This page lists all of the Training Events that are offered throughout the scouting year.  Please note that some of the training events may list that they are only offered at certain times of the year.  If you have any requests for training events, contact your District Training Chair.
Training Event When Held Event Description
Winter Training January This event is usually held in January in conjunction with the Order of the Arrow.  While the youth are attending sessions regarding Cold Weather Training, the training committee offers adult training classes like Merit Badge Counselor training and position specific training for Pack, Troop, and Crew Leaders.
     
College of Commissioner Science  January

The quality of Scouting depends on the men and women who proudly wear the Commissioner Wreath of Service. Join fellow Commissioners, both new and experienced, from Central North Carolina Council, Mecklenburg County Council and beyond as we work together within our Units, Districts, and Councils, so that UNITED WE CAN ACHIEVE SUCCESS! 

Curriculum tracks include the following:
 
Bachelor of Commissioner Science: Upon completing Commissioner Basic Training, this is the first level of Commissioner College focusing on improving unit service. For Unit Commissioners who HAVE completed Commissioner Basic, but have not previously attended a College of Commissioner Science.
 
Master of Commissioner Science: This track focuses on continuing your education in learning how to better serve units. This track will provide tools and techniques necessary to provide “lifesaving” methods, counseling skills, and ways to ensure good Commissioner service.
 
Doctor of Commissioner Science: This track is the final step in completing the traditional Commissioner coursework. Sessions will assist experienced Commissioners in writing their thesis or project necessary to receive the Commissioner knot.
 
Roundtable Commissioner Track: New sessions are now available for the Roundtable Commissioner staff to receive specific instruction on the role of the Roundtable in Commissioner Service.
 
Post-Doctorate Sessions: Continuing Education is important at all stages of service. The Post-Doc track is structured for those Commissioners who have completed the Doctoral course of study. It focuses on honing one’s commissioner skills and broadening awareness of current commissioner resources. 
     
Wilderness First Aid Various times during the Year

The WFA course will introduce the participant to skills necessary to handle basic first aid emergencies in a wilderness setting. The course runs Friday (6:00 – 10:00pm) and Saturday (7:30am – 7:30 pm). Participants must be present for all sessions in order to receive completion card.  The course combines lecture with hands-on application of material covered in class. Successful completion of this course certifies the participant in WFA for a period of two years and meets the requirements for Philmont treks, SeaBase, and other high adventure camps.

     
Outdoor Leadership Skills March & November
Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders is an opportunity to take part in an enjoyable outdoor learning experience and discover what the outing in Webelos Scouting is all about! This course is for all adults connected with the Cub Scout program: Webelos leaders, assistant Webelos leaders, future Webelos leaders, parents of a Cub or Webelos Scout, Cubmasters, committee members, den leaders. It is required for Webelos leaders to earn the Webelos Den Leader Award.
 
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is required for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, and Venturing Crew Leaders whose Crews have Outdoor Programs, to receive the Trained Patch, and to attend Wood Badge. 
     
S.E.A.L.S. March & November This training course is for CURRENT or soon to be leaders in your troop who are 14 and younger.  Exceptions can be made but must be approved by the course director.  Participants will be introduced to and given opportunities to apply and use leadership skills and Scout spirit effectively in a boy led troop.
     
BSA Climbing Instructor Training Various times during the Year 
The course is designed to cover the Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) and Climbing Instructor Level I Foundations and Climbing Instructor Level I competencies. The course goal is to ensure that you can safely and effectively support MCC Unit, District, and Council climbing/rappelling activities held at either the Belk Scout Camp Tower or Mecklenburg Scout Reservation (MSR) Tower/Indoor Wall.  Training will be conducted following the BSA guidelines of “Climb On Safely”, “Belay On”, National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) Standards, and MCC’s Climbing/Rappelling Policies and Procedures.
 
This Level I course is intended for BSA registered adults who meet the above prerequisites and are interested in learning and teaching the basics of climbing and rappelling on MCC’s Climbing Towers/Indoor Wall. Upon successful completion of the course (to include demonstrating climbing/rappelling core competencies), adults will receive their BSA “Climbing Instructor Level I” training card. 
     
Backcountry Leave No Trace Trainer Various times during the Year This 16-hour course is designed for those who want to expand their knowledge of Leave No Trace practices and teaching skills, particularly as related to teaching Leave No Trace Awareness courses.  This course will cover the seven Leave No Trace principles and discuss wildland ethics, as well as give the participants the tools and techniques for disseminating low-impact skills to recreationists and the scouting community.  Upon successful completion of the course, you will be qualified to teach Leave No Trace Awareness courses as well as assist a master educator on future Leave No Trace Trainer courses.  Also as a Scout, you will be qualified to hold the BSA Leave No Trace Trainer leadership position upon completion of this course. 
Spring Training April This training event is offered in the Spring to help troops get ready for summer camp. 
     
Wilderness First Aid Refresher Various Times during the Year This 8 hour course is designed for participants who have completed a full WFA course within the last four years (course completion card will be needed as proof). The course combines a review lecture with hands-on application of material covered in class. Successful completion of this course certifies the student in WFA for a period of two years and meets the requirements for Philmont and other high adventure camps. 
     
BALOO Various times during the year
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one-day training event that introduces leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. Participants who complete this training course will:
 
  • Understand the focus of the Cub Scout level of the BSA outdoor program.
  • Gain the skills needed to plan and carry out a successful Cub Scout-level overnight activity.
  • Learn more about the resources available from the BSA for carrying out this activity.
This training is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack campout.
     
 Scouter Success Seminar September This is our big training event of the year where we train new leaders for the coming year.  We offer everything for Packs, Troops, Crews, and more.