LEAD 2018

Thank you for registering for LEAD 2018. LEAD will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Check-in starts at 7am, opening ceremonies start at 8am. Lunch is provided. Parking is available off of Golf Club Road in Lot 8 at Diablo Valley College.
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Classes
SESSION 1 8:40am - 9:30am
1311 DEN LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING (3 SESSION CLASS)
For Den Leaders (3 Sessions Long). Learn the basic information to conduct successful den meetings. Completion required to be considered a Trained Den Leader or Assistant Den Leader.
This is a 3 session course. If you select this course, do not select a course for Session 2 or 3.
 
  Number Available: 29
1112 CUB SCOUT FIRST AID
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Learn simple ways to teach first aid to your Cubs, including the requirements from the Adventure Program. Be prepared for hands on activities!
 
  Number Available: 30
1113 ARROW OF LIGHT 411
For current and future Webelos Den Leaders (1 Session Long). Learn how to help and inspire your Webelos to earn the highest Cub Scout rank and keep them motivated all the way until crossover to Boy Scouts.
 
  Number Available: 28
1314 CUBMASTER AND ASSISTANT CUBMASTER POSITION SPECIFIC TRAINING (3 SESSION CLASS)
For Cubmasters and Assistant Cubmasters (3 Sessions Long). Learn the basic information you need to conduct successful pack meetings. Completion required to be considered a Trained Cubmaster or Assistant Cubmaster.
This is a 3 session course. If you select this course, do not select a course for Session 2 or 3.
 
  Number Available: 28
1115 PACK MEETINGS WITH PIZZAZ
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Plan and carryout a lively pack meeting that’s fun and involves everyone. Add enthusiasm with songs, skits, cheers, games, costumes, props, and clever run-ons.
 
  Number Available: 29
1116 HOW TO CREATE POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE DEN AND PACK MEETINGS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Discover techniques to create positive, active and constructive Den and Troop Meetings. Encourage good behavior, participation, attendance and fun through structured, proactive planning.
 
  Number Available: 29
1117 ENGAGING YOUR PARENTS IN CUB SCOUTING
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Learn ways to inspire your parents to volunteer in your dens and pack committee.
 
  Number Available: 29
1121 TROOPMASTER & TROOP WEB
For Scoutmasters/ASM, Committee (1 Session Long). How to turn that mountain of forms into a useful tool for managing your unit effectively. How to do easy unit recordkeeping and use software such as TroopMaster, Troop Web Host, and the cloud for storage.
 
  Number Available: 28
1122 FIRST CLASS SCOUT IN 12 TO 18 MONTHS
For Scoutmasters/ASM, Committee (1 Session Long). Baden Powell considered a First Class Scout trained. Get ideas on how to keep your Scouts on task and help them be a First Class Scout in 12 to 18 months.
 
  Number Available: 26
1123 COURTS OF HONOR & CEREMONIES
For all Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Every Scout and Leader should be recognized for their accomplishments. Learn how to make these recognitions meaningful and memorable with help on preparing Courts of Honor and ceremonies including neckerchief ceremonies when a scout enters a troop, or a special ceremony for scouts aging out.
 
  Number Available: 28
1124 LET'S GET COOKING - COOKING MB IN TROOP PROGRAM
For Scoutmasters/ASM, MB Counselors, Scouts (1 Session Long). Cooking Merit Badge became Eagle required in 2010 and the requirements have changed several times. Learn ways to incorporate the Merit Badge into your Troop program and outings.
 
  Number Available: 28
1125 ADULT TRANSITIONING TO BOY SCOUTING
For Cubmasters, Webelos Den Leaders, SM, ASM (1 Session Long). Many times, the transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts is harder on a boy's parents than on the boy. In this course, we will focus on ways to make the transition easier for Mom & Dad. The more the parents understand the Boy Scout program the more likely you are to retain boys and increase your volunteer base in your unit.
 
  Number Available: 28
1126 SERVICE PROJECTS
For all Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Be one of the first in the nation to learn about how a Scout can incorporate 21st century technology like drone or KAP technology to map areas or track wildlife as a conservation service project. See hornadayaward.org to learn more about this program.
 
  Number Available: 30
1627 DEN CHIEF TRAINING - FOR YOUTH (6 SESSION CLASS)
For current or future Den Chiefs (6 Sessions Long). What is a den chief and how can a den chief help a cub scout den "go and grow." This is a hands on course for prospective den chiefs to fulfill the Leadership requirements for their Boy Scout rank advancement. Every Cub Scout needs a trained Den Chief.
This is an all day course. If you select this course, do not select another course.
 
  Number Available: 25
1528 SCOUTMASTER/ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTER POSITION SPECIFIC (5 SESSION CLASS)
For new SM/ASM (5 Sessions Long). Basic training need for anyone taking the SM/ASM position in a troop. Learn the important fundamentals of the job and how training can improve your Troop.
This is a 5 session course. If you select this course, do not select a course for Sessions 2 through 5.
 
  Number Available: 37
1329 ILST - INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR TROOPS - FOR YOUTH (3 SESSION CLASS)
For Youth Leaders (3 Sessions Long). This course will teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Boy Scouts in leadership positions within their troop understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. Completion of ILST is a prerequisite for Boy Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). It is also required to participate in a Kodiak Challenge Trek.
This is a 3 session course. If you select this course, do not select a course for Session 2 or 3.
 
  Number Available: 28
1631 VENTURING LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING (VLST) – ADULTS AND YOUTH (6 SESSION CLASS)
For Adult Leaders and Youth Crew Presidents (6 Sessions Long). "Every Venturer deserves a trained leader". This is REQUIRED training for Advisors and Associate Advisors who have not taken position specific training. Youth crew presidents are encouraged to attend this course as well.  Learn more about the Venturing program -- organization and leadership, awards, and advancement. Bring back new and exciting program ideas to your Crew.
This is an all day course. If you select this course, do not select another course.
 
  Number Available: 30
1632 INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR CREWS (ILSC) – ADULTS AND YOUTH (6 SESSION CLASS)
For all Venturing Youth and Adult Leaders (6 Sessions Long). ILSC is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Venturers. Completion of ILSC is a prerequisite for Venturers to participate in the more advanced leadership courses, including Kodiak, National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). Learn about crew organization, vision and values, servant leadership, and core skills (communication, planning, teaching, team development).
This is an all day course. If you select this course, do not select another course.
 
  Number Available: 29
1141 SAFE SWIM DEFENSE
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Before a BSA group may engage in swimming activities of any kind, at least one adult leader must have completed Safe Swim Defense training. The material covered is the same as the online course, done live. On completion, each adult will get a SSD card, and be registered as Trained in SSD.
 
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1142 GEAR 101
For all Scouters (1 Session Long). Do you really know gear? How do you pick the right sleeping bag? What is the difference with water purifiers? Will this tent work? Course will discuss characteristics of primary gear and what to look for and consider.
 
  Number Available: 29
1143 SNOW CAMPING
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Explore the wonders of snow camping. Course will provide an introduction to the basics of snow camping, how to do it, safety concerns and suitable locations.
 
  Number Available: 30
1144 ORIENTEERING
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). This back to the basics course covers the knowledge required to use a map and compass and the skills needed for the second class rank advancement. Teaches the essential techniques for effective navigation while trekking, and a necessary survival skill when the use of a GPS just won't do. Course is also good for Webelos Leaders.
 
  Number Available: 29
1345 OUTDOOR ETHICS (3 SESSION CLASS)
For older Scouts & all Adults (3 Sessions Long). This course provides an in depth introduction to Leave No Trace (LNT) & Outdoor Ethics (OE). The course is structured around the seven principles of LNT including the relationships between Tread Lightly!, LNT & OE. A mix of lecture & hands-on activities will help participants understand the importance of Outdoor Ethics in the Scouting program & includes where to find additional resources. It is particularly valuable for Outdoor Ethics Guides & for Leaders coaching OE Guides who have not yet completed the 17-hour Leave No Trace trainer course. Completion of this course qualifies a person to conduct Outdoor Ethics activities including those needed for the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award.
This is a 3 session course. If you select this course, do not select a course for Session 2 or 3.
 
  Number Available: 26
1151 COMMUNITY SERVICE
For all Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). How do units "Do a Good Turn Daily?" Why do we do it? What are some examples of community service? What kinds of service are appropriate for Cubs, Boy Scouts and Venturers? Come to this session for new ideas and to share what your unit does.
 
  Number Available: 29
1252 INTRO TO CERT (COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM) & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (2 SESSION CLASS)
For all Adults (2 Sessions Long). What is CERT and how it relates to you, your Troop and your community. How to get started in preparing yourself and home for emergencies from A to Z, with a perspective from top to bottom preparedness for all emergencies. Get ready for responding after a disaster hits by making your home hazmat and utility safe and making your own kit. Introduction to the Incident Command System also known as the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS). Learn the components to the system and what they are assigned to do so that a mission can be accomplished with a plan, organization, and accountability.
This is a 2 session course. If you select this course, do not select a course for Session 2.
 
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1153 UNIT COMMUNICATION
For all Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). How to utilize the variety of today’s communication methods to make the most impact within your Pack, Troop or Crew.
 
  Number Available: 29
1654 TRAINER'S EDGE (6 SESSION CLASS)
For Youth and Adults (6 Sessions Long). If you are a Council, District or Unit trainer, you need this course! Trainer's EDGE is designed to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands‐on experience in methods and media. You will have the opportunity to be in front of the group and receive positive and caring feedback that will help you improve your skills as a trainer. Trainer's EDGE is required training for all Wood Badge and NYLT staff (Youth and Adults), and is the perfect course to "train the trainer" how to plan, organize and deliver an effective presentation.
This is an all day course. If you select this course, do not select another course.
 
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1155 EXPLORING 101
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). New 2018 Exploring...Learning for Life. Do Scouts and Scouters know this word or phrase? What does it have to do with scouting in general? Could Venture’s and Scouts still work on advancement and be an Explorer at the same time? Career interests? How does Exploring meet and address these concerns and questions?
 
  Number Available: 30
1356 AMERICAN RED CROSS CPR/AED (3 SESSION COURSE)
For all Leaders - Youth and Adult (3 Sessions Long)- $10 additional fee due day of course). New 2018 This is hands-on skills training that prepares you to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. It also teaches the skills and knowledge needed to provide care for victims of sudden cardiac arrest through the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The certification lasts for two years starting the day of the course. There is no First Aid training with this course.
This is a 3 session course. If you select this course, do not select a course for Session 2 or 3.
 
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1157 STEM IN A BOX
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 Wondering how to implement STEM in your unit, be it a Pack, a Troop, or a Crew? We will show how units across the Council are doing just that. We will demonstrate the STEM-in-a-BOX that will assist leaders in bring STEM to their units. Learn to stop fearing STEM and love it!
 
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SESSION 2 9:40am - 10:30am
2112 WHITTLING CHIP
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Learn to teach safe knife use and carving to your Cubs - requirements for Bear and Arrow of Light. Please bring a pocketknife and sharpening stone if you can.
 
  Number Available: 29
2113 CUB SCOUT AQUATICS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). The Adventure Program has swimming requirements for every rank. Come learn what every Cub Scout leader needs to know before doing aquatic adventures.
 
  Number Available: 29
2115 PINEWOOD DERBIES, ROCKETS & REGATTAS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Course will provide helpful pointers on planning and running successful pinewood derbies, space derbies, and rain gutter regattas. You'll get sample competition rules, awards, and tips to make your next derby and regatta the highlight of the Cub Scout year.
 
  Number Available: 30
2116 CUBSCOUTING IN LDS CHURCH CHARTERED PACKS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Everything you need to know to have a successful Primary Scouting Program. Learn about policies unique to Cubs within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
 
  Number Available: 30
2117 SUMMERTIME SCOUTING AND DAYCAMP 411
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks! But that doesn't mean Cub Scouting has to take a vacation too. Learn about Day Camp and use the time off to have fun and keep everyone advancing. Don't forget the Summertime Pack Award!
 
  Number Available: 29
2118 ALL HANDS ON STEM FOR CUB SCOUTS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Come learn how to put the STEM Program into practice for Cub Scouts through “STEM in a BOX". We will bend space and time and take you through a sample Nova award for Cub Scouts. This will be a hands-on experience as you will learn all the steps that are required to take your Cub Scouts from start to finish for a Nova Award. By the end of this session, leaders will be able to hit the ground running with the Nova Awards for Cub Scouts.
 
  Number Available: 26
2121 INTRODUCTION TO SCOUTBOOK
For Scoutmasters/ASM, Committee (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 Introduction to the BSA-supported software for tracking scout advancement, communications, calendar, and more.
 
  Number Available: 29
2122 SENIOR PATROL LEADER, PATROL LEADERS’ COUNCIL AND THE SCOUTMASTER
For SM/ASM (1 Session Long). Learn meeting planning and tips on how to communicate with your SPL and PLC. Want to make those PLC's more effective? Want to make you troop a more boy run unit? This is the place for you!
 
  Number Available: 27
2223 ROLE OF THE ASM - BEYOND THE BASICS (2 SESSION CLASS)
For all Scouters (2 Sessions Long). This course is designed to provide Assistant Scoutmasters with training beyond the basics taught in SM/ASM Position Specific Training. Learn what roles ASM's play in troops and how they can help plan outings, lead scouts, and help both behind the scenes and out in front.
This is a 2 session course. If you select this course, do not select a course for Session 3.
 
  Number Available: 30
2224 BASICS OF DUTCH OVEN COOKING (2 SESSION CLASS)
For all Scouters (2 Sessions Long). This course is covers the basics of Dutch Oven cooking. Learn how to care for and cook in a Dutch Oven.
This is a 2 session course. If you select this course, do not select a course for Session 3.
 
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2125 BOY SCOUTING FOR SCOUTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
For all Scouters (1 Session Long). This class is intended to help leaders become familiar with scouts with special needs. Our experienced instructors will share ideas about advancement, behavior, abilities, discipline, parent participation, outings, and consider limitations associated in working with scouts with special needs.
 
  Number Available: 29
2126 RUNNING EFFECTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
For All Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 The Troop Committee is the machine that keeps every troop running. Learn how the Troop Committee can make your Troop run like a Ferrari. Learn about meeting skills, assigning roles, training, and much more.
 
  Number Available: 30
2141 SHOOTING SPORTS
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). From BB guns and bows and arrows to rifles and black powder. Get an orientation to the Council's Shooting Sports Committee's events, and how to incorporate Shooting Sports into your Unit's Program.
 
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2142 OUTDOOR AWARDS
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Beyond merit badges the BSA offers multiple awards for outdoor experiences from Historic Trails to Paddleboarding. Learn about all the awards and their requirements to provide your unit other goals to shoot for.
 
  Number Available: 28
2143 LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Hiking is a lot more fun when you can walk easily. Lightweight backpacking teaches you how to pare down your load so that you still have everything you need for the trail, in a setup that weighs less than you would think possible.
 
  Number Available: 28
2144 GPS TECHNOLOGY FOR HIKING
For all Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). You have one in your car, but do you need one in the woods? How to use them, what to look for in a Scout friendly unit (along with tips on how do you teach scouts to use them).
 
  Number Available: 30
2151 RESOURCES TO KEEP ADULT LEADERS ACTIVE
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Let us help you keep the adults in your program active. Learn ways to recruit, train, recognize, and retain parents.
 
  Number Available: 29
2153 CREATING INCLUSIVE & WELCOME ENVIRONMENTS
For all Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Join us for a structured discussion on how we can all work together to create more open, welcoming, and inclusive environments in Scouting. This class will be run by a core volunteer with Scouts for Equality, an organization that advocates for a fully inclusive Scouting movement.
 
  Number Available: 28
2155 EXPLORING 201
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 Expands on Exploring 101by providing additional in depth information and mechanics of an active Exploring program. Learn of the “Exploring Explosion” in our council. Explore the 12 career paths available to youth and engaging the business community in Exploring. Exploring delivers character building experiences and mentorship that allow youth to achieve their full potential in both life and work.
 
  Number Available: 30
SESSION 3 10:40am - 11:30am
3112 WOODCARVING BASICS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Learn the basic wood carving cuts and make a nifty tie slide. This course will teach you how to show older Cub Scouts how to safely whittle and carve. Class size will be limited to 15 and a donation for materials is encouraged.
 
  Number Available: 13
3113 TRANSITION TO BOY SCOUTS
For Webelos Den Leaders (1 Session Long). How to locate a troop, what questions to ask, and how to know if it’s a good fit.
 
  Number Available: 28
3115 CUB SCOUTS AND BOY SCOUTS WORKING TOGETHER
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Tips and tricks for conducting joint activities together -- Pack Camping, Webelos Activities, Joint Hikes, Boy Scouts teaching Cub Scouts, & Den Meetings.
 
  Number Available: 29
3116 CUB GRUB
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Simple and easy recipes to prepare with Cub Scouts, whether in the kitchen or outdoors. Includes a discussion on basic food and kitchen safety, outdoor safety, and practical tips.
 
  Number Available: 30
3117 PACK RECRUITING AND RETENTION
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Come learn techniques and strategies that will help your pack succeed in recruiting. Successful recruiting is not a one- time event, but a year-round effort.
 
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3121 BOARD OF REVIEW
For SM/ASM/Committee (1 Session Long). Each rank advancement ends with a Board of Review (BOR) to make sure the Scout has completed the requirements. But the BOR is so much more; it is a tool to track the Scouts progress and guide for the future as well as a tool for the committee to see how well the troop is functioning. This session will help you know the full purpose of the BOR, how to conduct one, what questions to ask (and not to ask), and how to make it a useful tool for your unit.
 
  Number Available: 29
3122 MAXIMIZING TROOP POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY
For all Scouters (1 Session Long). Learn how to utilize all of the positions of responsibility in your troop. From Senior Patrol Leader all the way down to Assistant Patrol Leader and from Scribe to Webmaster, learn how to get those leaders engaged and contributing to your troop.
 
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3125 BOY SCOUT ADVANCEMENT FOR SCOUTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
For all Scouters (1 Session Long). All scouts can advance, no matter what their level of ability. This class is intended to help leaders become familiar with special advancement requirements for scouts with special needs.
 
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3126 BOY SCOUT PROGRAMS OFF THE BEATEN PATH
For all Scouters (1 Session Long). Come learn about activities, programs, and awards other than ranks and merit badges. Learn how you can plan fun outings so that you earn special awards without even realizing it. Programs such as the Jamboree on the Air/Internet, Emergency Preparedness BSA, Leave No Trace Achievement Award, International Spirit Award, and others make great foundations for outings, troop meetings, and events.
 
  Number Available: 28
3141 WATERSPORTS (PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES)
For All Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018. Add water sport activities to your Troop Program: Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, Paddle Board, Water Skiing and Wakeboarding. Course covers Watersports Safety, Equipment, an how to introduce into your program. Existing Watersports programs and services will also be covered.
 
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3142 CAMPING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). From the oceans to the mountains to the deserts, you can find every type of camping experience there is somewhere in California. Learn about your next new favorite campsite!
 
  Number Available: 25
3143 INTRODUCTION TO BACKPACKING
For Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing Leaders (1 Session Long). Backpacking can be enjoyable for all age scouters. Learn how to ease them into becoming self-sufficient in the wilderness.
 
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3144 GEOCACHING - HIDDEN ADVENTURES
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers called geocaches, anywhere in the world. This is an introductory course on the Geocaching merit badge, which creates an opportunity to get out in nature, practice navigational skills, and perfect the principles of Leave no Trace.
 
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3146 MDSC CAMP MASTER PLANNING UPDATE
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 Come and learn about the master plans for enhancement and improvements to Camp Wolfeboro and Camp Herms. The course provides a detailed look at existing plans as well as the opportunities all scouters have to make help bring this to fruition.
 
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3151 RELIGIOUS EMBLEM PROGRAM
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). What is one way you can help your scouts with the Twelfth Point of the Scout Law? Come learn about the religious emblem programs and how they can help your scouts explore their faith. Local experts will present an overview of various faith programs and answer your specific questions about this way to support your scouts.
 
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3152 UTILIZING YOUR DISTRICT OR COUNCIL COMMISSIONER
For all Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). "What is a Commissioner and what do they do? How can a Commissioner help my unit? Who is my Unit Commissioner and how can I find him or her? This session will answer these questions and more."
 
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3153 BAN BULLYING
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). The values of Scouting make it clear that bullying cannot be tolerated. Scouting leaders have a unique opportunity to teach respect and acceptance of others. This presentation created by the BSA in conjunction with the US Department of Health and Human Services can be used by individuals or in a group setting to help our members and families learn more about preventing bullying in Scouting.
 
  Number Available: 30
3155 SEASCOUT 101
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 Come learn about Sea Scouts! For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage. MDSC's very own S.S.S. Albatross (Ship 72 in Martinez) was selected as the 2012 National Flagship in honor of Sea Scouting's 100th Anniversary.
 
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SESSION 4 1:10pm - 2:00pm
4111 TIGER DEN LEADER 411
For current and future Tiger Den Leaders (1 Session Long). How to use the Tiger Adventure Program, den organization, how to share the load among den parents, and tips to make your meetings fun.
 
  Number Available: 30
4112 BEYOND THE BASIC CUB SCOUTING AWARDS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Learn about the Outdoor Activity Award, BSA Family Award, Outdoor Ethics Award, Emergency Preparedness Award, and others that can enhance your program.
 
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4113 CUB SCOUTING 101
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 High level overview of the Cub Scouting program, from Lion to Arrow of Light. Provides a complete view of the components, vision and purpose of Cub Scouts.
 
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4114 CUB scOUTING (WHERE TO GO)
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Looking for ideas on fun places to take your Cub Scouts and how to tie them to advancement? Information on council camps, car camping, turn-key overnight programs, segment patch hiking programs, fishing, museums, sporting events, aquariums, and much more.
 
  Number Available: 29
4115 FUN SONGS, CHEERS & YELLS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Are your scouts quiet at bumps on a log at Den Meetings, Pack Meetings, and Campouts? Introduce songs, cheers and yells to awaken their inner-scout spirit!
 
  Number Available: 26
4116 GAMES FOR CUBS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Games for large groups of people suitable for pack meetings & outings, as well as small group games ideal for den meetings.
 
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4217 PACK COMMITTEE CHALLENGE (2 SESSION CLASS)
For all Committee Members (2 Sessions Long). Learn the basic information to support a pack and conduct a successful pack program. Completion required to be considered a Trained Pack Committee Chair, Committee Member, Pack Trainer, or Parent Coordinator.
This is a 2 session course. If you select this course, do not select a course for Session 5.
 
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4221 ADVANCEMENT IN TROOPS (2 SESSION CLASS)
For all Boy Scout Leaders (2 Sessions Long). This two-session course is highly interactive, involving case studies to illustrate various real-life aspects of the advancement process in a troop. Special emphasis is placed on how advancement achieves the aims of Scouting and on the roles various adults play in the process.
This is a 2 session course. If you select this course, do not select a course for Session 5.
 
  Number Available: 30
4122 TRAINING JUNIOR LEADERS USING ILST/NYLT
For Scoutmasters/ASM, Committee, Venture Adult & Youth Leaders, NYLT/WB Staff, Commissioners (1 session Long). “Every boy deserves a trained leader.” Baden-Powell couldn’t have been more right. This goes for your SPL, Patrol Leaders, and other youth leaders as well. Learn how ILST (Introductions to Leadership Skills for Troops) and NYLT (National Youth Leader Training) can get your unit and scouts "performing" .
 
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4123 EAGLE COACH/MENTOR TRAINING
For Scoutmasters/ASM & Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 The Eagle Coach is perhaps the most important role in a scout's quest to complete an Eagle Project. If you are interested in being an Eagle Coach, this training is required.
 
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4124 COOKING OUTDOORS USING ALTERNATIVE METHODS
For all Scouters (1 Session Long). Basic Outdoor cooking at its best! Learn the shortcuts and trick of the trade. Some basic methods and some cool tricks for cooking in the outdoors. Teaching outdoor cooking and making it fun is putting the OUTING on Scouting.
 
  Number Available: 27
4125 LDS – 11 YEAR OLD SCOUTS
For all LDS Boy Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Starting the path to Eagle off on the right foot.
 
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4126 FUN WITH PARACORD
For all Scouters (1 Session Long). Looking for a fun project to keep your Scouts motivated? Come to this hands-on class where you learn how to make different projects out of paracord. Learn how to make a snake knot and turn it into a lanyard. How about a paracord keychain or bracelet? Paracord and accessories provided.
 
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4133 ALL HANDS ON STEM FOR VENTURERS
For all Venturing Youth and Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Come learn how to put the STEM Program into practice for Venturers through “STEM in a BOX". We will bend space and time and take you through a sample Nova award for Venturers. This will be a hands-on experience as you will learn all the steps that are required to take your Venturers from start to finish for a Nova Award. By the end of this session, leaders will be able to hit the ground running with the Nova Awards for Venturers.
 
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4141 SAFETY AFLOAT
For All Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 Safety Afloat is also required for those taking Scouts on the water. It was developed to promote boating and boating safety and to set standards for safe unit activity afloat. The material covered is the same as the online course, done live. On completion, each adult will get a Safety Afloat card, and be registered as Trained.
 
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4142 FISHING - ADD IT TO YOUR PROGRAM
For all Scouters (1 Session Long). Let’s get them out there catching fish! The steps to take in preparing for and executing a successful fishing adventure, resources to tap within the unit and local community as well as locations for fishing inside the Council’s boundaries and beyond.
 
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4143 PORTABLE FEAST
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Pop Tarts for breakfast? NO! Your trail diet needs to be healthy, easily packed, easily cooked, and good to eat. Learn how to choose and prepare food for your 50-miler that will make dinner something to look forward to.
 
  Number Available: 26
4144 GEOCACHING - PRACTICAL FIELD APPLICATION
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). This session will practice navigation techniques for geocaching by sending participants, armed with a map, compass, and GPS device, on a discovery mission to locate various caches hidden on campus. Will you be the first to find one? If you own a GPS device, please bring it to class.
 
  Number Available: 30
4145 OUTDOOR ETHICS AWARENESS AWARD
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Outdoor Ethics is an umbrella term for Leave No Trace, Tread Lightly! and Wildland Ethics. This class is an introduction and overview of Outdoor Ethics: what is it; where to go for information; how to learn, earn, and teach others to earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award; and how to begin to implement Outdoor Ethics in your unit program. This course satisfies one of four requirements for the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award. Recommend also taking Class #6145, Outdoor Ethics Unit Camping.
 
  Number Available: 29
4151 SCOUT WORSHIP SERVICES
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 "A Scout is Reverent" is the twelfth point of the Scout Law. How can you support your scouts in fulfilling this? Come learn about Interfaith Worship Services, including how to help organize trail side opportunities, utilize the role of the Chaplain and Chaplain's Aide, and find resources available to adults and youth.
 
  Number Available: 29
4152 BSA HEALTH & SAFETY
For all leaders (Youth and Adult) - Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing (1 Session Long).  The Scouting program can involve some level of risk, especially strenuous ones like 50-mile hikes.  If activity leaders are attentive to safety concerns and spend some time in preparing for possible mishaps, they can minimize unpleasant experiences.  Learn how to avoid hazards, both administrative and experiential.
 
  Number Available: 30
4253 CHARTERED ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVE POSITION-SPECIFIC TRAINING (2 SESSION CLASS)
For Chartered Organization Reps and Executive Officers (2 Sessions Long). The two-session course will be one-half presentation and one-half answers to your specific questions. Come ready to share one question or issue you’d like to strengthen in your current unit.
This is a 2 session course. If you select this course, do not select a course for Session 5.
 
  Number Available: 30
4155 HOW TO RUN A DISTRICT EVENT
For all Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Recommended courses of action for making your District- sponsored event successful. This session focuses on the logistic and planning considerations needed to provide safety, excitement and fun to Day Camps, Webelos Weekends, Camporees, etc.
 
  Number Available: 30
4356 AMERICAN RED CROSS CPR/AED
For all Leaders - Youth and Adult (3 Sessions Long) - $10 additional fee due day of course). New 2018 This is hands-on skills training that prepares you to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. It also teaches the skills and knowledge needed to provide care for victims of sudden cardiac arrest through the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The certification lasts for two years starting the day of the course. There is no First Aid training with this course.
This is a 3 session course. If you select this course, do not select a course for Session 5 or 6.
 
  Number Available: 17
SESSION 5: 2:10pm - 3:00pm
5111 WOLF DEN LEADER 411
For current and future Wolf Den Leaders (1 Session Long). Learn about the Wolf Adventure Program, ways to help your boys advance, and tips to make your meetings fun.
 
  Number Available: 30
5112 OUTDOOR ETHICS FOR CUBS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Leave No Trace and the Outdoor Code. Enjoy the outdoors while keeping it beautiful and clean. Requirements for the Outdoor Ethics Award will be covered.
 
  Number Available: 29
5113 LION GUIDE 411
For current and future Lion Guides (1 Session Long). An introduction to the Lion program and an overview of the fun activities you'll be doing with them.
 
  Number Available: 30
5114 CUB SCOUT KNOTS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Basic knots for Wolf, Bear & Webelos ranks. How to tie them, what they are used for, and games using them.
 
  Number Available: 29
5115 CUB CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Course will discuss fire safety and campfire program planning, elements of a successful campfire program, organizing the program, available resources, and campfire program ideas.
 
  Number Available: 30
5116 CEREMONIES TO CELEBRATE
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Opening and closing ceremonies to get you started with a bang, rank advancement ceremonies, including Arrow of Light and Crossovers/Bridging, and more!
 
  Number Available: 28
5122 PLANNING A SAFE OUTING
For Scoutmasters/ASM, Committee, Venturing Advisors (1 Session Long). Keeping the OUTING in Scouting is essential. Learn how to make every outing a success, how to give effective advice to youth planners, and the adult aspects of outing safety with an emphasis on BSA's "Guide to Safe Scouting". Learn what training is required for specific outings.
 
  Number Available: 28
5123 NECKERCHIEF SLIDES
For all Scouters (1 Session Long). Come to a fun class on the making and wearing of neckerchief slides. Make a woggle or Turks head slide. Use PVC pipe. Carve a neckerchief slide, and see lots of examples.
 
  Number Available: 29
5124 INCORPORATING ELECTRONICS IN PROGRAM
For all Scouters (1 Session Long). In this class you will learn about the usefulness of gadgets and the uselessness of modern electronics. What is the BSA policy? How have they embraced electronics from the Jamboree, to a home troop campout, to a SPOT device on a 50 miler.
 
  Number Available: 27
5125 SCOUTING FOR SCOUT LEADERS OF THE LDS CHURCH
For all LDS Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Scouting for members of LDS units. Addresses the challenges and opportunities available to Scout Leaders serving in their LDS Communities.
 
  Number Available: 29
5126 HOW TO USE OA YOUTH IN YOUR UNIT
For all Scouters (1 Session Long). What is the mission of the Order of the Arrow, and how can OA youth bring their leadership experience back to the troop. The OA helps to engage older youth in the program with ceremony and service and keep them active in your unit.
 
  Number Available: 30
5133 VENTURING 101
For all Venturing Youth and Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 High level overview of the Venturing program. Provides a complete view of the structure, vision and purpose of the Venturing program.
 
  Number Available: 30
5141 BSA NATIONAL HIGH ADVENTURE CAMPS (PANEL DISCUSSION)
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 From Northern Tier, to Florida Seabase, the Summit and on to Philmont, the BSA offers high adventure base programs. This panel discussion and question forum will provide information around each of the bases and answer any question you have about program, application and planning.
 
  Number Available: 28
5142 FEMALE CONSIDERATION IN THE OUTDOORS
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). An experienced backpacker, trek leader, and Scouter will discuss issues and considerations for women, both youth and adult, when planning a trek. Personal topics and issues facing the unit will be covered.
 
  Number Available: 29
5143 HIKING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Course will cover locations to hike in Northern California as well as consideration to make when planning a hike. Class will also cover hiking programs such as Highlander and Rim Rover.
 
  Number Available: 25
5144 HORNADAY CONSERVATION SERVICE AND AWARD
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Scouting's rarest award and we are working to change that. This class is an introduction and overview about the William T. Hornaday Award. Each project chosen is assigned a professional to create an awareness about the purpose and how to make a future impact. We have a projects available for Cub Packs, Boy Scouts, Scout Troops, Venturers, Crews, Wood Badge tickets, and Adult Scouters. Did you know that a Hornaday conservation project makes great Eagle Scout project? Double dip and earn them both with one project.
 
  Number Available: 28
5145 OUTDOOR ETHICS GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
For all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing Leaders (1 Session Long). Leave No Trace must become a way of life for all Scouts and Scouters, but learning about it should be fun. This class will demonstrate games and activities that can liven up your program while providing on-going LNT awareness training.
 
  Number Available: 27
5151 MOULAGE ROUGE
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 Come learn about moulage and the role it plays in CERT and other emergency preparedness trainings. Some lucky "volunteer" will be used as "demonstration". (Though no actual scouter will be harmed in the session...).
 
  Number Available: 30
5152 CYBERCHIP
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). This course will cover the Cyberchip requirements for different ages and provide resources to aid in covering this timely material. Course includes practice examples on how to age-appropriately teach your scouts what they need to complete rank advancement requirements.
 
  Number Available: 29
5155 UNIT FINANCES
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Does your Troop or Pack dread fundraising and tracking money? Well dread no more. If you’re looking for some good advice to make figuring out how much to fundraise, how much dues to charge and how to keep track of it all, then this is the class for you. Together we will do the finances for a fictional troop together from beginning to end: building a budget, how much to raise, how to track the money for the troop & individual scouts and reporting to leadership and parents. You’ll walk out of this class armed with the knowledge your troop or pack needs to pay for a great day in Scouting!
 
  Number Available: 27
SESSION 6 3:10pm - 4:00pm
6111 BEAR DEN LEADER 411
For current and future Bear Den Leaders (1 Session Long). Learn about the Bear Adventure Program, ways to help your boys advance, and tips to make your meetings fun.
 
  Number Available: 29
6112 CHEMISTRY FOR CUBS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Basic chemistry using common household items to amaze, delight and educate your Cubs.
 
  Number Available: 30
6113 WEBELOS DEN LEADER 411
For current and future Webelos Den Leaders (1 Session Long). Learn about the Webelos Adventure Program, ways to help your boys advance, and tips to make your meetings fun.
 
  Number Available: 27
6114 CAMPING WITH CUBS ... AND THEIR FAMILIES
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Learn how we go camping the Cub Scout way! What is BALOO? Where do we go? How do we plan? A Pack campout puts the “Outing in Scouting”.
 
  Number Available: 29
6115 TEAM BUILDING FOR CUB SCOUTS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Learn activities and den organization to get scouts starting to work together and succeed.
 
  Number Available: 29
6116 CUBS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Cub Scouting is for every boy. Learn easy to use, highly effective strategies to help scouts who are mostly visual learners or starting to learn English to pay attention, understand, and remember.
 
  Number Available: 29
6117 PACK ADMINISTRATION
For all Committee Members (1 Session Long). Packs don’t run by themselves. There are lots to do behind the scenes! What makes "G.R.E.A.T." packs succeed? Growth, Resources, Events, Activities and Training. Come and see how!
 
  Number Available: 28
6121 EAGLE SCOUT PLANNING
For all Scouters (1 Session Long). This class focuses on the process of Boy Scout advancement, especially from Life rank to Eagle Scout. Included will be discussion of the unit, district and council responsibilities, the Eagle Scout project process, and adult support for the Eagle candidate (advisors and mentors), importance of good record keeping, and the Eagle Scout board of review.
 
  Number Available: 29
6122 SCOUTMASTER CONFERENCES
For SM/ASM (1 Session Long). Counseling is one of the most important skills for any Leader, so much so that Scoutmasters must do it each time a Scout advances in the Scoutmaster Conference. But counseling should not be restricted to just the Scoutmaster Conference; there are many opportunities to help our scouts grow. This course will help any leader make conferences effective and meaningful.
 
  Number Available: 27
6123 TEAM BUILDING GAMES
For SM/ASM, Venturing Youth and Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Build patrol spirit and strong teams through the use of Scout Games: Tips for Leaders to help Scouts create Patrol Spirit (build a team) and achieve Baden Powell's goal of Boy Lead Troops: FUN WITH A PURPOSE!
 
  Number Available: 28
6124 CAMPFIRE PLANNING
For Webelos Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters/ASM, Venturing Youth & Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Learn the basics of Campfire planning, what to include, how to put one on. Learn resources for Stunts, Skits, Songs and how to plan a campfire that POPS, Sizzles, is fun, memorable and is achievable -- come learn how!
 
  Number Available: 30
6125 MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR TRAINING
For all Adults (1 Session Long). Basic training and more information for all Merit Badges Counselors. This session will give pointers on the mechanics of counseling and motivating your Scouts to the successful completion of a merit badge. Learn the BSA rules and guidelines for merit badge counselors.
 
  Number Available: 25
6126 NATIONAL & WORLD JAMBOREES AND INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING
For All Adults (1 Session Long). Come learn about National and World Jamborees. Come hear about what the MDSC scouts experienced at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit and how your scouts can participate in the 2019 World Jamboree also at the Summit.
 
  Number Available: 30
6128 BOY SCOUTING 101
For all Boy Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 High level overview of the Boy Scout program, from Scout to Eagle, and everything in between. Provides a complete view of the components, vision and purpose of the Boy Scout program.
 
  Number Available: 30
6129 ALL HANDS ON STEM FOR BOY SCOUTS
For all Boy Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). Come learn how to put the STEM Program into practice for Boy Scouts through “STEM in a BOX". We will bend space and time and take you through a sample Nova award for Boy Scouts. This will be a hands-on experience as you will learn all the steps that are required to take your Boy Scouts from start to finish for a Nova Award. By the end of this session, leaders will be able to hit the ground running with the Nova Awards for Boy Scouts.
 
  Number Available: 27
6133 VENTURING AWARDS
For all Venturing Youth and Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018Venturing Advancement is accomplished when an active program emphasizes and pays attention to the four steps in the process: preparation, learning, qualification, and recognition. This session focuses on the four awards make up the Venturing advancement track: Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder, and Summit.
 
  Number Available: 30
6141 CYCLING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
For Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing Leaders (1 Session Long). Getting out on the road with the Scouts takes more than a bike and an air pump. Learn the essentials of planning your bike trek, where to go, what equipment you'll need, how to condition your trekkers for the long hills.
 
  Number Available: 29
6142 FLY-FISHING MADE EASY
For Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing Leaders (1 Session Long). A hands-on experience that will teach participants how easy fly-fishing can be with a Tenkara rod. This method of fly-fishing has been practiced in Japan for centuries. A long telescoping rod, a 12 to 15-foot length of line and an artificial fly are all you need to catch fish. The simplicity will amaze you. It’s ideal for beginners and experienced fishermen alike whether on high adventure treks, weekend outings or anytime fishing is possible. Come join the fun. Class size will be limited to 15.
 
  Number Available: 13
6143 BACKPACKING WHERE TO GO
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 Take the steps beyond day hikes. This course focuses on trails for short to longer term overnight backpacking trips. Course covers trail suggestions and selections, permit requirements, and safety considerations.
 
  Number Available: 25
6144 CONSERVATION PROJECTS
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 From individual scouting project to units ongoing association with land agencies and community groups, this course focuses on how to incorporate Conservation Projects into your unit program. Types of projects as well as partner organizations will be covered.
 
  Number Available: 29
6145 OUTDOOR ETHICS UNIT CAMPING
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Learn practical ways to implement Outdoor Ethics in your unit camping program, and an opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of camping activities. Everyone knows not to litter, but what about transporting firewood or weed seeds? How can you minimize food waste and what do you do with it? These and other important camping issues will be discussed so that you can better plan for a successful trip. This course satisfies one of four requirements for the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award. Recommend also taking session 4145.
 
  Number Available: 29
6151 ONLINE REGISTRATION
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). NEW 2018 Does your unit spend a lot of time getting the proper signatures on youth application forms? Do you need to make a special trip to the council office to drop off youth applications? Learn ways to streamline your recruiting and registration process. Lessen the paper trail. Optimize your recruiting efforts and increase your membership by keeping track of interested parents from a recruiting event to youth registration.
 
  Number Available: 29
6152 INTERNET ADVANCEMENT
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). Your unit advancement coordinator should use the BSA’s Internet portal to accomplish the reporting. When this is done, it alleviates issues in documenting progress as Scouts submit Eagle applications or transfer from one unit to another within a council. Consistent and constant reporting also assures accurate records for use by commissioners, other district and council volunteers, and the National Council. Learn how it's done!
 
  Number Available: 29
6153 UNIT SUCCESSION PLANNING
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). How to put success into succession. Keep your unit on track during major leadership changes.
 
  Number Available: 30
6155 UNIT WEBSITES
For all Adult Leaders (1 Session Long). How to use a unit website as an effective tool for recruiting, troop information, links, communication, event registration, etc. Learn some of the "Don'ts" and why a "Members Only" section is important. This is NOT a lesson on how to build a website or use services like WordPress.
 
  Number Available: 29
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