Events/Calendar

November 2013 – April 2014

Nov
9
Sat
Scouting for Food @ Orange County (All Districts)
Nov 9 all-day
Mar
30
Sun
Snake Avoidance Training for dogs and their owners @ Oso Lake
Mar 30 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Snake Avoidance Training at Oso Lake     March 30th & April 27th 2014  7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Curiosity killed the cat as the saying goes. It also kills dogs that are curious about snakes. Dogs have no natural fear of snakes, so when a dog encounters one his first instinct is to get close and smell it. He wants to investigate, which is why so many dogs are bitten on the head, chest and face. Even after being bitten, most dogs don’t consider a snake to be a bad thing. They are not “snake-proofed.” The pain comes so much later it is not connected to the snakebite at all.

 Sometimes referred to as “snake-proofing,” or “snake-breaking,” It only takes a short time to make your dog aware that snakes are BAD, and that can save your dog’s life and possibly your own. Take the time to protect BOTH of you!

Course flier: snake_avoidance_training 

Apr
11
Fri
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) @ Oso Lake
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 12 @ 8:00 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.

Additional course information and registration details are detailed in this document: LST and IOLS Training flyer 4-2014

Apr
12
Sat
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) @ Orange Frontier District
Apr 12 all-day

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!

Leader Specific Training for Scoutmasters & Assistant Scoutmasters @ Rancho del Mar District
Apr 12 all-day

The LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING (LST) course addresses the needs of adults who have recently accepted the responsibility of delivering the Scouting program to youth in a Boy Scout troop. This course is part of a new Scoutmaster or assistant Scoutmaster’s introduction to the Boy Scouts of America and to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful troop leadership experience. LST is conducted in a “classroom lecture” format and is open to all registered adults.

This specific one day training is being conducted by the Rancho del Mar District and is open to any registered Scouter from any district and any council. Training materials & enthusiastic trainers are provided. Advanced registration is required, class size is limited and spots fill quickly.

Additional course details and registration instructions: Trng flier 2014

Apr
19
Sat
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) @ Saddleback District
Apr 19 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 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: BALOO Spring 2014

Orange County Council Venturing Training Day @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Orange County Council Venturing Training Day

Courses Offered

Youth – Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC)
Adult – Venturing Leaders Specific Course (VLSC)

Please register with Shelia by April 14, 2014.

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