Official Monthly Leadership Training Newsletter
February 2015
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

Changes Coming to the Cub Scouting Program Effective June 1:

Exciting changes are coming to the Cub Scouting program that will make it simpler to execute for unit leaders and more fun for boys! Click the links below to watch videos that outline the changes. 

Cubmaster New Program Orientation
Cubmaster New Program Orientation
Den Leader New Program Orientation
Den Leader New Program Orientation
LDS New Program Orientation
LDS New Program Orientation

For more information on the new Cub Scouting program, please go to


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:

All Leaders
Area 5 JTE Conference
In This Issue
Quick Links
Trained Today is distributed on the second Wednesday of each month.

Northeast Region Area 5 will be holding a Journey to Excellence Conference, "The Tools for Your Journey," on March 7, 2015 at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, New Jersey. National, regional and area speakers will discuss the five components of Journey to Excellence and how your unit, district and council can improve. Gary Butler, Deputy Chief Scout Executive/COO of the Boy Scouts of America, will be the keynote speaker. 


Click here for more information and registration


Training at the National Level

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.