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Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader

If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make the Scouting program better and more fun for youth so they stayed in Scouting longer, so it had a larger impact on their lives? What if the same magic wand made leadership roles easier, more rewarding, and led to better retention among adult leaders? Would using that magic wand be a top priority?

Well, such a magic wand does exist—in the form of the learning programs for leaders in the Boy Scouts of America.

Common sense tells us that training is important, and research shows the importance of trained leaders. A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed. Trained leaders exhibit a knowledge and confidence that is picked up by people around them. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, safety, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be!

The 2021 Online TREX Courses

This page will be updated as the event approached and you will see this course listing reflect the class time and link to the zoom call. 

The Course Schedule will be published and accessible- From this page course names will link to Zoom Meetings.

Course resources (handouts and downloads) as well as video recordings will be available on pages grouped by course category.

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2021 TREX Listing

Video LinkCourse NameCourse Date &TimeCourse InstructorCourse CategoryCourse Resources/ Replay Page
VideoAll Things Webelos: Earning the Arrow of Light & Crossing Over to ScoutsBSASaturday 6:30-7:15Kim SalvoCUB SCOUT LEADERSPAGE LINK
VideoEvent PlanningSaturday 7:30-9:15Alex AgostiniMANAGEMENTPAGE LINK
VideoRecruiting/Open House for PacksSaturday 8:30-9:15Kim SalvoCUB SCOUT LEADERSPAGE LINK
Down ‘N’ Derbies Covid Pinewood DerbySaturday 6:30-8:15Chris DonoCUB SCOUT LEADERSPAGE LINK
VideoIntro to Leadership Skills TroopsSaturday 6:30-8:15Efrain Alvarado, Beatrix BiscegliaYOUTHPAGE LINK
VideoSTEM Program OrientationSaturday 6:30-9:15Donnie Collins, Shawn SpencerPROGRAMPAGE LINK
VideoOutdoor Ethics TrainingSunday 6:30-9:15Shawn SpencerPROGRAMPAGE LINK
VideoCub CornerSunday 6:30-8:15Chris Dono, Fred Pagan, Paul CaminitiCUB SCOUT LEADERS
VideoUnderstanding Invisible DisabilitiesSunday 6:30-7:15Leah ScottMANAGEMENTPAGE LINK
VideoTroop TalkSunday 7:30-9:15Tom Kramer, Anthony Bracciante, Bob BradleySCOUTS BSA & VENTURERS
VideoWhat is Wood Badge?Sunday 8:30-9:15Tim ThomTRAININGPAGE LINK
Starting a Venture CrewMonday 6:30-7:15Greg HoferOPPORTUNITIESPAGE LINK
Video The Scout Life BalanceMonday 7:30-8:15Alex AgostiniMANAGEMENTPAGE LINK
Video Backpacking at Philmont Scout RanchMonday 8:30-9:15Daniel KurzweilOPPORTUNITIESPAGE LINK
Video Cub Pack & Den Meeting PlanningMonday 6:30-7:15Damion SammarcoCUB SCOUT LEADERSPAGE LINK
Trail To EagleMonday 7:30-8:15Sean Rowley, Tom KramerSCOUTS BSA & VENTURERSPage Link
Video Distinguished Conservation Service AwardMonday 8:30-9:15Shawn Spencer, David BiscegliaSCOUTS BSA & VENTURERSPAGE LINK
Video Your Summer at TMRMonday 6:30-7:15Wayne HolmesOPPORTUNITIESPAGE LINK
Video ScoutsBSA-A daughter’s experienceMonday 7:30-8:15David Bisceglia, Beatrix BiscegliaSCOUTS BSA & VENTURERSPAGE LINK
Video Sharing Scout StoriesMonday 8:30-9:15Mike LennonTECH CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTSPAGE LINK
Video Calendar Planning for PacksTuesday 6:30-7:15Paul CaminitiCUB SCOUT LEADERSPAGE LINK
Video How to be a Merit Badge CounselorTuesday 7:30-8:15Sean Rowley, Tom KramerSCOUTS BSA & VENTURERSPAGE LINK
Video STEM Experiments (KITS)Tuesday 8:30-9:15Donnie CollinsPROGRAMPAGE LINK
Video SM Conference & Bd or ReviewsTuesday 6:30-7:15Anthony BraccianteSCOUTS BSA & VENTURERSPAGE LINK
Video Special Needs PaperworkTuesday 7:30-8:15Donna Manetta, Marie CasalasproMANAGEMENTPAGE LINK
Video How of HOWsTuesday 8:30-9:15John PaterakisMANAGEMENTPAGE LINK
Video BePrepared for Medical EmergenciesTuesday 6:30-7:15Anthony Byrnes-AlvaradoMANAGEMENTPAGE LINK
Video Cub Scout Events During COVID-19Tuesday 7:30-9:15Kirsten ClementiCUB SCOUT LEADERSPAGE LINK
Video Creative Collaboration for ScoutsTuesday 6:30-7:15Mike Lennon, Josh Cohen, Brian WersebeMANAGEMENTPAGE LINK
Video Running a PLCTuesday 7:30-9:15Mike McCarthyYOUTHPAGE LINK
Video Attention Grabbing Zoom meetingsWednesday 6:30-7:15Renee Pecot-XenekisTECH CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTSPAGE LINK
Video Projects + Crafts IdeasWednesday 7:30-8:15Paul CaminitiCUB SCOUT LEADERSPAGE LINK
Video Google Classrooms+Add’l ToolsWednesday 8:30-9:15Michael LennonTECH CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTSPAGE LINK
Video The Benefits of NYLT: a rundownWednesday 6:30-7:15Beatrix Bisceglia, John AndersonTRAININGPAGE LINK
Scoutbook for DummiesWednesday 7:30-8:15Alfha Tucker, Anthony TuckerTECH CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTSPAGE LINK
Video Religious AwardsWednesday 8:30-9:15Sokratis Galitsis, John HarlingSCOUTS BSA & VENTURERSPAGE LINK
Video Hiking at TMRWednesday 6:30-7:15David MalatzkyOPPORTUNITIESPAGE LINK
Video Backpacking at TMRWednesday 7:30-8:15David Malatzky, Sean JohnsonOPPORTUNITIESPAGE LINK
Video TMR Hiking Backpacking Trek Q&A sessionWednesday 8:30-9:15David Malatzky, Sean Johnson, Terrence McKiernanOPPORTUNITIESPAGE LINK
Black Pug – camp registrationThursday 6:30-7:15Sarah LandsawTECH CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTSPAGE LINK
Video High AdventureThursday 7:30-8:15Aaron Cooper, Chris McCarthyOPPORTUNITIESPAGE LINK
Video Planning ECOHsThursday 8:30-9:15Tim ThomSCOUTS BSA & VENTURERSPAGE LINK
Video Special Needs AccommodationsThursday 6:30-8:15Maureen Ellis-DavisMANAGEMENTPAGE LINK
Peer-to-Peer Recruiting DiscussionThursday 8:30-9:15Mike Lennon, Joe SchlitzMANAGEMENTPAGE LINK
Video Calling all Critters!Thursday 6:30-7:15Tim Thom, Anthony BraccianteTRAININGPAGE LINK
Counteracting Unconscious BiasThursday 7:30-9:15Antonio Del RosarioMANAGEMENTPAGE LINK

Consider These Important Additional Trainings: 

Course Category:

Scouting Operations

Cub Corner

Troop Talk

Course Category:

Planning and Execution

Calendar Planning

Cub Scout Pack and Den Meeting Planning

Event Planning

Course Category:

Additional Courses

Be Prepared…For Medical Emergencies

Scout/Life Balance

Starting a Venture Crew

Course Category:

Scouting in 2021

Cub Scout Events During COVID

Crafts and Projects for Cub program, with at home zoom ideas

Attention Grabbing Zoom Meetings during COVID-19

Down & Derby’s COVID style

Course Category:

Scouting is for Everyone

Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging

Counteracting Unconscious Bias

Special Needs Accommodations: Paperwork, Progress, Participation–Q&A

Special Needs Paperwork

Understanding Invisible Disability

Course Category:

STEM and Conservation

STEM Program Orientation

STEM Experiments (Kits)

Outdoor Ethics Basic Training

Distinguished Conservation Service Award

Course Category:

Take Your Scouting to the Next Level

What is Wood Badge?

Calling All Critters

NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training)

How to be a Merit Badge Councilor

Tech. Tools for Scouting

Course Category:

Scoutbook for Dummies + Wizards

Sharing Scouting Stories (Digital Technology and Social Media)

Black Pug Training – The Camp Registration System

Google Classrooms and additional tools

Course Category:

Outdoor Activities

Backpacking at Ten Mile River

Hiking at Ten Mile River

Backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch

High Adventure

Your Summer at Ten Mile River

Course Category:


Scouts BSA – A daughter’s experience

Trail to Eagle

Scoutmaster Conference & Board of Reviews

Planning an Eagle Court of Honor

Religious Awards

All Things Webelos: Earning the Arrow of Light & Crossing Over to ScoutsBSA

Course Category:

Leading and Collaboration

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews

Running a High Performance PLC

Creative Collaboration Techniques for Scouts


Course Category:

Unit Success Tips

The Hows of HOWs: Building a relationship with your House of Worship Chartered Organization

Peer-to-peer recruiting discussion

Recruiting/Open House for Packs