Welcome to Training News and Information  

Training for adult leaders is available through our local councils and district training teams. Online training is available through your My.Scouting.org account.

Participate in the trainings that best meet your schedule. If there is an online registration or a flier, both should be linked below. Please RSVP so that the trainers will be prepared with enough materials for the course. All Scouters have a My.Scouting.org account which will allow access to their online trainings and many more Scouting resources. Completed online trainings are automatically entered into BSA training records. Face to face trainings need to be entered by your unit's training coordinator.


TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

YOUTH PROTECTION: Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the BSA. To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America requires Youth Protection Training for ALL registered volunteers. New adults are required to take Youth Protection Training before they submit their application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection Training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered. Youth Protection Training is valid for 2 years.

This training is designed to provide all leaders and volunteers with proper information to create the safest environment possible for the Scouts in our program. Online training for youth protection is available 24/7 and can be completed through the National BSA Online Learning Center at My.Scouting.org. Venturing Youth Protection & Youth Protection Training - Exploring Version are also found here.


Basic, Advanced & Supplemental Training Opportunities: (These are in alphabetical order!)

BALOO: At Training Academy - Nov 11, 2017

BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course: 

CHARTERED ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVE TRAINING: At Training Academy - Nov 11, 2017

CHARTERED ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVE FAST START: Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

CLIMB ON SAFELY: Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

Commissioner Trainings: Unit Commissioner or Roundtable Commissioner Basic Training: At Training Academy - Nov 11, 2017

CPR/AED: Camp Big Timber - 37W955 Big Timber Road, Elgin, Illinois 60124 
Register for any of these CPR/AED Friday courses here! ONLINE reservations will be available Fall 2017
Friday 12-1-2017 7PM to 9:30PM
Friday 1-12-2018 7PM to 9:30PM
Friday 2-9-2018 7PM to 9:30PM
Friday 3-9-2018 7PM to 9:30PM
Friday 4-6-2018 7PM to 9:30PM
Friday 5-11-2018 7PM to 9:30PM

CUB SCOUT LEADER POSITION SPECIFIC TRAININGS (MODULE BASED): Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.
-Den Leader Position-Specific Training
-Cubmaster Position-Specific Training
-Pack Committee Position-Specific Training

CUB SCOUT LEADER POSITION SPECIFIC TRAININGS (Classroom): At Training Academy - Nov 11, 2017

DISTRICT COMMITTEE TRAINING WORKSHOP:

EXPLORING RIDE-ALONG SAFELY: Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

FAST START FOR ALL POSITIONS: Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

FIRST AID/CPR/AED:

INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (IOLS) (Boy Scout and Varsity Leaders): Fri/Sat Aug 18-19, 2017 - 5pm Fri to 5pm Sat - Camp Big Timber, Elgin - REGISTERNOW

MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR TRAINING: Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR TRAINING: At Training Academy - Nov 11, 2017

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT): Scout Adventure Camp, Rochelle - June 11 - 17, 2017 - REGISTERNOW

OKPIK - COLD WEATHER CAMPING TRAINING: MIke Fugate - Course Director, Dan Brewster - SPL

1. Indoor Session – TBD / 6:30pm Registration / 7:00 – 9:30pm                                   
2. Outdoor Session – Saturday, TBD / 8:30am – 1:00pm                                                                                  
3. Overnight Session - Fri & Sat, TBD / Arrival  Fri 5:00pm /  Departure   Sat 4:00pm                                                            
4. Patrol Meetings:  Each patrol will have 2 meetings. Date, time, and location will be determined by each patrol.

OUTDOOR ETHICS GUIDE COURSE: 

OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS FOR WEBELOS LEADERS (OLS-W):

PHILMONT TRAINING CONFERENCE CENTER: Philmont Training Center Website & Course Descriptions

POWDERHORN TRAINING:

SAFE SWIM DEFENSE: Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

SAFETY AFLOAT: Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

SCOUTMASTER/ASST. SM SPECIFIC TRAINING: Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

SCOUTMASTER/ASST. SM SPECIFIC TRAINING: At Training Academy - Nov 11, 2017

STAFFING THE DISTRICT COMMITTEE: Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

THIS IS SCOUTING: Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

TRAINERS EDGE: At Training Academy - Nov 11, 2017

TRAINING ACADEMY: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 - 7:30 registration, 8:30 opening to 4pm - Details Available Aug 2017

TRAINING EXPO: Sat, TBD February, 2018

TREAD LIGHTLY! Tread Trainer Course:

TREK SAFELY: Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

TROOP COMMITTEE BASIC TRAINING: Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

TROOP COMMITTEE BASIC TRAINING: At Training Academy - Nov 11, 2017

VENTURING COMMITTEE CHAIR & MEMBER TRAINING (MODULE BASED): Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

VENTURING COMMITTEE CHAIR & MEMBER TRAINING: At Training Academy - Nov 11, 2017

VENTURING CREW ADVISOR & ASSOCIATE ADVISOR TRAINING (MODULE BASED): Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

VENTURING CREW ADVISOR & ASSOCIATE ADVISOR TRAINING: At Training Academy - Nov 11, 2017

WEATHER HAZARDS: Available online through your My.Scouting.org account.

WILDERNESS 1ST AID (ESCI): COST: $125 / K-lodge at Camp Big Timber - 37W955 Big Timber Road, Elgin, Illinois 60124

Register for any of these Wilderness First Aid courses here! ONLINE reservations will be available Fall 2017
Saturday 12-2-2017 8:00 AM to Sunday 12-3-2017 5:00 PM
Saturday 1-13-2018 8:00 AM to Sunday 1-14-2018 5:00 PM
Saturday 2-10-2018 8:00 AM to Sunday 2-11-2018 5:00 PM
Saturday 3-10-2018 8:00 AM to Sunday 3-11-2018 5:00 PM
Saturday 4-7-2018 8:00 AM to Sunday 4-8-2018 5:00 PM
Saturday 5-12-2018 8:00 AM to Sunday 5-13-2018 5:00 PM

WOOD BADGE COURSE C7-127-18: August & September 2018 - Mark your calendars - More info to follow.

Orientation – August 12, 1:00 pm, Camp Big Timber - Elgin
Weekend 1 – August 24-26, Camp Big Timber - Elgin
Weekend 2 – September 21-23, Camp Big Timber - Elgin

WOOD BADGE - Other offerings in the Central Region - Central Region Wood Badge Listings