Category: Training

Philmont Training Center Invitation Process Underway

Recently, all Scout executives received an email with details on how to submit an invitation list to the Philmont Training Center (PTC) for 2015 conferences. The PTC invitation process enables you and your council staff to submit names of Scouters

Stay Tuned Into BSA’s Program Updates by Attending a 2015 Conference at Philmont Training Center

PTC Featured

The next few years promise to be exciting for Scouting as our traditional programs will be updated based on several years of volunteer-led research and development. These changes are part of the BSA’s current strategic plan that emphasizes the need

Training Times: Summer Issue Features Updates on MyScouting Tools and Upcoming Training Opportunities

The summer issue of Training Times is out! We are sorry for the delay but there are a couple of items in there that we wanted to finish/release before we sent it out. Look on the “Training Updates” page, and

Congratulations to DOB Honor Graduates

Scouting U and the Westlake Campus are proud of all of our commissioned executives who have completed District Operations Basic (DOB). As part of this new course, students who excel in all aspects of becoming commissioned have the opportunity to

Register Now for 2014 Philmont Training Center Conferences


The Philmont Training Center, the national training center of the Boy Scouts of America, is excited to offer new cutting-edge conferences to volunteers from across the nation in 2014. In addition to yearly favorites such as “District Key 3,” these

New Exploring and Learning for Life Certifications Open to All Level Employees


If you are wondering how to grow Exploring, increase revenue, support your staff with Exploring or Learning for Life responsibilities, or develop a district- or council-level Exploring or Learning for Life committee, we have some exciting news for you! The

ScoutingU to Combine Volunteer and Employee Learning and Development


A couple of years ago, two executives from the BSA’s Center for Professional Development were discussing the nine stages of team development. One of the executives had recently returned from a local council where he had presented the topic. When

Check Out the Newest Resource for Onboarding New Professionals

Adjusting to a new job is one of the top stressors in life, and that adjustment can be a daunting challenge. Unlike the traditional first day of employee orientation and onboarding when an employee generally spends a large amount of

New Membership Impact Webinars Available

Webinars Featured

The Membership Impact Department is pleased to announce the development of two new pre-recorded webinars to assist regional and area volunteers in supporting councils in the area of membership growth. Council Membership Plan Implementation Webinar This webinar was created to

Training Times: Summer Issue Highlights YPT, Rayado, NAYLE at Sea Base

Training Times Featured

The summer edition of Training Times has been published and is available online (and as a downloadable PDF). In this issue, you can read more about staying current on your Youth Protection Training, proposed updates to the Venturing program, the