 - NYLT - What the Course must BE and What Leaders need to KNOW for Their Youth to DO Leadership Skills Training

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) has been described as giving a life-long advantage to the Scouts who complete the course. This course-intended for adult leaders and parents of prospective course participants-is youth-led and explains the basics of - What is NYLT? as well as - What is its purpose? It covers how to determine if youth at this point in their Scouting careers are ready to attend, and provides some information on synergy between adult leaders attending The Course for the Wood Badge while their youth leaders attend NYLT. It also provides information that parents will want to know to help them support their youth. Topics of how the benefits participants receive from the skills gained from taking the course and how that can affect their lives outside of Scouting are also discussed.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2250 1:50-3:35 PM

CED 225 - Outdoor Ethics Games

Games are the best way to incorporate Outdoor Ethics activities seamlessly into your unit's program! Spend two sessions playing more than a half-dozen Outdoor Ethics games led by an experienced facilitator. Emphasis will be placed on how to properly conduct and debrief games so that participants will all have fun and learn a consistent message. Additional resources for Outdoor Ethics games and activities will be shared. Maximum number of participants: 20

CED2289 9:15-10:05 AM


Chris Kelly

CED 228 (CSP 120) - Outdoor Ethics for Cub Scouts and First Year Scouts BSA BSA Outdoor Ethics is integral to Scouting. Learn how the Leave No Trace Bigfoot's Playbook can be used with your outdoor program and advancement requirements for Scouts 6 to 13 years old. Found out how the 38 activities in this guide can help you to develop and incorporate Outdoor Ethics activities into your Pack and Troop outings. Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2300 3:40-4:30 PM


Kurt Behrend

CED 230 - Inclusive Menu Planning

This course provides an opportunity to look at how different menu requirements such as allergies and auto-immune issues like Celiac's can be incorporated into our Scout menu planning as part of the effort to retain these Scouts and families.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2351 3:40-4:30 PM


Ken Lyons

CED 235A - Religious, Fraternal and Civic Organizations and Scouting: The Benefits of Working Together!

New for 2023


GOALS: It's all about WHY we should work together and HOW to approach each other. The Goal is increased membership in Both organizations. This initiative utilizes each organization's programming and leverages them as membership tools.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2379 10:10-11 AM


Rand Poullout

CED 237 (SBP 237) - The Role of the Outdoor Ethics Guide in the Troop

The Outdoor Ethics Guide position counts as a position of responsibility for Star, Life, and Eagle Scout rank requirements. Although the position can be held by any Scout, those who have more experience with Outdoor Ethics will be the most successful. This session will provide information to help Scouts and their adult leaders understand how to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Troop Outdoor Ethics Guide and be able to serve as a member of the Patrol Leaders' Council representing outdoor ethics. Both youth and adults are encouraged to attend.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2410 10:10-11 AM


Julie Ayers

CED 241 - Dealing with Youth in Crisis

This class will provide valuable tips that will help adult leaders in all program areas deal with suicide awareness. Be prepared to learn who to do or not to do; where to go for help; and your role in this situation. This course is especially valuable for Advisors and Scoutmasters.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2410 11:05-11:55 AM


Julie Ayers

CED 241 - Dealing with Youth in Crisis

This class will provide valuable tips that will help adult leaders in all program areas deal with suicide awareness. Be prepared to learn who to do or not to do; where to go for help; and your role in this situation. This course is especially valuable for Advisors and Scoutmasters.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2420 2:45-3:35 PM


Ed Marsh

CED 242 - BSA Shooting Sports Programs

This course will provide an overview of BSA Shooting Sports programs. Learn about programs, opportunities, awards, guidelines and requirements for shooting sports participation by Scouting units. This course will also introduce participants to BSA shooting sports resources.


CED2430 3:40-4:30 PM


Ed Marsh

Maximum number of participants: 20

CED 243 - Shooting Sports in Baltimore Area Council

This course will provide an introduction to the Council Shooting Sports Committee as well as specific opportunities and resources for units to participate in shooting sports in the BAC. Training opportunities, program opportunities and unit level shooting sports programs will be discussed.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2440 8:15-9:05 AM


Bill Montgomery

CED 244 - Trek Leader & Advanced Outdoor Leader Training

Outdoor treks provide the excitement that many older Scouts and Venturers are looking for. With this added excitement comes the responsibility to pay close attention to every detail. Your planning must anticipate weather changes, the itinerary's difficulty, and crew dynamics. Trek Leader Planning and Advanced Outdoor Skills is

designed to help Scouting leaders prepare for a trek. Participants will leave prepared to teach other Scouters the outdoor skills needed for extended-stay outdoor activities.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2470 2:45-3:35 PM


Christine Sandoval

CED 247 - Religious Emblem Coordinator Training

The Religious Emblem Program in Scouting can have a significant influence in developing spirituality, citizenship, and character of scouts-- of all ages--and can assist Scouts in keeping the twelfth point of the Scout Law "A Scout is Reverent." Learn the role of a unit Religious Emblem Coordinator, what emblems are available to Scouts, and the requirements for Scouts seeking to earn religious emblems. Gain an understanding of the resources that are available and points of contact for numerous faith traditions.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2560 9:15-10:05 AM


Chip Galloway

CED 256 - Family Scouting & the Linked-Troop Concept

This course has two purposes. First, how to coordinate the new linked-Troop for girls with an existing Troop for boys. Second, how to explain the Scouts BSA concept to both girls and their parents that have no Scouting experience.


The course will provide a summary background in what we previously called "Boy Scouting," and necessary organization and details needed for interested girls and parents of what to expect in the program. We will also review youth leadership differences with a new Troop and an existing Troop, and how to start up with no trained youth leaders. Activity cost, camping trips, leadership, and youth training can be structured around your current Troop for success with both Troops.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2600 2:45-3:35 PM


Chris Castillo

CED 260 - Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species

An in-depth investigation of the fourth principle of Leave No Trace: Leave What You Find. This session will explore how Scouting can help stop cross-contamination of environments and prevent the spread of invasive species. Learn about invasive species, why they have a negative impact, and easy-to-do actions to help keep environments intact for future generations.

Maximum number of participants: 20

CED2610 3:40-4:30 PM


Mike Huneke

CED 261 - Leading a Conservation Project

Three hours of conservation-related service are required for the Life rank. A good conservation project has a lasting impact on the environment, and it is important that Scouts understand what that impact is. This session will teach how to conduct a conservation project, including project selection and significance, tool use, and safety. Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2620 11:05-11:55 AM

CED 262 - Advanced Backcountry Leave No Trace Techniques

Do you know what a bear cannister is? Or a mound fire? Or a poop tube? You probably never had to use any of these camping at Broad Creek, but if you're going out into the wilderness, you'll want to be prepared. This session highlights a number of advanced techniques to minimize your impact when going on outings in the backcountry.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2630 1:50-2:40 PM


Tobi Kester

CED 263 - Implementing the DCSA

New for 2023


The Distinguished Conservation Service Award (DCSA) is the highest conservation award offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It requires youth to organize and lead two conservation projects of similar scale and scope to Eagle Projects, in addition to other requirements. This session will present a detailed overview the DCSA, with an emphasis on how to provide guidance for Scouts who are considering or beginning working on the award.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2710 8:15-9:05 AM


Meg Hutchins

CED 271 - Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Introduction to diversity, equity and inclusion and how it relates to the BSA programs. This course aims to give Scouters a solid foundation in the basics of DEI including definitions, bias, and privilege. This course is valuable for all Scouters who wish to gain a solid foundation in DEI.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2710 3:40-4:30 PM


Jessica Drake

CED 271 - Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Introduction to diversity, equity and inclusion and how it relates to the BSA programs. This course aims to give Scouters a solid foundation in the basics of DEI including definitions, bias, and privilege. This course is valuable for all Scouters who wish to gain a solid foundation in DEI.


CED2720 9:15-10:05 AM

CED 272 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Cub Scouts

Diversity can be found throughout the scouting program. This course provides a basic understanding of DEI as it relates to the characteristics of Cub Scout-age youth and their families. Explains concepts like religion, race, ability, gender, and diverse families. Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2730 10:10-11 AM

CED 273 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scouts BSA

Diversity can be found throughout the scouting program. This course provides a basic understanding of DEI as it relates to the characteristics of Scouts BSA-age youth and their families. Explains concepts like religion, race, ability, gender, sexual orientation and diverse families.

Maximum number of participants: 20

CED2740 1:50-2:40 PM

CED 274 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Senior Youth Programs

Diversity can be found throughout the scouting program. This course provides a basic understanding of DEI as it relates to the characteristics of older-aged youth and their families. Explains concepts like religion, race, ability, gender, sexual orientation and diverse families.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2750 11:05-11:55 AM

CED 275 - Multicultural Cooking in Scouting

New for 2023


We all have our go to recipes for scouting events and trips. But what is it like to incorporate diversity into cooking for religious and cultural differences? In this course we will explore how to plan, shop, and cook meals that help support and foster diversity in scouting.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED2990 2:45-3:35 PM

CED 299 - The Council Key 3: Q&A and Updates

New for 2023


The Key 3 of the Baltimore Area Council Join the Baltimore Area Council's Key 3 (the Council President, Council Commissioner, and Scout Executive) for a session where you can ask what you really want to know about any Scouting topic! The discussions can include BSA's reorganization, improvements to Broad Creek, information on the work of the council's standing committees, implementation of the strategic plan, and more.

Don't miss this opportunity to obtain the latest news on those items that aren't yet news.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED3010 10:10-11 AM


Bill Montgomery

CED 301 - Get the LEAD out: Exploring the Leadership Aim of Scouting in the Outdoors

New for 2023!


Leadership, like physical wellness, needs exercise to improve and refine your fitness. Scouting added a fourth aim to its program a few years ago, Leadership, but there are few programs that focus on this ideal alone. Refresh your personal and collaborative leadership batteries by focusing on the technical, interpersonal, and judgmental skills that hone your Scouting, personal and professional outlooks. This is a fun, exhilarating experience exposing you to new perspectives. Join us for this tailored version of a course taught at Philmont.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED3020 11:05-11:55 AM


John Gillette

CED 302 - Orienteering Techniques

New for 2023


Students will learn techniques in orienteering including map folding, how to use the compass with the map. thumbing the map, contouring, and use of handrails, backstops and aiming off. One session, but much of the class will be outdoors.

Maximum number of participants: 20

CED3030 1:50-3:35 PM


John Gillette

CED 303 - Advanced Map and Compass Techniques

New for 2023


Students will learn advanced map techniques including resection, intersection, determining slope from a topographic map and adjusting a map for magnetic declination. Students will also learn how to measure a gap using a compass and how to use a clinometer. This is a two-session course. One session will be an outdoors, hands on session.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED3040 1:50-2:40 PM


Christine Sandoval

CED 304 - BSA Partnerships for Citizenship

Numerous civic organizations have mutually overlapping missions and goals with BSA to cultivate citizenship in our communities and to raise patriotic leaders of character. Learn about local, state, and national opportunities for scouts to find service projects, contribute to their communities, and earn scholarships.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED3100 2:45-3:35 PM

CED 310 - Diversity in Scouts Panel

Join us for a panel of different scouters to have a frank discussion about diversity in scouting. This gives the group a chance to tell personal experiences and discuss ways to make scouting more inclusive and welcoming.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED3110 11:05-11:55 AM


Fred Barrett

CED 311 - Creating an Inclusive Environment

Adolescence and teenage years are the years that many psychiatric and psychological illnesses begin to show themselves. These illnesses include depression, anxiety, psychosis, ADHD, self-injurious behavior, anorexia, and substance use disorders. As scouters, none of us should be expected to be able to diagnose and treat these illnesses. But we are on the front lines, and some portion of us are guaranteed to encounter scouts as they are beginning to battle with these illnesses, or after they've really begun to settle into these illnesses. With broad brush-strokes, we will walk through a few general categories of challenges that Scouts can encounter, with the intention of fostering awareness of these problems, and end with some thoughts on how to develop units that are empathetic, compassionate, and inclusive to neurodiversity.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED3150 10:10-11 AM


Chris Castillo

CED 315 - Interfaith in Scouting

New for 2023


Join us for a discussion about how to develop a diverse interfaith service and how we can make our units and events welcoming to individuals of all faiths.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED3170 8:15-10:05 AM


Walt Windisch

CED 317 - Difficult People/Difficult Interactions

New for 2023


We have all been there. You find yourself dealing with a difficult situation time and time again. You begin to dread dealing with people, or at least certain people! This course will provide you with some insights for dealing with those difficult situations. Maximum number of participants: 20

CED7139 3:40-4:30 PM


George Stover

CED 713 (SND 200) - Advancement for Scouts with Disabilities

This course will go over how to get a Scout with specials needs to advancement properly. It will highlight what should be done with a Scout and their advancements. Maximum number of participants: 20


CED7140 9:15-10:05 AM


Thomas and Ellen Brendlinger

CED 714 - Special Needs Scouting: ADHD

This course will identify the characteristics of ADHD and a number of useful tips that leaders can apply. It is important for leaders to be aware of this incidence and strategies they can use that will help facilitate a successful Scouting experience for these youth (not to mention their contemporaries and the adult leadership!).

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED7150 11:05-11:55 AM

Thomas and Ellen Brendlinger

CED 715 (SND 130) - Special Needs Scouting, Autism

This course will show you tools and resources should be used in planning Scout meetings, preparing for attendance to large Scout events and how to provide access to programs and events for each individual ``Scout.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED7160 10:10-11 AM

CED 716 - Navigating Difficult Conversations

This course will analyze conflict from a commissioner/coaching point of view, identifying tools and their use to navigate difficult conversations. This course can be used for the MCS and DCS degrees.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CED7179 1:50-2:40 PM


Thomas and Ellen Brendlinger

CED 717 (SND 210) - Program & Planning Strategies for Units with Scouts with Special Needs

This course will show you tools and resources should be used in planning Scout

meetings, preparing for attendance to large Scout events and how to provide access to programs and events for each individual Scout

Maximum number of participants: 20


BAC UoS Special Needs - Continuing Education (Scheduled Classes)

SND1209 9:15-10:05 AM


Thomas and Ellen Brendlinger

SND 120 (CED 714) - Special Needs Scouting, ADHD

This course will identify the characteristics of ADHD and a number of useful tips that leaders can apply. It isimportant for leaders to be aware of this incidence and strategies they can use that will help facilitate a successful Scouting experience for these youth(not to mention their contemporaries and the adult leadership!).

Maximum number of participants: 20


SND1309 11:05-11:55 AM


Thomas and Ellen Brendlinger

SND 130 (CED 715) - Special Needs Scouting, Autism

This course will show you tools and resources should be used in planning Scout meetings, preparing for attendance to large Scout events and how to provide access to programs and events for each individual ``Scout.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SND1400 3:40-4:30 PM


Carla Bugg

SND 140 - Allergies

This presentation provides leaders and parents with the basic knowledge and skills needed to work with youth who have different allergies. It will also approach allergens and how to deal with them. It briefly touches on emergancy situations and who may have what responsibilities.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SND2009 3:40-4:30 PM


George Stover

SND 200 (CED 713) - Advancement for Scouts with Disabilities

This course will go over how to get a Scout with specials needs to advancement properly. It will highlight what should be done with a Scout and their advancements. In the National Commissioner Science Continuing Education Curriculum (Archive), this course was designated CED 713.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SND2109 1:50-2:40 PM


Thomas Brendlinger

SND 210 (CED 717) - Program & Planning Strategies for Units with Scouts with Special Needs

This course will show you tools and resources should be used in planning Scout

meetings, preparing for attendance to large Scout events and how to provide access to programs and events for each individual Scout.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SND2200 8:15-9:05 AM


Nicole Anders

SND 220 - Camping Considerations for Scouts with Disabilities

New for 2023


This presentation provides leaders, parents, and Scouts with key planning and logistical considerations prior to and during camping trips in order to create a positive outdoor adventure for all Scouts, including those with different abilities.

Maximum number of participants: 20

SND2309 10:10-11 AM


Renee Seymour

SND 230 (MCS 322) - AdvanCED Special Needs Scouting

Virtually every unit will experience having a youth who has special needs disAbilities). This course will provide Leaders and Commissioners with knowledge to share with unit leaders so they can provide a program which provides these youth with the Scouting opportunities to succeed. This course is more of a Disability Awareness for Scouters and what to look for when a Scout with special needs may look into your unit. This course is for all Scouters not just commissioners. In the National Commissioner Sciences Curriculum (Archive), this course was designated as MCS322.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SND3079 3:40-4:30 PM


Robert Ridenour

SND 307 (CSP 307) - Cub Scouts with Special Needs

This course will describe some of the things you can do to help Cubs of all abilities to Do THEIR Best to have fun, learn new skills, and help the pack go in your Cub Scout Program. Learn how to work with parents to better understand the strengths of their Cub and to adapt Cub Scout adventures to the special abilities of their scout. Learn how Cubs with different ABILITIES enhance the experience of the whole pack and can even teach the most seasoned leader a thing or two.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SND3100 2:45-3:35 PM


Walt Windisch

SND 310 - Addressing Neurodiversity in Scouting: A Review of Current Thinking

A sizeable number of Scouts across the BSA programs suffer from disorders that impact their daily functioning, including executive skill deficits, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, and other challenges. Because every Scout leader works with these youth, neurodiversity is an increasingly important issue for packs, troops, crews, ships, and posts. This session will review insights gained from the Neurodiversity Conference given in New Jersey last fall by BSA's National Special Needs and Disabilities Committee. Participants will learn a number of practical interventions that can help Scouts manage anxiety, frustration, attentional problems, and sensory overload. We will cover ways to reduce environmental distractions, limit overstimulation, provide role models for social

learning, train youth leaders, and praise the accomplishments of Scouts who are neurodivergent.

Maximum number of participants: 20