TrainingProgramsUniversity of ScoutingUoS Continuing Education Program
Classes are listed by category - many new classes this year!!
 
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FAMILY SCOUTING
 
CED 256
Family Scouting & the Linked-Troop Concept 
 
NEW for 2019! This course has two purposes.  First, how to coordinate the new linked-Troop for girls with an existing Troop for boys.  Second, how to explain the Scouts BSA concept to both girls and their parents that have no Scouting experience.  

The course will provide a summary background in what we previously called "Boy Scouting," and necessary organization and details needed for interested girls and parents of what to expect in the program.  We will also review youth leadership differences with a new Troop and an existing Troop, and how to start up with no trained youth leaders.  Activity cost, camping trips, leadership, and youth training can be structured around your current Troop for success with both Troops.

 
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FAITH BASED
 
CED 161
Faith Based Scouting
This course will introduce you to the various program within BSA and the religious communities that draw Scouts closer to God.  This course will share not only what programs exist, but how one goes about recruiting, networking, presenting, and perpetuating such programs within the Scout units and the religious community.  The Baltimore Area Council's new "God and World Emblem" will also be featured.
 
CED 209
Emphasizing Duty to God 
Scouting teaches youth to do their duty to God through program delivery, special observances, and partnerships with various faith-based organizations, because the Boy Scouts of America believes in an obligation to God, and Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, believed that religion is a key component of the movement. The purpose of this course is to explain how and why Scouting encourages youth to be reverent - and how leaders and Commissioners can help units enhance the Reverent aspects of their programs. In the National Commissioner Sciences Curriculum, this course is designated as BCS129.
 
CED 235
Creating Faith Based/BSA Partnerships 
It is a known factor that the religious community and Scouting offer character building values that relate to learning what it means to “do one’s duty to God and Country.” The obvious proof of such a statement lies in the fact that over 70% of BSA’s chartering organizations are faith based communities. Partnerships need to be mutually beneficial, and such partnerships always achieve the best results. What are these mutual benefits, how and to whom does a scouter introduce scouting to a potential BSA chartering religious community, and how does one use official BSA endorsed religious programs in such a presentation? 
 
CED 247
Religious Emblem Coordinator Training
NEW for 2019! The Religious Emblem Program in Scouting can have a significant influence in developing spirituality, citizenship, and character of scouts-- of all ages--and can assist Scouts in keeping the twelfth point of the Scout Law "A Scout is Reverent." Learn the role of a unit Religious Emblem Coordinator, what emblems are available to Scouts, and the requirements for Scouts seeking to earn religious emblems. Gain an understanding of the resources that are available and points of contact for numerous faith traditions.
 
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HANDS-ON COURSES
 
CED 115
Light Weight Backpacking
Go on, get out there!! Backpacking can be as effortless as a hike in the park.  No need to subject yourself to the Bataan Death March!  Don't be a back-pack mule, come and learn about the latest inexpensive light weight back packing technology and techniques.  A little talking, a lot of touch and feel of the "stuff."
 
CED 125 (2 sessions)
Basic Knots 
Learn how to tie and how to teach your Scouts to tie the knots they need for advancement.  Learn the difference between an underhand loop and an overhand loop and why it makes a difference.
 
CED 145 (2 sessions)
FUN! Knots
Learn the Friendship Knot, the Chinese Lanyard Knot and the Monkey's Fist at a minimum.  Knots are Not a Problem, they are FUN!
 
CED 150
Cold Weather Camping
This winter take the tents - chuck the cabin.  Wake up with six inches of fresh snow on your tent, and enjoy it!  These techniques will teach you how.  
 
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ORDER OF THE ARROW
 
CED 195
OA Service & Troop Elections - the How To…
This class outlines how proper Order of the Arrow elections should be done and what the policies are regarding the election. Also discusses OA troop visits, Arrow of Light ceremonies and how to make them better, plus more.
 
CED 196
OA Troop Rep Training for Scoutmasters
The class will teach Scoutmasters exactly what is the job of their troop OA Rep. The OA's job is to serve the troop, and the troop OA Rep helps us do that by coming to chapter meetings, Lodge events, and keeping an open forum with between the lodge and the troop. This class will also include information about the position and the importance of the adult counterpart to the troop OA rep. 
 
CED 198
How the OA Lodge can Benefit Your Troop!
The Lodge can help the troop in many different ways. From program enhancement, additional program, leadership and training opportunities, and much more can be obtained through troop activity with the Lodge. Scouts that do not necessarily excel at knot tying or fire building, may find their niche doing ceremonies or running events in their district. Learn the benefits of a great Lodge -> Chapter -> Troop relationship. 
 
CED 236
Role of the Adult Advisor in the OA 
Interactive course in which the role of the adult adviser for OA activities at various levels is explored.
 
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RISK MANAGEMENT
 
CED 250
Enterprise Risk Management - Keeping it Fun, Safely (2-hour class) 
NEW for 2019! Adult leaders are responsible for safely implementing the Scouting program  We'll review the Guide to Safe Scouting, Sweet 16 of Scouting, Campout Safety Checklist and online training opportunities.
 
CED 251
Enterprise Risk Management - All about Insurance  
NEW for 2019! What is covered by BSA General Liability?  What insurance am I required to have?  What is a Certificate of Insurance?  We'll cover the basics and answer questions.
 
CED 252
Enterprise Risk Management - Incident Reporting 
NEW for 2019! Incidents that require more than First Aid should be reported to the National BSA so that trend analysis is accurate. A new public p Enterprise Risk Management - Incident Reporting ortal allows you to report an incident online. We’ll also look at some of BSAs Incident Reviews to see why reporting is valuable to all of us.
 
CED 253
Enterprise Risk Management - Safety Moments 
NEW for 2019! A Safety Moment is an excellent way to prevent incidents. We’ll cover a few ideas (including the Safety PAUSE), watch a fun video and provide information about online sources.
 
CED 254
Enterprise Risk Management - Risk Assessments 
NEW for 2019! Concepts of managing risk, identifying potential hazards and their impact, and devising a risk response (avoid, mitigate, transfer, accept).
 
CED 255
Enterprise Risk Management - District ERM Role 
NEW for 2019! Concepts of Enterprise Risk Management and the role of the District ERM Representative: assist in evaluating risks and potential hazards for district events like Day Camps and Camporees, support units, communicate with District leaders, serve on BAC ERM Committee.
 
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SCOUTING HISTORY
 
CED 154
Heritage & Symbology of Scouting
Scouting is rich in tradition and history.   This class will shed light on how the implementation of today's Scouting program was built on the foundations laid by Lord Baden Powell over 100 years ago and implemented in America by James West in the early 20th century.  We will explore how the methods of today's Scouting program seek to achieve the aims of Scouting, which were built on these traditions and history.   A deeper understanding of Scouting traditions and history will help you in your own understanding of the Scouting program, and improve your ability to explain the Scouting program to others.
 
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SPECIAL NEEDS
 
CED 153
Bullying-the Reality and Coping within the Pack and Troop Organization
Bullying is a reality that needs to be recognized in the Pack and Troop setting for the sake of both the bully and the bullied. Scouting has integrated into it's program many methods which will support the positive growth of the bully as well as protect the bullied.
 
CED 164
Scouts with Disabilities & Special Needs Forum
This will be an open forum discussion for Scouters/Parents questions and concerns in all aspects of Scouting.  We will also to discuss what can also be done for the Scouts (i.e. Camporees, Weekends, Accommodations).
 
CED 199 / MCS 322
Advanced Special Needs Scouting
Virtually every unit will experience having a youth who has Special Needs (disAbilities). This course will provide Leaders and Commissioners with knowledge to share with unit leaders so they can provide a program which provides these youth with the Scouting opportunities to succeed. This course is more of a Disability Awareness for Scouters and what to look for when a Scout with Special Needs may look into your unit.  This course is for all Scouters not just Commissioners.  
This course is designated as MCS 322 in the National Commissioner Science curriculum of Masters courses. 
 
CED 239
What is a Disabled Scout - How to Register them - How to help them advance
This course will give an explanation on what is a Disabled Scout via the guidelines of BSA.  It will also go over the forms and recommended procedures of filing the correct forms. We will also discuss the different types of units that are available.  In the National Commissioner Science Curriculum, this course is designated BCS118.  This course will go over how to get a Scout with Specials Needs to advancement properly.  It will highlight what should be done with a scout and his advancements.  In the National Commissioner Science Continuing Education Curriculum, this course is designated CED 713.  
 
CED 714
Special Needs Scouting: ADHD
This course will identify the characteristics of ADHD and a number of useful tips that leaders can apply.  It is important for leaders to be aware of this incidence and strategies they can use that will help facilitate a successful Scouting experience for these youth (not to mention their contemporaries and the adult leadership!).  
 
CED 715
Autism: Does This Scout Fit Our Unit?  Do We Fit This Scout?
How to do a proper intake on a person with Autism to ensure success! We will review some of the behaviors, triggers and repairs to be considered when bringing in a new scout into your unit. You will get helpful hints as well as a sample intake form to use while interviewing a scouting candidate as well as to train all your leaders to be able to work successfully with these young people!  
 
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TRAINING
 
CED 137
International Scouting 
This course provides an overview of International Scouting opportunities available to scouts (Cubs, Boy Scouts and Venturers) and scout eaders.  Participants will learn about: Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet events (which connect scouts around the world via ham radio and the Internet every October), Jamboree-on-the-Trail, the World Jamboree (sign-ups are underway for the next one - 2019 in the USA), attending summer camp at a Scouts Canada camp (e.g., Haliburton Scout Reserve near Toronto), participating in a Council or National sponsored scouting exchange program, supporting Scouting in developing countries through the BSA World Friendship Fund, and qualifying for the new International Spirit Award (for youth and adults) and the International Scouter's Award square knot (adults only).
 
CED 169
STEM-tastic Scouting – Inspiration, Imagination and Innovation
This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) session is designed to help you, your unit, district of council integrate STEM programs and activities into your current programming.  Whether your involved in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting or Venturing, this course takes a fresh approach to open the STEM program to all Scouting youth.   Discussions on how to implement, modify, and incorporated STEM programs through organized activities is the focus. Excitement, roadblocks, funding, recruitment, training, resources, and tracking are covered. 
 
CED 189
Wilderness Survival
Both Scouting and Venturing support Wilderness Survival programs.  Review the basics of WS and understand how it differs between programs.  Learn how to use it as a tool to prepare the younger Scouts for high adventure and to challenge the older Scouts, which boosts retention, facilitating rank advancement, and deeper exposure to the 3 aims of Scouting.
 
CED 191
Fundamentals of Training (T1)
The first part of the 3-part train the Trainer Continuum (T3) is intended for both youth and adult trainers. This 3-hour session is designed as an introduction to Boy Scout training methods for new trainers and as a review for experienced trainers. Based on the BSA team based learning model this class will help all trainers become more comfortable as trainers and more confident in their training skills.
 
CED 192
A New Century of Wood Badge: What is Changing in the Council and Around the Country
A New Century of Wood Badge: What is Changing in the Council and Around the Country.  Revamped for 2019!
 
CED 211
Scoutbook 101 Cub Scout Pack Edition
In early 2015 the Boy Scouts of America announced the acquisition of Scoutbook.com (aka Scoutbook). Scoutbook is a web-based unit management, communication and advancement tracking tool. In this class we will explore the tool and show you how to use Scoutbook to manage your Pack. We will review how to manually enter new scouts, how to link to Scoutnet to import your charter information, how to track leader training, how to track Cub Scout advancements and upload those advancements to Scoutnet. We will show how to use Scoutbook to send email to unit members and how to use the built-in calendar. Scoutbook makes managing your Pack much easier - come learn how!
 
CED 212
Scoutbook 101 Boy Scout Troop Edition
In early 2015 the Boy Scouts of America announced the acquisition of Scoutbook.com (aka Scoutbook). Scoutbook is a web-based unit management, communication and advancement tracking tool. In this class we will explore the tool and show you how to use Scoutbook to manage your Troop. We will review how to manually enter new scouts, how to link to Scoutnet to import your charter information and how to track leader training.  We'll explore how you AND your Scouts can track their Rank Advancement, sign up for and track Merit Badge work (and show you how to assign Merit Badge Counselors within the tool) and how to upload all advancement information to Scoutnet. We will show how to use Scoutbook to send email to unit members and how to use the built-in calendar. Scoutbook makes managing your Troop much easier - come learn how 
 
CED 213
BSA CyberChip
A new facet to the protection of our youth, BSA has established the “CyberChip” an annual electronic media certification for safe use of all social media by Scouts. This session will enable adults to teach the CyberChip certification to Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts.  CyberChip includes all social media (Internet, cell phones, gaming devices, etc.).  CyberChip is required for several new Merit Badges, and starting January 1, 2016, required for the Star rank.  While completing the CyberChip, Scouts will learn benefits & dangers of social media, develop standards with their parents, Scout Leaders and/or Crew Advisors.  
 
CED 218
Eagle Scout Project Coach Training 
This course includes the training for the role of the Eagle Project Coach.
 
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HELP FOR LEADERS
 
CED 241
Dealing with Youth in Crisis  
This class will provide valuable tips that will help adult leaders in all program areas deal with suicide awareness. Be prepared to learn who to do or not to do; where to go for help; and your role in this situation.  This course is especially valuable for Advisors and Scoutmasters.
 
CED 249
The Best Friend for a New Unit is a Commissioner 
NEW for 2019! This class is designed for anew unit leaders, scouters, adult leaders and curious scouters that wants to understand the role of the Commissioner for the Unit.  The Course will include the description of Commissioner, objectives of a Commissioner and some do's and dont's.  The objective of the class is to give an opportunity for a new Unit Leader a better understanding of a Commissioner and a resource to the new unit.
 
CED 716
Conflict Resolution for Commissioners  
NEW for 2019! Conflict arises from differences.  It occurs whenever people disagree over their values, motivations, perceptions, ideas, or desires.  Sometimes these differences look trivial, but when a conflict triggers strong feelings, a deep personal need is at the core of the problem,  a need to feel safe and secure, a need to feel respected and valued. In the National Commissioner Science Continuing Education Curriculum, this course is designated CED 716. 
 
CED 720
A Commissioner's Introduction to Valuing Diversity 
NEW for 2019! The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge and general understanding of diversity issues without making value judgements or calling into question peoples' religious, culture, or political beliefs and affiliations. In the National Commissioner Science Continuing Education Curriculum, this course is designated CED 720. 
 
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TRIPS / OUTINGS / ACTIVITIES
 
 
CED 170
Preparing a Crew for Philmont -  A Parent/Leader’s Perspective
This class will cover all aspects of crew preparation, from submitting your application to your arrival at the Philmont Scout Ranch. You will discover how to select your trail, how to pick your crew, how to overcome the transportation nightmare, what equipment you’ll actually need, some of the hidden expenses, how to lighten the admin load, and how to prepare your crew for the most enjoyable adventure ever.
 
CED 200
Inter Troop Activities
The class is about getting troops to come together and hold inter troop activities. Not many, if any, troops get together with another troop and go camping. This training class is to help get the idea out there and teach them how to work together and to eliminate the fears of working together with another troop.
 
CED 204
Orienteering Resources for the Unit Leader
This course will explore the role of Navigation and Orienteering in each of the Scouting programs and will provide the Unit Leader with local orienteering resources.  It will also suggest ready-made activities that SMs can leverage for Scout advancement.
 
CED 219
Cell phone use while experiencing the outdoors - CAMPING
With electronic devices so pervasive, and applications which provide neat opportunities for outdoor activities, this course will discuss thoughtful and creative ways to incorporate them into Scouting activities.
 
CED 230
Inclusive Menu Planning 
This course provides an opportunity to look at how different menu requirements such as allergies and auto-immune issues like Celiac's can be incorporated into our Scout menu planning as part of the effort to retain these Scouts and families.
 
CED 231
Using COPE Games within the Troop 
This course offers suggestions and opportunities to use COPE games during Troop meetings to accomplish various leadership and training objectives.  
 
CED 242
BSA Shooting Sports Programs  
This course will provide an overview of BSA Shooting Sports programs.  Learn about programs, opportunities, awards, guidelines and requirements for shooting sports participation by Scouting units.  This course will also introduce participants to BSA shooting sports resources.
 
CED 243
Shooting Sports in Baltimore Area Council  
This course will provide an introduction to the Council Shooting Sports Committee as well as specific opportunities and resources for units to participate in shooting sports in the BAC. Training opportunities, program opportunities and unit level shooting sports programs will be discussed.
 
CED 244
Trek Leader & Advanced Outdoor Leader Training 
Outdoor treks provide the excitement that many older Scouts and Venturers are looking for.  With this added excitement comes the responsibility to pay close attention to every detail.  Your planning must anticipate weather changes, the itinerary's difficulty, and crew dynamics.  Trek Leader Planning and Advanced Outdoor Skills is designed to help Scouting leaders prepare for a trek.  Participants will leave prepared to teach other Scouters the outdoor skills needed for extended-stay outdoor activities.
 
CED 248
The Ecology of Scouting - Developing Resilience & Longevity in your Scouting Program
NEW for 2019! In nature, resiliency and longevity depend on each component of the ecological system functioning cohesively over time.  Succession allows for new components to be introduced and old components to be withdrawn as the environment changes.  This course will compare the BSA Program to an ecological system, identifying the basic Program components critical for developing a strong, lasting Pack and Troop. Developing good lines of communication, encouraging training at all levels of programming, and having a clear understanding of the principles upon which Lord Baden-Powell based the BSA program will be reviewed.
 
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