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 Trained Leaders         CURRENT AND UPCOMING TRAININGS  

Registration Information & Fliers are found here! 

Trainings are run by both the District Training Teams as well as the Council Training Team & Online at MyScouting. You are welcome and encouraged to attend training at ANY location that meets your schedule. If there is a registration form available, it should be linked here. If no form is necessary, please RSVP so that the trainers will be prepared with enough materials for the course. All Scouters are encouraged to create a MyScouting account which will allow access to their online trainings and many more Scouting resources. Online trainings which you complete are automatically entered into your training records for the BSA.


Can't find a training course that fits your schedule? Check out one of the local area Councils for alternate training classes and dates:


POSITION SPECIFIC BASIC LEADER TRAININGS


YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING - Required for all leaders - You may take either the on-line course or one offered in the classroom setting. This course is good for 2 years. 

YOUTH PROTECTION REPORTING PROCEEDURES - FOR THREE FIRES COUNCIL

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 is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies:
Effective June 1, 2010: Youth Protection Training is required for all registered volunteers. New leaders 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 reregistered.

On-Line Youth Protection - Available online at MyScoutingTraining 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.


BasicTHIS IS SCOUTING - BASIC SCOUTING ORIENTATION COURSE

"This is Scouting" was added to the BSA's on-line Learning Center on March 15, 2009.  "This is Scouting" replaced New Leader Essentials as an course designed to give adults a good OVERVIEW of the Scouting program. Until 2012 it was a mandatory course for all volunteers. As of Jan 1, 2012, it is now highly suggested to take, but it is not required in order for an adult leader to be considered fully trained or to earn the "Trained" leader emblem/knot.  This course can be found in your MyScouting account.


CUB SCOUT LEADER POSITION SPECIFIC TRAINING

This training is available online in your MyScouting account. More information on what trainings you need to be considered a "Trained" Cub Scout Leader, can be found on the Cub Leader Training Document.

Sat. Nov. 8, 2014 - At Training Academy


SCOUTMASTER / ASST. SCOUTMASTER SPECIFIC TRAINING

Sun, Aug 10, 2014 - 12 P.M.-6 P.M. - FLIER - ONLINE REGISTRATION - Plowman’s Park, 48 W 508 Hinckley Rd., Big Rock Ill.  60511 - Betty Bohlander at 630/466-4619 or Dale Squier at 630/554-8657 - MH

Sat, Sept 6, 2014 - TBA - FLIER - Von Oven Scout Reservation - Naperville - Jennifer Griffin - TB

Sat. Nov. 8, 2014 - At Training Academy


TROOP COMMITTEE CHALLENGE - Members of the troop committee may take either the on-line course found in your MyScouting account, or one offered in the classroom setting.


OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS TRAINING  (OLS) - This is one of the courses necessary for a SM or ASM or Varsity Coach to become fully trained, wear their trained patch & earn their training knot.

View photos of our OLS courses in our Photo Gallery

OLS Resources - CLICK HERE to access extra resources from our past OLS courses - donated by the Training Team

Pt 1 = Sun, Aug 10, 7-9 p.m / Pt 2 =  Fri, Aug 15 to Sun, Aug 17, 2014, 5pm to 1pm - Flier - ONLINE REGISTRATION - Plowman’s Park, 48 W 508 Hinckley Rd., Big Rock Ill.  60511 - Betty Bohlander at 630/466-4619 or Dale Squier at 630/554-8657 - MH

Mon, Sept 15 & Fri/Sat Sept 26-27, 2014 - FLIER or Online Registration (available July, 2014) - Camp Big Timber, Elgin - Sherry Herzog - 630-464-6876


VARSITY LEADER TRAINING


VENTURING LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING

Sat. Nov. 8, 2014 - At Training Academy


VENTURING LEADER YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING

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 found in your MyScouting account


CHARTERED ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVE TRAINING - Needed for Chartered Organization Representatives in all levels of the Scouting program, as part of their basic training, in order to be considered trained for their position. 

Sat. Nov. 8, 2014 - At Training Academy


COMMISSIONER TRAININGS


ROUNDTABLE COMMISSIONER & STAFF TRAININGS


DISTRICT COMMITTEE TRAINING WORKSHOP


BSATRAINERS EDGE - This training is required for all Pack Trainers, Wood Badge and NYLT Staff members and recommended for any Scouter that would like to learn skills to become a better Presenter or Trainer.

Sat. Nov. 8, 2014 - At Training Academy


SUPPLIMENTAL & SPECIALTY TRAININGS (In alphabetical order)


BALOO - BASIC ADULT LEADER OUTDOOR ORIENTATION - Needed for a Cub Scout Pack to safely take their Scouts camping. At least 1 person on a pack overnight outing must have this training.

June 17th and 18th, 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm both nights - FLIER - Poplar Creek Community Church in Bartlett IL.  60103 In the big Tent… /  Troy Fleener This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Dick Gobrecht at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Deb Wurdinger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. CP

Sat, Sept 6, 2014 - TBA - FLIER - Von Oven Scout Reservation - Naperville - Jennifer Griffin - TB

Sat. Nov. 8, 2014 - At Training Academy


CLIMB ON SAFELY - Required, to take a unit on a climbing outing. -  At least 1 person on the outing must have this training. This training is available online in your MyScouting account.


FIRST AID & CPR - Please consult the 1st aid training page for dates & locations for the variousl 1st aid courses available.

 


 

BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course - October 10-12, 2014

This 16-hour, overnight training course is designed for adult and youth members of Scouting 14 years of age and older, who value the outdoors and want to instruct others in outdoor ethics.  Participants receive introductory training in Leave No Trace skills and outdoor ethics in a condensed two-day format.  The course assists the student participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills. Completion of a Leave No Trace Trainer Course is also a requirement for the Boy Scout Leave No Trace Trainer position within troops.

Please consult the Leave No Trace Page for further details.


LBPU - LORD BADEN POWELL UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING - Wonderland Camp- Camp Lake, WI

LBPU is an exciting opportunity to network with Scouters from all over the United States and to participate in  an innovative curriculum that will enhance your ability to "deliver the promise" to the scouts we serve.  LBPU offers 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; thus, augmenting the training programs existing within the local councils. Some courses meet training requirements for various awards.  Courses address National, Regional, and Area programs.

The 2015 catalog for LBPU Courses will be available this November on the www.lbpuniv.org website.

Highlights this year are over 93 courses available at our Wonderland Camp location, availability of a "BSA Level 1 Climbing Instructor" certification course, and "Bring Someone New to LBPU" drawings Saturday night for anyone that brings a new Scouter to LBPU (see page 30 for details) this year!

This is our 25th year and we'll have special entertainment, cracker barrels, and at our after lunch break, a guest speaker from BSA to talk about changes in the BSA program, something you will not want to miss. Remember...prices go up after January 27th so sign up early and get your discount. Over 1900 non-accredited degrees have been earned, including more than 200 Doctoral Degrees and 115 Fellows of Scouting. PHOTOS of the 2014 weekend event are NOW up in the Photo Gallery.

For more information contact: Jim Dunlap (Dean of the University) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Diane Charles (Dean of Doctoral Studies) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. both from Three Fires Council.


MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR TRAINING

At Training Academy - Nov 8, 2014


alt OKPIK COLD WEATHER CAMPING- Dec , 2013 & Jan & Feb , 2014

 

  • Indoor Session - Thursday, December 19, 2013 - LDS Geneva
  • Outdoor Session - Saturday, January 11, 2014 - Cantigny
  • Overnight Session - Friday - Saturday, February 7-8, 2014 - Camp Big Timber

Information

For full information visit the OKPIK Page of our website

Okpik Youth Permission Slip - Parental Consent

2013-14 SPL - Jay Herzog,  SM / CD - Larry Gallagher

View Photos of the 2013-14 course in The Okpik Photo Album

Purpose: To provide a train the trainer opportunity for Scout leaders and experienced youth in the unique skills necessary for successful winter camping. The intent of this course is to help Scout troops extend their camping season to all 12 months of the year. It is expected that the participants of this course will go back to their units and share the knowledge and skills learned in this course. Because of this, the course is limited to adults and experienced youth (at least 14 years old & approved by their home Troop Scoutmaster).

Program: Activities include: First Aid, Cooking/Nutrition, Planning, Shelters, Winter Travel, Dressing for the Cold, Sleeping Systems, Winter Games/Activities, Nature, and Teaching Methods --- among other interesting topics.


OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS FOR WEBELOS LEADERS (OLS-W)

This is one of the courses necessary for a Webelos Leader to take a den of Webelos Camping & to earn their Training Knot. 

(This training replaces Webelos Leader Outdoor Training, otherwise known as WLOT or OWL) 

View photos of our OLS courses in our Photo Gallery

OLS Resources - CLICK HERE to access extra resources from our past OLS courses - donated by the Training Team

Sat, June 7, 2014 8am to 8:30pm - $20 - FLIER - ONLINE REGISTRATION - Plowman’s Park, 48 W 508 Hinckley Rd., Big Rock Ill.  60511 - Betty Bohlander at 630/466-4619 or Dale Squier at 630/554-8657 - MH

Mon, Sept 15 & Fri/Sat Sept 26-27, 2014 - FLIER or Online Registration (available July, 2014) - Camp Big Timber, Elgin - Sherry Herzog - 630-464-6876


PTCPHILMONT TRAINING SCHEDULE - 2014 Summer Schedule for Philmont Training Center

Greetings from the Philmont Training Center!  With so many new leaders joining the BSA this time of year, adult leader training becomes an even more important topic.  As part of your discussions about training we encourage you to talk about Philmont Training Center (PTC), the National Training Center of the BSA. To assist you in this effort, we have attached a copy of our two-page flyer detailing our 2012 PTC Conference Schedule. We know that when volunteers from your council attend a PTC conference they can help strengthen your local Scouting program.  Thank you for your continued efforts to promote the Philmont Training Center. 
Philmont Training Center Link
Philmont Scout Ranch Link

Since 1950, Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, New Mexico has served as the National Training Center of the Boy Scouts of America.  Each summer, conferences are conducted at “PTC” by the various departments and committees of the BSA national council.  In 2012 there are dozens of exciting conferences to choose from that cover all aspects and programs of Scouting!  You are invited!  Don’t miss the chance to come to PTC next summer.
One of the most unique opportunities of a week at PTC is the chance to enjoy the magic of Philmont with your family.
  While you learn the “best methods” of Scouting in your conference, your family members will enjoy hikes into the Philmont backcountry, horseback rides, crafts, games, and so much more!  You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to explore Philmont and the surrounding area together as a family.  This will surely be a Scouting adventure you will never forget.
 
To register to attend PTC, log onto your MyScouting account and then click on the “event registration” tab.


 POWDERHORN TRAINING -  Powder Horn Purposes of Powder Horn:
The Powder Horn course is designed to help adult leaders in the Boy Scouts of America to safely conduct outdoor/high adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature.  It provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead their youth through a program of outdoor adventure.  This course gives participants an exposure to some outdoor/high adventure activities and is not a certification event.  Key points:  
•    Safely conduct fun and challenging outdoor activities
•    Introduction to resources
•    Exposure to some high adventure activities
•    Help deliver the promise at the unit level
•    Help adults be creative when delivering high adventure program
Learning Objectives:
After completing this course participants should have sufficient introductory information which will provide the following outcomes:
•    Introduction to the skills necessary to operate their outdoor program and the various needed certifications and how to obtain them.
•    Knowledge of how to identify local resources and consultants for high adventure activities.
•    Knowledge of the health and safety requirements of the Boy Scouts of America as they apply to outdoor programs.
•    Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Boy Scouts of America as they apply to outdoor programs. 


SAFE SWIM DEFENSE - Required, to take a unit on a swimming or water related outing. - At least 1 person on the outing must have this training. This training is available online in your MyScouting account.


SAFETY AFLOAT - Required, to take a unit on a boating outing - At least 1 person on the outing must have this training. This training is available online in your MyScouting account.


Shooting SportsSHOOTING SPORTS TRAININGS - Please see the Shooting Sports page of this website for opportunities to become trained or certified in shooting sports, such as archery or shotgun shooting.

 


SPECIAL NEEDS TRAINING


TRAINING ACADEMYSat. Nov. 8, 2014 - Jennifer Griffin - Chair - 7:30am - 4 pm  - TRAINING ACADEMY WEB PAGE

Scouter SpaceTraining Academy 2013-Scouter Space 

 Thank you to all the 660+ Scouts & Scouters who attended the 9th ANNUAL - THREE FIRES COUNCIL TRAINING ACADEMY on November 9th. We hope that you had a fun day of fellowship & training & gained information or ideas that you can take back to the units, districts & councils that you serve. Photos of this event are up in an album on the TFC Photo Gallery for your viewing pleasure. 


WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING - See the 1st Aid/CPR Page of this site for Training Opportunities


Wood BadgeWOOD BADGE - Wood Badge is an advanced training course designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of all Scouters, and to revitalize their commitment to fulfill the vision & mission of Scouting for the youth that they serve.


Wood Badge BeadsThree Fires Council is holding a Wood Badge Course in 2014

COURSE INFO FLIER

Wood Badge Course C7-127-14

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 (Sunday) 1-4 pm / Orientation Meeting

August 22-24, 2014 (Friday 7am - Sunday 5pm - 3 full days) Part 1 of the Course

September 19-21, 2014 (Friday 7am - Sunday 4pm - 3 full days) Part 2 of the Course

All 3 sessions will be held at Camp Big Timber in Elgin, IL.
Ed Hedborn - 2014 Wood Badge Course Director

The course fee is $250 if paid in full before June 1st.   On or after June 1, 2014 the fee increases to $275. Course size is limited to 48 participants, SIGN UP to reserve your spot!  You can reserve your space in this course by filling out the online application and submitting a non-refundable deposit of $50. All fees must be paid by July 15, 2014.

 


YOUTH LEADER TRAININGS - There are many opportunities for your youth Scout Leaders to obtain training for their positions. Please see the Youth Leader Training Page of the website for training Opportunities.