GNYC Training Extravaganza


Jan 5, 2019 8:30 am to 5:00 pm



Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007




On Jan 6, 2018, nearly 350 scouters from the five boroughs gathered at the Borough of Manhattan Community College for a day of training courses and information sessions geared to help each person improve in their specific role in Scouting.  The TrEx Committee and Instructors worked exceptionally hard to provide the best courses for scouts, leaders and parents while adding new and specialized content – many courses which were suggested by you!

Take a look below for the full 2018 Course Catalog


I already attended TrEx in the past and took the courses that were relevant to me.

This year’s TrEx saw 17 new courses added to the curriculum, including Down’n Derbies, Eagle Coach & Mentor Orientation, Planning an Eagle Court of Honor and Red Cross CPR/First Aid Training.

Over the last 3 years, nearly 60 new courses have been offered at TrEx in the areas of Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Sea Scouting, Venturing, Commissioner College, Technology, and courses specifically tailored toward youth.


I am mostly interested in attending courses that help me get “trained” for my position.

Our District Training teams handle many courses for position specific training, such as Scout Leader/ITOLS and Cub Leader/BALOO courses.  However, TrEx offered 8 official BSA position trainings this year (including Merit Badge Counselor, District Committee, Unit Committee, Chartered Org Rep and ILST), and can add more.  If you have suggestions, please let us know.


I might consider going to TrEx if they offered courses on topics that will help me.

If you have suggestions on courses we should cover, please submit them below.

Also, if you would like to instruct in a course, please let us know which course, or what area of courses you are most qualified to instruct.  We are always looking for more help!


Actual Comments from 2018 Attendee Evaluations:

“Lots of diverse classes offered. Learned something new in every single class!” – 4-time attendee

“I enjoyed getting to learn from the experiences of other leaders and meeting new people.” – 1st time attendee

“Always something new to learn.” – 5-time attendee

“There was a lot offered for leaders just starting out.  Looking forward to coming back next year” – 1st time attendee

“Everything was well organized and planned – it was great” – 1st time youth attendee

“Excellent presentations by volunteer instructors – the essence of first rate leadership” – 4-time attendee

“There are new classes with information that I did not know” – 10+ - time attendee

“Red Cross CPR/First Aid was a great addition!” – 2-time attendee

“The schedule is flexible and the courses run throughout the day – making it possible to attend long classes and still have time for other classes” – 5-time attendee

“I loved the freedom to choose from a large selection of different topics and go about the day without restrictions” – 2-time attendee

“The courses covered the exact info I needed!” – 3-time attendee


File Name Description
2018 Current Course Catalog Download
2018 TrEx Pamphlet Download