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Golden-Burke Scout Center Trainings

There are always exciting training opportunities at the Golden-Burke Scout Center.  We offer a variety of courses to fulfill your training needs, ranging from mandatory trainings, like Scoutmaster Specific, to special interest courses, like Unique Cooking.  You can by phone, or email.  If you would like more information or would like to request a course, please email volunteer@crossroadsbsa.org.  Join our course email list to stay informed about upcoming courses.

Upcoming Courses

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Fall Break Merit Badge Camp - October 20 - 24th at GBSC - REGISTER
This Camp is offered during the days from 8 am to 5 pm each day.  There will be a variety of Merit Badges or special trainings offered to the Boy Scout that are on Fall Break from School.

Monday: Electricity, Genealogy, Collections, Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Den Chief Training
Tuesday: Oceanography, Model Design and Building, Fire Safety, Aviation
Wednesday: First Aid, Coin Collecting, Radio, Citizenship in the Community
Thursday: Cyber Chip/Mobile Device Safety, Personal Management, Entrepreneurship, Forestry
Friday: Geocaching, Traffic Safety, Bird Study

 
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Merit Badge Counselor Training       – Thursday, September 4, 7 pm – 8 pm REGISTER
Instructor – Roger Schumacher
Cost: $5
This course covers the purpose of the merit badge program, the role of the merit badge counselor, and methods of counseling. Attending this course will allow you to become certified as a Merit Badge Counselor.

NRA Rifle and Shotgun  Instructor Training  - Monday Sept 8, 2014  through Thursday Sept 25th 2014 with range instruction occurring Saturday Sept 27th  2014.
contact Mary Carrico at mcarrico@crossroadsbsa.org to register
Classes meets twice weekly (Mon and Thurs) in Sept   (9/8, 9/11, 9/15, 9/18, 9/22, 9/25)
Class times are from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Range weekend is roughly 7:30am until 6pm Saturday
NRA Rifle and Shotgun Instructor Training – Monday Sept 8th, 2014 through Thursday September 25th, 2014 with Range instruction occurring Saturday September 27th, 2014 Instructor – Alan Slightom
Classes meet twice weekly )Monday and Thursday in September (9/8, 9/11, 9/15, 9/18, 9/22, 9/25) 

Cub Leader Specific Training (All-Inclusive) – Tuesday, September 9, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  REGISTER
Instructor - Ken Ulrich
Cost: $5
This course covers the specialized knowledge needed to assume a leadership role within a Cub Scout pack.  This is a required training for all Cub Scout Leaders including Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders (all levels), Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Pack Trainer, Committee Chair, and any Committee Member.  This is an all-inclusive Cub Leader training that covers all Cub leader positions.  Any Cub Scout parent would also benefit by taking this training.

Cub Scout Ceremonies Course  – Tuesday, September 9, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. REGISTER
Instructor: Gene Hopkins
Cost: $5
Learn the fundamentals of Cub Scout ceremony planning, organization, and presentation.  This course will cover the who, what, where, why, and how of conducting Cub Scout Ceremonies.

First Aid Certification Class – Tuesday, September 9, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. REGISTER
Instructor - Elleen Laughlin
Attending this course will allow you to become ECSI First Aid Certified. Class space is limited so you must register to guarantee your spot. The $10.00 course fee can be paid upon arrival.

CPR/AED Training      – Wednesday, September 10, From 6 pm – 9 pm REGISTER
Instructors – Elleen Laughlin
This course covers basic adult, child, and infant CPR and AED training. You will receive your Emergency Care and Safety Institute Certification Card the night of the course. Course fee: $10

Scouting as a Ministry of the Church   – Saturday, September 13, 10 a.m. - noon     REGISTER
Instructor - Jim Brinkley
Cost: $5
Training for Scout leaders and church leaders on how to make Scouting a ministry of the church.

Merit Badge Counselor Training     – Wednesday, September 17  from 7 pm – 8 pm REGISTER
Instructor – Denise Purdie-Andrews
Cost: $5
This course covers the purpose of the merit badge program, the role of the merit badge counselor, and methods of counseling. Attending this course will allow you to become certified as a Merit Badge Counselor.  

Merit Badge Counselor Training     – Thursday, October 2 from 7 pm – 8 pm REGISTER
Instructor – Roger Schumacher
Cost: $5
This course covers the purpose of the merit badge program, the role of the merit badge counselor, and methods of counseling. Attending this course will allow you to become certified as a Merit Badge Counselor.

Cub Leader Specific Training (All-Inclusive) – Tuesday, Saturday October 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 am REGISTER
Instructor - Ken Ulrich
Cost: $5
This course covers the specialized knowledge needed to assume a leadership role within a Cub Scout pack.  This is a required training for all Cub Scout Leaders including Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders (all levels), Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Pack Trainer, Committee Chair, and any Committee Member.  This is an all-inclusive Cub Leader training that covers all Cub leader positions.  Any Cub Scout parent would also benefit by taking this training.

Youth Protection Training - Tuesday, September 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm REGISTER
Instructor  - Gene Hopkins
Cost: $5
Youth Protection Training is required for ALL registered adults.  Learn the do’s and don’ts of working with youth, policies for the protection of youth members, and how to protect yourself from false accusation.

Advancement for Scouts with Disabilities  - Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00am – 12:00pm REGISTER
Instructor - Sally Byer and Brad Buckhorn
Cost: $5
Any individual wishing to learn about the Scouting with Disabilities program. You will work with the various materials that the BSA has for these scouts, and discuss how to apply them to an individual scout. Also the changes that can and cannot be made in the program will be reviewed. You will learn the advancement procedures necessary for Scouts with Disabilities, helpful tools in working with these Scouts, and a variety of methods to help you ensure that all Scouts receive a quality program in your unit.

First Aid Certification Class   – Tuesday, October 7, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. REGISTER
Instructor - Elleen Laughlin
Attending this course will allow you to become ECSI First Aid Certified. Class space is limited so you must register to guarantee your spot. The $10.00 course fee can be paid upon arrival. 

Cub Scout Ceremonies Course – Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. REGISTER
Instructor: Gene Hopkins
Cost: $5
Learn the fundamentals of Cub Scout ceremony planning, organization, and presentation.  This course will cover the who, what, where, why, and how of conducting Cub Scout Ceremonies. 

NRA Pistol Instructor Training - Saturday, October 11 and 12th, 2014
The training will take place at Ransburg Scout Reservation
Cost $95
contact Mary Carrico at mcarrico@crossroadsbsa.org to register
Requirements:
1) You are currently registered as an adult Boy Scout Leader in the Boy Scouts of America
2) You have experience with a pistols
3) You currently hold a valid NRA Instructor Certifications for either Rifle and Shotgun

The Religious Emblems Programs – Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. - noon REGISTER
Instructor - Jim Brinkley
Cost: $5
Training for Scout leaders and Church leaders on how to start the Religious Emblems Programs in the Unit.

Cub Leader Specific Training (All-Inclusive) – Tuesday, October 14, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  REGISTER
Instructor - Gene Hopkins
Cost: $5
This course covers the specialized knowledge needed to assume a leadership role within a Cub Scout pack.  This is a required training for all Cub Scout Leaders including Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders (all levels), Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Pack Trainer, Committee Chair, and any Committee Member.  This is an all-inclusive Cub Leader training that covers all Cub leader positions.  Any Cub Scout parent would also benefit by taking this training.

Merit Badge Counselor Training       – Wednesday, October 15  from 7 pm – 8 pm REGISTER
Instructor – Denise Purdie-Andrews
Cost: $5
This course covers the purpose of the merit badge program, the role of the merit badge counselor, and methods of counseling. Attending this course will allow you to become certified as a Merit Badge Counselor. 

Cub Leader Specific Training (All-Inclusive) – Tuesday, October 16, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  REGISTER
Cost: $5
This course covers the specialized knowledge needed to assume a leadership role within a Cub Scout pack.  This is a required training for all Cub Scout Leaders including Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders (all levels), Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Pack Trainer, Committee Chair, and any Committee Member.  This is an all-inclusive Cub Leader training that covers all Cub leader positions.  Any Cub Scout parent would also benefit by taking this training.

The Religious Emblems Programs   –Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m. - noon     REGISTER
Instructor - Jim Brinkley
Cost: $5

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge  - November 1, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm REGISTER
Instructor - CAC International Committee
Provide the scouts an interactive experience from subject experts and world travelers to instruct the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge.

Merit Badge Counselor Training           –  Thursday, November 6 from 7 pm – 8 pm REGISTER
Instructor – Roger Schumacher
Cost: $5
This course covers the purpose of the merit badge program, the role of the merit badge counselor, and methods of counseling. Attending this course will allow you to become certified as a Merit Badge Counselor.

The Duties of the Religious Emblems Programs Coordinator –Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m. – noon REGISTER
Instructor – Jim Brinkley
Cost: $5
Training for Scout leaders and church leaders on how to maintain and track the Religious Emblems Programs in the unit.

CPR/AED Training      – Tuesday, November 11, From 6 pm – 9 pm REGISTER
Instructors – Elleen Laughlin
This course covers basic adult, child, and infant CPR and AED training. You will receive your Emergency Care and Safety Institute Certification Card the night of the course. Course fee: $10

Cub Scout Ceremonies Course    – Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  REGISTER
Instructor: Gene Hopkins
Cost: $5
Learn the fundamentals of Cub Scout ceremony planning, organization, and presentation.  This course will cover the who, what, where, why, and how of conducting Cub Scout Ceremonies.

First Aid Certification Class – Wednesday, November 12, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. REGISTER
Instructor - Elleen Laughlin
Attending this course will allow you to become ECSI First Aid Certified. Class space is limited so you must register to guarantee your spot. The $10.00 course fee can be paid upon arrival.

Baloo and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Trainings  - Saturday, November 15th 2014 9:00am – 5:00pm REGISTER
Instructor Ken Ulrich
Any Cub Scout leader with a desire to plan and carry out an outdoor experience for their pack.  At least one adult leader must be BALOO trained in order for a Cub Scout Pack to participate in overnight camping.  This course covers everything you need to know to make your pack overnighter a fun, successful and BSA approved event.  This training is for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Cub Leaders within a unit that covers outdoor skills that you need to teach Scouts skills leading up to First Class.

Cub Leader Specific Training (All-Inclusive)   – Tuesday, November 18, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  REGISTER
Instructor - Gene Hopkins
Cost: $5
This course covers the specialized knowledge needed to assume a leadership role within a Cub Scout pack.  This is a required training for all Cub Scout Leaders including Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders (all levels), Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Pack Trainer, Committee Chair, and any Committee Member.  This is an all-inclusive Cub Leader training that covers all Cub leader positions.  Any Cub Scout parent would also benefit by taking this training.

Merit Badge Counselor Training        – Thursday, November 19 from 7 pm – 8 pm REGISTER
Instructor – Roger Schumacher
Cost: $5
This course covers the purpose of the merit badge program, the role of the merit badge counselor, and methods of counseling. Attending this course will allow you to become certified as a Merit Badge Counselor. 

Youth Protection Training – Wednesday, November 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm REGISTER
Instructor –Elleen Laughlin
Cost: $5
This course teaches BSA policies for the protection of youth members and is required for ALL registered adults.

Cub Leader Specific Training (All-Inclusive) – Tuesday, December 2, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  REGISTER
Instructor - Ken Ulrich
Cost: $5
This course covers the specialized knowledge needed to assume a leadership role within a Cub Scout pack.  This is a required training for all Cub Scout Leaders including Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders (all levels), Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Pack Trainer, Committee Chair, and any Committee Member.  This is an all-inclusive Cub Leader training that covers all Cub leader positions.  Any Cub Scout parent would also benefit by taking this training.

Merit Badge Counselor Training          – Thursday, December 4 from 7 pm – 8 pm REGISTER
Instructor – Roger Schumacher
Cost: $5
This course covers the purpose of the merit badge program, the role of the merit badge counselor, and methods of counseling. Attending this course will allow you to become certified as a Merit Badge Counselor.

Cub Leader Specific Training (All-Inclusive) – Monday, December 8, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  REGISTER
Instructor - Gene Hopkins
Cost: $5
This course covers the specialized knowledge needed to assume a leadership role within a Cub Scout pack.  This is a required training for all Cub Scout Leaders including Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders (all levels), Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Pack Trainer, Committee Chair, and any Committee Member.  This is an all-inclusive Cub Leader training that covers all Cub leader positions.  Any Cub Scout parent would also benefit by taking this training.

Planning and Conducting Scout Worship Services   – Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m. – noon REGISTER
Instructor – Jim Brinkley
Cost: $5
Training for Scout leaders and Church leaders on how to plan and conduct worship services for Scout Sunday, Summer Camp, and special Scout meetings and Scouting events.

Cub Leader Specific Training (All-Inclusive) – Saturday, December 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 am  REGISTER
Instructor - Ken Ulrich
Cost: $5
This course covers the specialized knowledge needed to assume a leadership role within a Cub Scout pack.  This is a required training for all Cub Scout Leaders including Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders (all levels), Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Pack Trainer, Committee Chair, and any Committee Member.  This is an all-inclusive Cub Leader training that covers all Cub leader positions.  Any Cub Scout parent would also benefit by taking this training.

Audubon Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, December 15, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. REGISTER
Whether you are a first time bird watcher or an experienced pro, your help is needed during the 113th annual National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count.  Please see flyer for additional details.  

Bird Study Merit Badge Session – Saturday, December 15, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. REGISTER
Scouts will earn a Bird Study Merit Badge and participate in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.  There is no cost for this session.  Only 20 spots available so you must register.  Please see flyer for additional details. 

CPR/AED Training         – Tuesday, January 13 From 6 pm – 9 pm REGISTER
Instructors – Elleen Laughlin
This course covers basic adult, child, and infant CPR and AED training. You will receive your Emergency Care and Safety Institute Certification Card the night of the course. Course fee: $10


Earn a University of Scouting Degree at the Golden-Burke Scout Center

Bachelor of General Studies Requirements

1.  Adult Youth Protection Training for your registered position.
2.  Basic Training in your registered position.
3.  Complete six (6) hours of training that are offered at the Golden-Burke Scout Center in at least two (2) different courses.

NOTE:  This is a standalone Bachelor’s degree that can only be earned at the Golden-Burke Scout Center beginning September 1, 2012.  When you complete the requirements, submit your record card to the Council to receive your degree.

Document courses taken in pursuit of this degree on the form below.
GBSC General Studies Degree - Progress Record Form


Sign Up

 Register for Golden-Burke Scout Center Trainings online, by email, or phone.

Email:  volunteer@crossroadsbsa.org
Call:  (317) 813-7095

Stay informed about upcoming courses by subscribing to our course email list.


Course Location

All of the above courses will take place at the Golden-Burke Scout Center.

Golden-Burke Scout Center
7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis, IN 46256-3167
Phone: (317) 813-7125
Fax: (317) 813-7126

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