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 for Cub Scout Leaders: March 30-31  / June 8-9  / August 17-18  / October 12-13, 2019 - Camp Big Timber, Elgin - Registration & details will be online soon.

CHARTERED ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVE TRAINING: At Training Academy - Sat., Nov. 9, 2019:  8:30am – 4:00pm

CPR/AED: ESCI CPR/AED Classes  REGISTERNOW

2019 Dates: When & Where

CPR & AED - $30
Camp Big Timber - 37W955 Big Timber Road, Elgin, Illinois 60124

Register for any of these CPR/AED Friday courses here!
Friday 4-12-2019 7PM to 9:30PM
Friday 5-10-2019 7PM to 9:30PM

CUB SCOUT LEADER POSITION SPECIFIC TRAININGS (Classroom): At Training Academy - Sat., Nov. 9, 2019:  8:30am – 4:00pm

DEN CHIEF TRAINING: At Training Academy - Sat., Nov. 9, 2019:  8:30am – 4:00pm

INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (IOLS) (Boy Scout Leaders):

March 30-31  / June 8-9  / August 17-18  / October 12-13, 2019 - Camp Big Timber, Elgin

Fri/Sat April 26-27, 2019 - 6pm Fri to 5pm Sat - Von Oven Scout Reservation, 701 S. West Street, Naperville / Cost: $35 REGISTERNOW

MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR TRAINING: At Training Academy - Sat., Nov. 9, 2019:  8:30am – 4:00pm

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT): June 2019

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

 SnowyOwlDec 2018 & Jan/Feb , 2019

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

SCOUTMASTER/ASM SPECIFIC TRAINING: At Training Academy - Sat., Nov. 9, 2019:  8:30am – 4:00pm

SENIOR PATROL LEADER TRAINING: At Training Academy - Sat., Nov. 9, 2019:  8:30am – 4:00pm

TRAINING ACADEMY: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019:  8:30am – 4:00p

WILDERNESS 1ST AID (ESCI): WILDERNESS 1st AID Classes REGISTERNOW

2019 Dates: When & Where

Wilderness First Aid / COST: $150
Camp Big Timber - 37W955 Big Timber Road, Elgin, Illinois 60124

Register for any of these Wilderness First Aid courses here!
Saturday 1-12-2019 8:00 AM to Sunday 1-13-2019 5:00 PM
Saturday 2-16-2019 8:00 AM to Sunday 2-17-2019 5:00 PM
Saturday 3-2-2019 8:00 AM to Sunday 3-3-2019 5:00 PM
Saturday 4-13-2019 8:00 AM to Sunday 4-14-2019 5:00 PM
Saturday 5-11-2019 8:00 AM to Sunday 5-12-2019 5:00 PM

WOOD BADGE COURSE C7-127-19: REGISTERNOW

Dates: Orientation – August 12, 1:00 pm, K-Lodge at CBT
Weekend 1 – August 24-26, CBT
Weekend 2 – September 22-23, CBT

You must attend both weekend sessions to complete this course.

Fee: The course fee is $275. Register and pay by May 31, 2018 and pay only $250!  Financial assistance may be available - contact Dan Bettison, Wood Badge Staff Adviser at 630.797.4613 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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