Advanced Training Overview

Every Great Muskogee Scout Deserves a Trained Leader!

For more information on all training listed below please visit the
North Florida Council training overview.

University of Scouting
University of Scouting is an annual training extravaganza that offers supplemental training for all Scout leaders, potential leaders, parents, and youth Webelos II rank and older. Some of the best instructors are available and will help you enhance your leadership skills and show you what Scouting is all about. There are an abundance of opportunities being offered. Cub Scout Studies and Boy Scout Studies provide a wide range of courses for adults. Venturing Studies is an interesting combination of courses for adults and youth who would like to learn about Scouting’s high adventure program for boys and girls. Youth Studies provides an array of classes for Boy Scouts and Webelos II Cub Scouts. General Studies provides fun and informational courses for adults and youth in all Scouting programs. So bring your Unit’s “Leadership Team”, your Venturing and Troop youth, your Webelos II Scouts and your parents to the Greatest Extravaganza of the year! See above link for more detailed information.

Wood Badge Training
Wood Badge for the 21st Century is the premier adult leadership development course for the Boy Scouts of America. The ultimate purpose of Wood Badge is to help adult leaders deliver the highest quality Scouting program to young people to help them achieve their highest potential.

The course builds on all that has come before it, starting in 1919 with Robert Baden-Powell’s “learn by doing.” In rewriting the program, nationally famous training professionals and volunteers took the best of the traditions and experiences of Wood Badge, brought them forward and embellished the course to be enjoyed by today’s participants. Building on the past, understanding the present, and looking to the future, Wood Badge for the 21st Century stands ready to provide leadership for Scouting and leadership for America. It draws from a wide range of sources within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to model the best techniques for developing leadership and teamwork among both young people and adults. See above link for more detailed information.

Trainer’s Edge
Trainer’s EDGE is for adult Scouters who are interested in being part of our training teams for District training courses, University of Scouting, Wood Badge, and NYLT. Please come prepared to give a 10-12 minute presentation on any BSA-related topic, such as advancement, Pack camping, backpacking, high adventure, etc. (bring any necessary materials & equipment for your presentation). Learn ideas and methods to improve your presentations. The Trainer’s EDGE experience is useful in Scouting and your non-Scouting career. See above link for more detailed information.

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) (For Youth Only)
Brownsea NYLT is an intense, week-long, youth oriented leadership training experience sponsored by the North Florida Council and held at Camp Shands. Highly qualified youth staff, under the supervision of adult advisors, conduct the training using the National Youth Leadership Training Course syllabus, as published by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America. See above link for more detailed information.

Philmont Training Center
Each summer, the Philmont Training Center (PTC) offers week long courses that cover every aspect of the BSA’s program—from Tiger Cubs and Scoutmasters to Endowment and Scoutreach.  CLICK HERE for the 2015 Philmont Training Center Summer Schedule.

Conferences are led by a faculty of outstanding volunteer and professional Scouters selected by the divisions and committees of the National Council for their expertise in specific conference topics.

The conferences are designed to discuss specific Scouting issues, share information from all over the BSA, and train using “best methods” that will enhance the Scouting program for our youth and adults. Each conference features the latest tools and techniques, audiovisuals, discussions, idea sharing, and activities.

Best of all – the entire family is invited! Family programs are already planned for your spouse, age-appropriate activities are lined up for your children, and there is free time for the entire family to spend together. Turn your visit to Philmont into a family vacation!
See above link for more detailed information.