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2023 University of Scouting & College of Commissioner Service

Class Catalog



BAC College of Comm Service - Bachelors (21) (Scheduled Classes)

BCS116

2:45-3:35 PM

Collaborative Assessments



In order to assess the unit's strengths and needs to build a Unit Service Plan with the unit leaders, this course will discuss the need for collaboration to establish unit goals, as well as need to record unit progress in working toward their goals in Commissioner Tools.

Maximum number of participants: 20


BCS104


8:15-9:05 AM


Contacting Units



At the heart of unit service are the contacts commissioners make with their units. This course examines the role of contacts between commissioners and their units.

Maximum number of participants: 20


BCS107


10:10-11 AM


Journey to Excellence

Commissioners will gain an understanding the use of the Journey to Excellence (JTE) tool. This will allow the commissioner to support its use in a unit's program, as well as learn of the resources available to support improvement in JTE scores.

Maximum number of participants: 20


BCS105


9:15-10:05 AM


Resolving Common Unit Problems



This course will build the commissioner's knowledge of the early warning signs of a unit in danger as well as how to support problem-solving.

Maximum number of participants: 20


BCS150


3:40-4:30 PM


Roundtables in Unit Service



This course discusses how the function of roundtables fits into unit service and how to provide unit service before, after and during roundtable.

Maximum number of participants: 20


BCS109


11:05-11:55 AM


The Essential Element (A Servant's Heart)



This course defines the characteristics of servant leadership and how a servant's heart can make an impact in unit service.

Maximum number of participants: 20


BCS114


1:50-2:40 PM


Understanding and Communicating with Today's Leaders



A commissioner will understand the characteristics of generations within scouting's leaders and how this difference makes scouting stronger.

Maximum number of participants: 20


BAC College of Comm Service - Masters (Scheduled Classes)

MCS311

8:15-9:05 AM

All About the ADC



This course will educate the audience on the purpose of the ADC role and how it benefits commissioner services.

Maximum number of participants: 20


MCS316


1:50-2:40 PM


Developing the Unit Service Plan



The Collaborative Assessment of a unit gives an in-depth picture of the unit, its strengths, and its needs. Working together, the commissioner and the Key 3 develop a Unit Service Plan using information from the Collaborative Assessment and other sources.

Maximum number of participants: 20


MCS315


11:05-11:55 AM


Effective Unit Service in Rural Communities



In this course, the participants will learn about the characteristics of a rural community and how to work with a rural community to maintain an effective unit. While the course discusses small towns in general, there are useful tips for every commissioner when developing community relationships wherever they serve.

Maximum number of participants: 20


MCS309


3:40-4:30 PM


Good Commissioners Need Both Head and Heart



In this course, we will discuss how the servant leadership concept is carried out in service to units using your head and heart to provide the support needed by a unit. Maximum number of participants: 20


MCS313


10:10-11 AM


Onboarding New Commissioners



In this session we will discuss the importance of onboarding commissioners into their new position and talk about who is responsible for making sure that onboarding occurs. Maximum number of participants: 20


MCS312


9:15-10:05 AM


Recruiting New Commissioners



This course familiarizes commissioners on the considerations and techniques that support recruiting volunteers who represent the generations of the 21st century. Maximum number of participants: 20


MCS350


2:45-3:35 PM


Unit & Roundtable Commissioners Working Together

While unit commissioners and roundtable commissioners wear distinct position patches, both work together to ensure unit leaders have the support they need to succeed. This course describes how this is accomplished.

Maximum number of participants: 20


BAC College of Comm Service - Doctorate (Scheduled Classes)

DCS501 8:15-9:05 AM

DCS 501 (DOC 604A) Selecting Your Project / Thesis Topic

This session assists Doctoral Candidates in selecting their Project / Thesis concept.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DCS501 1:50-2:40 PM

DCS 501 (DOC 604A) Selecting Your Project / Thesis Topic

This session assists Doctoral Candidates in selecting their Project / Thesis concept.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DCS503 9:15-10:05 AM

DCS 503 (DOC 605A) Developing Your Project / Thesis

This session covers the Project / Thesis outline and a variety of suggestions for writing and revising the report.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DCS503 2:45-3:35 PM

DCS 503 (DOC 605A) Developing Your Project / Thesis

This session covers the Project / Thesis outline and a variety of suggestions for writing and revising the report.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DCS509 8:15-9:05 AM

Legacy of Servant Leadership

In this course the characteristics of servant leadership as well as understanding its role and legacy in scouting will be discussed.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DCS550 9:15-10:05 AM

Leveraging Roundtables in Unit Service

In this course, top-quality unit service to the units in your district or council can be accomplished through maximum usage of the roundtable program by incorporating the needs of the local units into the agenda.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DCS516 11:05-11:55 AM

Succeeding with the Unit Service Plan

The Collaborative Assessment of a unit gives an in-depth picture of the unit, its strengths, and its needs. Working together, the commissioner and the Key 3 develop a Unit Service Plan using information from the Collaborative Assessment and other sources.

Maximum number of participants: 20


BAC UoS Cub Scouting Program (Scheduled Classes)

CSP1141 1:50-2:40 PM


Jennifer Swift

CSP 114A - Transitioning Webelos to Scouts BSA

Webelos to the Arrow of Light program sequence is designed to prepare Scouts for leadership and responsibility to succeed in a troop. We will discuss the foundation in Webelos then how the Arrow of Light requirements are designed to ensure Scouts will find a troop that meets their interests and puts them on the Trail to Eagle.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP1145 8:15-10:05 AM


Don Walters

CSP 114B,C - Planning the Webelos Program

ATTENTION BEAR LEADERS - This is the class for you!! Great ideas to plan a worthwhile program for the fourth and fifth grade Webelos experience.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP1174 9:15-11 AM


Jeff Spranza

CSP 117A,B - Cub Scouting in the Outdoors

Does your Pack have "outing" in your Pack's Scouting program? Learn Cub Scout camping rules, how to use the Guide to Safe Scouting, why BALOO training for adults is essential, and using the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award to enhance your program.

Learn why and how to keep your Cub Scouts engaged in the outdoors that makes Outing in Scouting program unique.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP1180 11:05-11:55 AM


Symphony Walkley

CSP 118 - Outdoor Games

Harness that energy and keep them from running wild. Activities to occupy free time or just to let off steam.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP1300 10:10-11 AM


Keegan Kalmbach

CSP 130 - First Time Campers - Getting Families Out Camping

You've just welcomed new families to your Pack. Your Pack calendar has a family camping trip coming up. But these new families look bewildered and cost conscious. Here's the course to draw them into the ‘Outing' that is in Scouting. We'll review the rules of family camping, what's necessary for that first weekend outing and how to minimize the cost.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP1310 2:45-3:35 PM


Anne Reardon

CSP 131 - Fun in Scouting

Learn how to keep the fun in your scouting program. Don't let you program get boring, keep the excitement up. We will look at Pack meetings, large events such as Blue & Gold and Pinewood, as well as field trips and overnights.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP1320 1:50-2:40 PM


Symphony Walkley

CSP 132 - Indoor Games

Activities you can enjoy with your Den when you find yourselves confined to the great indoors.

Maximum number of participants: 20

CSP1330 9:15-10:05 AM


Peter Jacobus

CSP 133 - Service Projects

Service projects are a large part of Scouting. Learn about how to add service projects to your regular program as well as getting great service project ideas to use in your unit.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP2070 11:05-11:55 AM


Don Gwaltney

CSP 207 - Every Pack Deserves a Pack Trainer

"Every Scout deserves a trained leader" and the Pack Trainer helps to guide leaders towards training to increase leader effectiveness and ultimately, Scout retention. Learn how this key pack committee position guides new families joining your Pack to available training in your district and Baltimore Area Council.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP2110 11:05-11:55 AM


Will Sandoval

CSP 211 - Pack Budgeting

Perhaps budgets are not your strength. Learn how to create a Pack budget that will fuel your program to success. Learn about great sources of fundraising income then how to plan your Pack and Den programs to create and maintain a strong Cub Pack.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP2126 8:15-11 AM


Zac Brown

CSP 212 A, B, C - Mastering Cubmastering

(3 hour Session) Feeling "in over your head" as a new Cubmaster? Or are you an experienced Cubmaster just wanting to learn proven techniques to lead your pack to greatness? Come join an experienced Cubmaster to take a deep dive into your role as "leader of the Pack" and learn how to make your Pack rock and roll. This program will discuss how Pack committees can successfully balance workloads of leaders and provide valuable information on running a pack, including: planning; proven in-school recruitment techniques, induction ceremonies, pack traditions, well-executed campouts, pinewood derbies, Blue & Golds, and working with parents.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP2151 10:10-11 AM


Peter Jacobus

CSP 215A - Pack Committee Workshop

Learn how an effective Pack Committee operates. You'll find out what the Pack Committee does - the administrative and organizational side of running a Cub Scout Pack. Topics such as membership, fundraising, and activities planning will be discussed. Learn proven methods to plan an effective, exciting YEAR-ROUND program. Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP2180 1:50-2:40 PM


Frank Shannon

CSP 218 - Pack Annual Planning

Planning your Pack program is the first step to a successful year of Cub Scouting. Learn how to effectively use the Journey to Excellence to plan your program to maximize Scout retention and continue to grow your Pack with a fun program of learning and outdoor adventure.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP2199 9:15-10:05 AM


Bill Cunnane

CSP 219 (CED 211) - 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


CSP2200 2:45-3:35 PM


Jeannie Lee

CSP 220 - Hiking Program for Cubs

Youth come to Scouting for many reasons; one of which includes experiencing the great outdoors. Join us for a discussion of how to include hiking as an integral part of your Cub Scouting experience. We will also review a hiking program designed to drive participation and increase interest in hiking at the pack level.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP2210 11:05-11:55 AM


Keith Wratchford

CSP 221 - Fishing Basics

You might know how to fish but do you know the basics of how to prepare and do scout fishing? Do you know which knots to use? Fish species? What to do if you aren't catching? Come learn some of the basics of scout fishing.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP2220 2:45-3:35 PM


Evelyn

CSP 222 - Bear Claws

Bear Claws for parents and leaders of Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light. Teaching youth knife skills when they joined the Pack after the Bear Rank: A brief overview of basic Whittling skills and safety with soap carving and with focus on teaching Bear Claws using real knives on vegetables/fruit and wood and working on the alternative way to achieve Bear Claws. Stay for the next class to learn how to the basic cuts on soap.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP2230 3:40-4:30 PM


Evelyn

CSP 223 - Knife Handling and Basic Cuts

Whittling Chip for Parents and Leaders of Wolf rank & up. How to teach youth the basic skills of knife handling and safety while carving a soap bar; covering the 4 basic carving cuts, making and using wooden knives on soap.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP3010 1:50-2:40 PM


Anne Reardon

CSP 301 - Successful Recruiting and Retaining Cub Scouts

A continuous flow of new Cub Scouts keeps your Pack alive and teaches families the enjoyment of Scouting. Learn how to maximize those recruitment materials and other techniques to attract and retain youth - a must for the health of every Pack!

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP3020 10:10-11 AM


Dan Schiller

CSP 302 - Recruiting and Developing Adult Leaders

You've brought in the Cub Scouts, now more adult volunteers and leaders are needed. New adult members are the lifeblood of all healthy Packs. Learn how to turn new parents into new Cub Scout leaders to show them how to be enthusiastic Scouters.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP3040 8:15-9:05 AM


Jeannie Lee

CSP 304 - Cub Scout STEM & NOVA

Come learn fun ways to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) activities into your den and Pack program. Learn about Scouts USA STEM awards NOVA and Super NOVA to increase Scout learning. Learn about resources that are available to make your unit's STEM program the best it can be.

Maximum number of participants: 20

CSP3051 8:15-9:05 AM


Dan Schiller

CSP 305A - Campfire Program

Have you ever wanted to put together your own campfire program but don't know where to start? Remember having a hilarious time around the campfire but can't figure out how the skit worked or you forgot the punch-line? Want to be EXTRAVAGANT and silly or just spend time around a warm fire? Come learn ideas for having great campfires in your Unit campouts or District events and have fun in the progress.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP3079 3:40-4:30 PM


Robert Ridenour

CSP 307 (CED 225) - Cubs 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


CSP3100 3:40-4:30 PM


Anne Reardon

CSP 310 - Let's Talk About It

This forum session will feature seasoned leaders to answer your questions. You've had nearly two years with girls in your Pack. Let's talk about your how your boy and girl dens are going, recruitment opportunities, transition to Boy Scouts, and much more!

Bring your questions you may have about Baltimore Area Council or how commissioners can help a unit. Bring your questions to us!

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP3120 8:15-9:05 AM


Kim Wesley

CSP 312 - Scouting is a Game with a Purpose

In 1936, William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt wrote "Scouting is a game--a wonderful game, full of play and full of laughter, keeping him busy, keeping him happy. Scouting is 'learning by doing' things that are enjoyable--exciting things!" Learn a few tips and tricks to make Scouting a game in your unit.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP3140 9:15-10:05 AM


Kim Wesley

CSP 314 - Think Outside the Book

Do you learn best by listening to a speaker? Do you need to read the material through for better comprehension? Do you want to take things apart and put them back together to understand how they work? Chances are your Cub Scouts learn best in a variety of ways and they aren't all the same. This class will show you seven different learning styles and give you examples on how to incorporate those learning styles into your program to better reach every Cub Scout.

Maximum number of participants: 20


CSP3150 2:45-3:35 PM


Amy Francis

CSP 315 - Stress Management Techniques for Cub Scout Leaders

Stress and personal reactions to stress is impacting youth and adults at a greater degree than ever before. When faced with a new or challenging situation, youth can experience an uncomfortable increase in their stress levels, leading to everything from behavioral challenges to feeling physically unwell. We will briefly touch on some of the science behind increasing and decreasing stress levels to reduce the impact on the learning process and physical well-being. The class will provide participants with stress management techniques that can be used to help youth and adult leaders decrease their stress levels and get the most out of the Scouting Adventure.

Maximum number of participants: 20

CSP1131 10:10-11 AM


Jennifer Swift

CSP113A Cub Scouting for Lions through Bears

How to make scouting (and meetings) fun and engaging for cubs, parents, and leaders.

Maximum number of participants: 20


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 Brendlinger

CED 715 - Autism: Does This Scout Fit Our Unit? Do We Fit This Scout

How to do a proper intake on a person with Autism to ensure success! We will review some of the behaviors, triggers and repairs to be considered when bringing in a new scout into your unit. You will get helpful hints as well as a sample intake form to use while interviewing a scouting candidate as well as to train all your leaders to be able to work successfully with these young people!

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 DCS degree.

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


BAC UoS District Studies Program (Scheduled Classes)

DSP1010 8:15-9:05 AM


Bruce McPherson

DSP 101 - Function of the District Committee

This basic course will examine the four functions of the District Committee, duties of each, as well as those of the Key-3.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DSP1020 11:05-11:55 AM


Chris Ish

DSP 102 - Function of the District Activities and Civic Service Committee Participants will learn how the District Activities and Civic Service Committee strives to carry out its part in council-wide activities and supplement unit and council activities with other fun, memorable experiences that dramatically capture the attention of the whole Scouting community. Special attention will be given to Camporees, Recognition Meetings and making civic service relevant to youth.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DSP1030 1:50-2:40 PM


Mike McDonal

DSP 103 - Function of the District Advancement & Recognition Committee

This course is intended to guide advancement chairs and committee members on how to build high-performing advancement committees at the unit, district, and council level. It defines the roles, responsibilities, and organization of these committees and explains how to evaluate their effectiveness.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DSP1040 2:45-3:35 PM


Don Gwaltney

DSP 104 - Function of the District Camp Promotion and Outdoor Committee The course will cover how the District Camping and Outdoor Program Committee can help units deliver adventure, challenge, teamwork opportunities, confidence building,

fun, and other new and exciting experiences to young people. We will examine outdoor experience at all levels of the scouting program and discuss the districts role in promoting our council summer camps, High Adventure opportunities and Scouting's National Honor Society, the Order of the Arrow.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DSP1050 10:10-11 AM


Mike Neuman

DSP 105 - Function of the District Finance Committee

Fund Development is essential to providing services to our scouts, units and community. This course will detail the many finance roles of the district including soliciting Friends of Scouting, facilitating Product sales (popcorn, camp cards, etc.), promoting Endowment gifts and reviewing Unit-Money Earning Applications.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DSP1060 9:15-10:05 AM


John Boia

DSP 106 - Function of the District Membership Committee

Participants will be introduced to the charter concept of the BSA and to the tasks of the District Membership Committee. Learn how to gather information, cultivate relationships with community organizations, organize Units, and help youth to join existing Units. The course introduces the five sources of membership growth as well as the importance of developing a District Growth Plan.

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP1070 3:40-4:30 PM


Tom O'Dwyer

DSP 107 - Function of the District Training Committee

The training management process will be explained. Also covered will be the components of the District training team, the importance of Unit inventory and planning a District training calendar and training events.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DSP3030 2:45-3:35 PM


Robb Wilmot

DSP 303 - The Role of the District and Council in Boards of Review, Extensions, and Special Needs Advancement

After a Scout has completed the requirements for any rank (except Scout), he appears

before a board of review. This course examines the important role the districts of the local council play in the Eagle Scout Board of Review in particular as well as the appeal process for boards of review of any rank.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DSP3040 8:15-9:05 AM


Howard Weiss

DSP 304 - District Cub Scout Day Camp

The participant will learn the aims of the Cub Scout Day Camp and how to put on a well-planned program.


Maximum number of participants: 20


DSP3050 11:05-11:55 AM


Michael Schaefer

DSP 305 - Smart Growth Planning

This advanced membership course will examine the resources needed to develop a District Growth Plan. Participants will learn how to recognize under-served areas of their District and identify potential chartered organizations in their communities. This information will form the foundation for developing a plan to see that every youth residing in a district geography has the opportunity to join in the adventure of Scouting.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DSP3070 9:15-10:05 AM


Chris Ish

DSP 307 - Planning District Events

A deeper look at the factors to consider when planning and executing district events. This course will help the District Staffer organize and prepare for a year's worth of Cub

Scout and Boy Scout events such as Klondike Derbies, Camporees, Webelos Woods and Merit Badge Madness. If you're new to this, we will help get you started on the right

path. If you're an old hand, perhaps you can share some lessons learned.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DSP3080 3:40-4:30 PM


John Boia

DSP 308 - Training the Chartered Organization Representative

The District Membership Committee is responsible for ensuring that each Chartered Organization Representative (COR) is trained and that each Institutional Head understands the importance of the role. This course will examine techniques to strengthen the District Committee and the relationship with each Chartered Organization through proper training of each COR.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DSP3130 10:10-11 AM


John Boia

DSP 313 - Function of the District Nominating Committee

The District Committee is responsible for increasing the effectiveness of Scouting across an area of our community through the achievement of district goals. We will examine the important, year round role that the District Nominating Committee plays in selecting a slate of competent officers and members at large to carry out the functions of district operation.


DSP3140 1:50-2:40 PM


Tom O'Dwyer

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP 314 - Making District Training Records Work for the District

Sometimes reaching "100% Trained" is as much a matter of record keeping as it is of training leaders. This class will provide live demonstrations of the training tools available on the my.scouting.org website. Learn how to make training records accurate and how District volunteers can get direct information on training and other database reports. See the proper way to record training and learn how District and Unit Key 3 can update records with plenty of time for your questions and answers.

Maximum number of participants: 20


BAC UoS Scouts BSA Program (Scheduled Classes)

SBP1080 8:15-9:05 AM


Robert Kirby

SBP 108 - The Scoutmaster, Troop Organization and Membership

Learn about the qualities that should be expected of a Scoutmaster. Explore what the Scoutmaster should be, know and do. Learn the structure of the troop, including key youth leadership positions. Find out about a troop's support functions and the responsibilities of adult leadership positions. Discuss the ways that creating new members is good for both the youth and scout troops.


Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP1090 9:15-10:05 AM


Robert Kirby

SBP 109 - Troop Meetings and Uniforming

Explore the real purpose of a Troop Meeting. Learn the value of using the troop meeting plan. Find out about the importance of having the youth plan, conduct and review the troop meeting. Find out about the vital role the Scoutmaster plays by providing coaching, support and leaderships to the scouts. Learn about the importance of the uniform as one of the Eight Methods of Scouting.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP1100 10:10-11 AM


Chris Navarette

SBP 110 - Working with Youth Leaders and the Patrol Leaders Council

Learn to establish an environment that is safe both physically and emotionally in which Scouts can learn, grow and enjoy Scouting to the fullest. Learn the purpose for and the importance of the patrol leaders' council. Explore the ways a Scoutmaster can support and guide the patrol leaders' council as the troop activities are planned.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP1110 11:05-11:55 AM


Melissa Douglas

SBP 111 - Sizzle of the Outdoor Program and the Nuts and Bolts of the Outdoor Program

Learn the importance of the Outdoor program specifically that the Outdoors is the

arena in which a lot of scouting unfolds. The Outdoor program is the reason that many youths and adults join the program. Skills and safety are the two main elements that the adult leadership of the troop are tasked with providing. Learn how this can be accomplished while still having a youth-led troop.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP1120 1:50-2:40 PM


Chris Navarette

SBP 112 - Outdoor Program Patrol and Reflection

Experience what it is like to plan an outdoor activity as a patrol. Learn what the considerations should be for safety when planning outdoor programs. How can a reflection help you reinforce the values of Scouting? How you can incorporate reflection into the outdoor experience.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP1130 2:45-3:35 PM


Dan Dinkin

SBP 113 - Advancement Program and Paperwork

Are you familiar with the Four Steps of Advancement? Did you know that advancement was one of the Eight Methods of Scouting? Learn how advancement ties all Eight of the Methods of Scouting together? Explore what paperwork is necessary to manage a scout troop well.

Maximum number of participants: 20

SBP1140 3:40-4:30 PM


Chris Navarette

SBP 114 - Program Planning and Finances

Learn the ins and outs of planning a year long program and how to create a budget and earn the money to support the program. Learn new ways to get your scouts involved in the planning process. Explore how the planning process allows Troop members to connect their activities with the values of Scouting.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP1161 11:05 AM-2:40 PM


Dan Dinkin

SBP 116A - Scoutmasters - How to Shrink that Target on Your Back

NOTE: This Class is for registered Scoutmaster's Only - Must have the patch on the sleeve - No ASM, CC, MC, COR, etc. allowed)


The Scoutmaster job is a rewarding but tough one. There is always someone who knows better than you. Someone is always second guessing your plan for guiding your youth. In this forum-style class, we will discuss ways in which we can best deal with adversity in the adult ranks. How can we avoid/reduce conflict? How can we work with the ASMs, the CC/MCs and COR to make sure that the SM is properly supported and is able to best implement the Eight Methods of Scouting.

We will start with a scenario of conflict between the SM and another adult. The floor will then be opened for discussion/venting guided by the Instructor. Hopefully, ideas and recommendations that arise will aid SMs in ways to improve their methodologies. Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP2010 8:15-9:05 AM


Christine Sandoval

SBP 201 - Scouts Interfaith Service

This session will include information on how to develop and deliver a Scouts' Interfaith Service.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP2020 9:15-10:05 AM


Dan Dinkin

SBP 202 - Health and Safety

What is the Sweet Sixteen of Scouting? Learn how these principles should be applied in your unit.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP2030 10:10-11 AM


Marilyn Cox

SBP 203 - Growth and Development of Scouts

This session will explain the concept of stages of youth development. It will discuss how behavior is affected by developmental stage and help you realize the importance of developmentally appropriate activities at the various levels of the program.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP2040 11:05-11:55 AM


Marilyn Cox

SBP 204 - Drug Awareness

Each year there are more deaths and disabilities from substance abuse than any other preventable cause. This session will provide drug education and help you understand the dangers of drug use and abuse.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP2050 1:50-2:40 PM


David Malkiewicz

SBP 205 - High Adventure/Training Opportunities

High Adventure is the chance to experience something you may never experience again. Learn about the various opportunities that Scouts BSA provides. Learn also about the various training opportunities available to all scouters.

Maximum number of participants: 20

SBP2061 3:40-4:30 PM


Keegan Kalmbach

SBP 206A - Case Studies / Hypotheticals on the Common Problems and Pitfalls of a Troop

Participants will discuss the common problems/pitfalls that Scouts BSA units can face.

They will then examine real life situations and discuss the appropriate solutions for the problems described.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP2100 10:10-11 AM


Jim Morton

SBP 210 - Inspiring Success in Youth Leaders through Effective Mentoring

In order to effectively inspire and mentor youth leaders, adult leaders must first have a passion for the Order and an infectious energy and enthusiasm for working with young people. Inspiring and mentoring starts with us. In this session we will discuss the difference between coaching and mentoring, the uniqueness of the millennial generation, and how to create a strong mentoring environment. We will cover traits of effective mentors as well as mentoring best practices.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP2111 11:05-11:55 AM


Carl Drew

SBP 211A - Scouts BSA - Delivering a Meaningful Program Linked or Girls- Only Troop

This class will be panel discussion with girl unit leaders sharing experiences with girl

troops ove rthe past year. Many of our Chartered Organizations may plan on inviting girls ages 11 - 17 to join the Scouts BSA program. This course will help prepare leaders how to welcome girls into the program through either a linked troop or a girls-only

troop structure.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP2120 1:50-2:40 PM


Adam Kemper

SBP 212 - Introduction to ILST

Have your SM's and SPL's get more exposure to the program to ensure success Unit success. This is a required program for all Scouts taking NYLT.

Maximum number of participants: 20


SBP2080 2:45-3:35 PM


Chip Galloway

SBP208 - Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

Troop Leaders who use Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) as part of their Youth Leadership development will present and discuss how they incorporate the program into their unit's annual program. ILST helps the youth leadership to develop their leadership skills.

Maximum number of participants: 20


BAC UoS Venture Scouting Program (Scheduled Classes)

VSP1019 8:15-9:05 AM


Chris Castillo

VSP 101A (CED 220) - What is Venturing

Introduction to the mission of Venturing, its aims & methods, and unique place in the Boy Scouts of America. Youth-led aspects of the program are emphasized, including District and Council Venturing Officers' Associations. This course is valuable for all Scouters who wish to learn more about the Venturing program.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP1020 11:05-11:55 AM

VSP 102 - Crew Meetings

Does your crew run effective meetings? Want to make them better? What are the elements of a good meeting? We'll provide a template for you to follow/modify to meet your needs.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP1040 1:50-2:40 PM


Will Sandoval

VSP 104 - Conducting Venturing Boards of Review

Venturing is unique among Scout programs in that the youth conduct the Boards of Review for their peers. Learn how to conduct a Board to celebrate the accomplishments of your crew mates. This class will focus on Discovery and Pathfinder ranks.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP1050 2:45-3:35 PM


Heather Verdin

VSP 105 - Leading a Crew Ethical Controversy

Venturing uses ethical controversies to help young adults develop the ability to make responsible choices that reflect their concern for what is a risk and how it will affect others involved. Learn how to lead these essential components of the program in your crew.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP1060 3:40-4:30 PM


Christine Sandoval

VSP 106 - Putting the "P" in ALPS; Conducting a Structured Personal Reflection

Personal growth is one of the four pillars in the ALPS model. Walk away with an

understanding of how this is supposed to work, how to conduct an effective Structured Personal Reflection, and it's importance in the lives of your crewmates.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP1071 9:15-11 AM


Heather Verdin

VSP 107A - Crew Program Planning

The essential knowledge for adults serving as mentors for youth during the annual program planning process, Crew Advisors, or mentors to youth activity chairs. Topics covered include Advisor responsibilities, recognition in the Venturing program (with an emphasis on the new awards program), and how to plan the Crew's annual program. Maximum number of participants: 20

VSP3020 9:15-10:05 AM

VSP 302 - Recruiting Projects for Crews

Keeping your crew going is the name of the game. You've got a great program, now you have to tell people about it so they beat a path to your door. And, oh by the way, you need to do this to earn your Pathfinder Rank. Learn how to do this from folks who have done it themselves.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP3030 10:10-11:55 AM


Christine Sandoval

VSP 303 - Planning Tier II Adventures

The key to a successful event is successful planning. Planning is hard but essential. Get introduced to a tool used by one of our crews to make your next event a success.

Topics covered include Youth/Adult responsibilities, mentoring, and timeliness.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP3040 2:45-3:35 PM


Will Sandoval

VSP 304 - Recognizing Your Accomplishments; Planning Venturing Courts of Honor

Celebrating your crewmates accomplishments is essential to the crew's health. Learn

how to plan a Court of Honor to make the most of the event. Come away with script and program text and ideas for many awards and learn how to write your own.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP3050 1:50-2:40 PM

VSP 305 - How to Incorporate Initiative Games into Meetings

Introduce initiative games into your crew's program. They are a great way to break up activities, build cohesiveness, leadership and problem-solving skills; and, they are fun! Walk away with an understanding of how to select, organize, and incorporate these activities into your next crew meeting or outing.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP3060 3:40-4:30 PM


Heather Verdin

VSP 306 - Mentoring

Perhaps one of the hardest things to do for a Venturer is to mentor another Venturer or Scout. Yet, Venturing asks us to do just that. Go beyond the mentoring training and learn what it takes to successfully mentor another crewmember and how to take that back to your unit to build a better program.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP3139 9:15-10:05 AM


Will Sandoval

VSP 313 (CED 313, SBP 313) - Presenting the Kodiak Challenge

This session focuses on organizing and presenting the Kodiak Challenge at the unit level. The Kodiak Challenge is a unit run leadership class that follow ILSC/ILST. Designed to improve unit's leadership skills while on a dynamic, multiday week long adventure. This course will provide valuable information to will enable Units (Crews, Troops, and Ships) to deliver this content to their youth will incorporate updates from ILSC that were released by National on Dec 3.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP3140 8:15-9:05 AM


Will Sandoval

VSP 314 - Finding Your Crew Identity

How to distinguish your crew from all the others. What sets you apart? Let's talk about what your crew brings to the table and how to leverage that into tangible items (from crew hats to patches, to apparel) that identifies you. Come away with ideas, where to go to get these items, and an understanding of BSA's branding guidelines.

Maximum number of participants: 20

VSP3150 8:15-9:05 AM


Heather Verdin

VSP 315 - Transitioning "Youth" to Adult

You've had a great run; but now you're 21. You've aged out of the program. You've had a coffee cup grafted onto your hand. Now what? Maybe you are 18 and aged out of Scouts BSA but want to help out and still be a youth at the same time. Tips on how to stay engaged. This course targeted to Scouters that have recently aged out of one of Scouting's programs (Scouts BSA, Sea Scouting, Venturing, and/or Exploring).

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP3160 10:10-11 AM


Will Sandoval

VSP 316 - Conducting ILSC

Conducted at the Crew level, Leadership Skills for Crews (LSC) is the first step in the training continuum for Venturing youth leaders. Ideally, the course is run annually for the Crew by senior youth who have previously taken the course, although in Crews with less experience it is often run by the adult Advisors. This class will educate Venturing leaders on how to implement the syllabus and establish youth-led training as an integral part of the Crew's annual program. This course will be taught in conjunction with part of the Venturing Youth Master's Track, will incorporate updates from ILSC that were released by National on Dec 3.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP3209 11:05-11:55 AM


Heather Verdin

VSP 320A (CED 224A) - Social Media and Virtual Programming: Effective Use and Guidelines

Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr…) are very popular among today's youth and

are a very powerful means of communication. Zoom, discord, and other virtual platforms have become vital for day to day life and crew meetings/programs. The purpose of this class is three-fold: to give crew advisors background on how to tap into social media as a resource for engaging with the youth in their crews, to inform them of how to do so in a responsible way, and give them a solid understanding of how to best use virtual programming. BSA policies regarding social media, online safety, and youth protection will be emphasized.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP3240 8:15-9:05 AM


Mike Meredith

VSP 324 - Incorporating Advancement into Your Crew's Program

Most Crews don't think about advancement as a regular pat of their program, but advancement is important to recognize achievement. An experiences Venturing Advisor will discuss ideas for how to incorporate advancement into your Crew's regular program.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP3250 2:45-3:35 PM


Mike Meredith

VSP 325 - Navigating the Summit Process

This session focuses on requirements for the Summit Rank in general, and the Summit Project in particular. Summit Candidates, Crew Advisors and adult mentors for Summit Award candidates will gain the background knowledge to be able to guide youth through the process of achieving Venturing's highest distinction. Emphasis will be places on selecting and executing the Summit Award Project. Recommend taking VSP 301 prior to this course.

Maximum number of participants: 20


VSP3260 3:40-4:30 PM


Mike Meredith

VSP 326 - Other Venturing Awards

You've earned Discovery, Pathfinder, and Summit. Now what? The Venturing program is more than just these ranks. Maybe your interests lie in shooting, outdoors, in a place of worship, or on an athletic field. Take your game to the next level by pursuing shooting sports, Ranger, Trust, or Quest awards among others. Make them a part of your crew's program. Recommend VSP 301 prior to this course


VSP3280 1:50-2:40 PM


Heather Verdin

Maximum number of participants: 20

VSP 328 - Crafting a Unit Electronics Policy

Electronics are a necessary part of our everyday lives. We carry around a device that fits in our pockets that has more computing power and connectivity than the computers that were on the spacecraft that landed on the moon. How do we properly use this tool? Learn how to establish ground rules for their use in scouting.

Maximum number of participants: 20


BAC UoS Doctoral Studies (Scheduled Classes)

DOC614 10:10-11 AM

Doctoral Counseling

This is an individualized session to help you narrow down and finalize your thesis/project proposal, obtain approval of your proposal, and develop a quick outline.

You will be assigned a Thesis Advisor at this session. THIS IS A NON-CREDIT COURSE required for Doctoral Degree.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DOC614 11:05-11:55 AM

Doctoral Counseling

This is an individualized session to help you narrow down and finalize your thesis/project proposal, obtain approval of your proposal, and develop a quick outline.

You will be assigned a Thesis Advisor at this session. THIS IS A NON-CREDIT COURSE required for Doctoral Degree.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DOC614 1:50-2:40 PM

Doctoral Counseling

This is an individualized session to help you narrow down and finalize your thesis/project proposal, obtain approval of your proposal, and develop a quick outline.

You will be assigned a Thesis Advisor at this session. THIS IS A NON-CREDIT COURSE required for Doctoral Degree.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DOC614 2:45-3:35 PM

Doctoral Counseling

This is an individualized session to help you narrow down and finalize your thesis/project proposal, obtain approval of your proposal, and develop a quick outline.

You will be assigned a Thesis Advisor at this session. THIS IS A NON-CREDIT COURSE required for Doctoral Degree.

Maximum number of participants: 20


DOC614 3:40-4:30 PM

Doctoral Counseling

This is an individualized session to help you narrow down and finalize your thesis/project proposal, obtain approval of your proposal, and develop a quick outline.

You will be assigned a Thesis Advisor at this session. THIS IS A NON-CREDIT COURSE required for Doctoral Degree.

Maximum number of participants: 20