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: BALOO & IOLS: Combined Course - Sat. 04-21-2018 9:00 AM to Sun. 04-22-2018 4:00 PM / Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd., Elgin, Illinois 60124REGISTERNOW

BALOO: BALOO & IOLS: Combined Course - Sat. 08-11-2018 9:00 AM to Sun. 08-12-2018 4:00 PM / Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd., Elgin, Illinois 60124REGISTERNOW

CHARTERED ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVE TRAINING: At Training Academy - Saturday, November 10, 2018:  8:30am – 4:00pm

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

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

CPR/AED: Camp Big Timber - 37W955 Big Timber Road, Elgin, Illinois 60124 - $30
Register for any of these CPR/AED Friday courses

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):

DEN CHIEF TRAINING: At Training Academy - Sat., Nov. 10, 2018:  8:30am – 4:00pm

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:

INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (IOLS) (Boy Scout Leaders): Sat. 06-9-2018 9:00 AM to Sun. 08-10-2018 4:00 PM / Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd., Elgin, Illinois 60124REGISTERNOW

INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (IOLS) (Boy Scout Leaders): Sat. 08-11-2018 9:00 AM to Sun. 08-12-2018 4:00 PM / Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd., Elgin, Illinois 60124REGISTERNOW

INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (IOLS) (Boy Scout Leaders): Sat. 10-6-2018 9:00 AM to Sun. 10-7-2018 4:00 PM / Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd., Elgin, Illinois 60124REGISTERNOW

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

MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR TRAINING: At Training Academy - Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT):

OKPIK - COLD WEATHER CAMPING TRAINING: Ed Bronson - Course Director

 SnowyOwlDec 2018 & Jan/Feb , 2019       REGISTERNOW

What: Okpik aims to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to enjoy an outdoor experience in cold weather; to help Scout units extend their outing season to all 12 months of the year; and to share their acquired knowledge and skills with their units. These skills are taught over five sessions using the patrol method.

For 2018-2019 our session dates will be:

    1. Indoor Session – Tues., Dec. 11, 2018 - 6:30pm Registration / 7pm – 9:30pm
    TBA
    2. Outdoor Session 1 – Sat., Jan. 19, 2019 – 8am Registration / 8:30am – 1pm
    TBA
    3. Outdoor Session 2 – Fri.-Sat., Feb. 8-9, 2019 - Arrival Fri. 5pm / Departure Sat 4pm
    Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Road, Elgin, IL
Patrol Meetings: Each patrol will have 2 meetings. Date, time, and location TBD by each patrol.

1. Indoor Session
2. Outdoor Session 1
3. Outdoor Session 2
Patrol Meetings: Each patrol will have 2 meetings. Date, time, and location TBD by each patrol.

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

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

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

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

SCOUTMASTER/ASM SPECIFIC TRAINING: At Training Academy - Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018:  8:30am – 4:00pm

SENIOR PATROL LEADER TRAINING: At Training Academy - Sat., Nov. 10, 2018:  8:30am – 4:00pm

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 - Sat., Nov. 10, 2018:  8:30am – 4:00pm

TRAINING ACADEMY: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018:  8:30am – 4:00pm

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

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

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

VENTURING COMMITTEE CHAIR & MEMBER TRAINING: At Training Academy - Sat., Nov. 10, 2018:  8:30am – 4:00pm

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 - Sat., Nov. 10, 2018:  8:30am – 4:00pm

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

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

Register for any of these Wilderness First Aid courses.

WOOD BADGE COURSE C7-127-18: August & September 2018

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