Official Monthly Leadership Training Newsletter
January 2015
Dear Scouter,

The Training Committee of the Cradle of Liberty Council launched Trained Today last year to help keep you up-to-date regarding training opportunities for adult and youth leaders so we can continue to provide the best character development programs available. The committee, comprised of representatives from our districts, is currently updating the online training calendar for 2015.

This first edition for 2015 has been redesigned and sent out to the entire council email list. If you received this newsletter in the past, you should continue to receive it without any action on your part. If you're receiving this for the first time and would like to continue receiving Trained Today monthly, please update your subscription by clicking here and selecting "Trained Today."

College of Commissioner Science

Commissioners: Get the tools you need to support successful Scouting units!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Check-in Begins at 8:00 AM * College Runs Until 4:30 PM
Firestone Scouting Resource Center
1485 Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA 19087
$20 per person
Includes continental breakfast and hot lunch

Who should come?
  • New Commissioners
  • Experienced Commissioners
  • Degreed Commissioners

Cub Scout Leaders

January 17 Webcasts on the New Cub Scouting Program:

A new Cub Scouting program is launching June 1, 2015, that will be more fun and exciting for boys, and easier to implement for unit leaders. To ensure you are ready to make the transition, a number of webcasts will be hosted on January 17 to outline the coming changes, how to prepare, and when resources will be available.


Cubmaster Webcasts

  • Saturday, January 17, at 9 AM (Eastern)
  • Saturday, January 17, at 4 PM (Eastern)

Den Leader Webcasts

  • Saturday, January 17, at 10:30 AM (Eastern)
  • Saturday, January 17, at 5:30 PM (Eastern)

LDS-Specific Considerations*

  • Saturday, January 17, at 12 PM (Eastern)
  • Saturday, January 17, at 7 PM (Eastern)

*It is recommended that those interested in the LDS session view one of the role-specific sessions first.


Although the content will be geared to the roles listed, anyone with an interest in learning about the new Cub Scouting program is welcome to attend. The sessions will be recorded for later viewing.


It's easy to attend! Just navigate your Internet browser to and you are ready to view the webcast! No login is required.


As always, for more information on the new Cub Scouting program, please go to


Help spread the word about the webcasts to ensure others are ready for the new Cub Scouting program!


Boy Scout Leaders
Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific:
This is the all-day, "indoor" part of the required training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills:
This is the weekend camping part of the required training for Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters, as well as Venturing crew leaders.
Venturing Leaders
Venturing Updates:

There are lots of questions regarding the Venturing program with the release of new program updates effective January 1. Here are a few answers to the most commonly asked queries:



There is now training for Crew advisors and the Crew committee. Training syllabi can be found at (Venturing Advisor Position Specific and Crew Committee Challenge).


In the new award structure, Venturers are to complete some new training courses. They can be found at These trainings are:

Training at the National Level
In This Issue
Quick Links
Trained Today is distributed on the second Wednesday of each month.

Philmont Training Center: The Philmont training Center offers a variety of training courses, some of which are available only at that location. See for more information.


Cubcast and Scoutcast: has a great page at with podcasts on topics of interest to any Scouter.


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Wayne, PA 19087

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