Category Archives: Training

Youth Leaders: Den Chief Training 2018

WHEN: Saturday, November 17th 2018
WHERE: Elm Park United Methodist Church
712 Linden Street Scranton, Pa
Course will be run during University of Scouting!
TIME: Registration: 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Start: 9:20 AM – Finish: 1:00 PM
COST: $12.00 without a Den Chief Handbook
$19.00 with a Den Chief Handbook


From what we understand, the Scouts can stay while a parent is finishing attending the University of Scouting which will be held at the same time, same location.

Great Expectations Youth Leader Training

Note: change of venue:
November 4, 2017
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel
700 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA

You are invited to attend a special one day training course developed right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania for Boy Scout & Venturing Youth Leaders. The course is designed to provide Scouts (and adult leaders) with a more in-depth training experience than their Troop/Crew training by providing supplemental leadership skill sessions. Youth and Adult leaders may attend.

There is no rank requirement. All Scouts are welcome. Speak with the Scoutmaster and get his signature.

Registration Fee: $30.00 if registered and paid prior to October 28th. ($35.00 after Oct 28th)




Adult Training

Training Requirement – Effective Dec. 31, 2018 all leaders must complete training for their position.

Below are important dates and information for the Dan Beard District for the month. For additional information about activities, training’s, and other topics listed below please visit:

Youth Protection Training: Tuesday, October 10th @ 7pm @ Scout Service & Training Center.


Special Needs Awareness Training – Sat. Oct. 21st @ Nativity of Our Lord Parish Hall 8:30 am – 9:00 am registration
9:00 am-12:30 pm training session


Troop Committee Training – Mon. Dec. 11th @ Scout Service & Training Center from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm: A basic training for Troop Committee Chairs, Troop Committee Members, Scoutmasters, and Assistant Scoutmasters in the Boy Scout Program.


Communications Merit Badge

CommunicationsMBA class for Communications Merit Badge will be held on five Thursday nights beginning on January 12th, 2016 from 6pm-7:15pm.  Beginning 1/26/17 the class will start at 6:30 pm).   The class will be held at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church.  Scouts will need to fully prepare requirements between classes and will present their completed work during the class.

Sign up now HERE.  There are 10 openings. Continue reading Communications Merit Badge

Merit Badge Counselor Training

Calling all Troop 160 parents!! 

We are looking for parents who are willing to be Merit Badge Counselors.  If your vocation, avocation, passion, or interest aligns with any of the Scout Merit Badges then we need your help.

To get started, please contact our Troop Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator, Patricia Schlosser at  Pat will answer any of your questions and get you started on this rewarding path.

Secondly, sign up for the next Merit Badge Counselor Training session on September 13th, 2016 at 7pm.  This is required to become a counselor.

Leave No Trace Trainer Training

LeaveNoTrace TrainerTraining to become a Leave No Trace Trainer is scheduled for September 9-11 at Camp Acahela.  Anyone 14 or older may attend this Leave No Trace Course. This gives youth in troops and crews the ability to hold the “Outdoor Ethics Guide” position, and adults the ability to bring the knowledge back to their pack, troop, or crew and enforce it during Scouting events, making NEPA council’s camps cleaner and less impacted. All packs, troops, and crews should have a Leave No Trace trainer in order to make this possible!

Click HERE to learn more.

God and Church Award

Protestant Religious Award

GodAndChurchFor all Protestant denominations

  • Expecting 9 bi-weekly (every-other week) group participation from Feb 26 through June, 2015
  • Meetings on Thursday 6-7:15 pm (not PLC nights) before scout meeting
  • Opportunity for “new to church” boys as well

 Key Elements:

  • Who Is Jesus
  • The relationship of Jesus, the Church, and you
  • Overview to the Bible: history, structure, message
  • Memorize or very good understanding of a dozen verses and a church valued creed
  • Understand purpose of Lord’s Supper and Baptism
  • Short history of your church
  • Develop a video of your adventure
  • Some service times focused for serving your church and community

Any Questions please call  Counselor/Facilitator  Michael Storey at 570.614.3707 (cell) or 570.561.0775 (home)

Student book:  $5 each either from NEPA Scout Office store or order the first night