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Continuing Education Program

Classes are listed by category - many new classes this year!!
 
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FAITH BASED
 
CED 161
Faith Based Scouting
This course will introduce you to the various program within BSA and the religious communities that draw Scouts closer to God.  This course will share not only what programs exist, but how one goes about recruiting, networking, presenting, and perpetuating such programs within the Scout units and the religious community.  The Baltimore Area Council's new "God and World Emblem" will also be featured.
 
CED 182
Scouting and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
This class is for participants who would like to understand LDS implementation of the Boy Scout Program.  A brief overview of the history of Scouting in the Church and in-depth information on how Scouting is implemented to complement its youth program. Information to help understand differences from other chartered organizations and the strengths and challenges of LDS Scouting.
This course is designated as CED 710 in the National Commissioner Science curriculum for Continuing Education.
 
CED 209
Emphasizing Duty to God 
Scouting teaches boys to do their duty to God through program delivery, special observances, and partnerships with various faith-based organizations, because the Boy Scouts of America believes in an obligation to God, and Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, believed that religion is a key component of the movement. The purpose of this course is to explain how and why Scouting encourages boys to be reverent - and how leaders and Commissioners can help units enhance the Reverent aspects of their programs.
This course is designated as BCS 129 in the National Commissioner Science curriculum of Bachelors courses. 
 
CED 235
Creating Faith Based/BSA Partnerships NEW THIS YEAR!
It is a known factor that the religious community and Scouting offer character building values that relate to learning what it means to “do one’s duty to God and Country.” The obvious proof of such a statement lies in the fact that over 70% of BSA’s chartering organizations are faith based communities. Partnerships need to be mutually beneficial, and such partnerships always achieve the best results. What are these mutual benefits, how and to whom does a Scouter introduce Scouting to a potential BSA chartering religious community, and how does one use official BSA endorsed religious programs in such a presentation?
 
 
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HANDS-ON COURSES
 
CED 115
Light Weight Backpacking
Go on, get out there!! Backpacking can be as effortless as a hike in the park.  No need to subject yourself to the Bataan Death March!  Don't be a back-pack mule, come and learn about the latest inexpensive light weight back packing technology and techniques.  A little talking, a lot of touch and feel of the "stuff."
 
CED 125 (2 sessions)
Basic Knots 
Learn how to tie and how to teach your Scouts to tie the knots they need for advancement.  Learn the difference between an underhand loop and an overhand loop and why it makes a difference.
 
CED 145 (2 sessions)
FUN! Knots
Learn the Friendship Knot, the Chinese Lanyard Knot and the Monkey's Fist at a minimum.  Knots are Not a Problem, they are FUN!
 
CED 150
Cold Weather Camping
This winter take the tents - chuck the cabin.  Wake up with six inches of fresh snow on your tent, and enjoy it!  These techniques will teach you how.  
 
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ORDER OF THE ARROW
 
CED 195
OA Service & Troop Elections - the How To…
This class outlines how proper Order of the Arrow elections should be done and what the policies are regarding the election. Also discusses OA troop visits, Arrow of Light ceremonies and how to make them better, plus more.
 
CED 196
OA Troop Rep Training for Scoutmasters
The class will teach Scoutmasters exactly what is the job of their troop OA Rep. The OA's job is to serve the troop, and the troop OA Rep helps us do that by coming to chapter meetings, Lodge events, and keeping an open forum with between the lodge and the troop. This class will also include information about the position and the importance of the adult counterpart to the troop OA rep. 
 
CED 198
How the OA Lodge can Benefit Your Troop!
The Lodge can help the troop in many different ways. From program enhancement, additional program, leadership and training opportunities, and much more can be obtained through troop activity with the Lodge. Scouts that do not necessarily excel at knot tying or fire building, may find their niche doing ceremonies or running events in their district. Learn the benefits of a great Lodge -> Chapter -> Troop relationship. 
 
CED 236
Role of the Adult Advisor in the OA  NEW THIS YEAR!
Interactive course in which the role of the adult advisor for OA activities at various levels is explored.
 
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OUTDOOR ETHICS
 
CED 144
Intro to the Principles of Leave No Trace
The course will serve as an intro to the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace and additional training opportunities for learning more about Leave No Trace. "We must all take responsibility for our decisions when we use the outdoors, and we should treat the environment with respect so future generations can enjoy the outdoors as we do today.” – Teaching Leave No Trace (BSA No.21-117).  
 
CED 174
Tread Lightly Workshop
The course introduces the Five Tread Principles of Tread Lightly!, skills and ethics for minimizing the impacts of mechanized outdoor recreation. BSA has partnered with the Tread Lightly! organization to provide outdoor ethics guidance for use in motorized activities and shooting sports.
 
CED 227
Outdoor Ethics Orientation (2-sessions)
This two-session class will provide a basic understanding of BSA Outdoor Ethics (OE) with discussion of the Outdoor Code; how Leave No Trace, Tread Lightly! and The Land Ethic / Stewardship support the Outdoor Code; and how OE is integrated into BSA unit activities and conservation service projects. Requirements for earning OE Awareness and Action Awards will be discussed. Upon completion, participants will be prepared to assess youth understanding and skills when signing off on Boy Scout, Sea Scout, and Venturing requirements. Completion of this class provides Boy Scouts, Venturers, and adult leaders the knowledge needed to facilitate outdoor activities required to earn the OE Awards.
This course has two online pre-requisites which need to be completed PRIOR to taking the class at UoS
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CED 228 / CSP 120
Outdoor Ethics for Cub Scouts & First Year Boy Scouts
This course is also listed in the BAC UoS Cub Scout Leaders Program as CSP 120.
BSA Outdoor Ethics has been integrated throughout the Cub and Boy Scout advancement. This session will introduce adult leaders to the Principles of Leave No Trace and The Outdoor Code and some ways to incorporate them into advancement and unit outdoor programs. Discussion will include how to use the Leave No Trace Center's new publication, "Big Foot's Playbook", in developing Outdoor Ethics activities for youth ages 6-13. Find out how the 38 activities in this guide can help you develop and incorporate Outdoor Ethics activities into your Pack and Troop outings.
 
CED 229
Introduction to the BSA Conservation Handbook, 2nd Edition
The second edition of the BSA Conservation Handbook includes two major parts: 1) explanation of the history and application of conservation as part of the Mission of Boy Scouts of America, and 2) guidance on mentoring, planning, and executing meaningful and life-changing conservation service projects, including project safety and leadership. This class is intended for adult leaders and older Scouts who intend to lead conservation service projects.
 
CED 237
Troop Outdoor Ethics Guide & Advisor Orientation  NEW THIS YEAR!
The Outdoor Ethics Guide has been introduced as a new position of responsibility that counts toward Star, Life and Eagle Scout requirements. The BSA Outdoor Ethics Guide Handbook (BSA No. 510-047) was just released in Fall 2017. This class will provide the latest information to help those Boy Scouts and adult Boy Scout Leaders understand how to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Troop Outdoor Ethics Guide and be able to serve as a member of the patrol leaders’ council representing outdoor ethics. A copy of the Outdoor Ethics Guide will be provided to all class participants.
 
 
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SCOUTING HISTORY
 
CED 154
Heritage & Symbology of Scouting
Scouting is rich in tradition and history.   This class will shed light on how the implementation of today's Scouting program was built on the foundations laid by Lord Baden Powell over 100 years ago and implemented in America by James West in the early 20th century.  We will explore how the methods of today's Scouting program seek to achieve the aims of Scouting, which were built on these traditions and history.   A deeper understanding of Scouting traditions and history will help you in your own understanding of the Scouting program, and improve your ability to explain the Scouting program to others.
 
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SPECIAL NEEDS
 
CED 153
Bullying-the Reality and Coping within the Pack and Troop Organization
Bullying is a reality that needs to be recognized in the Pack and Troop setting for the sake of both the bully and the bullied. Scouting has integrated into it's program many methods which will support the positive growth of the bully as well as protect the bullied.
 
CED 164
Scouts with Disabilities & Special Needs Forum
This will be an open forum discussion for Scouters/Parents questions and concerns in all aspects of Scouting.  We will also to discuss what can also be done for the Scouts (i.e. Camporees, Weekends, Accommodations).
 
CED 199 / MCS 322
Advanced Special Needs Scouting
This course is also listed in the BAC UoS Commissioner Science Program as MCS 322.
Virtually every unit will experience having a youth who has Special Needs (disAbilities). This course will provide Leaders and Commissioners with knowledge to share with unit leaders so they can provide a program which provides these youth with the Scouting opportunities to succeed. This course is more of a Disability Awareness for Scouters and what to look for when a Scout with Special Needs may look into your unit.  This course is for all Scouters not just Commissioners.  
This course is designated as MCS 322 in the National Commissioner Science curriculum of Masters courses. 
 
CED 225 / CSP 306
Cub Scouts with Special Needs
This course is offered in the BAC UoS Cub Scout Leaders Program as CSP 306.
This course will describe some of the things you can do to help Cubs of all abilities to Do THEIR Best to have fun, learn new skills, and help the pack go in your Cub Scout Program. Learn how to work with parents to better under stand the strengths of their Cub and to adapt Cub Scout adventures to the special abilities of their scout.  Learn how Cubs with different ABILITIES enhance the experience of the whole pack and can even teach the most seasoned leader a thing or two.  
 
CED 714
Special Needs Scouting: ADHD
This course is also listed in the BAC UoS Commissioner Science Program as CED 714.
This course will identify the characteristics of ADHD and a number of useful tips that leaders can apply.  It is important for leaders to be aware of this incidence and strategies they can use that will help facilitate a successful Scouting experience for these youth (not to mention their contemporaries and the adult leadership!).
This course is designated as CED 714 in the National Commissioner Science curriculum for Continuing Education. 
 
CED 715
Autism: Does this boy fit our unit? Do we fit this boy?
This course is also listed in the BAC UoS Commissioner Science Program as CED 715.
How to do a proper intake on a person with Autism to ensure success! We will review some of the behaviors, triggers and repairs to be considered when bringing in a new scout into your unit. You will get helpful hints as well as a sample intake form to use while interviewing a scouting candidate as well as to train all your leaders to be able to work successfully with these young people!  
This course is designated as CED 715 in the National Commissioner Science curriculum for Continuing Education.
 
CED 801
What is a Disabled Scout - How to Register Them - How to Help them Advance
NEW THIS YEAR!
This course is also listed in the BAC UoS Commissioner Science Program as CED 801.
This course will give an explanation on what is a Disabled Scout via the guidelines of BSA.  It will also go over the forms and recommended procedures of filing the correct forms. This course will go over how to get a Scout with Specials Needs to advancement properly.  It will highlight what should be done with a scout and his advancements.  The discussion will include the different types of units that are available. (The material in this course was previously presented at the BAC UoS in two separate courses, CED 151 and CED 163.)
This two-session course includes the material from the syllabus for the course designated as BCS 118 in the National Commissioner Science curriculum of Bachelors courses as well as the material from the syllabus for the course designated as CED 713 in the National Commissioner Science curriculum for Continuing Education.  
 
 
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TRAINING
 
CED 137
International Scouting RETURNING THIS YEAR!
This course provides an overview of International Scouting opportunities available to Scouts (Cubs, Boy Scouts and Venturers) and Scout Leaders.  Participants will learn about: Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet events (which connect Scouts around the world via ham radio and the Internet every October); Jamboree-on-the-Trail; the World Jamboree (sign-ups are underway for the next one - 2019 in the USA); attending summer camp at a Scouts Canada camp (e.g., Haliburton Scout Reserve near Toronto); participating in a Council or National sponsored Scouting exchange program; supporting Scouting in developing countries through the BSA World Friendship Fund; and qualifying for the new International Spirit Award (for youth and adults) and the International Scouter's Award square knot (adults only).
 
CED 149A
Journey to Excellence
“Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s new council performance recognition program designed to encourage & reward success, and to measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is replacing the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.  The "Journey to Excellence" is based on what successful units do to continually improve.
 
CED 169
STEM-tastic Scouting – Inspiration, Imagination and Innovation
This course is also listed in the BAC UoS Boy Scout Leaders Program as CED 169.
This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) session is designed to help you, your unit, district of council integrate STEM programs and activities into your current programming.  Whether your involved in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting or Venturing, this course takes a fresh approach to open the STEM program to all Scouting youth.   Discussions on how to implement, modify, and incorporate STEM programs through organized activities is the focus. Excitement, roadblocks, funding, recruitment, training, resources, and tracking are covered. 
 
CED 189
Wilderness Survival
Both Scouting and Venturing support Wilderness Survival programs.  Review the basics of WS and understand how it differs between programs.  Learn how to use it as a tool to prepare the younger Scouts for high adventure and to challenge the older Scouts, which boosts retention, facilitating rank advancement, and deeper exposure to the 3 aims of Scouting.
 
CED 191
Fundamentals of Training (T1)
The first part of the 3-part train the Trainer Continuum (T3) is intended for both youth and adult trainers. This 3-hour session is designed as an introduction to Boy Scout training methods for new trainers and as a review for experienced trainers. Based on the BSA team based learning model this class will help all trainers become more comfortable as trainers and more confident in their training skills.
 
CED 192
Advanced Training Opportunities
Do you wonder whether you are ready for advanced training and whether the advanced training courses will be of value to you?  This class will provide information about Wood Badge, PowderHorn and EaglesNest as well as the training opportunities at the Philmont Training Center and Florida Sea Base. Our goal is to give you the insights you need to decide which advanced training course or courses meet your needs.
 
CED 211
Scoutbook 101 Cub Scout Pack Edition  RETURNING THIS YEAR!
This course is also listed in the BAC UoS Cub Scout Leaders Program as CED 211.
In early 2015 the Boy Scouts of America announced the acquisition of Scoutbook.com (aka Scoutbook). Scoutbook is a web-based unit management, communication and advancement tracking tool. In this class we will explore the tool and show you how to use Scoutbook to manage your Pack. We will review how to manually enter new scouts, how to link to Scoutnet to import your charter information, how to track leader training, how to track Cub Scout advancements and upload those advancements to Scoutnet. We will show how to use Scoutbook to send email to unit members and how to use the built-in calendar. Scoutbook makes managing your Pack much easier - come learn how!
 
CED 212
Scoutbook 101 Boy Scout Troop Edition  RETURNING THIS YEAR!
This course is also listed in the BAC UoS Boy Scout Leaders Program as CED 212.
In early 2015 the Boy Scouts of America announced the acquisition of Scoutbook.com (aka Scoutbook). Scoutbook is a web-based unit management, communication and advancement tracking tool. In this class we will explore the tool and show you how to use Scoutbook to manage your troop. We will review how to manually enter new Scouts, how to link to Scoutnet to import your charter information and how to track leader training.  We'll explore how you AND your Scouts can track their Rank Advancement, sign up for and track Merit Badge work (and show you how to assign Merit Badge Counselors within the tool) and how to upload all advancement information to Scoutnet. We will show how to use Scoutbook to send email to unit members and how to use the built-in calendar. Scoutbook makes managing your troop much easier - come learn how!  
 
CED 213
BSA CyberChip
This course is also listed in the BAC UoS Boy Scout Leaders Program as CED 213.
A new facet to the protection of our youth, BSA has established the “CyberChip” an annual electronic media certification for safe use of all social media by Scouts. This session will enable adults to teach the CyberChip certification to Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts.  CyberChip includes all social media (Internet, cell phones, gaming devices, etc.).  CyberChip is required for several new Merit Badges, and starting January 1, 2016, required for the Star rank.  While completing the CyberChip, Scouts will learn benefits & dangers of social media, develop standards with their parents, Scout Leaders and/or Crew Advisors.  
 
CED 218
Eagle Scout Project Coach Training 
This course is also listed in the BAC UoS Boy Scout Leaders Program as CED 218.
This course includes the training for the role of the Eagle Project Coach.
 
CED 226
Internet Advancement 
BAC transitioned to Internet Advancement for use in submitting Scout advancement information on April 2, 2017.  This course will prepare you for using Internet Advancement with step-by-step guidance.
 
CED 240
Risk Management for Units NEW THIS YEAR!
This course will provide information about the BSA Council Insurance Policy, Health and Safety Tips for meetings and trips, and Emergency Preparedness. While the BSA no longer requires Tour Plans, adult leaders are still responsible for the safety of our Scouts. This course will provide general information and guide you to additional resources and training available from the BSA.
 
CED 241
Dealing with Youth in Crisis  NEW THIS YEAR!
This class will provide valuable tips that will help adult leaders in all program areas deal with suicide awareness. Be prepared to learn who to do or not to do; where to go for help; and your role in this situation.  This course is especially valuable for Advisors and Scoutmasters.
 
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TRIPS / OUTINGS / ACTIVITIES
 
 
CED 160 / SSP 101 
Here’s Sea Scouting
This course is offered in the BAC UoS Sea Scouting Program as SSP 101.
Introduction to the mission of Sea Scouting, its aims & methods, and unique place in the Boy Scouts of America.  Youth-led aspects of the program are emphasized, including Flotilla activities and the trail to Quartermaster.  This course is valuable for all Scouters who wish to learn more about the Sea Scouting program. 
 
CED 170
Preparing a Crew for Philmont -  A Parent/Leader’s Perspective
This class will cover all aspects of crew preparation, from submitting your application to your arrival at the Philmont Scout Ranch. You will discover how to select your trail, how to pick your crew, how to overcome the transportation nightmare, what equipment you’ll actually need, some of the hidden expenses, how to lighten the admin load, and how to prepare your crew for the most enjoyable adventure ever.
 
CED 200
Inter Troop Activities
This course is also listed in the BAC UoS Boy Scout Leaders Program as CED 200.
The class is about getting troops to come together and hold inter troop activities. Not many, if any, troops get together with another troop and go camping. This training class is to help get the idea out there and teach them how to work together and to eliminate the fears of working together with another troop.
 
CED 204
Orienteering Resources for the Unit Leader
This course will explore the role of Navigation and Orienteering in each of the Scouting programs and will provide the Unit Leader with local orienteering resources.  It will also suggest ready-made activities that SMs can leverage for Scout advancement.
 
CED 214
NYLT BE-KNOW-DO  
This course is also listed in both the BAC UoS Boy Scout Leaders Program and in the BAC UoS Venturing Program as CED 214.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) - What the course must BE and what leaders need to KNOW for their youth to DO Leadership Skills Training. NYLT has been described as giving a life-long advantage to the Scouts who complete the course.  This course—intended for adult leaders and parents of prospective course participants—is youth-led and explains the basics of - What is NYLT? as well as - What is its purpose?  It covers how to determine if youth at this point in their Scouting careers are ready to attend, and provides some information on synergy between adult leaders attending The Course for the Wood Badge while their youth leaders attend NYLT.  It also provides information that parents will want to know to help them support their youth.  Topics of how the benefits participants receive from the skills gained from taking the course and how that can affect their lives outside of Scouting are also discussed. 
 
CED 219
Cell phone use while experiencing the outdoors - CAMPING
With electronic devices so pervasive, and applications which provide neat opportunities for outdoor activities, this course will discuss thoughtful and creative ways to incorporate them into Scouting activities.
 
CED 220 / VSP 101A
Here’s Venturing
This course is offered in the BAC UoS Venturing Program as VSP 101A.
Introduction to the mission of Venturing, its aims & methods, and unique place in the Boy Scouts of America.  Youth-led aspects of the program are emphasized, including District and Council Venturing Officers’ Associations.  This course is valuable for all Scouters who wish to learn more about the Venturing program.
 
CED 224 / VSP 320
Social Media: Effective Use and Guidelines
This course is offered in the BAC UoS Venturing Program as VSP 320.
Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr…) are very popular among today’s youth and are a very powerful means of communication.  The purpose of this class is two-fold: to give crew advisors background on how to tap into social media as a resource for engaging with the youth in their crews, and to inform them of how to do so in a responsible way.  BSA policies regarding social media, online safety, and youth protection will be emphasized. 
 
CED 230
Inclusive Menu Planning 
This course provides an opportunity to look at how different menu requirements such as allergies and auto-immune issues like Celiac's can be incorporated into our Scout menu planning as part of the effort to retain these Scouts and families.
 
CED 231
Using COPE Games within the Troop 
This course offers suggestions and opportunities to use COPE games during Troop meetings to accomplish various leadership and training objectives.  
 
CED 242
BSA Shooting Sports Programs  NEW THIS YEAR!
This course will provide an overview of BSA Shooting Sports programs.  Learn about programs, opportunities, awards, guidelines and requirements for shooting sports participation by Scouting units.  This course will also introduce participants to BSA shooting sports resources.
 
CED 243
Shooting Sports in Baltimore Area Council  NEW THIS YEAR!
This course will provide an introduction to the Council Shooting Sports Committee as well as specific opportunities and resources for units to participate in shooting sports in the BAC. Training opportunities, program opportunities and unit level shooting sports programs will be discussed.
 
CED 244
Trek Leader & Advanced Outdoor Leader Training NEW THIS YEAR!
Outdoor treks provide the excitement that many older Scouts and Venturers are looking for.  With this added excitement comes the responsibility to pay close attention to every detail.  Your planning must anticipate weather changes, the itinerary's difficulty, and crew dynamics.  Trek Leader Planning and Advanced Outdoor Skills is designed to help Scouting leaders prepare for a trek.  Participants will leave prepared to teach other Scouters the outdoor skills needed for extended-stay outdoor activities.
 
CED 501
Family Scouting Seminar NEW THIS YEAR!
An overview of the most up-to-date information provided by BSA on the new family Scouting program.
 
 
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