San Diego Imperial Council - Tecolote District

Boy Scouts Of America
San Diego - Imperial Council

Thank you for volunteering to be an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), you have the privilege of making a positive difference in the lives of the youth members you serve. The programs of the BSA are exciting, challenging and often technical. The information needed to properly deliver these programs to our youth members is not intuitive. Instead, it requires proper training. Our goal is to teach our youth members the values of BSA through exciting, often life changing programs. The key to accomplishing this goal is training. In the San Diego Imperial Council (SDIC), we offer many opportunities for every registered adult BSA volunteer to complete their required training necessary for his or her BSA position. We invite you to complete the proper training for your position. The youth depend on it and your experience will be enhanced by it. This email includes all the upcoming basic or position specific training sessions on the San Diego Imperial Council website and online trainings that you can take from the comfort of your own home.

EVERY SCOUT DESERVES A TRAINED LEADER!


Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.

Saturday, March 18 8:30am-3pm | San Diego Youth Aquatic Center $15 | Register Online

Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:30am - 3pm | Camp Balboa $15 | Register Online


Charter Organization Representative Training

This course will give an overview of scouting and discuss the roles and responsibilities of organizations that sponsor boy scout units of any level. Sponsored by Rancho Mesa District. Open to leaders from any district.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 9am - 11am | St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church $6 | Register Online


Commissioner Basic Training

This course acquaints the Commissioner team with the aims, principles and specifics of their roles and responsibilities, and assists the team in developing the methods and techniques necessary to guide Units.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 8am-12pm | LDS North Stake Center $6 | Register Online


Cubmaster Position Specific Training

The link below is to the instructor guide that is to be used by trainers in presenting the stand-alone Cubmaster and assistant Cubmaster position-specific course. This course is intended to provide Cubmasters with the information and tools they need to successfully lead a Cub Scout pack. Cubmasters and assistants who complete this training and Youth Protection training are considered “trained” for both positions.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 8am-12pm | LDS Church 1545 South Melrose Dr, Vista $6 | Register Online

Saturday, March 4, 2017 8am-12pm | LDS North Stake Center $6 | Register Online

Sunday, May 7, 2017 8:30am - 12:30pm | Camp Balboa  $6 | Register Online

Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:30am - 12:30pm | Camp Balboa $6 | Register Online


Den Leader Position Specific Training

This course is intended to provide Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos den leaders with the information and tools they need to conduct successful den meetings. Den leaders who complete the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos training, along with Youth Protection training, are considered trained for their position.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 8am-12pm | LDS Church 1545 South Melrose Dr, Vista $6 | Register Online

Saturday, March 4, 2017 8am-12pm | LDS North Stake Center $6| Register Online

Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:30am - 12:30pm | Camp Balboa $6 | Register Online


Eagle Scout Service Project Counselor

Would you like to become an Eagle Scout Service Project Counselor for 2017? This is an opportunity to hear all the latest information and requirements that you need to know in order to effectively work with prospective Eagle Scouts.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | LDS San Diego Stake Center Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | LDS San Diego Stake Center Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered “trained".

Friday, March 17 - Saturday March 18 | Camp Wildwood Ranch $30 | Register Online

Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 22 | Camp Balboa $30 | Register Online

Friday, September 8 - Saturday, September 9 | Camp Balboa $30 | Register Online

Friday, October 13 - Saturday, October 14 | Camp Wildwood Ranch $30 | Register Online


Leave No Trace BSA 101 Awareness

This course will provide a knowledge of Leave No Trace and its seven principles, explain the importance of LNT in outdoor activities and provide information regarding where to locate additional LNT resources and opportunities for further training.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 8am-12pm | LDS North Stake Center $6 | Register Online


Merit Badge Counselor Orientation

This training is for new and existing Merit Badge Counselors. If you are already a Merit Badge Counselor please check your training requirements online as your initial training may be expired. This training is for council and district approved merit badge counselors from any district.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 6pm - 8pm | Camp Balboa Atherton Hall $0 | Register Online


Outdoor Skills for Webelos Leaders

This course is designed to help Webelos leaders enhance the outdoor program for the Webelos Scouts in their den by teaching some basic outdoor skills as well as skills needed to complete many of the Webelos activity badges. This course can be taught as a stand-alone experience but is often presented in conjunction with Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS).

Friday, September 8 - Saturday, September 9 | Camp Balboa $30 | Register Online


Pack Committee Challenge

The Pack Committee Challenge is designed for pack committees and is the course (along with Youth Protection training) pack committee members need to be considered “trained.” The instructor’s guide below is for trainers to conduct the course for pack committee members.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 8am-12pm | LDS Church 1545 South Melrose Dr, Vista $6 | Register Online

Saturday, March 4, 2017 8am-12pm | LDS North Stake Center $6 | Register Online


Scoutmaster Position Specific Training

The course will provide Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, and Youth Protection Training are considered "trained" for those positions. There is no change to the My.Scouting Tools code (S24) for the course.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 12pm - 4pm | LDS San Diego Stake Center $6 | Register Online

Saturday, March 4, 2017 8am-12pm | LDS North Stake Center $6 | Register Online

Sunday, August 6, 2017 8:30am-12:30pm | Camp Balboa Atherton Hall $6 | Register Online


Venturing Advisor Position Specific Training

The course will provide an introduction to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful Venturing crew leadership experience.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 8am-12pm | LDS North Stake Center $6 | Register Online


Venturing Adviser Position Specific Training & Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

The course will provide an introduction to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful Venturing crew leadership experience. Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered “trained".

Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 22 | Camp Balboa $30 | Register Online


Wood Badge 

Wood Badge is the pinnacle of adult training in Boy Scouting. It prepares you to be a better leader and teaches skills that can be incorporated into many facets of your life. Limited registrations available. 

Thursday, May 18 - Saturday, May 20 & Thursday, June 1 - Saturday June 3 Mataguay Scout Ranch | $285 | Register Online



Already Trained?

Tecolote District is looking for Trained leaders interested in co-leading one of our upcoming training sessions. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in leading one of the training listed above.

Thank you!

 Your’s in Scouting,

Bryan Stanton

Tecolote District Training Chair
Assistant District Commissioner for Roundtables
San Diego Imperial Council
Boy Scouts of America


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