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Program & Training Conference
Saturday, October 20, 2018

You are welcome to take any classes at PTC that interest you, but this page focuses on classes most useful to Sea Scout adults.

Suggested Schedules

New Sea Scout Leader

  • 108 – Sea Scout Training (5 hours)
  • 606 – Venturing Roundtable

These classes are not part of your basic training and you may wish to substitute a different class.

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Class Descriptions

108 Sea Scout Training — Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training is the first step in training for all Sea Scout leaders focusing on the skills and attributes necessary to be an effective advisor in the Ship’s deliverance of service to youth in your specific geographic location. It is intended primarily to enhance individual knowledge of and connectivity with the strategic plan, program and resources, while emphasizing personal skills necessary for the development of youth in the Sea Scout program. (5 hours, sessions 1 – 5)

Electives to Enhance Your Program

These electives are most useful for Sea Scout adults. A complete list of classes is available here.

110 Wilderness and Remote First Aid (Outdoors, plus Nov. 2-3 at Camp Pigott) — This 16-hour hands-on training is designed to prepare you to systematically deal with any accident or first aid emergency when you and your group are more than one hour away from Emergency Medical Services. The final part of this training will be Friday evening - Saturday, November 4-5 at Camp Pigott. Youth must be at least 14 years old. Come prepared to spend most of the day outdoors in fall weather. Bring a day pack with the ten essentials and a blue foam pad. To complete the class and be certified you need current CPR certification. The cost of the Program & Training Conference with this class is $65 (youth and early signup discounts do not apply). (all day, sessions 1 – 6)
114 Scoutbook for Cub Scout Packs — Scoutbook delivers a suite of easy-to-use Web-based tools that are helpful to both Scouts and unit leaders. It enables units to better communicate, update records, and manage activities. It can also be integrated with our membership system, simplifying the way our members can track their advancement throughout Scouting. As Scouters, unit leaders, and volunteers, you will now have mobile access to what’s happening across our organization and will be able track your Scouts’ progress in real time. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
115 Understanding Teenage Boys' Learning & Behavior — Ages and stages of brain development, emotional maturity, best teaching styles, and effective models of instruction. Meant to help both adult Scouters and any youth understand what is behind boy behavior and to help them take that into consideration when planning the teaching and guidance of youth. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
116 FUNdamentals of Training — This class introduces teaching techniques and skills that can be used when working with the youth in a unit or with adults. It is designed to help all Scouters, both youth and adult, to be more effective instructors. This is the first part of the Train-The-Trainer continuum (T3, or T-Cubed) in the Boy Scouts of America. (3 hours, sessions 1 – 3)
122 Dutch Oven Cooking Basics (Outdoors) — Learn the basics required to cook with a Dutch Oven. Get recipes and resources and even sample some cooking. Class will be held outdoors. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
125 First Aid I - Making First Aid REAL — Let's face it, First Aid merit badge training mostly focuses on simple skills like how to splint an arm or put on moleskin. Come learn techniques you can use to take your Scouts to a new level by actually teaching them how to handle emergencies. Leave with an outline, scenario descriptions, and supporting materials you can use to plan and conduct a First Aid 'disaster training' that will become your Scouts' favorite event. Attendees are encouraged to take 225 (Bloody First Aid Disasters Your Scouts will Love). (1 hour, session 1)
129 Expanded! Serving Scouts with Special Needs — This course will provide Commissioners and unit leaders with tips and ideas that promote inclusion of Scouts with disabilities, medical conditions, and aggressive or inattentive behaviors. Learn techniques on how to involve and manage youth to get better cooperation for smooth-running meetings. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
130 Fox Hunt (Jamboree on the Air) — Use radio location techniques to find a hidden transmitter, aka “the fox.” These are the same techniques used by search and rescue. (1 hour, session 1)
131 Radio Room (Jamboree on the Air, sign up for any session) — Come visit the JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) Radio Room. There will be several activities you can sample during the hour. (1 hour, session 1)
225 First Aid II - Bloody Disasters Your Scouts Will Love — Want to get your Scouts excited about learning how to handle First Aid Emergencies? Come learn how to use simulated accident scenarios to liven up your First Aid disaster weekend training by using moulage (makeup) techniques to simulate bloody wounds, broken bones, hypothermia, bee stings and more. We'll send you home with handouts and instructions that you can put to use in your Troop. Your Scouts will LOVE IT. Attendees are encourage to take 125 (Making First Aid REAL). (1 hour, session 2)
230 Ham Radio and Scouting (Jamboree on the Air, take EITHER 230 or 530) — Ham radio has been a part of Scouting since 1918 and the Wireless merit badge. Learn about how ham radio is more important today than ever, how to incorporate radio into your unit, Morse code and radio operator insignia, the largest Scouting event in the world (Jamboree on the Air), and merit badge opportunities. (1 hour, session 2)
231 Radio Room (Jamboree on the Air, sign up for any hour) — REPEAT of Class 131. Come visit the JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) Radio Room. There will be several activities you can sample during the hour. (1 hour, session 2)
322 Learn About Sea Scouting (includes a ride on a Ship, later) — This valuable session provides an overview of the Sea Scouting program; how it operates and where to find the active ships, and learn about fun and challenging activities your unit can do with ships. Participants will have the opportunity to visit a Sea Scout Ship at a later date. (1 hour, session 3)
324 New! Introduction to International Scouting — For almost as long as there has been Scouting, it has been international. Learn about some of the opportunities International Scouting offers our own Scouts. (1 hour, session 3)
329 LGBTQ Resources for Leaders — Learn about resources available to Scout Leaders serving LGTBQ youth and their families. Includes a discussion of recent BSA policy changes. (1 hour, session 3)
330 Electronic Kit Building (Jamboree on the Air) — Come learn a bit about electronics and build a kit. This is not the electronics merit badge. We cover it a different day. See www.woodinvilleARESgroup.org for more info. (1 hour, session 3)
331 Radio Room (Jamboree on the Air, sign up for any session) — REPEAT of Class 131. Come visit the JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) Radio Room. There will be several activities you can sample during the hour. (1 hour, session 3)
403 Chartered Organization Leaders & Representatives Training — This class helps chartered organization leaders (Institution Heads) and chartered organization representatives explore ways to make their Scouting programs more effective. It explains the chartered organization concept and allows participants to provide ideas for integrating Scouting with existing youth programs. (2 hours, sessions 4 – 5)
412 Cyber Chip for all Ages — Our young Scouts have never known life without computers or the Internet, so it is critical that they know how to safely navigate the Web. The Cyber Chip program builds on BSA's commitment to youth protection. Learn how your unit can get the most out of this program to keep kids safe. (1 hour, session 4)
422 Advanced Dutch Oven Cooking (Outdoors) — You’ve mastered chili and cornbread. Your chocolate cake with cherries is cooked, not burned. If you’re ready for more complex recipes, this is the class for you. Class will be held outdoors. (2 hours, sessions 4 – 5)
423 Outdoor Ethics Orientation — Qualifies participants to facilitate outdoor ethics activities required for their Scouts and Scouters to earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award. Topics include the Outdoor Code, principles of Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly!, the Land Ethic, and the Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards program. (2 hours, sessions 4 – 5)
424 Winter Sports Safety — Learn the basics of avalanche safety, how to spot and avoid terrain hazards, and what to do when wild weather hits. Will also touch on the proper use of equipment and clothing. Great for everyone from experienced winter sports enthusiasts to beginners. (1 hour, session 4)
429 New! Invisible Backpack - What Youth Bring That You Might Not Know About — Learn what youth are carrying in their daily lives and how you can identify problems to address, and the resources available to assist. (1 hour, session 4)
430 Morse Code Interpreter Strip (Jamboree on the Air) — Do you know that there is a BSA Interpreter Strip for morse code? Come learn a bit about morse code, send your name and earn a certificate, or come prepared to pass a 5 WPM (words per minute) test to earn your interpreter strip. (1 hour, session 4)
431 Radio Room (Jamboree on the Air, sign up for any session) — REPEAT of Class 131. Come visit the JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) Radio Room. There will be several activities you can sample during the hour. (1 hour, session 4)
515 New! What About Teenage GIRLS? — During the teen years girls mature faster than boys, but what does that mean in a Scout unit? We’ll try to help both adult Scouters and any youth understand what is behind girl behavior and to help them take that into consideration when planning the teaching and guidance of youth. (1 hour, session 5)
517 Scoutbook for Troops — Scoutbook delivers a suite of easy-to-use Web-based tools that are helpful to both Scouts and unit leaders. It enables units to better communicate, update records, and manage activities. It can also be integrated with our membership system, simplifying the way our members can track their advancement throughout Scouting. As Scouters, unit leaders, and volunteers, you will now have mobile access to what’s happening across our organization and will be able track your Scouts’ progress in real time. (2 hours, sessions 5 – 6)
530 Ham Radio and Scouting (Jamboree on the Air, take EITHER 230 or 530) — REPEAT of Class 230. Ham radio has been a part of Scouting since 1918 and the Wireless merit badge. Learn about how ham radio is more important today than ever, how to incorporate radio into your unit, Morse code and radio operator insignia, the largest Scouting event in the world (Jamboree on the Air), and merit badge opportunities. (1 hour, session 5)
531 Radio Room (Jamboree on the Air, sign up for any session) — REPEAT of Class 131. Come visit the JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) Radio Room. There will be several activities you can sample during the hour. (1 hour, session 5)
540 Updated! Youth Protection Training — The newest edition of the Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection Training. This single course satisfies the youth protection requirement for all programs: Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Exploring. (2 hours, sessions 5 – 6)
607 The Recharter Process — This class will cover the three major steps in Rechartering your unit including: 1) everything you need to do to Be Prepared for recharter, 2) using the Internet Recharter application, and 3) collecting all the applications, training certificates, approval signatures, and fees necessary to submit your recharter on time. (1 hour, session 6)
608 New! Intro to Exploring Scouts — Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start. (1 hour, session 6)
616 Campfire Skits & Songs — Take advantage of everyone's acting and singing ability. Identify resources to liven up any campfire or other Scouting occasion using showmanship, skits, stunts, songs, and stories. Learn how simple props and costumes enhance performances. (1 hour, session 6)
618 Why NYLT? Youth Run Units! — A panel of our outstanding NYLT youth leaders will field questions and give an overview of what occurs at NYLT and the benefits of sending your current and future unit leadership teams. And if you really want to ask adults questions, adult NYLT staff will be available as well. (1 hour, session 6)
620 Decorative Knots — Learn to tie bracelets, key chains, and other useful items out of parachute cord. Project ideas for patrols or crews on outings. Survival bracelets tied on the trail? A keychain tied around a pebble? A unique woggle for the high adventure trip? Suitable for older Scouts. $3 charge for a stainless steel buckle for survival bracelet (optional). (1 hour, session 6)
622 Scouting Heritage — Get an overview of the origins and history of the Scouting movement; the development of its ideals, methods, and age appropriate programs. Followed by a discussion of ways to continue our Scouting heritage by preserving the living history of local Scouting, your unit, and its individual members. Appropriate for leaders in all programs. (1 hour, session 6)
623 Cooking and Menus for Special Dietary Needs — Learn how to prepare delicious meals the entire group can enjoy. This course will define a variety of special diets and food allergies, including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan. We will cover safety precautions for food allergies, as well as simple substitutions. Sample menus will be presented for campouts and backpacking. (1 hour, session 6)
625 Unit Tools at my.Scouting.org — This class will cover the Unit Tools at my.Scouting.org, including membership, announcement, calendar, and training tools. If we have time we will work with you individually, so please bring your My.Scouting.org login and password. (1 hour, session 6)
629 Fireside Chat with Council — This is a Question-and-Answer session with our Council Key 3: Council Executive, Council President, and Council Commissioner, plus other Council leaders. (1 hour, session 6)
631 Radio Room (Jamboree on the Air, sign up for any session) — REPEAT of Class 131. Come visit the JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) Radio Room. There will be several activities you can sample during the hour. (1 hour, session 6)