Your Scouts Deserve Trained Leaders!

If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make your Scouting program better and more fun for youth so they stayed in Scouting longer, so it had a larger impact on their lives? What if the same magic wand made leadership roles easier, more rewarding, and led to better retention among adult leaders? Would using that magic wand be a top priority?

Well, such a magic wand does exist—in the form of the learning programs for leaders in the Boy Scouts of America.

Common sense tells us that training is important, and research shows the importance of trained leaders. A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed.

What Courses Do I Need to be Trained for my Scouting Position?

my.scouting.orgTraining is required for most people to be considered trained for their Scouting position. You can check your own training status, and take most training online at Unit leaders and committee chairs can check the training status for all adult leaders in their unit online as well.




Send your training questions to:

Jim Witte,, Prairielands Training Chair.


Classroom BSA Position Specific Training Sat Sept 7 2019 @ Champaign Public Library

Get trained for your Scouting Position! Basic Training For Cub Leaders, Scouts BSA Leaders, Unit Committee Chairs, Unit Committee Members, Venturing Advisors, and Chartered Organization Representatives.

Read the event flyer for details.


Classroom Fundamentals of Training Sat Sept 7 2019 @ Raymond Lee Scout Service Center

Develop Your Presentation Skills! Fundamentals of Training is the first of two “train the trainer” courses for BSA Scouts and Scouters. This course is designed to introduce new Scouting trainers to teaching techniques and skills.

Open to Scouters and Scouts 15 yrs old. Read the course flyer for details.


Get Trained. Win $100!

The following units received $100 in the "Get Trained. Win $100" promotion for the 2019 charter. Congratulations! Look for the next training promotion for the 2020 charter!


  • Pack 98
  • Pack 12
  • Pack 122*
  • Pack 80
  • Troop 1
  • Troop 101*
  • Troop 402
  • Troop 399
  • Ship 1015

Illinois Heartland Commissioner College Nov 9 2019

Courses include: Coaching Leaders,How to Remove a Volunteer,The Care & Feeding of Scouters,Boy Meets Girl,Barriers to Communication,Everyone Communicates, Few Connect,Commissioner specific classes,Mentoring Skills,Conflict Resolution,Non-Verbal Communication,Critical Decision Making,Empathetic Listening.


Registration now open. See registration site for details!