Advanced Leader Training

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Being “trained” is not an event, but a life-long process. For that reason, we encourage all leaders to continue their training by participating in the following training courses that relate to your Scouting assignment.

  1. Monthly Roundtable - Wouldn't it be great to share ideas with all of the other Scout leaders in your same position in your city? This gathering of Scout leaders happens on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month near you. Roundtable is designed to make your Scout leader assignment easier by providing resources, events, knowledge and answers. 

  2. Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills - This is a nationally-developed training for all Scoutmasters, Asst. Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches, Asst. Varsity Coaches, Venturing Advisors, and Venturing Associate Advisors heading to the great outdoors. Other Scouting leaders are welcome.

  3. Wood Badge - Wood Badge is for all Scouter leaders. The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to strengthen Scouting in our units, districts, and council.   

  4. Powderhorn - is designed to help Venturing leaders safely conduct outdoor activities of a fun and challenging nature. It provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully incorporate a program of outdoor adventure. This course is based upon the Ranger requirements giving participants an exposure to some outdoor/high adventure activities and not a certification event.

  5. Philmont Training Center - This companion facility to the renowed Philmont base camp trains leaders from across the nation during week-long courses.

  6. University of Scouting - This council wide adult leader training offers Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venture Scout leaders an opportunity to take classes on topics ranging from Basic Leader Training to Utensil-less cooking. Scout leaders are able to take classes towards earning their Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate in Scouting.

  7. College of Cub Scouting - College of Cub Scouting is a fun-filled day of training for those involved in the Cub Scout program. The classes are designed to give you the tools of the trade, build excitement, and help you plan your next adventure in Cub Scouting. This training is for anyone who has a part to play in the success of a Cub Scout den, pack, district or council. 

  8. Cyber Chip: Today's youth are spending more time that ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun.  To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip.