Join us for upcoming Training Opportunities!

Training Opportunities for You! 

Are you Prepared to lead?

The BSA’s Trained patch sends a clear message to Scouts, fellow Scouters and parents. It says, “I know what I’m doing.” We encourage you to attend one or all of our upcoming training events to ensure that you are delivering the best possible program to our Scouts.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Youth Protection – our Mission

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.

After the Council Office relocates to the Kasperson Center for Scouting (850 Forest Edge Drive, Vernon Hills) we will host Youth Protection Training periodically on Saturday mornings starting at 9:00 AM. Look for this and other support for your unit.

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation for Cub Scout Leaders) – Choice of May 6 or May 12

The BALOO course is required for all packs that want to go camping.   At least one adult (leader or other parent) camping with the pack must be “BALOO certified.”   This course is only offered  a couple times per year so plan ahead!

Den Chief Sunday Afternoon, May 6 at Camp Oakarro

A Den Chief is a Boy Scout, or Venturing Scout, assisting with a Cub Scout or Webelos Scout den. But the story is far more important than those words suggest.

The TRAINED Den Chief:

  • Assists the den leader with planning and conducting den meetings
  • Is familiar with resources for age-appropriate activities for Cub Scouts
  • Has a repertoire of activities that Cub Scouts enjoy

Cub Scout Leader Workshop

Saturday 08-25-2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
29700 N St Mary’s Rd
Libertyville, Illinois 60048

Heroes like you keep the fun of Scouting alive!  Let us be your hero by demonstrating the Adventure Program materials! (Qualifies as Cub Scout Leader’s Position Specific Training)

Can’t make the workshop? Make a date for trainer to visit your pack by contacting

While you are at MaKaJaWan Scout Reservation

Any week when there is a trainer in camp, the classroom version of the Scoutmaster & Assistant course will be available. Just ask for details at the Welcome Center.


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS)

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered “trained”.

Offered twice each year:

September 29-30, 2018  and May

Also watch for news of our Scouting Universities in November and February.

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