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Hudson Valley CouncilTrainingSupplemental Training

Supplemental Training  


Roundtable A monthly training which is held in each district. Each Roundtable has a Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader session. It is also a great way to keep informed about upcoming district and council activities which a leader and his/her den/pack/troop/crew can participate in.

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) The goal of BALOO is to provide the experienced leader with the skills and confidence necessary to venture into the great outdoors with his or her Cub Scouts and provide them with a great first-time experience. There must be one BALOO trained leader on any overnight event
for a Cub Scout Pack.

Weather Hazards Training is required for any Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, Sea Scout Ship, or Explorer post that is planning an overnight camp-out or activity. This training educates leaders on how to prepare for and deal with hazardous weather conditions that may arise during an outdoor activity.

Safe Swim Defense Before a group may engage in swimming activities of any kind, a minimum of one adult leader must complete Safe Swim Defense training, have a commitment card (No. 34243) with them, and agree to
use the eight defenses in this plan. Can be completed on-line at

Safety Afloat has been developed to promote boating and boating
safety and to set standards for safe unit activity afloat. Before a unit may engage in an excursion, expedition, or trip on the water (canoe, raft, sailboat, motorboat, rowboat, tube, or other craft), adult leaders for such activity must complete Safety Afloat Training, No. 34159A, have a commitment card, No. 34242A, with them, and be dedicated to full compliance with all nine points of Safety Afloat. Can be completed
on-line at

Leave No Trace Developed in cooperation with Leave No Trace Inc., this manual
provides a series of fascinating activities designed to teach Leave No Trace principles to
Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.

Charter Organization Representative This training provides Charter Representatives with the information they need to understand their role and work as an effective liaison between the chartering organization and the scouting unit.

District Committee Workshop meets the training needs of members of the district committee. The
workshop helps district Scouters coordinate and achieve the mission, goals and objectives of the council and district. This workshop qualifies as basic training for district volunteers who are also interested in enrolling in Woodbadge