March 2020
Wood Badge
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - Monday, September 14, 2020 &
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

By taking Wood Badge, Scouters will acquire valuable tools such as listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning and leading change. Participants will better learn to understand and appreciate diversity and differences in our society. They will learn skills that will make them a better Scout leader. Units with trained leaders are able to deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for the youth Scouting serves.
By attending Wood Badge, the participants will internalize the 5 themes of Wood Badge: Living the Values, Growing, Connecting, Guiding, Empowering.
Leave No Trace Trainer
Friday, April 3, 2020 -
Sunday, April 5, 2020

As a Leave No Trace Trainer you will be authorized to conduct Leave No Trace Awareness and Outdoor Ethics Orientation classes for scouts and non-scout groups. You can also, assist with BSA Outdoor Ethics Awards and
co-teach other Leave No Trace classes. A 10 - 15 minute presentation is required of each participant. Topics will be assigned before the weekend.

College of Commissioner Science
Saturday, March 28, 2020

  • Boy Scout Patches of All Types - OA, CSPs, World and National Jamborees, Scouts Camps, and more.
  • Neckerchiefs, Slides, Mugs, Bolos, Vintage Uniforms
  • Youth Patch Trading Tables. - No Cost for Uniformed Youth
  • Silent Auctions
  • Patch Trading Supplies
  • Kitchen Open for Breakfast and Lunch

Join Scouting Night Training
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

St John the Evangelist Church- Conlon Hall
19 North William Street
Bergenfield, NJ

Come and see how a Recruitment Night Rally is run! We will set an example of a join Scouting night in order to maximize the number new youth your unit can recruit. Learn what other local Packs, Troops, Crews, and Posts are doing as well so you can get new ideas and share feedback.
Powder Horn
Thursday, April 23, 2020 -
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Open to youth and adult scouters!

Powder Horn is a resource course designed to introduce Scouting’s adults and youth to the exciting program possibilities for their unit. The course supports the mission of strengthening units so they can achieve the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. One common denominator of successful courses is that creativity and variety play a role in the delivery of the curriculum. Each course is somewhat different, and that is a good thing. Some courses have had participants arrive by canoe, horseback, on bike, or even on skis. Creativity is fun, too! The ultimate goal is for the participants to leave the Powder Horn course with a list of ideas to help their program, along with the contacts and resources needed to implement them. This will lead to a more robust program, which in turn should lead to increased membership and a higher retention rate in our units.
BSA Catholic Emblem Coordinators Training
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Formerly known as “Scouter Development” this program is for all those units in our Archdiocese that would like to offer the Religious Emblems programs for their Cub, Boy Scout or Venture Crew Members during the Fall of 2020.
The first part of our day will be practical training an background on how to offer the Catholic Emblems programs in your units. The second part of the day will include a catechetical background for those looking to run these programs.
Those in attendance will attend mass during the day and lunch will be served. Participating in this qualifies your Pack, Troop , Crew to be eligible to receive Unit Awards and the adults present to be eligible for Adult Awards !
August 9, 2020 - August 15, 2020
Open all Scouts and Venturers who are 13 years or older by 8/1/20

Participants will spend a week at camp working together in patrols. They will learn valuable skills like planning, goal setting, conflict resolution, communication, and more. Using the EDGE method, participants will learn how to teach Scout skills to the other youth in their units as they help them on their Scouting journey. When they return to their home, they will be fully prepared to take a leadership role in their units!

Youth Protection Training
Taken Every TWO Years

Youth Protection training provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scouting, Exploring, and STEM Scouts programs. The training is done online at and must be renewed every two years or whenever an adult changes leadership positions.
All registered adult members of the Boy Scouts of America must be current in Youth Protection Training.
  1. Go to (note the “dot” between “my” and “scouting”) and create an account.
  2. From, click on the Youth Protection Training logo on the right corner of the screen (or select “My Dashboard” from the “Home” navigation in the upper left corner).
  3. You should see options to take Youth Protection training. If not, select “YPT” from the menu at the top of the screen.
  4. Upon completion, print a certificate of completion and keep with your records.
  5. A copy of your certificate of completion is required any time you submit a new membership application.
1 in 6 Announcement

The Boy Scouts of America has joined forces with 1in6, a leading organization for male survivors of sexual abuse, in a five-year partnership that meaningfully expands vital services to better support the needs of those who were harmed in Scouting.
Through this partnership, 1in6 has greatly expanded its 24/7 web-based helpline chat service that enables victims to connect instantly with a trained advocate. Starting in March, 1in6 will also more than double the number of weekly online support groups offered for men who were sexually abused.
For more information on the partnership or to access 1in6 support services, please visit .

This month, we ask the questions: What is bridging? What does it mean? Is there a difference between cross-over and bridging? Well, we found volunteer extraordinaire Bill Campbell, who runs Pack 143 out of the Central Florida Council. It’s a large Cub Scout pack that is known for offering a high-quality Scouting program. We believe Bill will help explain everything we need to know about bridging.
How Venturing Can Help, Not Hurt, Your Troop

You know how at the end of every show, we invite you to send your ideas for topics you’d like to discuss? We read them and give each one careful consideration, and several of you have asked for more discussions concerning the Venturing program. Joining us this month is David Bush, Advisor for Venturing Crew 369 in Tyler, Texas, and he shares with us how Venturing and ScoutsBSA can complement each other.

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