Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader

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

  1. The Pacifica Training Team is here to ensure that leaders are offered every opportunity to get the training they require, and that our youth deserves.
  2. We will ensure that classroom training is made available for those who do not wish to use, or have problems with the BSA online training at my.scouting.org.

Your Team

Pat Moss (District Training Chair)

Nancy Hodgkiss (Youth Protection Training Chair)

Rick Reeley (Boy Scout Leader Training Chair)
IOLS guru

Mike Lipsey (Cub Scout Leader Training Chair)
That Antelope

The Program

The Greater Los Angeles Area Council has decreed that:

  1. Position specific (Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, Den Leader, and Committee Chair) training must be offered 3 times per quarter in the Council.
  2. Outdoor skills (BALOO/OWLS, IOLS/OWLS) training must be offered at least 1 time per quarter in Council.

Pacifica District will offer the following courses as a minimum to help the Council meet the above requirements:

  • Scoutmaster Specific over one weekend in September.
  • Cubmaster Specific in two Rountable breakout sessions in November and December.
  • Webelos Den Leader* training in August.
  • Tiger Den Leader* training in October.
  • Wolf Den Leader* training in April.
  • Bear Den Leader* training in May.
*Den Leader training will be offered after the District Rountable as a breakout.
  • BALOO in the fall.
  • BALOO at University of Scouting.
  • IOLS in the fall.

The Courses

Position Specific

Scoutmaster Specific (S24)
4 hour class on how to run a Boy Scout Troop

Cubmaster Specific (C40)
4 hour class on how to run a Cub Scout Pack.

Committee Chair Specific (C60/WS10)
2 hour class on how to administer a Cub Scout or Boy Scout Unit.

Tiger Den Leader Specific (C73)
2 hour class on how to run a Cub Scout Den.

Den Leader Specific (C42)
2 hour class on how to run a Cub Scout Den.

Webelos Den Leader Specific (C61)
2 hour class on how to run a Webelos Den.

Outdoor Skills

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. This is an 8 hour class, taught in a single day session for Cub Leaders.

IOLS (S11)
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.
Every Scout deserves a trained leader.