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Types of  Training:

  1. Pathways to Training at New England Base Camp

  2. Training Courses


Adult Training

BALOO Training is a day of fun and learning which will help pack leaders plan and carry out a quality "entry-level" outdoor experience for the Cub Scouts and their families. Participants will better understand the laws of the BSA and camp programming while acquiring the skills and confidence to host a successful campout by increasing their knowledge of available resources and the use national and local council standards as guidelines.



IOLS Training - this hands-on program gives adult leaders a practical introduction to the patrol method of a Scout led troop by teaching many of the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors.


(Note: Overnight camping is required for these trainings, so one can either earn the certification by booking an overnight or providing proof of one.)

Self-led training available through Pathways during Open Program at New England Base Camp, Milton.

BALOO Pathway

IOLS Pathway


Training Courses

Youth Protection Training: 

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels. Protección Juvenil En Español

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The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care.

Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

This course will be offered at New England Base Camp (411 Unquity Rd, Milton MA).

The course requires 2 sessions:

  • Saturday, May 15th - 9am-5pm & Sunday, May 16th - 9am-3pm OR
  • Saturday, June 5th - 9am-5pm & Sunday, June 6th 9am-3pm

Please bring a bag lunch and a drink for both days. Lodging is also available if needed.



Powder Horn is a skills resource course for Venturing and Scouts BSA leaders and youth (age 14 and up) of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ... Powder Horn presents a wide variety of hands-on high adventure skills experiences, and thus is not designed to provide specific skills certifications.

This session will be provided over 5 weekend days and will have a capacity of 36 participants.

  • February 27th - NEBC - Ice climbing, wilderness survival, & expedition planning
  • March 20th - NeXus - Winter sports and wilderness first aid
  • April 10th - NEBC - Rock climbing, COPE, and orienteering
  • May 2nd - NEBC - Mountain biking, conservation, and ecology
  • May 30th - NeXus - Shooting sports and aquatics

Wood Badge

Wood Badge is Scouting's premier training course. Baden-Powell designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. It is first and foremost, learning by doing. The members of the course are formed into patrols and these into a troop.  The entire troop camps in the outdoors, camping, cooking their own meals, and practices Scout skills while honing their leadership and teamwork.


Save the date: Next course will be held March 25-27 & April 23-24 at New England Base Camp & Lone Tree Scout Reservation