Nashua Valley Council, BSA • 1980 Lunenburg Rd. • Lancaster, MA 01523

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Adult Training

Nashua Valley Council offers numerous training courses throughout the year to prepare our volunteers to deliver the Scouting program. Most training is free to participants. Nashua Valley also partners with neighboring councils to make training available to our volunteers.

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Training

Nashua Valley Council is organizing a shooting sports committee to facilitate more shooting sports activities at the council and district level. The inaugural committee meeting will be held in conjunction with a Cub Scout BB and Archery Certification Course.

Who: Scouters over 18 years of Age
When: Monday June 15 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Nashua Valley Council Service Center
Cost: There is no charge for this event

This is required training for those who wish to serve on District and Council Cub Scout Shooting Sports Activities. The certification is good for two years and we would be expecting assistance with hopefully both the Spring Cub Scout Shooting Event on June 27 and Webelos Woods September 26 as well as other events throughout the year that the committee will be developing. The meeting will also be the first of the new committee to grow shooting sports in our council and area. This will be the first step in developing National Rifle Association (NRA) Range Safety Officers (RSO’s) and Instructors for the following Disciplines: Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol, Muzzle Loading and USA Level 1 Archery. Bring your thoughts, ideas and photocopies of any current certifications in Shooting, First Aid and YPT with you for our inaugural meeting. Any and all questions can be directed to Tim Bradbury, N.V.C. Shooting Sports Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



BALOO Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

When: May 30, 2015 9 AM - 5 PM
Register by: April 9
Where: Camp Split Rock, Ashburnham, MA

Cost: $15

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one-day training event that introduces leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping.This training is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack campout.

At least one adult leader per Pack is required to have this training for any outdoor activities!

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Cub Scout Leader Specific Training

When: Saturday, June 13, 2015 8 AM - 12 PM
Where: Council Service Center, Lancaster, MA
Cost: There is no charge for this training

This training program is for Cub Scout leaders who are new to the program or the position, or just need to bring their knowledge up to date. The course aims to help leaders gain confidence that the challenge is a manageable one, and understand the resources available to support them in this role.

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Fundamentals of Training

: Saturday, June 13, 2015 8 AM - 12 PM
Where: Council Service Center, Lancaster, MA
Cost: There is no charge for this training

This course is designed to teach Scouting Trainers both techniques and skills. We will use both the team-based-learning model as well as the “TPI” (total participant involvement) approach with the help of facilitator/instructors to guide trainees.

This training completes the requirements for Pack Trainers and is required for Woodbadge Staff. It is also enables new trainers to apply these techniques from unit-level youth training to position-specific and supplemental trainings for adult leaders.

Upon completion of this first part, new trainers can receive coaching and mentoring by experienced trainers as they become comfortable with and confident in their training skills.

Cub Scout Leader Training Online

Basic, position specific training for Cub Scout leaders is now available online at This includes training for: Tiger Den Leaders, Wolf Den Leaders, Bear Den Leaders, Webelos Den Leaders, Cubmaster, Pack Trainer, and Pack Committee. Cub Scout leaders are considered to be fully trained once they have completed the following courses: This is Scouting, Cub Scout Fast Start, Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific, and Youth Protection.

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