Leader Education and Discovery (L.E.A.D.)
Be the Best Scout Leader You Can Be

Join your Fellow Scouters on January 25, 2020 for a complete day of learning, fun and experience.

L.E.A.D. is Mount Diablo Silverado Councils’ ultimate training event for Scout Leaders, Parents, Venturers and Senior Scouts. 

L.E.A.D. offers over 140 classes across 5 colleges:

  • Cub Scouts
  • Scouts BSA
  • Venturing
  • Outdoor Education
  • Continuing Education

The day is broken up into 6 sessions. Some classes are 1 session, others, such as CPR certification, are 3 sessions, while even others, like position specific leader training can cover all 6 sessions.

Are you NEW to Scouting? Well, we have classes for you!

  • Merit badge counselor training
  • Position specific training and Den leader training
  • Cub Scouting 101, Scouts BSA 101, Gear 101
  • Lion Cubs 411, Webelos 411
  • Scout book, how to
  • Den chief training

Are you an EXPERIENCED Scouter and want to learn some new skills, learn how to work with your youth more efficiently, and/or learn how to increase the FUN in Scouting? Well, we have classes for you too!

  • STEM for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturers
  • Where to go Camping, Hiking or Backpacking in Northern California or beyond
  • Religious Emblem programs
  • High adventure camps, National Jamborees, and World Jamborees
  • Cooking – Dutch oven, portable meals, and alternative cooking methods
  • Pinewood derbies, Campfires, and Team Building games
  • Basics – Boards of reviews, unit finance, and retention

Register early and bring a friend for a “Great Day of Scouting”!!!  Learn, Explore and Enjoy!

ONLINE REGISTRATION (before 1/22/2020) – $45/adult, $20/youth
DAY-OF REGISTRATION (cash or check only) – $75/adult, $35/youth

Email or phone Wendy LaBerge  /  707-246-6438 – L.E.A.D 2020 Course Director

LEAD 2020

Class Catalog

Course Schedule

Visit our website: www.mdscbsa.org

Boy Scouts wishing to become den chiefs will take this course to learn the Den Chief’s responsibilities, tasks, relationship to adult den leaders, and receive many suggestions to ensure a smooth start and continuing success for all den chiefs.  Because it teaches and models many leadership skills, the course can be taken by all Boy Scouts as an excellent supplemental leadership training course between Introduction to Leadership Skills-Troop and NYLT.

To find upcoming Den Chief training dates, please click on the calendar tab on the Home page and search via the magnifying glass symbol.

The training can be found online:  HERE 

National Youth Leadership Training – Summer 2019

Dates: June 10th – 15th 2019

Cost: In council $275 until May 3, 2019, then $300 from May 4th; Out of council $300 until May 3rd, then $325 from May 4th. Price includes camp fees, meals and course materials.

Registration closes May 31st, 2019

Questions?  Email: Michael Powell

The BSA NYLT Conference presents what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW and what a leader must DO, by applying modern leadership and team development theories in a co-ed environment.

Participants camp, work, play and learn – living a month in the life of a model troop/team/crew condensed into an intense week long or two weekend conference. They experience the stages of team development, practice from a “toolbox” of leadership skills and learn that leadership requires vision, goals, and planning.

Participants learn how to be a leading influence in their own unit; discovering resources, methods, games and new skills to make unit meetings, treks and other activities more exciting and worthwhile. They also
develop skills that help them emerge as leaders outside their units – at school and in the community.

Who may attend?

  • Qualified candidates will meet the following criteria…
  • Young men and women are at least 13 years of age or completed eighth grade.
  • Scouts BSA that have achieved the first class rank.
  • Currently serve in a youth leadership position, or possess the skills and ambition to undertake a role in leadership.
  • Have completed Troop/Crew Leadership Training in their unit.
  • Are comfortable with long-term camping.
  • Are endorsed by their unit leaders as exhibiting maturity, a positive attitude, focus and aspirations to serve through leadership.

Note: To enable broad council participation and the best youth experience, the number of participants from each unit may be limited. Additional reservations and out-of-council registrations are subject to availability.

Register Here

NYLT-Flyer-2019

 

National Youth Leadership Training – Winter 2020

Dates: February 15th – 17th 2020 and February 21st – 23rd 2020 (participants must attend both weekends)

Cost: In council $275 until January 5th 2020, then $300 from January 6th; Out of council $300 until January 5th, then $325 from January 6th. Price includes camp fees, meals and course materials.

Registration closes January 12th, 2020

Questions?  Email: Bill Morganstein 

The BSA NYLT Conference presents what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW and what a leader must DO, by applying modern leadership and team development theories in a co-ed environment.

Participants camp, work, play and learn – living a month in the life of a model troop/team/crew condensed into an intense week long or two weekend conference. They experience the stages of team development, practice from a “toolbox” of leadership skills and learn that leadership requires vision, goals, and planning.

Participants learn how to be a leading influence in their own unit; discovering resources, methods, games and new skills to make unit meetings, treks and other activities more exciting and worthwhile. They also
develop skills that help them emerge as leaders outside their units – at school and in the community.

Who may attend?

  • Qualified candidates will meet the following criteria…
  • Young men and women are at least 13 years of age.
  • Currently serve in a youth leadership position, or possess the skills and ambition to undertake a role in leadership.
  • Have completed Troop/Crew Leadership Training in their unit.
  • Are comfortable with long-term camping.
  • Are endorsed by their unit leaders as exhibiting maturity, a positive attitude, focus and aspirations to serve through leadership.

Note: To enable broad council participation and the best youth experience, the number of participants from each unit may be limited. Additional reservations and out-of-council registrations are subject to availability.

Registration and Flyer available Fall 2019

For the adventurous amongst you, consider taking NAYLT. It’s offered at Philmont Scout Ranch.

More information

Participants in this 16 hour LNT Trainers Course receive introductory training in Leave No Trace skills and Outdoor Ethics. The LNT Trainer Course assists the participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and teaching techniques for disseminating these low impact outdoor skills to their Scouting units.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training is a practical, 3 hour course that prepares you to recognize the need for and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation on adults and children over the age of 1 year.  You will learn or review the steps that need to be taken to deal with patients with cardiac and breathing emergencies, including practice in CPR, choking emergencies, and the early and effective use of an AED.  Successful completion of the course practical exercises and skill demonstration sets will result in an Adult and Child CPR & AED Certification by the American Red Cross that is valid for 2 years from the date of the course.

This course is open to all BSA registered adult volunteers and to youth members age 14 or greater.

The cost for the Adult & Child CPR & AED course is $25. The course is limited to 24 participants.  Priority will be given to those who need this course certification in order to participate in the Wilderness & Remote First Aid training that begins the next day.

Our CPR/AED classes are held on a Friday evening from 6:30 until about 9:30 at the Council Office at 800 Ellinwood Dr, Pleasant Hill.  The schedule for 2019 is as follows:

Adult and Child CPR and AED  March 1, 2019
Wilderness and Remote First Aid  March 2 – 3, 2019

Adult and Child CPR and AED  April 12, 2019
Wilderness and Remote First Aid  April 13 – 14, 2019

Wilderness and Remote First Aid  May 17, 2019
Adult and Child CPR and AED  May 18 – 19, 2019

Adult and Child CPR and AED September 27, 2019
Wilderness and Remote First Aid  September 28 – 29, 2019

To Register: Go to the council calendar and click on the date you wish to attend

For any questions, contact Merrill Swiney at mswiney452@aol.com