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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


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 20, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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 20, 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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