GOLD - Great Outdoor Leader Development




WHAT?  Great Leader Outdoor Development (GOLD) is a two-day training event that introduces leaders to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack and troop outdoor activities. Participants who complete this training course will:  understand the focus of the Cub and Boy Scout BSA outdoor program, gain the skills needed to plan and carry out a successful overnight activity, and learn more about the resources available from the BSA and others, for carrying out this activity. You will learn the proper methods of Pack and Troop organization and function.

Prior to This Training:  You may complete the on-line Baloo Prerequisite and /or the Scoutmaster Specifics Training. The Baloo course takes about an hour and a half. The Scoutmaster course takes 4-5 hours. It does not need to be completed in one sitting. You can complete (on-line) as you have time. It will remember where you left off. Once you have completed both on-line courses and the GOLD course, you will be trained for Cub and Boy Scout Leader positions. You will also have the option of completing one on Friday night and then camping overnight. Both BALOO & Scoutmaster Specifics are available as a classroom training, Friday evening, Nov. 1st, 7:00 PM-please register! (Supplemental Webelos begins at 7:30 PM.)

 WHEN?   November 2-3, 2019 (There is also an optional Leader Training Friday Night November 1stThere will be a classroom on-line training for Baloo, Scoutmaster Specifics prerequisite, and supplemental Webelos activities classes. Choose one- All classes start at 7:00pm. 

WHERE?  Joseph A Citta Scout Reservation Barnegat.

TIME?  Registration starts at 7:00 AM Saturday Class starts at Mohawk. GOLD concludes 3:00 PM Sunday (You may arrive as early as 4:00 PM Friday evening to begin setting up your tent and camp Friday also)

NOTES: Bring your lunch for Saturday 

COST$10 before October 25, 2019 (refunded at course as a part of council program fee), $25 after October 25, 2019 (non-refundable)

Out Of Council- $25 before October 25, 2019 (non- refundable), $40 after October 25, 2019 (non-refundable)






  • Class A and B Uniforms                                                                            
  • Tent & Ground Cloth
  • Pillow
  • Lunch for Saturday
  • Mug
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Religious Materials (if desired)
  • Sleeping Bag and Pad
  • Boots, Sneakers
  • Rain Gear
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Pens
  • Note Pad and SMILES ??

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