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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.


Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training

April 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM on Zoom Video Conference

This course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

NOTE: Participants must complete the portion of the BALOO Course before taking the Zoom course.

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Topic: BALOO Training Course

Time: Apr 25, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Training

April 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM on Zoom Video Conference

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical skills they need to lead Scouts in the outdoors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scouts BSA Troops in order to be considered "trained."

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Topic: Scouting - IOLS - Virtual Session
Time: Apr 25, 2020 07:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
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Scoutmaster & Assistant Specific Training 

July 8, 2020 (Option 1) or July 15, 2020 (Option 2)

at Scouts BSA Resident Camp (Firelight Pavilion)

The course provides Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Scouts BSA Troops. Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, Introduction to Leader Skills, and Youth Protection Training are considered "trained" for those positions. 

Cost $5.00. Checks made payable to JVC BSA. Registration is at 8 a.m. Course concludes at 12 p.m. All materials are provided. Please notify the Juniata Valley Council Office of any allergies or special dietary needs.






Information on the Cub Scout program Updates


Your Training Committee:

Council Training Chair: Vacant

District Training Chairs:

Vacant, Nittany Mountain

Scott Lewis, Shawnee

Bob Lalli, Oneida

Staff Adviser: Andrew Brock

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.


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