TrainingProgramsBrownsea Youth Leadership Training
Baltimore Area Council
Basic Training in Scoutcraft, Patrol Method and Leadership Skills


This is a "new" training, which will include virtual
and in-person sessions, but no overnight camping or group cooking.

   Thursday, May 6, 2021 7-9pm Virtual
   Saturday, May 8, 2021
 - In-Person course
      will take place at Camp Saffran

  Check in begins at 7:45am 
  Training runs from 8:45am - 5:00pm

On Saturday, Scouts should bring a day pack with their lunch, water and the 10 Scout Essentials, as well as a light folding chair.  They should dress appropriately for the weather that day.

Brownsea Essentials is directed toward younger Scouts
(12-15 years old), but anyone can register.  All Scouts
who attend must have earned at least the rank of Second Class.

On training day, Scouts will work in patrols to learn
problem solving, outdoor leadership skills, and the basics of Scoutcraft.  They will participate in various games & exercises that foster learning by doing and the development of leadership in the patrol setting

In order to provide Scouts an exciting and safe training
experience, a COVID mitigation plan will be in effect for the in-person portion of the course.

The course will cost $10.00 


If a participant decides to enroll in the October Brownsea course, they will receive a $10 discount off
the registration fee for that course. (inquire about the 

discount code from the Course Director)


Weekend Dates:
   Thurs, Oct 14 - Sun, Oct 17, 2021
   Camp Oest, Broad Creek
Check in begins Thursday evening
at 5pm and closing ceremonies will
take place mid-day Sunday afternoon.

Brownsea prepares Scouts to lead others by learning to lead themselves.  It is designed to enhance and expand on training in leadership and Scoutcraft provided by the troop itself and paves the way for more advanced leadership courses, including National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).  The course stresses Scouting values, outdoor skills, and basic leadership principles.
At Brownsea, Scouts learn to work in Patrols that camp, cook, and solve problems together for three days and nights.  They take part in learning discussions and ceremonies that develop Scout skills and leadership traits, as well as a number of Patrol activities that offer opportunities for hands-on learning and fun.   
All Scouts who attend must have at least
earned the rank of Second Class.

If paid by June 1st, the early registration fee
will be $100.  Thereafter, it will be $115

If a Scout registers after having taken the Brownsea Essentials Course, an additional discount of $10 will apply to the fee then in effect.
Spaces are limited and the course is expected to fill this year.  Be sure to enroll soon!
Questions?  Contact the Brownsea Course Director, Walt Windisch at or 443-797-3191


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1929 Susquehanna Hall Road | Whiteford, MD | 21160


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