GNFC - TrainingVenturing Training

Venturing Training Requirements

To earn the Trained leader emblem, all new leaders MUST complete the following basic training:

Training requirements vary depending on your position:

Training is available locally from Council training personnel and ONLINE using interactive training modules provided by the Boys Scouts of America.

Training topics noted (L) below are available locally.  Topics marked (O) indicate ONLINE training modules.

  • Check the Upcoming Venturing Activities & Events list on the right side of this page to see when specific local Venturing training sessions are scheduled.
  • Visit and take relevant BSA ONLINE training.
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Venture Crew Leader/Committee Training

  • Youth Protection (O)
  • Venture Leader Specific (L)

Supplemental Venturing Training

  • Physical Wellness (O)
  • This is Scouting Orientation (O)
  • Fast Start (O)
  • Safe Swim Defense (L) – contact Army Leonetti for details) (O)
  • Safety Afloat (L) – contact Army Leonetti for details) (O)
  • Climb On Safely (L) – contact Army Leonetti for details) (O)
  • Trek Safely (L) – contact Army Leonetti for details) (O)
  • Weather Hazards (O)

NOTE: Previously trained leaders changing leadership roles must also take the Position-specific training for their new position.

More Details About Venturing Training

Information on courses offered for Venturing leaders and crew members >

Additional Information

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Please note you must pre-register for all live trainings. Trainings are subject to cancellation if minumum class size is not met.

The training sessions listed below are local (L) sessions.


View or print a list of all GNFC Training Activiies and Events >

Information for Experienced Leaders


GNFC Training Contacts

GNFC Training Chairman
Ron Krawczyk - (716) 435-5083

GNFC Training Staff Advisor
Bob Blatz - (716) 512-6215

GNFC Training Chairs
Red Jacket: 
Tom Slomka - (716) 818-3791

Onondaga: Bob Germony - (716) 440-2372

Polaris: Dave Sepulveda - (716) 425-6535

Tatonka: Vacant


Greater Niagara Frontier Council #380, Boy Scouts of America, 2860 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14225
Service Center Hours:  Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Phone (716) 891-4073 - Fax (716) 891-4008
Scout Shop Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Tuesday 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM;
Every Saturday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM - Phone (716) 891-1689 - Fax (716) 891-1910