Training Update

NEW:  BALOO Course in September !

September 14-15, 2019

Northern Ridge District is conducting a Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) course on 14-15 September at Birmingham United Methodist Church in upper Milton.  The Tentaroo registration is open. 

NOTE: Please register NOW for this course.  The Tentaroo registration is located:

  1. Click on the Date: September 14-15.  This will take you to the Tentaroo Registration page for this course.
  2. Login and follow the process.

This is a 1-1/2 day outdoor practical course and requires a mandatory on-line (about 1 hour) pre-requisite BALOO course located on :

Menu / My Dashboard / My Training / Training Center / Expanded Learning / Baloo

The total cost of this course is $30.  If you have any issues at Check-out stage, or a different amount cancel the registration and notify Bill Affeldt with an email at: ten.k1563463128nilht1563463128rae@l1563463128labac1563463128i1563463128.

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (ITOLS or IOLS)

October 5-6, 2019

This is the 1.5 day outdoor portion of the required Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster training. The training will cover all outdoor skills required to assist a youth from ranks Scout to 1st Class and requires an overnight camp-out.

The dates are: Saturday and Sunday, 5-6 October 2019 (both days are mandatory) and the location is Birmingham United Methodist Church in Milton.
Tentaroo Registration is OPENED !!!! Please go to the below URL to register for this course: Scroll down to Northern Ridge and begin to register Follow the process. The course is only $30. If you have any issues at Checkout, please contact Bill Affeldt at: ten.k1563463128nilht1563463128rae@l1563463128labac1563463128i1563463128

Hazardous Weather Training

NOTE: The on-line Hazardous Weather training course is now required to be considered TRAINED for the position of Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader. This 30 minute on-line Hazardous Weather course will NOT be taught in these classroom courses and should be considered a pre-requisite to any of these courses. The on-line Hazardous Weather training module is located on:

  1. On 1-Jan-2019, BSA National replaced ALL of the on-line position training modules with new training modules and new training module Course Numbers.  Leaders that had completed the entire training series for their position or had completed classroom training for their position remain trained for that position.  Incomplete training series was reset to not trained.

The new on-line position courses are In the attached file.

Please note that position training for ALL BSA Leadership positions can now be located and completed on-line at

Choose a BSA program.  Launch the training series.

NOTE: District positions such as Merit Badge Counselor, Nova Counselor, Supernova Mentor and Commissioner still require an adult BSA application to be submitted to the appropriate District team (Advancement or Commissioner).  The Northern Ridge District website has the names of the chair of these teams,