Training Registration

The Twin Bayou District training team offers a variety of courses for Scouters. Scouters from any district can attend training. Additional training courses are available around the council.

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Course descriptions:

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

BALOO is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including packing camping, overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. BALOO training is now comprised of two components* – an online component, and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “Trained” Cub Scout outdoor leader and to receive the BALOO recognition patch. The online component contains introductory and basic information and must be completed prior to the practical component at my.scouting.org. The practical component is an overnight that takes about 16-hours to complete.  Bring:  BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events), tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad or mattress, sturdy shoes, change of clothes, sleeping attire, soap, washcloth, towel, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, camp chair, mess kit (plate, fork), refillable water bottle, camp chair, note-taking materials, appropriate clothes for weather (rain gear, jacket, coat), closed toed shoes or boots for short hike, camera, Cub Scout six essentials. Eat breakfast before arriving. The class includes Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast.

Commissioner Basic Training

A trained commissioner is an effective commissioner. Basic training has been changed from one course for all commissioners to position-specific courses for unit commissioners, assistant district commissioners, assistant commissioners and roundtable commissioners. Bring:  BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events),

Cubmaster Specific Training

The Cubmaster Specific Training course is intended to provide Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters with the basic information they need to conduct successful pack meetings. This training can also be taken onlineBring: BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events), 

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training

Cub Scout Leader Training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. The Den Leader Position-Specific Training course provides Cub Scout den leaders with the basic information they need to conduct successful den meetings. The Cubmaster Specific Training course is intended to provide Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters with the basic information they need to conduct successful pack meetings. The purpose of the Pack Committee Challenge is to familiarize pack committee members with the various responsibilities of the individual members of the committee as well as the committee as a whole. The goal is to help each pack committee work as a team to improve the Scouting experience for adult and youth members. These trainings can also be taken online. Bring: BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events), 

Den Leader Specific Training

The Den Leader Position-Specific Training course provides Cub Scout den leaders with the basic information they need to conduct successful den meetings. This training can also be taken onlineBring: BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events), 

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.  Topics covered: • Campsite Selection • Ropes – Whipping, Tying, and Lashing • Wood Tools – Knife, Camp Saw, and Ax • Fire Site Preparation and Building • Cooking • First Aid • Plant and Animal Identification • Packing and Hiking Techniques • Map and Compass • Leave No Trace. Bring: BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events), participants will receive an email about what additional items need to be brought

Merit Badge Counselor Orientation

The purpose of Merit Badge Counselor Orientation is to provide council or district-approved and registered merit badge counselors with understanding of the methods of counseling and their role in the advancement program of Boy Scouts of America. Bring: BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events), 

Pack Committee Challenge

The purpose of the Pack Committee Challenge is to familiarize pack committee members with the various responsibilities of the individual members of the committee as well as the committee as a whole. The goal is to help each pack committee work as a team to improve the Scouting experience for adult and youth members. This training can also be taken onlineBring: BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events), 

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters Basic Leader Training

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters Basic Leader Training is intended to provide troop leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. This course teaches practical ways to instill the Scouting methods into troop programs and covers the roles of the Scoutmasters and Assistants in a boy-led troop. Topics covered: • Outdoor & Advancement Programs • Program Planning • Troop Administration  Bring: Scoutmaster Handbook, Boy Scout Handbook, BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events), sack lunch

Training the COR

Training the COR helps Chartered Organization Representatives better understand their roles and responsibilities. Bring: BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events), 

Venturing Advisor Training

This course provides participants with an introduction to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful Venturing crew leadership experience. Bring: BSA Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events). 


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