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Advanced Leader Training

Leaders desiring a deeper dedicated involvement in the program, and who are otherwise qualified, will find advanced training highly rewarding. These programs serve as the advanced training program for Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity and Venturing.

Successful completion of basic training for current registered position is a prerequisite for advanced training.

 Upcoming Blackhawk Area Council Advanced Leader Training Courses

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

2019 Course Fees: $220.00 per participant ($30.00 discount for registration by 5/1/18 for June session or 7/15/18 for August Session)
NOTE:  You can register for only a $50.00  non- refundable (BUT transferable!) deposit NOW! 

Load up your Troop or Crew with Experienced Youth Leaders from NYLT.

In Blackhawk Area Council again will be offering TWO NYLT courses

  • June 9-14, 2019 at Camp Lowden
  • July 28-Aug 2, 2019 at Camp Lowden

Read more about our next NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) Course

OKPIK Cold Weather Camping Training

OKPIK Dates for 2018-2019

  • Dates & Times:

    • Session 1 – Saturday, November 10, 2018, Classroom @ Camp Lowden, 8:30 AM– 3:00 PM
    • Session 2 – Saturday, December 8, 2018, Classroom @ Fire Station, 8:30 AM– 3:00 PM
    • Session 3 – Saturday, January 19, 2019, Outdoor Classroom @ Fire Station, 8:30 AM– 3:00 PM
    • Practical – Saturday, February 2, 2019, 8:00 AM – Sunday, February 3, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Camp Lowden

Read more about our next Okpik Course

Powder Horn High Adventure Resource Training

Read more about our next Powder Horn Course

Wood Badge Advanced Leadership Training

Weekend 1:

7:00 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 through

5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2019

Weekend 2:

7:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019 through

5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019

* Attendance at both weekends is required. In addition, attendees may need to hold a small-group meeting between the two weekend sessions.

Course Costs

Registration Fees are $220 if paid in full by 6/1/2019 ($250 after that date)


  • Registration requires a non-refundable $50 deposit, which allows us to begin ordering course materials.
  • Scholarships are available. Please contact the Course Director, Kyle Baker or Professional Adviser, Emily Cross, to discretely discuss this topic if needed.

For More Information

Meg Struttman

Course Director


Read more about our next Wood Badge Course



Overview of Advanced Leader Training Programs

Past Powder Horn Courses

Past NYLT Courses