Official Monthly Leadership Training Newsletter
June 2015
Wood Badge

Wood Badge is Scouting's premier leader training course.


The Cradle of Liberty Council will be holding its 2015 course over two weekends at Musser Scout Reservation this fall:


September 11-13 and October 3-5

We're Looking For Leaders Who Want To Make Scouting The Best It Can Be... 

  • Cub Scout Pack Leaders
  • Boy Scout Troop Leaders
  • Varsity Team Leaders
  • Venturing Crew Leaders
  • Sea Scout Ship Leaders
  • District & Council Leaders

And Outstanding Youth Members (18+) To Make Scouting's Future The Best It Can Be...

Sea Scouts - Venturers - NYLT Staffers


Registration ends on June 30,

so sign-up today!


For more information and to register, please visit

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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

NYLT is an exciting, action packed program designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. NEW this year: opened to Venturing, male and female.


Through activities, presentations, challenging discussions, and audio-visual support, you will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give you the skills and confidence to lead well.


Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best that Scouting has to offer.


Upcoming Courses: 


  • June 21-26 (registration ends 6/12)
  • August 2-7
  • September 25-27 & October 2-4

For more information and to register, please visit

Cub Scouting

The new Cub Scouting program has officially launched!

The program is now simpler to execute for unit leaders and more fun for boys! Youth handbooks and leader books are available to purchase in the Scout Shop.


For quick reference, download this presentation that overviews the updates:  PowerPoint | PDF


For more information and resources, please visit


Rocket Into Scouting is getting ready to launch!


Rocket Into Scouting is the Cradle of Liberty Council's coordinated fall membership campaign with the aims of simplifying the sign-up process, strengthening our programs, and improving youth and family recruitment and retention. Most importantly, it's about FUN!


Please visit for a host of resources to help your unit plan for the campaign. Check out the timeline, frequently asked questions, and other materials available to help you get ready to launch!


Webinars and in-person training sessions will be held over the summer to give you tips on conducting both the sign-up night on September 30 and parent orientation at your following meeting. We'll be publishing a schedule of training sessions before the end of this month on our website and in our newsletter, The BSA Today, so stay tuned!


Boy Scouting

A new set of Boy Scout requirements will become effective on January 1, 2016.


Please visit under the "Boy Scouting" section for more details.


Has your troop planned its program for the upcoming Scouting year? Click here for the steps and links to resources to help your troop plan.


The Cradle of Liberty Council online training calendar will be updated over the summer with more information and registration for Boy Scout leader training courses happening in the fall.

Venturing & Sea Scouting

There are lots of questions regarding the Venturing program with the release of new program updates effective January 1.


Please visit under the "Venturing" section for more details.


New Training Syllabi:

Sea Scout Leaders: Have you seen the Fast Start Training module yet?

Confused between and

(the dot makes a difference!)


Currently, the BSA is developing the latter, my.Scouting, to be a powerful set of tools for leaders to manage the role or position they have volunteered for in Scouting. During the transition, however, some resources are still accessed through the legacy system, MyScouting, most notably updating your profile and taking online training courses. That's why there's still two systems and even though they're linked, it can be a little confusing. Sorry about that and thanks for bearing with us--the end result should be great!


Use the legacy system, (, as your starting point to create an account. If you already have a legacy MyScouting account, you may use your current username and password to access my.Scouting ( Please note: If you just created a MyScouting account, please allow 30 minutes for the accounts to synchronize before logging in to my.Scouting.


If you're a registered leader, please make sure to link your BSA member ID number to your account. This is the only way you'll be able to gain access to the tools and get credit for the online training courses you complete. Your unit leader may have your member ID, or you may contact the Cradle of Liberty Council at 610-688-6900 or



Certain tools are available on your my.Scouting portal based on the role or position that you have in Scouting. For example: If you are a Key-3 leader in a unit (unit leader, committee chair, or chartered organization representative), you have the ability to manage your unit's roster, print membership cards, update profile information for members of your unit, create and manage sub organizations, and add training. The same can be said for districts, but a district Key-3 would have the ability to do that for their district and each of the units within that district.


ScoutingU will host a my.Scouting Tools training via Livestream on Wednesday, June 17, at 11:00 AM. The training will cover the following tools and the multiple uses each tool provides: My Dashboard, Organization Security Manager, Training Manager, and Member Manager.


Visit to register for the training and a livestream link will be sent to you. The session will also be recorded and posted on


Having trouble with your MyScouting account? Call the BSA Member Care Contact Center at 972-580-2489 or send an email to


Other Training Opportunities

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.