Scouts BSA Program 
Level 100 Classes

2022 Suggested Bachelor's Course Schedule

Session #           Course #             Course Name

1                       SBP 108              The Scoutmaster, Troop Organization
                                                     and Membership

2                       SBP 109              Troop Meetings and Uniforming 

3                       SBP 110              Working with Youth Leaders and the                                                                                 Patrol Leaders Council  
4                       SBP 111              Sizzle of the Outdoor Program and the
                                                     Nuts and Bolts of the Outdoor Program 

5                       SBP 112              Outdoor Program Patrol and Reflection

6                       SBP 113              Advancement Program and Paperwork

7                       SBP 114              Program Planning and Finances

SBP 108 - offered Saturday Session 1
The Scoutmaster, Troop Organization and Membership 
Learn about the qualities that should be expected of a Scoutmaster.   Explore what the Scoutmaster should be, know and do.  Learn the structure of the troop, including key youth leadership positions.  Find out about a troop's support functions and the responsibilities of adult leadership positions. Discuss the ways that creating new members is good for both the youth and scout troops.
SBP 109 - offered Saturday Session 2
Troop Meetings and Uniforming 
Explore the real purpose of a Troop Meeting.  Learn the value of using the troop meeting plan.  Find out about the importance of having the youth plan, conduct and review the troop meeting.    Find out about the vital role the Scoutmaster plays by providing coaching, support and leaderships to the scouts.  Learn about the importance of the uniform as one of the Eight Methods of Scouting.
SBP 110 - offered Saturday Session 3 
Working with Youth Leaders and the Patrol Leaders Council  
Learn to establish an environment that is safe both physically and emotionally in which Scouts can learn, grow and enjoy Scouting to the fullest.  Learn the purpose for and the importance of the patrol leaders’ council.  Explore the ways a Scoutmaster can support and guide the patrol leaders’ council as the troop activities are planned.
SBP 111 - offered Saturday Session 4
Sizzle of the Outdoor Program and the Nuts and Bolts of the Outdoor Program 
Learn the importance of the Outdoor program specifically that the Outdoors is the arena in which a lot of scouting unfolds.  The Outdoor program is the reason that many youths and adults join the program.  Skills and safety are the two main elements that the adult leadership of the troop are tasked with providing.  Learn how this can be accomplished while still having a youth-led troop.
SBP 112 - offered Saturday Session 5
Outdoor Program Patrol and Reflection 
Experience what it is like to plan an outdoor activity as a patrol.  Learn what the considerations should be for safety when planning outdoor programs.  How can a reflection help you reinforce the values of Scouting?  How you can incorporate reflection into the outdoor experience.
SBP 113 - offered Saturday Session 6
Advancement Program and Paperwork 
Are you familiar with the Four Steps of Advancement?   Did you know that advancement was one of the Eight Methods of Scouting?   Learn how advancement ties all Eight of the Methods of Scouting together? Explore what paperwork is necessary to manage a scout troop well.
SBP 114  - offered Saturday Session 7
Program Planning and Finances 
Learn the ins and outs of planning a year long program and how to create a budget and earn the money to support the program.  Learn new ways to get your scouts involved in the planning process.  Explore how the planning process allows Troop members to connect their activities with the values of Scouting.
SBP 116A - offered Saturday Sessions 4-5
Scoutmasters - How To Shrink That Target On Your Back (2-sessions long) 
NOTE:  This Class is for registered Scoutmaster’s Only – Must have the patch on the sleeve – No ASM, CC, MC, COR, etc. allowed) – The Scoutmaster job is a rewarding but tough one.  There is always someone who knows better than you.  Someone is always second guessing your plan for guiding your youth.  In this forum-style class, we will discuss ways in which we can best deal with adversity in the adult ranks.  How can we avoid/reduce conflict?  How can we work with the ASMs, the CC/MCs and COR to make sure that the SM is properly supported and is able to best implement the Eight Methods of Scouting. 
We will start with a scenario of conflict between the SM and another adult.  The floor will then be opened for discussion/venting guided by the Instructor.  Hopefully, ideas and recommendations that arise will aid SMs in ways to improve their methodologies.
Scouts BSA Program
Level 200 Classes

2022 Suggested Bachelor's Course Schedule

Session #           Course #             Course Name

1                       SBP 201               Scouts’ Interfaith Service 

2                       SBP 202               Health and Safety 

3                       CED 273               Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Scouts
4                       VSP313/SBP313/CED313 Presenting the Kodiak Challenge

5                       SBP 205               High Adventure/Training Opportunities 


6                       SBP 206A             Case Studies / Hypotheticals on the
                                                      Common Problems and Pitfalls of a Troop


7                       SBP 208               Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

SBP 201 - offered Saturday Session 1
Scouts’ Interfaith Service 
This session will include information on how to develop and deliver a Scouts’ Interfaith Service.  
SBP 202 - offered Saturday Session 2
Health and Safety 
What is the Sweet Sixteen of Scouting?  Learn how these principles should be applied in your unit.
SBP 203 - offered Saturday Session 3
Growth and Development of Scouts 
This session will explain the concept of stages of youth development.  It will discuss how behavior is affected by developmental stage and help you realize the importance of developmentally appropriate activities at the various levels of the program.
SBP 204 - offered Saturday Session 4
Drug Awareness 
Each year there are more deaths and disabilities from substance abuse than any other preventable cause.  This session will provide drug education and help you understand the dangers of drug use and abuse.  
SBP 205 - offered Saturday Session 5
High Adventure/Training Opportunities  
High Adventure is the chance to experience something you may never experience again.  Learn about the various opportunities that Scouts BSA provides.  Learn also about the various training opportunities available to all scouters.
SBP 206A - offered Saturday Session 6
Case Studies / Hypotheticals on the Common Problems and Pitfalls of a Troop
Participants will discuss the common problems/pitfalls that Scouts BSA units can face.  They will then examine real life situations and discuss the appropriate solutions for the problems described.
SBP 208- offered Saturday Session 7
Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops   
Troop Leaders who use Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) as part of their Youth Leadership development will present and discuss how they incorporate the program into their unit's annual program.  ILST helps the youth leadership to develop their leadership skills.
SBP 210 - offered Saturday Session 1
Inspiring Success in Youth Leaders through Effective Mentoring
In order to effectively inspire and mentor youth leaders, adult leaders must first have a passion for the Order and an infectious energy and enthusiasm for working with young people. Inspiring and mentoring starts with us. In this session we will discuss the difference between coaching and mentoring, the uniqueness of the millennial generation, and how to create a strong mentoring environment. We will cover traits of effective mentors as well as mentoring best practices. 
SBP 211A - offered Saturday Session 6
Scouts BSA - Delivering a meaningful program linked or girls-only Troop
This class will be panel discussion with girl unit leaders sharing experiences with girl troops ove rthe past year.  Many of our Chartered Organizations may plan on inviting girls ages 11 - 17 to join the Scouts BSA program.  This course will help prepare leaders how to welcome girls into the program through either a linked troop or a girls-only troop structure.  
VSP 313 / SBP 313 / CED 313 - offered Saturday Session 4
Presenting the Kodiak Challenge
New for 2022! This session focuses on organizing and presenting the Kodiak Challenge at the unit level.  The Kodiak Challenge is a unit run leadership class that follow ILSC/ILST.  Designed to improve unit’s leadership skills while on a dynamic, multiday week long adventure.  This course will provide valuable information to will enable Units (Crews, Troops, and Ships) to deliver this content to their youth will incorporate updates from ILSC that were released by National on Dec 3.
CED273 - offered Saturday Session 3
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scouts
Diversity can be found throughout the scouting program. This course provides a basic understanding of DEI as it relates to the characteristics of scouts-age youth and their families.  Explains concepts like religion, race, ability, gender, sexual orientation and diverse families.
MCS 280 / CED 280 - offered Saturday Session 2
Succession Planning in Scouting
The key to long term volunteer success at the Unit, District, and Council levels is having a continuous and seamless succession of qualified and trained volunteers, especially in Key-3 positions.  Planning for the inevitable change in volunteers takes continuous effort and attention. 
This page updated 04/25/2022


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