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What Makes a Trained Leader?

CUB SCOUT LEADERS are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and the Cub Scout Leader Specific training for their position.


SCOUTMASTERS & ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTER are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.


TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and the Troop Committee Challenge as their Leader Specific training.


VARSITY SCOUT LEADERS & ASSISTANTS are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials, Varsity Scout Leader Specific Training (available April 2002), and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.


VENTURING CREW ADVISORS, ASSISTANT ADVISORS, & CREW COMMITTEE MEMBERS are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and Venturing Leader Specific Training.


Lord Baden-Powell University



Lord Baden-Powell University


“Proudly serving Scouters from throughout the Central Region of the Boy Scouts of America for Nineteen Years”




Friday, March 20th – Sunday, March 22nd 2009


Salvation Army Wonderland Camp and Conference Center

9241 Camp Lake Road

Camp Lake, WI 53109


The purpose of Lord Baden-Powell University of Scouting (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.  Much of the specialization provided only at LBPU is the strength found in our offering this innovative curriculum.  LBPU is there to augment the training programs existing within the local councils.



Basic Training Extravaganza


Basic Training Extravaganza


Saturday, March 28th 2009

Chicago Police Academy
1300 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60607

Cost: $5.00

This Basic Training Extravaganza is a council-wide training day dedicated to conducting training adult leaders in all phases of the Scouting program.  This single day is packed with an abundance of information for leaders who want to provide the best program possible for their Scouts.

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BAWOW Training




Calling all Cub Scout Leaders



Saturday, April 4th 2009




Estelle Sieb Center
7774 W. Irving Park Rd.

Norridge IL


8:14 AM - 3:34 PM


We have taken all the great information in the BALOO Outdoor Training and combined it with the Outdoor Webelos Leader Training.  You will get all of the skills, twice the fun and more excitement that anyone else can cram into a whole day.  The only things left out are the L’s.


It is important for all of the leaders that will be doing outdoor activities with the Pack to participate in this training. Tour permits require at least one leader to have BALOO training.


The camping season will be here soon, be sure to be READY! 


Fee for the day is $10.00 and includes your registration, lunch and all materials.


Questions: Shar Wyatt 708-453-5121 or


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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Training


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

What? Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is a hands-on program giving adult Boy Scout leaders the practical outdoor skills needed to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. By using skills sessions in conjunction with the Boy Scout Handbook, the new leader will become proficient in the basic outdoor skills required through First Class rank.

This training is required for recognition as a “Trained” Boy Scout Leader. Other elements of this recognition include “New Leader Essentials” and “Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training,” which are taken separately. The courses may be taken in any sequence.

Who? Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. This course is also recommended for those leaders who would like to attend Wood Badge, but have not taken any outdoor leadership courses.

When? Friday, April 24, 2009, starting at 6:00 PM, (eat supper before arriving) through Sunday, April 26, 2009, ending around 3:00 PM.

Where? Polish National Alliance Camp in Yorkville, IL

Fee? $35 – Includes breakfast and lunch Saturday and Sunday, supper Saturday, cracker barrels Friday and Saturday, training materials.

Why? Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader

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Woodbadge for the 21st Century


Wood Badge
for the
21st Century
August 8th - 15th 2009
Owasippe Scout Reservation
9900 Russell Road
Twin Lakes, MI 
The Chicago Area Council is pleased to invite you to become part of Wood Badge histroy by experiencing this once in a liftime adventure!  Wood Badge is known world wide as the premeir training course fpr Scouters, this experience heralds livelong personal development skills.  This training course is for all Scout leaders of all programs and will teach you skills that will help you become a more effective leader and help you to develop hig preformance teams to make your den or pack grow, make your patrol or troop go, and take you Venture Crew to the next peak.  The skills you will learn also transfer to business and life.


National Youth Leadership Training


National Youth Leadership Training
August 9th - 15th 2009
Owasippe Scout Reservation
9900 Russell Road
Twin Lakes, MI
The National Youth Leadership Training course centers around the conceptes of what leader must be, what he must know, and what he must do.  The key elements are then taught with a clear foucs on how to.  The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a quest for the meaning of leadership. 



Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities

Boy Scout Leader Assessment Tool

BSA Basic Training Flow Chart

Every Boy Deserves a Trained Leader

Climb On Safely

Guide to Safe Scouting

Leader Training Information

Passport to High Adventure

Scouter's Guide to Severe Weather & Other Hazards

The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety

Trek Safely

Venturing Out: Keys to Safe Driving

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