2013 COLLEGE OF ADVENTURE SCOUTING SCIENCE
(Varsity Teams, Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships, Exploring Posts)
BVE107 Venturing Overview: Learn about the Venturing program. Basic overview of Venturing for adult leaders, commissioners, and district and council staff.
LEVEL 100 COURSES
EAC101 Planning High Adventure/Super Activity: Learn how to plan for the keynote activity of the year, items to consider, and opportunities available for High Adventure/Super Activity beyond National Adventure bases doing it on your own.
EAC102 National High Adventure Bases: Learn about National High Adventure Bases and how to register for them.
EAC103 Wilderness First Aid Basics: Basics of first aid for outdoor and high adventure. Review of first aid courses for qualification for outdoor activity first aid certification. Wilderness Risk Management concepts will be presented.
EAC104 Unit Administration: Learn about the paperwork necessary for unit administration such as advancement tracking, advancement reports, Boards of Review, Eagle Scout Award applications, registration and re-registration, tour permits, permission forms, insurance, online resources, etc.
EAC109 Trek Safely: Learn the principles to safely take your crew, team, or troop into the wilderness away from established camp grounds and return safely.
EAC110 KODIAK - Youth Leadership Skills Training Forum (requires 3 periods) Learn how to present the Kodiak Challenge to your youth during their High Adventure, Long Cruise, or Super Activity to teach and put into practice five leadership skills. This course provides an overview of the Kodiak Challenge, requirements for presenting the course, and hands on introduction to the leadership skills. This course satisfies the requirement for a Kodiak Course Directors (CDC).
EAC112 Venturing and the Scout Troop: Learn how the Venturing and the Scout programs work together. Learn how youth can enjoy the fun of both programs without decrementing the Troop or the Crew. Learn how Venturing can help retain boys in the Scout Troop and provide a subject matter expert pool for Scout Troop programs.
EAC113 New Crew Officer Orientation: View the New Crew Officer Orientation leadership training tool and learn how to use it to train your crew officers.
EAC114 Conducting Ethical Controversies and Helping Youth Make Moral Decisions: Learn how to conduct Ethical Controversy seminars in your crew or team to meet requirements for the Venturing Silver Award or Varsity Personal Development. Learn how to help youth consider the pros and cons on issues and make upright moral decisions.
EAC116 One Crews Annual Program: Learn how one crew’s youth and adult leaders have built a year round program that meets the interests of the youth as well as providing them variety in the Venturing areas of emphasis. Get ideas for your crew’s annual program.
EAC117 District Venturing Officer Association and Venturing Roundtable: Learn how to successfully organize and energize a District youth Venturing Officer Association (VOA)to grow Venturing in you District, help Crews network, and provide District Venturers greater program options and leadership opportunities. Learn how to conduct a successful Venturing Roundtable program.
EAC120 Getting Your Venturers from Bronze to Gold to Silver: Learn how to successfully guide your Venturers through the Venturing Bronze, Gold, and Silver awards while they are having fun and adventure doing the things they like to do. Recognize them for their achievements and experience.
EAC121 Everything I know About Leadership, I learned at the Movies: Learn how to use exciting, contemporary films and other recorded materials to bring leadership lessons alive for the Venturers (and adults) in your Crew. Go beyond Explain and let award- winning actors help you Demonstrate leadership in action. This course will illustrate how to use both full length movies and selected scenes to help teach those in your unit to be better leaders, mentors, and individuals of sound character without even realizing they’re being "trained." You will receive a list of movies and other resources with the particular leadership lessons highlighted. Examples of how to incorporate this fun-filled element into your unit's program will
be presented. Cinema graphic resources for promoting high-adventure activities and inspiring interest in Venturing advancement/recognition opportunities including the new STEM awardswill also be included.
EAC122 Preparing Venturers--For LIFE!: "Prepared For Life." It's the new promotional mantra of BSA. Make it more than just a slogan by learning ways you can truly prepare your Venturers and older Scouts for one of the most significant roles they will face as a young adult that of a licensed driver. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among Scouting-age youth. In fact, motor vehicle accidents kill more Americans under age 35 than any other cause. Learn about resources available through BSA and other organizations that you can use to help ensure the lives of the youth in your unit are not cut short needlessly. Also learn how you and your Venturers can become advocates for traffic safety and help drive the message home saving the lives of others.
LEVEL 200 COURSES
EAC202 Bike Treks and Mountain Biking: Learn about equipment, training, safety, introduction to technique and methods, turning bikes, and opportunities/locations to participate in this adventure. Learn details about biking the C&O Towpath, 185 miles from Georgetown, DC to Cumberland, MD; and the new second half, the Great Allegheny Passage, 132 miles from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburg, PA.
EAC203 Orienteering: Learn about equipment, training, safety, introduction to technique and methods, and opportunities to participate in this adventure.
EAC204A GPS and Geocaching: Learn about how to operate a GPS locator. Learn about the great sport of Geocaching and Letter Boxing.
EAC205C Shooting Sports for Cub Scouts (1 hour class): Learn about equipment, training, safety, introduction to technique and methods, and opportunities/locations to participate in Shooting Sports for Cub Scouts.
EAC205S Shooting Sports for Boy Scouts (1 hour class): Learn about equipment, training, safety, introduction to technique and methods, and opportunities/locations to participate in Shooting Sports for Cub Scouts.
EAC205V Shooting Sports for Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Explorers (requires 2 periods): Learn about equipment, training, safety, introduction to technique and methods, and opportunities/locations to participate in this adventure for Venturing, Sea Scouting, and Explorer youth. Rifle, Shotgun, Black Powder, Pistol, and Archery will be reviewed. (2 periods)
EAC210 Appalachian Shelter and Cabin Hopping: Learn about great huts on the Appalachian Trail, where they are, and how to arrange to stay at them.
EAC211 Dutch Oven Cooking: Learn secrets of Dutch Oven cooking for those good eating times when you are not backpacking.
EAC221 Ohiopyle Adventures: Learn about possible adventure in Ohioplye, PA to include White Water Rafting, white water canoeing, climbing and rappelling, rail trail biking, mountain biking, fly fishing, merit badges, and more. Learn about equipment, training, safety, introduction to technique and methods, and opportunities/locations to participate in these adventures. Learn where to camp.
EAC222 Canoeing/Kayaking: Learn about equipment, training, safety, introduction to technique and methods, and opportunities/locations to participate in this adventure.
EAC224 SCUBA Diving: With recent changes in BSA scuba policy and the introduction of the scuba diving merit badge, this exciting activity is available to all Scout-age youth. Learn about equipment, training, safety, introduction to technique and methods, and opportunities to participate in this adventure.
EAC227 Sailing Basics and Resources: Learn basics of sailing. Learn where you can learn to sail and where you can take your crew/team/ship sailing. Learn about Sea Scout sailing.
EAC229 Fishing and Fly Fishing: Learn about the art of Kings – Fly Fishing – and the art of just fishing and where to take you crew or ship to catch the big ones.
EAC230 Backpacking Lite (requires 2 periods): Learn how to lighten your load from experienced Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers. An interactive discussion and demonstration on the merits of lightweight backpacking. Explore opportunities to reduce weight and discover inexpensive gear alternatives without sacrificing comfort during this session lead by a father son scouting team with vast high adventure background, complimented by further experience gained from thruhiking
the Appalachian trail in 2005.
EAC240 Eastern Bears: Learn about Bears in Maryland and Virginia, how to identify bear signs, their habitat, how to live outdoors with bears, and their conservation.
EAC246 Cross Country Skiing Adventures: Learn about the challenge and fun of hiking on skiis – down hill is a breeze. See the wilderness as you never have seen it before. Learn about equipment, training, benefits, and the fun places to go and even winter camp.
EAC249 Backwoods and Emergency Communications: Learn how to communicate from backwoods environments and in emergencies. Learn what your equipment options are and what their capabilities are. Learn about communication planning. Do not get caught in a communications black hole.
EAC260 Harper’s Ferry Area Adventures: Learn about possible adventure in the Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia area, to include guided whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, cycling, and hiking trips. Learn about equipment, training, safety, introduction to technique and methods, and opportunities/locations to participate in these adventures. Learn where to camp.
EAC281 COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience): Learn how COPE can be used to build confidence, team work, and communication skills in your youth. Learn how COPE can satisfy requirements for Venturing awards. Learn where you can take your unit to participate in COPE – there are more opportunities that you know.
LEVEL 300 COURSES
EAC310 Canoe Treks: Learn about how to plan and conduct a canoe trek and where you can go to float your boat.
EAC312 Planning Long Cruises in the Florida Keys and the Caribbean: Learn how to plan a long cruise for your Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship in the Florida Keys or the Caribbean. Find out about resources for planning.
EAC313 Fun and Challenging Hikes within 2 Hour Drive: Learn about great hikes to fun and interesting places. Learn about hikes that can challenge your crew or team so they can learn if they have the right stuff to meet the challenge.
EAC316 ABCs of Taking Your Group on a Climbing Trip(requires 2 periods): Learn how to fill the gaps between “Climb on Safely” training and getting your crew, team, or troop on a climbing outing. We will discuss unit responsibilities, climbing instructor responsibilities, Tour Permits, applicable Leave No Trace responsibilities, and safe and accessible locations for a climbing outing.
EAC318 Adirondacks High Adventure: Learn about canoeing and hiking the lakes and mountains of the Adirondacks – unbelievable adventure, challenge, and wilderness beauty within 8 hours drive.