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Welcome to the Training Home Page

Welcome to the Juniata Valley Council Training Homepage. The training pages on this website are designed to help all levels of leaders from the first year Den Leader to the most experienced Scoutmaster. The leadership training philosophy of the Boy Scouts of America is to provide adult leaders with fundamental information about the aims and purposes of the movement, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting.

A trained leader is knowledgeable and confident in the role being performed.  The knowledge and confidence of a trained leader are quickly sensed by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, or Venturers and are a positive influence on their lives.

The Juniata Valley Council Training Team commits to training all of our leaders.  We train leaders, we don't just run training courses.  We hope that you take the time to become familiar with the many training opportunities available to you and your unit.

If there is a training you or your unit would like to see offered please contact Chuck Apgar to express your interest.


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University of Scouting, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018

at Faith UMC Bellefonte


University of Scouting Course Offerings:

Cub Scout Topics: 1) Growing the Pack. 2) Webelos to Scout Transition. 3) Cub Scout Outdoor Adventure. 4) Finding Our Way Along the Trail. 5) Cub Magic. 6) Making the Most of Our Meeting Time.

Boy Scout Topics: 1) The Patrol Method and Retention for Success. 2) Webelos to Scout Transition. 3) Go Hiking and Backpacking. 4) Rank Advancement and Unit Board of Review. 5) Map and Compass Games. 6) Scout Knots.

Other Topics: 1) Dealing with Scouts with Disabilities 2) Flag Etiquette 3) Scouting Online Resources 4) Successful Campfires 5) What is the Order of the Arrow 6) Leave No Trace. 

Full Training Sessions: 1) Den Leader Training. 2) Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Specific Training. 3) Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training 4) Venturing Advisor and Associate Advisor Training. 5) Youth Protection Training. 



Upcoming Trainings

October 13-14 IOLS Training at Seven Mountains Scout Camp

October 13-14 BALOO Training at Seven Mountains Scout Camp

November 17 University of Scouting- Faith UMC Bellefonte


Information on the Cub Scout program Updates


Your Training Committee:

Council Training Chair: Vacant

District Training Chairs:

Mike Waite, Nittany Mountain.

Scott Lewis, Shawnee.

Bob Lalli, Oneida.

Staff Advisor: Josh Woods


The training committee typically meets on the third Wednesday of the Month at 7 p.m. at Seven Mountains Scout Camp. Please let us know if there is a training your unit needs offered, and we will work on getting it into the schedule.

If you have a question, comment or suggestions, please E-mail:  Jim Kennedy

Juniata Valley Council, BSA, 9 Taylor Drive, Reedsville PA 17084  (717) 667-9236(voice)  717-667-9798 (fax)