Adult leader training is vital to the success of Scouting programs and ensures that a fun, safe and fulfilling experience is provided to each Scout. Some courses may be completed online through my.scouting.org. All other courses are provided by the council and each district on a regular basis. 
Beyond required training, we encourage adult leaders to take supplemental training such as University of Scouting or Wood Badge as well as a variety of our other training courses throughout the year. 
Check out our Training Calendar for more information on how to become the trained leader every scout deserves

Training Specific Events

SPIFFY

What is SPIFFY?

Scouters Preparing an Interesting Fun Filled Year

SPIFFY …..

Is the opportunity to learn new skill, techniques, and ‘keep-up’ with the youth of today.

You will be able to ….

     Gather ideas for new things to do together

     Network with other adult leaders

     Learn what ‘works’

     Learn what ‘doesn’t work’

     Establish resource contacts

     Ask questions you’ve always hesitated to ask

     Take that BIG STEP into new adventures and prepare for an interesting and fun filled year!

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SPIFFY 2020

For information regarding training please contact

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
[email protected]

Introduction to Leader Specifics for SM/ASM

This course introduces the adult leadership to the day to day operations of how a troop functions. Explanations of adult leadership positions, youth leadership positions along with clarification on policies, procedures, and proper uniform guidelines are just a few of the topics discussed. If you are planning to join a troop in the near futures, have just joined a troop or feel you need a refresher, this is the training for you! Cost of the course includes the Troop Leaders Guide.

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Spring Session
Summer Session
Fall Session
Winter Session

For information regarding training please contact

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
[email protected]

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

This training is required for all Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters, Venture Advisors and Crew Committee members. The course is designed to provide working knowledge of the basic outdoor skills necessary to succeed as a Leader. You will be camping just like the youth in your unit and learning how the patrol method functions. Cracker Barrel will be provided on Saturday evening.

Register Here
Spring Session
Fall Session

For information regarding training please contact

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
[email protected]

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid is a sixteen hour course that combines classroom instruction, skills practice and role-playing scenarios to teach the response steps and treatment of injuries and illnesses in a delayed-help situation. Payment of the course fee is not a guarantee of certification.
Course certification and successful completion of the course requires that the participant attend all sessions, participate in all skill sessions and activities, demonstrate competency in all observable skills, and complete the scenario.

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Spring Session
Fall Session

For information regarding training please contact

Contact/Questions:

Rick Talerico : [email protected]

 

Wood Badge

Wood Badge is

  • Scouting’s Premier Training Course
  • a “Mountain-Top” experience
  • an experience in the Patrol Method
  • a worldwide experience
  • a realization of the BSA mission, vision, and values
  • practical learning of Scouting’s skills and methods
  • applicable to your work & family life too

Coursework PDFs

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Our Wood Badge course (C7-702-20) will be held in October 10-12 and November 7-8, 2020.

You must attend all 5 days of the course

For information regarding training please contact

For information regarding training please contact

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
[email protected]

Celia Mistretta
C7-702-20 Course 
Director
[email protected]

BALOO: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Pt. 2 

Come spend some time at camp filled with Fellowship and an opportunity to sharpen your scouting skills. This class covers all the information needed to plan and execute a pack overnight. Learn about basic skills, proper planning, scheduling, program suggestions, camp cooking with different types of equipment, and lots more! Speak with fellow scouters and get ideas for future outings, ask questions, and share your experiences with others.

Don’t forget…. every pack needs a BALOO trained leader. One is good but TWO is even better!

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Spring Session
Fall Session

For information regarding training please contact

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
[email protected]

The Trainer’s Edge

The purpose of the Trainer’s EDGE course is to provide and help develop the platform skills of a trainer. Trainers Edge is designed to give adults and youth trainers the skills to be an effective presenter and instructor. Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and recourse’s while while offering hands on experience in methods and media. The group will offer feed-back that will help you improve your skills as a trainer. Feedback is a gift, we want to make sure it is given in a positive, helpful way. Trainer’s Edge is a requirement for all NYLT staff and Wood Badge staff.

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Training Session

For information regarding training please contact

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
[email protected]

Den Chief Training

Every Cub Scout deserves a trained leader — sometimes that leader is an adult, sometimes is is a trained Scout BSA or Venture Scout in the leadership position of a Den Chief, who wishes to assist a Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos den. A Den Chief is someone the younger Scouts look up to and view as role models. Den Chief training focuses on how to assist the den leader with planning and conducting the meetings, how to build an age appropriate repertoire of activities for the Cubs, and learning to be confident with the youth in carrying out specific duties while having fun.

Register Here
Spring Session
Fall Session

For information regarding training please contact

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
[email protected]

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