Applications are being accepted for a Seabadge course in beautiful Los Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, California.

Date: March 2-4, 2018

Location: Long Beach Sea Base 5875 E Appian Way Long Beach CA 90803

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What is Seabadge?

Seabadge is an advanced training program for Sea Scout leaders. A limited number of spaces are available for participants at the course. Seabadge staff will select participants from applications to provide a balance of experience and leadership positions among the course members.

Housing will take place on ships docked steps away from the Sea Base.

For more information or for questions, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection Training is required for all registered members of the Boy Scouts of America and must be completed before submitting an adult application.

Click here for Youth Protection Training


Over the decades, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in developing training and policies designed to keep young people safe. These comprehensive policies were considered groundbreaking when they were developed and soon became the standard used by other organizations for safeguarding youth. But when it comes to the safety of children, our goal is to continually improve.

Sustained vigilance on youth protection is a central part of our culture.

Over the past two years, we have worked with experts in the field of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and maltreatment to develop new training and resources that will further strengthen our ability to protect youth. These changes include:

Fully updated and revised Youth Protection Training developed with leaders in the field of child abuse prevention, including insights from experts and survivors and the latest strategies for recognizing and preventing major forms of abuse. This is the designated Youth Protection Training for all adults.

  • Expanded youth protection content across all our communications channels will inform and engage our volunteers and parents.
  • An expanded ScoutsFirst Helpline to aid volunteers and families in addressing potentially dangerous situations.
  • The BSA also provides unlimited counseling and support for healing to anyone who has ever been abused in Scouting.
  • Youth Protection Training for youth members will be available in 2019.

In addition to updated training and resources, we recently announced new policies to ensure compliance with mandatory training requirements, including:

  • As of January 1, 2018, no new leader can be registered without first completing youth protection training.
  • As of January 1, 2018, no council, regional, or national leader will be allowed to renew their registration if they are not current on their Youth Protection Training.
  • As of September 1, 2017, no unit may re-charter without all leaders being current on their Youth Protection Training. Registrars no longer have the ability to approve charters without full compliance.

Youth Protection training must be renewed every 2 years to maintain a valid registration and recharter with a local unit. Training can be completed online at You do not need to be a registered member to take the training, in fact all parents and any interested community members are encouraged to take Youth Protection Training. Taking Youth Protection Training (Formerly YPT, now YPT2) is easy! It should approximately 55-60 minutes to complete.

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs.


Leadership Selection

The Boy Scouts of America takes great pride in the quality of our adult leadership. Being a leader in the BSA is a privilege, not a right. The quality of the program and the safety of our youth members call for high-quality adult leaders. We work closely with our chartered organizations to help recruit the best possible leaders for their units. The adult application requests background information that should be checked by the unit committee or the chartered organization before accepting an applicant for unit leadership. While no current screening techniques exist that can identify every potential child molester, we can reduce the risk of accepting a child molester by learning all we can about an applicant for a leadership position--his or her experience with children, why he or she wants to be a Scout leader, and what discipline techniques he or she would use. Local Child Abuse and Youth Protection

Youth Protection

Scouting's Barriers to Abuse Oct 2015

Incident Descriptions and Reporting Instructions

Incident Information Report

Reporting Procedures | Warren Report 




Wood Badge

What is Wood Badge?

Wood Badge is the highest and most advanced training course offered by the Boy Scouts of America, which is rich in Scouting history and tradition. Participants will spend 6 full days and 4 nights learning modern leader- ship theories from contemporary scholars such as Ken Blanchard (author of the One Minute Manager series of books), Stephen R. Covey (author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Principle Centered Leadership), and Spencer Johnson (author of Who Moved My Cheese), to name a few.

When: August 24 – 26 and September 21 – 23, 2018

Cost: $250

See Flyer Here

Sign up/Information: Wood Badge Website

Course Director, Pierre Landry at 323-253-0354


How will I benefit?

  • Make a positive difference in the quality of your Scouting program and the impact Scouting will hone the lives of its members.
  • Be better prepared to give our youth the opportunity to live Scouting's values to become a better citizen.

What are people saying?

  • "I was taking techniques back to my Troop after the first weekend."
  • "The course gave me an opportunity to reflect on my leadership and what I am doing that is working and what I need to change."
  • "I took a lot from this course and plan to keep on learning and using this knowledge."
  • "It was the best training I have ever experienced. It was well worth the time and expense to attend."

The Leadership Experience

  • Learn by using leadership and team dynamics methods developed in corporate America
  • Learn how to develop Scouting's values in your own life, as well as in your Scout
  • Have fun as a Scout for six days advancing from Cub Scouting through Venturing
  • Learn how to apply the skills you learn as a member of a successful team to other aspects of your life

To attend Wood Badge, Scouters must:

  • Be registered adult members of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Have completed Basic Training for their registered Scouting position, or will do so prior to the course
  • Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. All participants are required to complete the Annual Health and Medical Record (parts A, B and C)

To successfully complete Wood Badge, Scouters must:

  • Attend and participate in BOTH weekends of the Wood Badge course
  • Attend the mid-course patrol meetings
  • Complete their Ticket within 18 months (by March 19, 2019)


Roundtable is an ongoing, monthly gathering of Scouting volunteers.

Cub Scout Roundtable - second Thursdays at 7pm
Address: 3114 South St, Lakewood 90712

Calendar of Training Topics

Boy Scout Roundtable - second Thursdays at 7pm
Address: 3114 South St, Lakewood 90712

Calendar of Training Topics

January - Duty to God
February - Voice of the Scout
March - Cyber-bullying
April - Outdoor Ethics
May - Resources
June - Program Preview

Training Calendar

Whether you are new to Scouting or a seasoned Scouter, we are here to meet your training needs. The Boy Scouts of America offers a continuum of training for all experience levels.

What training classes do I need?

Youth Protection Training (required for all adults) - online 24/7 at


Register and Pay for Training Here

Spring 2018 Classes

May 19 - Red Cross CPR & First Aid Training at Council Office

June 9 - BSA Aquatics Supervision: Swimming & Water Rescue


Merit Badge Counselor Orientation Training

RSVP Here for one of the dates below

May 22 - Lakewood Village
July 24 - Sea Base
September 25 - Lakewood Village
November 27 - Sea Base


Fall 2018 Classes

August 18 - Webelos Outdoor Training

September 8 - Climbing Instructor Training
September 8 - Path to Eagle
September 8 - Commissioner Basic Training

October 6 - Paddlecraft Safety
October 13 - Leader Specific Training
October 26-27 - Outdoor Leader Specific Training
October 27 - Commissioner College

December 2 - Leader Specific Training


More Info

Scout leaders, rest assured, you are not alone. We have the resources to help you provide an exciting, fun, and safe program for all youth. As the saying goes: Every Scout deserves a trained leader.

Click here for National BSA Training Page

All unit leaders and committee chairs can access current unit training records online anytime by logging into

General Training Questions? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (562) 427-0911 x241

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