All Times: 6:30 - 9:00 pm (unless otherwise noted)
Contact/Trainer: Bill Costa - Boy Scout
(815) 513-2455 Email Bill
Alice Roby - Cub Scout
Spring 2017 Classes
||Type of Training
| April 19 & 26, 2017|| Scoutmaster Position Specific Training|
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| May 12, 5:30PM - May 13, 6PM, 2017|| Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills|
Location: Rotary Youth Forest Preserve
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Available as an in-house
training upon request!
Boy Scouts - Troop Committee Challenge
Online Youth Protection
Online Youth Protection can be found at this link (a new window will open).
Cub Scout Training
*Youth Protection - This is an online course taken at My.scouting.org. - (It is valid for two years)
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. This training is required for ALL registered adult volunteers. It is a short video training that only has to be renewed every 2 years.
*Position Specific Training (Den Leader, Cubmaster, Pack Committee, etc.) - This is offered at My.scouting.org or in a classroom setting organized by the district
These instructor-led courses are designed to help Scouters learn how to effectively carry out their Scouting roles.In most cases, completing the course will make a Scouter "trained" for the role(s) covered in the course
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)- Classroom Setting organized by the district
This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.
Boy Scout Training
*Youth Protection - This is an online course taken at My.scouting.org. (It is valid for two years)
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members.
*Fast Start Orientation Training – This is an online course taken at My.scouting.org
Intended to be taken by troop leaders as well as unit commissioners and chartered organization representatives immediately following the acceptance of their new role
*Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training – offered in a classroom setting by the district
The course will provide Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, and Youth Protection Training are considered "trained" for those positions.
*Troop Committee Challenge – offered in a classroom setting by the district
The course will provide adult volunteers with the basic information and tools they need to serve on a Troop committee. Committee Chairs and Committee members who complete this course and Youth Protection Training are considered "trained" for those positions.
*Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) – offered in an outdoor setting by the district
Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to leadScouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered "trained".
Additional training at My.scouting.org:
This is Scouting, Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, and Weather Hazards
STEM Nova Counselor Training - Class Room Setting
These courses are intended to provide training for STEM Nova counselors. The intructor-led course is designed to be used with the training slide deck at group courses. This is usually offered at NEXT STEP training the first Saturday of November every year.
Cyber Chip Training - Offered online at www.scouting.org
To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online.
Cub Cast - On Line Videos Found at Scouting.org
The podcasts are monthly audio presentations that provide information on topics of interest to Cub Scout leaders.
Scout Cast – On Line Videos Found at Scouting.org
The podcasts are monthly audio presentations providing information on topics of interest to Boy Scout leaders.
Powder Horn – Council-wide training (Troops, Crews, Teams, Ships only)
Open to both registered adults and youth who are at least 14 and have completed the 8th grade. Powder Horn is a hands-on resource management course designed to give you the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your unit. Contact your area training chair for information about upcoming courses in your area.
Take this session and have a broader understanding and deeper appreciation of the diverse range of ages and life experiences of the volunteers and professionals in our organization. You will be able to recognize and define the four generational groups of people currently in the BSA.
OKPIK – Council-wide training event .Cold Weather Camping Training for Troop Leaders, Senior Scouts, Venturers, and Troop Trainers Ages 14 & Up.
Roundtable - Offered once a month by the district. This is a place where you can go and find out what is going on in your local scout area. Meet other Scouters and learn new skills to bring back to your local units. Great networking and learning opportunity!
Next Step – Council-wide training event offered once a year in November. You choose the 6 classes you want to take on the subjects you’re interested in. Full day of training with hundreds of other volunteers.
Wood Badge - Offered over two Weekends annually. Wood Badge courses aim to make Scouters better leaders by teaching advanced leadership skills, and by creating a bond and commitment to the Scout movement.
Lord Baden Powell University (LBPU) - One weekend annually
The purpose of LBPU is to provide introductory, supplemental, and advanced training for ALL functions related to commissioner service, membership, finance, and program for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Varsity, and Sea Scouting. Much of the specialization provided only at LBPU is the strength found in our offering this innovative curriculum. LBPU augments the training programs existing within local councils.
Philmont Training Center, New Mexico - Classes offered throughout the year
The Philmont Training Center (PTC) is the national volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1950, PTC has provided a unique environment for training volunteer and professional leaders, and a fun family program for every member of the family. Each year, more than 6,000 Scouters and family members attend PTC.