One of the keys to a successful Scouting experience for young people, second only to the selection of the right person for each responsibility, is trained volunteer leadership.
The training philosophy of the Boy Scouts of America is to provide adults with fundamental information about the aims and purpose of the movement, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting.
Whether you are a brand new leader just starting in a Cub pack, a seasoned veteran of a Scout Troop, or working with young adults in a Venture Crew, the youth in your unit deserve trained, adult leadership. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” but there will always be some new idea presented at a training session. That “new idea,” when taken back to the unit and implemented, may just be the thing that gets more youth excited about Scouting and keeps them in the program longer.
A trained leader is knowledgeable and confident in the role being performed. The knowledge and confidence of a trained leader are quickly sensed by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, or Venturers and are a positive influence on their lives. There are district and council training activities. A Scouter can register to attend any session.
For this reason, the Hawk Mountain Council is committed to provide top quality training opportunities for leaders, parents and Scouts at the district and council levels. Through these efforts, the delivery of a better and quality Scouting program can be provided to our entire youth membership.
General Council Training and Leadership Development Information
Leadership Training Information
Leadership Training Resources