A cornerstone of the BSA program is training. There are many opportunities available to both youth and adult leadership at the local, council, and national levels to further develop. Some of these trainings will be conducted in your unit; others are available for you to work on by yourself. Below are some of the upcoming local and council training events.

Here is a list of planned training. More details will be posted below as they become available:


  • Jan 13 – Den Leader Huddle
  • Jan 27 – The Fundamentals of Training
  • Feb 10 – The Trainer’s EDGE
  • Mar 9 – Pack Leader Huddle
  • Apr 27 -28 – Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
  • Apr 27 -28 – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
  • May 11 – Leader Specific Training
  • Jun 8 – Cub Scout Shooting Sports Training
  • Aug 24 – Leader Specific Training
  • Sep 28-29 – Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
  • Sep 28-29 – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
  • Oct 26 – Cub Scout Leader Position Specific Training
  • Nov 5 – University of Scouting (Council Event)

For current information about leader training available across the Occoneechee Council, check the council calendar.

If you need help finding or setting up training in order to better serve our youth, please contact your District Training Chair.