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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.

9/24-25 - Mill Pond Recreation Area, West Newbury, MA - 8am Saturday morning to 12pm Sunday afternoon

10/1-2 - Sunny Meadows, Chelmsford, MA - 9am Saturday morning to 12pm Sunday afternoon


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.

9/23-24 - Mill Pond Recreation Area, West Newbury, MA - 6pm Friday evening to 11pm Saturday evening

9/24-25 - Mill Pond Recreation Area, West Newbury, MA - 7am Saturday morning to 11am Sunday morning

11/5-6 - Trinity Church, Chelmsford, MA - 9am Saturday morning to 12pm Sunday afternoon

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

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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Den Leader, Cubmaster & Pack Committee Chair Training

The Den Leader Position-Specific Training course provides Cub Scout den leaders with the basic information they need to conduct successful den meetings.

This training will also go over the Cubmaster's and Pack Committee Chair's main responsibilities.

10/15 - Sunny Meadows, Chelmsford, MA - 9am-12pm Saturday



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.


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.

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