Council Training Chair - Pam Startzel    

Bald Eagle District Training Chair: Jeremy Waite

Seven Bridges District Training Chair: Jay VanKirk

Staff Advisor - Jon Brennan

To register for an upcoming Training Course, please check out our Calendar of Events & Registrations page!

A Note About Training  

The Susquehanna Council, BSA takes great pride in the high quality of our program for all Scouting units in Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Union, and Snyder Counties.  As such, our council requires that every registered leader in the Boy Scouting, Cub Scouting, Venturing, and Exploring programs are trained in the delivery of Scouting's aims and methods, based on the position of leadership for which they are registered.  Effective at the end of 2013, all direct-contact leaders (all volunteers who work directly with the youth) were required to be "basic" trained in the delivery of their program.  For most leadership positions, basic training is available online via e-learning modules at, and a volunteer is not required to be registered before taking the course.  For positions that require certain voting privileges (Chartered Organization Representatives) and outdoor leadership (Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Webelos Leaders, and ALL VENTURING LEADER TRAINING), in-person training courses are available.  If in consulting the calendar you don't find a course that meets your schedule, please contact your District Training Committees or Council Training Chair Pam Startzel.  Contact information is listed above.  

Training Tools

1.  Click here to review the mandatory training policy of the Susquehanna Council: SUSQUEHANNA COUNCIL TRAINING POLICY

2.  Special privileges are afforded to Unit "Key 3" members on Committee Chairs, Chartered Organization Representatives, and Scoutmasters/Cubmasters/Crew Advisors now have access to the "Training Manager", which shows an up to date roster of all unit leaders and the training courses that are on file with the council service center.  Additionally, these unit leaders have access to mark as complete the training courses that have been demonstrated, but are not updated in a person's record.  If you have questions about how this works, please contact your Unit Commissioner, and the District Training Committee for advice and leadership on how to use this function.

3.  Review here the abbreviated list of "What makes a "Trained" Leader?", the list of every course that is required for each key position.

 4.  Consult the calendar of events and registrations page to learn about how to sign up for in-person training courses. 

5.  Consult the Council Training Calendar or the Susquehanna Council Calendar for more information about scheduled courses.

"Every Boy Deserves a Trained Leader." - Baden Powell