Every Scout deserves a trained leader!
Whether you have been a Scout leader for decades or you just joined, training, offered online, through the National Boy Scouts of America website, and in-person throughout the council, ensures that adult leaders, parents, and community supporters are fully prepared to deliver the best program possible to the Scouts of the Chickasaw Council.
Training Everyone Needs
Youth Protection Training is the most important training offered by the Boy Scouts of America. Each volunteer and professional has a responsibility to ensure that all youth participants experience Scouting in a safe environment. Every adult leader, in any of our programs, must have current Youth Protection Training to be registered. Youth Protection Training is offered in-person multiple times per year, and the training can also be taken online. This training must be completed by all new leaders before registering!
Cub Scout-Specific Training
My.Scouting.org is a fantastic online portal through which leaders can access many of the trainings necessary to successfully lead a den or pack.
Through My.Scouting.org, Cub Scout leaders can take position-specific training, which includes information on how to successfully lead a Lion, Tiger, Bear, Wolf, or Webelo Den; how to serve as a Cubmaster or an assistant; and how to most effectively serve as a member of the pack committee. Click here to log in to My.Scouting.org to take this/these trainings.
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (B.A.L.O.O.) for Cub Scout leaders is an overnight training event that introduces participants to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. This training is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack campout, and it is required that at least one adult per pack complete B.A.L.O.O. training. B.A.L.O.O. training is offered by individual districts and by the council several times per year, mostly at Camp Currier; it is also offered annually at the University of Scouting.
Scouts BSA-Specific Training
My.Scouting.org is a fantastic online portal through which leaders can access many of the trainings necessary to successfully lead a troop.
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specifics Training provides specialized knowledge to troop leaders about troop operations, event planning, using the patrol method, and troop administration. This training is offered online, and it is also offered several times per year, throughout the council, in person, including each week at Kia Kima Scout Reservation. Click here to log in to My.Scouting.org to take this training.
The Troop Committee Challenge
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (I.O.L.S.) will provide Boy Scout (Scouts BSA) leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start and guide a program the right way. Completion of this course is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. The course is normally a day and a half long and conducted at Camp Currier on a weekend; this course is also offered at summer camp at Kia Kima Scout Reservation.
Crew Advisor and Crew Committee Training are available to take online, to help crew advisers and committee members effectively guide a youth-led Venturing program.