Trained LeadersTraining for adult leaders is available through local councils and district training teams. Online training is available through MyScouting.

Participate in the training that best 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. Completed online trainings are automatically entered into BSA training records.


lbpuLord Baden Powell University of Scouting is a multi-council weekend Scouting Training event held at Wonderland Camp in Camp Lake Wisconsin. The purpose of LBPU is to provide 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. LBPU is there to augment the training programs existing within the local councils. Some courses meet training requirements for various awards, including Commissioner Arrowhead, Scouter's Key, and Doctorate of Commissioner Science.   Courses offered address National, Regional, and Area programs of emphasis, local council concerns, and pertinent topics.  Certain courses are offered on a rotational basis.

Date: Fri – Sun March 11-13, 2016

Cost: $50 course conference fee – includes up to 6-10 course hours of classes

Housing: Choice of: No housing (Saturday Day Visitors), Dormitory, Cabin, Hotel  (See website for pricing)

Meals: $10 each  or included with housing

LBPU WEBSITE /LBPU ONLINE REGISTRATION

Welcome to the online registration for LBPU - Lord Baden Powell University of Scouting! Please select your courses, housing & meal options and merchandise selections before you begin your registration. All course descriptions, times, and housing details are posted in the 2016 LBPU Catalog. You have the option of paying online with a credit card (preferred), or mailing in your payment with a check made payable to Northeast Illinois Council BSA, 2745 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, IL  60035 (put LBPU 1-2036-960-00 in the Memo Field.)     


Basic Leader Training Courses Information:

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 two years. Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the BSA.

Three Fires Council youth protection reporting procedures

 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:

Since 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.


Three Fires Council adult leaders can attend training courses local courses and courses provided by other local Councils. Here are links to the closest Council Websites and their training schedules:


BasicTHIS IS SCOUTING: BASIC SCOUTING ORIENTATION COURSE

This course can be found in your MyScouting account. "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. While highly suggested to take,  it is not required in order for an adult leader to be considered fully trained or to earn the "Trained" leader emblem/knot.   


CUB SCOUT LEADER POSITION SPECIFIC TRAINING:

This training can be found online in your MyScouting account or in the event listings below.  

Registration: LINK TO All "Training Events" Registrations

Sat. February 20th,  2016 - At MBU Adult Training Expo - Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill.  

Sat. Nov. 12, 2016 - At Training Academy - Aurora East High School, Aurora, Ill. 

More information on what you need to be considered a "Trained" Cub Scout Leader, can be found on the Cub Leader Training Document.


SCOUTMASTER / ASST. SCOUTMASTER SPECIFIC TRAINING:

Registration: LINK TO All "Training Events" Registrations

Sat. February 20, 2016 - At MBU Adult Training Expo - Registration

Sat. Nov. 12, 2016 - 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.


 Trained Leaders

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills 

Who: Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Coaches, Committee Members, Organizational Representatives and anyone interested in learning basic outdoor camping skills.

  • Minimum age is eighteen.
  • Emphasis will be placed on learning the following skills:
  • Campsite Selection
  • Knots and Lashings
  • Woods Tools
  • Map and Compass
  • Plant and Animal Identification
  • Fire Site Selection and Building
  • Cooking Demonstration
  • First Aid
  • Backpacking & Hiking Techniques

Satisfactory completion of this course is required for all Scoutmasters, Asst. Scoutmasters, and Varsity Coaches to be certified as “Trained”, and recommended for anyone wishing to take Wood Badge.click here

You must attend both the Patrol Meeting and the Campout to be fully trained

When: Monday, April 18th from 7:00 - 9:30 P.M. 

Patrol Meeting: You will be divided into patrols for menu and equipment planning. Patrols will be providing (buying) and

cooking their own food. Please bring money to the Sunday patrol meeting for the purchase of patrol food.

Campout: Friday, April 29th – Saturday, April 30th, 2016 –

Arrive 5:30 pm Friday- Depart about 9:30 P.M. Saturday. (Rain/shine/snow: indoor sleeping will be available)

Where: Camp Big Timber, 37 W955 Big Timber Rd.,  Elgin, 60124

Cost: $35.00 per person

Photos of our previous OLS courses in our Photo Gallery


VARSITY LEADER TRAINING: None scheduled at this time.


VENTURING LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING:

Registration: LINK TO All "Training Events" Registrations

Sat. February 20th,  2016 - At MBU Adult Training Expo - Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill.  

Sat. Nov. 12, 2016 - At Training Academy - Aurora East High School, Aurora, Ill. 


venturing 170x170Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews:

A course for Venturers to understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities.


VENTURING LEADER YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING:

This training can be found online in your MyScouting account or if offered in an event listing below.  

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. 

Registration: LINK TO All "Training Events" Registrations

Sat. February 20th,  2016 - At MBU Adult Training Expo - Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill.  

Sat. Nov. 12, 2016 - At Training Academy - Aurora East High School, Aurora, Ill. 


COMMISSIONER TRAININGS:

Training can be found on the LBPU WEBSITE  and additional information may be found  on the Commissioner's Help Page of our website


ROUNDTABLE COMMISSIONER & STAFF TRAININGS:

Training can be found on the LBPU WEBSITE  and additional information may be found  on the Commissioner's Help Page of our website


DISTRICT COMMITTEE TRAINING WORKSHOP: None scheduled at this time.


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. 12, 2016 - At Training Academy - Aurora East High School, Aurora, Ill. 


SUPPLEMENTAL & 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.

Registration: LINK TO All "Training Events" Registrations

Sat. February 20th,  2016 - At MBU Adult Training Expo - Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill.  

Sat. Nov. 12, 2016 - At Training Academy - Aurora East High School, Aurora, Ill. 


CLIMB ON SAFELY: 

This training is available online in your MyScouting account. 

Required, to take a unit on a climbing outing. -  At least 1 person on the outing must have this training.


CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION:

Needed for supervising the TFC traveling climbing wall - None scheduled at this time.


First Aid & CPR and Wilderness First Aid/CPR:

Please consult the 1st Aid Training Page for dates & locations for the various 1st aid courses available.


BSA Leave No Trace/Outdoor Ethics Trainer Course:

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 Outdoor Ethics Page for further details.


alt OKPIK COLD WEATHER CAMPING: 

See the OKPIK Webpage for more information & to register.

View photos from previous courses in The OKPIK Photo Album.


 

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) 

Registration: LINK TO All "Training Events" Registrations 

Sat. February 20, 2016 - At MBU Adult Training Expo - Registration - look for the Webelos specific course

Sat. Nov. 12, 2016 - At Training Academy - look for the Webelos specific course

View photos of previous courses in our OLS courses in our Photo Gallery


PTCPHILMONT TRAINING SCHEDULE:

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 provided  the link detailing our the PTC Conference Schedule. We know that when volunteers from your council attend a PTC conference they can help strengthen your local Scouting program.  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:This training is available online in your MyScouting account.

Required, to take a unit on a swimming or water related outing. - At least 1 person on the outing must have this training.


 

SAFETY AFLOAT:This training is available online in your MyScouting account.

Required, to take a unit on a boating outing - At least 1 person on the outing must have this training.


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:

Registration: LINK TO All "Training Events" Registrations 

Sat. February 20, 2016 - At MBU Adult Training Expo - Registration - look for the Webelos specific course

Sat. Nov. 12, 2016 - At Training Academy - look for the Webelos specific course


TRAINING ACADEMY: 

Training Academy 2016 - November 12, 2016 Details to follow

Photos of previous Training Academy appear on the TFC Photo Gallery

Details for the Nov. 14, 2015 Training Academy appear on the event flyer. 

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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.

Three Fires Council is holding a Wood Badge Course in 2016

COURSE INFO FLIER to follow 

Wood Badge Course C7-127-16

  • Orientation (Sunday 1pm - 4pm) Course Orientation

  • Weekend 1 (Friday 7am - Sunday 5pm - 3 full days) Part 1 of the Course

  • Weekend 2 (Friday 7am - Sunday 4pm - 3 full days) Part 2 of the Course

All sessions will be held at Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Road in Elgin, IL.

  • Ron Smith - 2016 Wood Badge Course Director

  • Amy Seyller - 2016 Staff Advisor

Course size is limited to 48 participants, SIGN UP NOW!  This is a very limited # of spots, so do not wait! Registration is online only. Payments may be made online or offline.


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.