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.

Venturing Basic Leader Skills

When: Monday, September 29 (Part 1) and Monday, October 6 (Part 2), 2014
Time: 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Where: Council Service Center
Cost: Free!

This basic course explains Venturing to all adults new to Venturing. There are five sessions: Here's Venturing, Understanding and Protecting Youth, Leadership and Organization, Awards and Recognition, and Resources and Program Planning. This course is required for the Advisor Key and Venturing Advisor Training Awards. You must attend both part one and two to receive credit for this training.

Registration deadline of Wednesday, September 24th, 2014.  Please note that the instructor reserves the right to cancel this training due to lack of or low enrollment. 

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When: September 30, October 7 and October 21, 7-9:30 PM. Must attend all three sessions.
Where: Nashua Valley Council Service Center
Cost: There is no charge for this training

This training program is for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who are new to 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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When: October 24, 2014 6:00 PM - Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM
Where: Camp Split Rock
Cost: $25 / person


The Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills is a two day course that prepares you to teach your Scouts the outdoor skills needed for the Arrow of Light, Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks. It's an enjoyable weekend with knowledgeable Scouters, with lots of hands-on instruction and practice in campsite selection and Leave No Trace, woods tools and fire building, cooking and sanitation, hiking, first aid, and planning outdoor programs.

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WBLogoWhen: August 22-24, 2014 & September 13-15, 2014

Where: Treasure Valley Scout Reservation, Rutland, MA

Wood Badge is the premier leadership training course offered by the Boy Scouts of America. During this six-day course, you will learn — and practice — all of the skills you need to be the best Scouting volunteer you can be. Nashua Valley Council partners with Knox Trail and Mohegan Councils as part of the Central Massachusett Wood Badge Cluster to offer this training. For more information about this course visit

Register online at Registration requires a $90 deposit which will be applied to the course fee of $300. Full payment is due by July 10, 2014.

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leavenotraceWho: Scouts 14 years old or older, and adult Scouters.
Session 1: Monday, April 21, 2014 7-9 PM, Nashua Valley Council Service Center
Session 2: Saturday April 26 9 AM - Sunday April 27, 12 PM, Camp Wanocksett
Cost: $40 covers food and training materials

Register by April 16.


You must attend both sessions to complete the course.

This is required training for those who wish to fill the new Leave No Trace Position of Responsibility in their unit. For youth who are going to fill a unit’s Leave No Trace Trainer Position, Nashua Valley Council strongly recommends that the troop pay for this required training.

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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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