A cornerstone of the Boy Scout programs is training. Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. The important Scouting position you hold will be easier and more effective once you develop the skills necessary to deliver the quality Scouting program every Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturer desires. Every youth deserves a trained leader. Some of these training courses are conducted by districts and some by the council; others are available through the BSA Online Learning Center.


Leader-Specific Training

Leader-Specific Training is required for new Scout leaders, either for the first time, or in a new capacity.

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When and where is Wood Badge offered in the Council?


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Fall WoodBadge

August 12-14, 2016 Week One and September 10-12, 2016 Week Two

Hosted at Camp Sol R. Crown, Trevor, Wisconsin 

2016 Fall Wood Badge Course Information

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YOUTH PROTECTION is the very first training you should take, and this training must be retaken every two years. It is done online and only takes 20-30 minutes. Definitely a first and top priority. When you go to the site, make sure your account includes your BSA membership ID so that the training can be automatically recorded.

>My.Scouting.org

If you are a Cub Scout, Boy Scout Venturing Leader, you can complete all of your training through the Myscouting.org Training Portal.




> Take Cub Scout Leader Specific Training Online


Introduction to Outdoor Leaders Skills 

Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) teaches basic camping and outdoor safety skills, and is required training for the following positions: Scoutmasters (and Assistants), Varsity Team Coaches (and Assistants), Venturing Crew Advisors (and Assistants).

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Leader-Specific Training 

Districts throughout the Council offer Leader-Specific Training courses. This includes training for all unit leadership positions as shown below. Please use the links below to find the next course in your area.

  • Cub Scout Leader-specific Training 
  • Boy Scout Leader-specific Training
  • Varsity Vision (Varsity Leader-specific Training)
  • Venturing Leader-specific Training

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Roundtable

Roundtables are a monthly gathering of pack, troop, team, crew, and district leaders. Get the latest information on district and council events, training opportunities, BSA policies and learn about great available resources. Roundtable is an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. The roundtable commissioner and staff demonstrate elements of a model meeting that leaders may use as a pattern for their own meetings. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, and able to provide a stronger program for Scouts

The goals of Roundtable are four-fold:

  1. To help motivate unit leaders and refresh their morale, enthusiasm, inspiration and vision.
  2. To provide unit leaders with relevant skills, techniques, ideas, information and know-how to make their unit operation successful. This instruction builds strong and exciting scouting programs.
  3. To provide resources to help unit leaders in their roles.
  4. Respect the time given by each Scout or Scouter that is attending-- it can never be replaced.

All Adult Leaders who hold any position within their units are invited to attend each month. Come and share your knowledge, skills and resources for the benefit of all your leaders and youth in your local district.

For more information on your District's Roundtable, contact your local Unit Commissioner or a member of the District leadership. You may also click on Districts and then select your district to see when and where your Roundtable is being held.


Basic Leader Training

First Name

Last Name

Position

E-Mail

Sean

Gertsch

Calumet Community Training Team Lead

srg1985@gmail.com

Bob

Kurth

Chicago Community Training Team Lead

smask1244@yahoo.com

Dorene

Lehmann

Arlington Heights Community Training Team Lead

dml110588@gmail.com

Bob

Johnson

LaGrange Community Training Team Lead

bjjj5456@aol.com

Pat

Romcoe

Program Executive-Training Advisor

patick.romcoe@scouting.org















Training Resources