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Contact your District Training Chair today

All District Training Chairs encourage each unit, or group of units, to contact them to arrange for eight or more leaders to receive training at a convenient time and place. Leaders are encouraged to have their District Training Teams bring training to the units.

Council Training Chair
Sheryl Oakman
Diamond Dick
Kim Kleinschmit
Sandra Lidgett
Todd Goldwater
Lewis & Clark
Jane O'Connor
Sherry Frazier
Petah La Shauro
Sandi Seckel
Soaring Eagle
Charles Argo
Curt Reis
Becky Mayne
Twin Lakes
Cheri Hendrix
Wagon Wheel
Mike Scharfbilling
War Eagle
Learning for Life/Exploring/Venturing
David Knights
Training is fun and easy, and you'll be the best leader you can be when you understand Scouting. Be more effective in creating programs. Learn about resources to make your job easier. Lead by example - show your commitment to Scouting and inspire others.

What Makes a Trained Leader? A leader is considered "Trained" when he or she has completed the four main trainings that make up the "Basic Leader Training" continuum. Read More
YOUth Protection Begins with YOU!
YOUth Protection Begins With YOUThe Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs. Read more

The BSA has a Mandatory Reporting policy which states that registered leaders must report any suspected child abuse and/or violation of the BSA Youth protection Policy. Read more

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) 2015
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a week-long outdoor youth leadership experience for Boy Scouts, Venturers and Varsity Scouts. NYLT will prepare you to run your group's program by applying leadership skills taught and experienced during the course. NYLT is scheduled from July 26 - August 1, 2015 at Little Sioux Scout Ranch.

All registrations must be completed by the unit leader (Scoutmaster, Varsity Team Coach, Venture Crew Advisor).
Wood Badge 2015

Wood Badge Course C5-326-15-1
Registered Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venture leaders are welcome to attend Wood Badge training at Camp Cedars, the most advanced adult leadership training that the Boy Scouts of America has to offer. Attendance at both weekend sessions plus one mid-course meeting is required. Part 1: August 28-30, 2015; Part 2: September 11-13, 2015.  Read More
Powder Horn 2015

Powder Horn is designed to help the troop, team, or crew by exposing older Scouts, Venturers, and adult leaders to safely conducted outdoor/high-adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature.

The course provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead youth through a program of outdoor adventure and is based upon giving participants an exposure to some outdoor/high-adventure activities.

The course presenters are expert consultants, from inside and outside of Scouting, in each outdoor high-adventure activity. It is not a certification event. It is for any youth or adult interested in experiencing a unit-level, high-adventure program.

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Training Information Request Form
Your District Training Chair is working hard to recruit trainers and plan training events that allow unit leaders to get the training they need to do their job successfully. The Council Training Committee works hard to coordinate training schedules in each district that offer plenty of options in and outside the district, to train leaders. If you would like more information on training events being held in your area, or are having trouble getting your leaders trained, submit this form to your District Training Chairs to get more information.

Introduction to Leadership Skills Course
The First Steps in the Youth Leadership Continuum : Leadership is a vital part of the Scouting program. Scouts in positions of leadership run the Unit. The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and for Crews is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. Read More
Philmont Training Center
PhilmontThe Mid-America Council has reservations for a council contingent to Philmont in 2015. Read More
Have questions about the MAC Contingency? Please contact Scouter Services or call 402.431.9BSA (402.431.9272) or 402.431.9272 OR Rich Hawes at rdhawes26@msn.com for more information.
Learn more about the Philmont Training Center.
Watch:  The Philmont Training Center |  Philmont in 2 Minutes

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