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Class Schedule - Boy Scouts

Following are class schedules and and course descriptions for the 2018 Boy Scout College. Please note that most periods display TWO ROWS of classes. Course Descriptions are below the class schedules. And no - there is no relevance to the course numbering. Click on each course number to read the description.

 

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Period Course Descriptions are Listed Below

1

BS 102

Skill Games to Teach Scouting Skills

BS 103

SM/ASM Specific Training

(3 Period Class)

BS 104

Troop Committee Challenge (TCC)

(3 Period Class)

BS 714

Special Needs Scouting - ADHD & Autism

BS 107

Life to Eagle

BS 175

Leave No Trace/Outdoor Ethics

BS 236

Dehydrating Foods

BS 717

Selecting Quality Leaders

O P E N  O P E N 
 

2

BS 103

SM/ASM Specific Training

 CONTINUED

BS 104

Troop Committee Challenge (TCC)

CONTINUED

BS 109

New Scout Patrol

BS 180

How to Run a Successful Religious Awards Program

BS 249

Hammock Camping

GS 111

(College of General Studies)

Intro to Wood Badge / Advanced Leadership Training for Adults

BS 470

High Adventure Program and Philmont Trip Planning

BS 502

Family Scouting in Boy Scouts

BS 713

Advancement for Scouts with Special Needs

GS 110

(College of General Studies)

Winter Treking

 

3

BS 103

SM/ASM Specific Training

 CONTINUED

BS 104

Troop Committee Challenge (TCC)

CONTINUED

BS 110

Quality Outdoor Program

BS 716

Managing Conflict in Your Unit

BS 112

Scoutmaster Conferences

BS 131

Games with a Purpose; Problem Solving and Leadership Games

BS 140

 Maine High Adventure Camp

(Dup of Period 4)

BS 325

Consider Your Spouse and Family

 

BS 503

Webelos to Scout Transition - How to Make it Work

O P E N 

L U N C H  &  Breakout Sessions

4

BS 114

Quality Troop Meetings

BS 115

BSA Advancement

BS 116

Hiking Merit Badge

BS 117

The Training Path for Boy Leaders

BS 415

Stamp Collecting: A Fascinating Hobby for Young & Old

BS 141

 Maine High Adventure Camp

(Dup of Period 3)

O P E N O P E N   O P E N   O P E N  
 

5

BS 229

Women on the Trail: Yes it IS different!

BS 119

Utilizing the Patrol Method to Make Your Job Easier

VEN 112

Backpacking Meals

BS 121

Boards of Review

BS 122

Using Scoutmaster Minutes

 

6

BS 135

Above Average Outdoor Cooking for the Average Unit

BS 232

Recognizing signs: Teen Depression/Drug Use/Suicide

BS 126

Motivating Scouters To Become Trained

BS 127

Quality & Fun Service Projects

BS 128

MB Counselor Training

BS 310

Camping Equipment: What do you need? What do you want?
O P E N O P E N O P E N O P E N   
      

 

 

Course Title Description
 BS 101 CANCELLED  
 BS 102 Skill Games to Teach Scouting Skills Skill Games specifically for Boy Scouts to teach and learn scouting skills
 BS 103 SM/ASM Training Required training for ALL Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. 3 Period Class. The course provides Scoutmasters and ASMs with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. This is the indoor portion of required SM/ASM training. For the outdoor class (IOLS), please check the Council Training Course Catalog.
 BS 104 Troop Committee Challenge (TCC) 3 Period Class. This course is intended to provide the Troop committee members with the basic information to help manage the Troop. Required training course for Committee members. 
 BS 107 Life to Eagle Eagle is the pinnacle rank for Scouts, and a significant life achievement. This course provides a soup-to-nuts discussion from when the Scout makes Life Scout until his parents pin his Eagle badge on him.
 BS 109 New Scout Patrol Every Troop does it differently; come and share ideas, and pick up new ideas. Developing your first year Scout program for better scout retention.
 BS 110 Quality Outdoor Program Learn how to run an OUTSTANDING outdoor program, 12 months a year.
 GS 110 Winter Treking How to lead a safe and awesome winter experience in the snow, in the cold, and in the mountains
 BS 111 CANCELLED  
 GS 111 Intro to Wood Badge / Advanced Leadership Training for Adult Learn all about Wood Badge, the BEST leadership training that BSA has to offer. Learn how Wood Badge will benefit you, your Unit, your career, your family. Learn why you should take Wood Badge. More information here.
 BS 112 Scoutmaster Conferences One of the the MOST IMPORTANT jobs that a successful Scoutmaster has is running Scoutmaster Conferences. Learn how to be an expert, from other experts. More information here.
 VEN 112 Backpacking Meals Learn how to plan meals for the next backpacking trip; learn what meals work and what meals to avoid
 BS 114 Quality Troop Meetings Learn how to plan and run quality Troop meetings. Learn how to ensure that the Troop and Troop meetings are "boy led". Learn how to effectively mentor your SPL to lead the Troop meetings. More information here.
 BS 115 BSA Advancement The first year of Boy Scouting is full of opportunities for advancement. Come hear our practical suggestions to help every Scout reach First Class, including discussions, Scoutmaster’s conferences, and activities that can be used for advancement. BSA Guide to Advancement 2017 is here. Other Advancement Resources here.
 BS 116 Hiking Merit Badge Let's go for a hike, or many hikes. How to plan for Hiking Merit Badge. Learn lots of great ideas of where to go hiking in the area. Merit Badge book is here.
 BS 117 The Training Path for Boy Leaders Learn how to develop your youth leaders. Learn about ILST, NYLT, and why you want your youth to complete these training programs. More information is here.
 BS 118 CANCELLED  
 BS 119 Using the Patrol Method ALL successful Troops make effective use of the Patrol Method. Plus, the Patrol Method makes the Scoutmaster's job so much easier. Learn how to use the Patrol Method in ANY Troop.
 BS 120 CANCELLED  
 BS 121 Boards of Review The Board of Review is a critical step in the advancement process. Done effectively, your Scouts will learn much more than that they have “passed”. Learn how to use this time to give purpose and guide your Scouts. More information here.
 BS 122 Using Scoutmaster Minutes The Scoutmaster Minute is a powerful tool. Are you using it effectively? Learn from the experts how to give a GREAT Scoutmaster Minute, any time.
 BS 123 CANCELLED  
 BS 124 CANCELLED  
 BS 125 CANCELLED  
 BS 126 Motivating Scouters to Become Trained Scout Leaders get trained because…..??? Learn why a trained Scout Leader is critical to the success of the Troop, and how to motivate your unmotivated (and untrained) Leaders to become trained.
 BS 127 Quality & Fun Service Projects Service Projects should be fun. If they aren't fun, participation suffers. Learn about new ideas for service projects. Also learn the ins and outs of recording your service hours online.
 BS 128 Merit Badge Counselor Training Required training for Merit Badge Counselors. Learn how to be an effective Merit Badge Counselor. Required training for all Merit Badge Counselors. This class is also available online.
 BS 131 Games with a Purpose; Problem Solving and Leadership Games If Scouting is a game with a purpose, why aren't we having fun at our unit meetings or training sessions? Explore ways to make Scouting more fun and interesting for the youth (and adults) while teaching leadership skills. Interā€patrol activities, contests, competitions, games, and Troop outings will be discussed and demonstrated.
 BS 135 Above Average Outdoor Cooking for the Average Unit Cooking simple but tasty meals outdoors isn't hard. Learn how to step up your cooking skills even if you or your Unit are "average" in the outdoor cooking department.

 BS 140

 BS 141

Maine High Adventure Camp Same Class Offered Twice. One of Scouting's best kept secrets. Learn all that Maine High Adventure Camp has to offer for your Unit. More information here.
 BS 175 Leave No Trace, Outdoor Ethics Learn the basics of Front Country Leave No Trace principles so you can share the practices with your Cub Scouts and leaders.
 BS 180 How to Run a Successful Religious Awards Program Learn how to offer a religious awards program to your Unit. Learn from an EXPERT - Eagle Scout Father Andy Vill.
 BS 229 Women on the Trail: Yes it IS different! Recommended for women only. What women want to know about how to manage on the trail in Scouting. Equipment, personal care, preparation… A frank discussion of issues specific to women and examples of equipment that works for female trekkers. 
 BS 232 Recognizing signs: Teen Depression/Drug Use/Suicide  Learn all about how to recognize the warning signs of depression, drug use, and suicide in your youth members.
 BS 236 Dehydrating Foods Learn from the best: how to dehydrated foods for backpacking, camping, or around the house
 BS 249 Hammock Camping I grew up camping with a tent. One day I discovered hammock camping and my life changed. Hammock camping can be is more comfortable, more enjoyable and easier to setup and take down than tent camping. Learn the basics.
 BS 310 Camping Equipment: What do you need? What do you want? If money grew on trees... Well you get the idea. Learn about great gadgets as well as the basic gear needed for camping, whether you are on a tight budget or the money tree DOES grow in your yard.
 BS 325 Consider Your Spouse and Family This course is intended to assist leaders in ways to understand and strengthen their marriage and/or family relationships so that Scouting augments rather than detracts from the family and increases your personal happiness and tenure as a leader.
 BS 415 Stamp Collecting: A Fascinating Hobby for Young & Old Learn ideas for actively engaging youth by using stamps as props for competitive games, and offer some thoughts on how the hobby is evolving for collectors. Learn how the hobby is evolving including information about some famous collectors and rare stamps that have kept people interested in the hobby for over 170 years. Taught by the President of the New Haven Philatelic Society Mike Frechette.
 BS 470 High Adventure Program and Philmont Trip Planning Learn the ins and outs of planning for a Philmont trip, as well as for your other high adventure trips. With the right planning, your trips will be successful, and more importantly - YOU and your Scouts will have fun. Philmont link here.
 BS 502 Family Scouting in Boy Scouts Starting in 2019, girls are being welcomed into our Boy Scout age program (11-17). Learn the latest information on this program as well as the best techniques for forming Girl Troops and recruiting girls. Learn how Girl Troops and Boy Troops can operate together successfully. More information is here.
 BS 503 Webelos to Scout Transition - How to Make it Work Transition from Webelos to Boy Scout is not supposed to be difficult. Learn what works and learn how to guide your Webelos II Scouts (Arrow of Light) - and their parents) in picking the best Troop to meet their needs. More information here.
 BS 504 CANCELLED  

 BS 703

 BS 704

CANCELLED  

 BS 713

Advancement for Scouts with Special Needs

Virtually every unit will experience having a youth who has disAbilities. This course will provide leaders with knowledge to provide an Advancement program which gives these youth the Scouting opportunities to succeed. Scouting for Youth with Disabilities Manual.

 BS 714 Special Needs Scouting - ADHD & Autism Learn how to provide Scouting opportunities for youth with ADHD or Autism that will allow them (and you) get the most out of the Scouting program.
 BS 716 Managing Conflict in Your Unit Did you ever have a conflict or two in your Unit??? Learn to analyze source and course of conflict; Identify tools to help mediate; Learn to apply tools to specific situations; Learn to become a stronger role model
 BS 717 Selecting Quality Leaders Learn the right process of finding the right person to fill your unit’s leadership needs. Learn to avoid methods that either do not fill our unit’s leadership needs or recruit people who might not be the ideal match to the position. More information is here.