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Boy Scout Troop 23
(Dormont, Pennsylvania)
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Troop Training Contact

Mr. Ted Dutkowski is the Troop 23 Training Chair

Leaders and scouts should submit copies of all training certificates to Mr. Dutkowski so that he can make sure they are properly recorded. Questions about training should be addressed to Mr. Dutkowski.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

The following is a list of training opportunities offered in the Laurel Highlands Council in 2019:
 NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING  [June 16 -22, 2019 @ Camp Twin Echo COST: $220.00]

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

WOOD BADGE TRAINING  [AUGUST 23 -25, 2019 & SEPTEMBER 20 -22, 2019 @ Camp Twin Echo COST: $260.00]

Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals.

Scouters from Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers, and district and council Scouters all are welcome.

This course will help you better understand how all the Scouting programs tie together. It will provide you with many useful leadership tools to help enable our youth to have the best possible Scouting experience. There is no better time to attend a Wood Badge course and make a difference in your unit.

During the course you will experience session in:
Managing Conflict
Leading Change
Stages of Team Development
Coaching & Mentoring
Leadership for Different Stages
Servant Leadership
Project Planning
And more!


Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. This training is targeted to Scout Leaders that are taking troops or crews into the backcountry where medical help is more that an hour away.

Course topics are:

Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Fractures, Stable Injuries; Splints 1-Extremities; Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Near Drowning; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medici

The course begin at 7:30 pm on Friday.  On Saturday it will run 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and 8:00 am to Noon on Sunday.  You are welcome to stay at camp on Friday and Saturdays nights.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.  If  you stay at camp on Saturday, you will be responsible for your own dinner. 

All participants must be at least 14 years of age and have completed CPR/AED Training prior to the start of the course

The course is limited to 20 participants..

Here is the link to the Council's Training schedule for 2019: 

Registration for any of these courses should be done through the Council's website.                              





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Flyer for the Dutch Oven all-day class.pdf  
Program Training Conference flyer specific for Troop Leaders.pdf  

How Long does your Training Last?


Keeping Scouts safe and keeping Scouting leaders up to date with current information and methods means some of the BSA's training courses need to be retaken every couple of years.  

We all know about Youth Protection training and National Camping School, but there are some others—including some that have recently been added to the list.  
Below is a list of these courses and how often they should be retaken to be valid: 

    Youth Protection—every two years
    National Camping School—good for five camping seasons
    Safe Swim Defense—every two years
    Paddle Craft Safety—every three years
    Aquatics Supervision/Swimming and Water Rescue—every three years
    BSA Lifeguard—every three years
    Visitation training—every two years
    Climbing Lead Instructor—every two years
    Climbing Instructor—every two years
    COPE/Climbing Inspector—every two years
    Safety Afloat—every two years
    Chain Saw Safety—every two years
    Trainer’s EDGE—every three years
    Hazardous Weather—every two years
    Physical Wellness—every two years
    Climb On Safely—every two years
    Trek Safely—every two years
          As other courses are introduced, or as our committees determine that courses have an “expiration date,” we will post them here—so keep watching!

          What makes a trained leader?

          In Scouting, you are never fully trained because training is ongoing. You may get a "trained" patch for your position after completing a course, but that training may have to be repeated within two or three years.

          A course you take may not indicate that you have to do it again, but the way things change, it is a smart move to always be on the look-out for opportunities to refresh your memory.

          Another tactic for remaining "forever" trained is to join the "Training Committee" for the Conestoga District.

          To check your training status and to take Online training go to 
 (Please try to create and maintain only one account on
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          Trained Leader Reqs.pdf What makes me a trained leader--plain and simple