Events/Calendar

Apr
23
Wed
Climbing Instructor Course @ 3 separate classroom sessions: Orange County Council William Lyon Homes Service Center. Additional outside climbing sessions to be determined by participants.
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Become a Climbing Instructor for your Troop or Crew!

BSA Climbing Instructor Training

As youth today seek greater adventures, bouldering, climbing, and rappelling offer a worthy challenge.  The satisfaction of safely climbing a tower or rock face is hard to top. The OCBSA Climbing Committee is dedicated to increasing and supporting our pool of qualified Climbing Instructors. Help us keep climbing as a part of Scouting’s activities by becoming a Certified Climbing Instructor!

This fun training course is for volunteers who have climbing and rappelling experience and would like to run climbing programs for your Troop or Crew. With National BSA Standards requiring Councils, Districts, Merit Badge Counselors, and Units participating in climbing and rappelling activities to have a qualified Climbing Instructor present during all climbing activities, this training will enable individuals the opportunity to become certified BSA Climbing Instructors (minimum age 16; 4 classifications of Instructors).

You will learn how to assess and set up a natural rock site, safe bouldering, climbing and rappelling, BSA guidelines related to climbing and rappelling, how to supervise and administer the technical aspects of the preparation, warm up, safety, bouldering, spotting, anchoring systems, belaying set ups, top roping systems, belaying practice, self rescue, and supervising and running a climbing/rappelling activity.

Participants should have a solid foundation in the fundamentals of climbing, including climbing knots, belay and rappel techniques, a basic understanding of rigging, and care of equipment.  (Brand new climbers will require additional training beyond this initial 24 hour course).

Pre-requisites: Completed on-line “Climb On Safely”, Registered Adult Leader, current Class 3 Physical, Pre-Registration and current Youth Protection Training (YPT). It is also recommended that the participant hold a current First Aid and CPR Certification, and have their own gear (harness, helmet,lockingcarabiners, figure-eight,etc. as minimal gear). Some gear may be available for participants to borrow during training.  Please mark your personal gear.

Due to the nature of risk, it is imperative that Instructors of BSA climbing & rappelling activities be safety conscious and capable teachers.  They must exercise good judgment, dependability, and relate well with youth and adults.

The Certification is valid for a period of 1 to 3 years (depending on Instructor level achieved) after which it must be renewed.

***NOTES: Courses typically include 3 evening classroom sessions (6-9 p.m.), “Park Day” (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.), followed by an all-day session (5 a.m. – 5 p.m. @ Joshua Tree National Park). Class dates and locations are decided by group consensus at the initial session. Additional training opportunities will be scheduled for new or low-experience climbers. Instructors with expired (or soon-to-be-expired) Instructor Certificates are encouraged to re-certify through this course (requirements are determined case-by-case).

 ADDITIONAL COURSE AND REGISTRATION DETAILS: BSA Climbing Instructor Training Info Sheet      and   Climbing Course Registration

For Information, contact Course Co-Directors: 

Gary McGinley, 714-767-0005 or garydmcginley2@aol.com

Paul Damore, w: 949-462-9751 ext.15 or dpauldamore@yahoo.com

Apr
26
Sat
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) @ El Protero
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

INTRODUCTION to OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (IOLS) provides the opportunity for registered adults to learn the basic outdoor Scout skills required to be a leader in a Boy Scout troop or Varsity team.

Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. The course is also ideal for Boy Scout and Varsity adult leaders because it focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.

To receive credit for participation and completion of the course you must be present for the whole session.

Any registered adult 18 years + may register for courses in any district and/or council.

Course and registration details: 140426_IOLS Training Flyer

Wilderness First Aid @ William Lyon Homes Scout Service Center:
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

Wilderness First Aid Course

Based on the Boy Scouts of· America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines

Prerequisites: Minimum age of·14 with current certification in adult CPR/AED

Learn Skills That Could Save a Life
Ideal for scouts, outdoor enthusiasts or employees in remote environments an hour or more from EMS response, our new 16-hour Wilderness and Remote First Aid course gives you the skills and confidence you need to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed.

Course Highlights
The Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid course covers the following:
• Primary and Secondary Assessments • Wounds and Wound Infection
• Head (Brain), Neck and Spinal Injuries • Hypothermia
• Bone and Joint Injuries • Heat-Related Emergencies
• Allergies and Anaphylaxis • Altitude-Related Illnesses
• Burns • And more….

Fee:  $125

To register, go to: https://orangecounty.camp-master.com  Scroll down to Sat. Apr 26 2014 Wilderness First Aid Training

Apr
27
Sun
Chaplain and Chaplain Aide Training @ Irvine Hilton - Orange County Airport Hotel
Apr 27 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Train the Chaplain Aide Trainer

This workshop is open to BSA volunteers working with Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Varsity Teams and Sea Scout Ships. Although this workshop is hosted by Region 11 of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, registration is open to participants of all faiths.

 

Event Details:
Hilton Irvine – Orange County Airport Hotel

Sunday, April 27, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Registration deadline:  April 11
For more information contact:  Jim Shivers, 626-807-2400 
To register:  http://nccs-bsa.org/national/Convocation2014.php
Cost:  $35 (including training materials and lunch)

Train the Chaplain Aide Trainer will give participants knowledge in the historical perspective and background of the spiritual element in Scouting (past to present), what exactly Chaplain Aide Training is and how a fully trained Team (Team = 1 Chaplain Aide [youth] and 1 Unit Chaplain [adult]) can enhance the unit’s program, activities and Scout Spirit.

Receiving training for the positions of Chaplain Aide and Unit Chaplain will:

  • Enable each youth and adult to be successful in their unit leadership position,
  • Enhance the spiritual element of their unit’s program/activities,
  • Assist all Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts fulfill their duty to God, country, self, and others, and

Instill in scouts the Good Turn Habit for a lifetime.

Information flyer: Train the Chaplain Aide Trainer

May
2
Fri
Leave No Trace Trainer Course @ The Ranch a the Outdoor Education Center
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – May 3 @ 8:00 pm

Hosted by: Orange County Council Boy Scouts of America / Venturing Committee

This 16 hour course will satisfy the training requirement for the new Leave No Trace Trainer Troop position of responsibility, and core requirements for the Venturing Ranger Award.  It is an excellent skill for CampStaff and CampMasters.  At course completion each participant will be able to offer quality Leave No Trace Awareness presentations.

Trainer Course Goals

  1. To provide safe, consistent, quality training for all participants.
  2. To provide an easily implemented training structure that encourages training efforts.
  3. To provide a rationale for the principles of Leave No Trace so that they can be appropriately applied to a variety of environments.
  4. To prepare the participants to practice the principles of Leave No Trace and to train others in the Leave No Trace principles.

Course Information

  • Course Fee $49 – includes all LNT Materials, meals / “bring your tents”
  • Must be currently registered in a Scouting Unit
  • Open to male and female, youth and adult
  • Scouts and Venturers: minimum age 14
  • Participants must attend all sessions to complete the 16 hour course.
  • All relevant BSA standards and the Guide to Safe Scouting will be followed.
  • Course staff includes experienced Scouting Trainers who are also Leave No Trace Master Educators and Leave No Trace Trainers.

Additional course details and registration requirements: 2014 May OCC LNT Trainer Course Flyer

May
10
Sat
Scout-O-Rama @ Oak Canyon Park
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
17
Sat
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) @ Rancho del Mar District
May 17 all-day

The INTRODUCTION to OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (IOLS) course provides the opportunity for registered adults to learn the basic outdoor Scout skills required to be a leader in a Webelos den, Boy Scout troop or Varsity team.

To receive credit for participation and completion of the course you must be present for all of the course sessions.

This course is being conducted by the OCBSA Rancho del Mar District Boy Scout Training Team. A registered adult in any district and any council is encouraged to attend.

Additional course and registration information is detailed on this attached flier: Trng flier 2014

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) @ Kiwanis Youth Park
May 17 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

 BALOO Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation training course.

A day of fun and learning that prepares pack adults to easily plan and safely conduct outdoor Cub Scout family adventures. Per current BSA requirements, one BALOO-trained adult is required for any pack family camping event. No exceptions!

BALOO sessions include the why and how of Cub Scout camping – planning, equipment, meal preparation, and campfire programs. Included in this course is a round-robin session covering: fire safety, stoves, and lanterns; first aid and sanitation; nature hikes and games; and cooking.

Pre-registration is required (no walk ons) so staff can effectively prepare program materials in a cost efficient manner.  Registration includes lunch, insurance, jokes and all program materials.

This course is open to any registered adult from any district or council!

Additional course and registration details: LosAmigos Training-BALOO 051714 012214

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) @ Church of Latter Day Saints, Alicia Building
May 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training course for Cub Scout adults

A day of fun and learning that prepares pack adults to easily plan and safely conduct outdoor Cub Scout family adventures. Per current BSA requirements, one BALOO-trained adult is required for any pack family camping event. No exceptions!

BALOO sessions include the why and how of Cub Scout camping – planning, equipment, meal preparation, and campfire programs. Included in this course is a round-robin session covering: fire safety, stoves, and lanterns; first aid and sanitation; nature hikes and games; and cooking.

Pre-registration is required (no walk ons) so staff can effectively prepare program materials in a cost efficient manner.  Registration includes lunch, insurance, jokes and all program materials.

This Boy Scouts of America national training course is open to any registered adult from any district or council.

May
24
Sat
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) @ Orange Frontier District
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – May 25 @ 8:00 pm

The INTRODUCTION to OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (IOLS) course provides the opportunity for registered adults to learn the basic outdoor Scout skills required to be a leader in a Webelos den, Boy Scout troop or Varsity team.

To receive credit for participation and completion of the course you must be present for all of the course sessions (including the 5/17  information meeting)

These courses are being conducted by the OCBSA Orange Frontier Boy Scout Training Team. A registered adult in any district and any council is encouraged to attend.