Position-Specific Training

Are you a Webelos leader or parent preparing to move on to a Scout Troop? Are you a Troop Committee member who wishes to help his/her son’s troop operate at its best? Or, are you at least 16 years old holding the JASM position within your Troop?

Learn how to impact your Scouts’ lives in a positive way by attending the:

  • Assistant Scoutmaster / Scoutmaster - Course

Trainers will help you learn about the Scouting program from Troop meetings program planning to Scout advancement as well as increase your comfort level while giving you the confidence of a trained, skilled leader. The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from your area, meet new friends, and reinforce your knowledge of the program.

There is a $10 fee for position-specific training. Although walk-ins are accepted,please have exact change for Position-Specific training. Further, we ask that you please register in advance to ensure that we have sufficient materials for all participants.

For questions, comments, concerns or suggestions, please contact Ken Guarino by telephone at (516) 997-5426 or via email at PQScoutTrainingChairman@gmail.com.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

SATURDAY & SUNDAY – April 29 – 30, 2017* (RSVP by April 17th)

* Patrols can arrive either Friday, April 28th after 5pm or Sat., April 29th at 6:45am.
Program starts Sat., April 29th at 7am and ends on Sunday, April 30th at 2pm.

The fee for the Outdoor Skills Training Weekend is $29.00 per participant. Fee includes Sat. breakfast, Sat. & Sun. lunch, camp fee, training materials & resource materials.

All participants must be registered with BSA, have current Youth Protection, attend one prep session and be present the entire weekend to receive credit for the course & your course training card.


Join our experienced and dedicated training staff for a weekend of learning and fun. You will learn about, and practice, basic outdoor Scouting skills -- and everything you learn can be  brought back to teach your Scouts!

Who should attend? All 2nd Year Webelos Leaders, Troop, Crew & Ship Adult Leaders

Patrol assignments will be completed at the prep session on Wednesday, April 19th at 7:30pm at the Council Service Center. Attendance at the prep session is mandatory. At the prep session you will form your patrols, plan your menu and shopping, develop a gear list, elect a patrol leader and determine your patrol name, yell and flag. This is also an opportunity to get more information and get questions answered. Please bring your BSA medical (parts A & B) to this session. Click here to download the BSA medical form.

“In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Theodore Roosevelt Council, BSA will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at its training courses. Please call (516) 797-7600 with your request. The council’s standard “Medical and Accident” insurance policy is in effect for this event.”

* The council’s standard refund policy is in effect for this training course. *

Merit Badge Counselor Training

The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications)—as a merit badge counselor, you can play a vital role in stirring a young man's curiosity about that particular topic. By serving as a merit badge counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest.

Learn how to impact your Scouts’ lives in a positive way by attending the:

  • Merit Badge Counselor Training - Course

For more details, login to my.Scouting.org and visit the online Training Center.

Questions? Contact Course Director: Art Woodard (516) 557-3604 (awwoodard@hotmail.com)