Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader

Sounds simple enough, but with our busy lives ... it is far from easy.

The GLAAC Training Team is here to ensure that leaders are offered every opportunity to get the training they require, and that our youth deserves.

We will offer:

  1. classroom training for those who do not wish to use, or have problems with the BSA online training at my.scouting.org.
  2. outdoor training such as BALOO, OWLS, and IOLS.
  3. regular advanced leadership training like NYLT and Wood Badge.

In order to accomplish these goals, we will offer:

  1. Leadership Laurels on Quarterly Basis.
  2. Spring and Fall Wood Badge Courses.
  3. Weeklong, Weekend, and Winter Break NYLT.

The Courses

Youth Protection training

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs. Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers. "YPT" must be taken every year, so that the certificate (good for 2 years) covers the entire program year from Jan 1st to Dec 31st.

Position Specific Classroom

  • Chartered Organization Representative
  • Each chartered organization appoints a volunteer, other than the unit leader or assistant unit leader, as its chartered organization representative to represent it as a member of the district committee and as a voting member of the local council. The primary responsibilities of the chartered organization representative are to help units be successful and to provide coordination between the chartered organization and the BSA. Every chartered organization representative is encouraged to become an active, participating member of one of the district’s committees.

  • Committee Chair / Member (C60 and WS10)
  • This position-specific course for Scouting unit committee members is intended to provide members with the basic information they need to support a scouting unit and conduct a successful program. This course (along with Youth Protection training) is what committee members need to be considered “trained.”

  • Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster (S24)
  • 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.

  • Cubmaster (C40)
  • 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.

  • Den Leader (C42, C61, C73)
  • This course is intended to provide Lion, 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.

Outdoor Skills

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. This is an 2 day (overnight) class, taught in a conjunction with an introduction to training skills for Cub Leaders. A concurrent Cub Scout program is offered.
Cubmasters and Webelos Den Leaders need BALOO/OWLS to be considered "trained".

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills. This is a 2 day (overnight) class often combined with Scoutmaster Specific that teaches outdoor skills for a Boy Scout Adult Leader.
Scoutmasters need IOLS to be considered "trained". ASMs *should* take IOLS as well, but it is not required.

Advanced Leadership

Wood Badge (A90)
Wood Badge is the BSA's ultimate adult leadership training program.

NYLT (S78)
The National Youth Leadership Training Course teaches the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO.
John Johnson
Council Vice President Program

Pat Moss
Council Training Chairman
Pacifica District Training Chairman
Wood Badge Course Director 2019

Steve Dodson
High Adventure Coordinator

Brian Hanhart
Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate
Pacifica District Unit Commissioner
Every Scout deserves a trained leader.
Greater Los Angeles Area Council