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Leadership Training

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

Upcoming Council Training Events

Youth Protection TrainingExternal Link (REQUIRED FOR BSA MEMBERSHIP)


Youth Protection
...no events of this type are currently posted...

Youth Training Opportunities


Den Chief Training
  • Den Chief Training   (Sep 27, 2014) - Event Cancelled!

    Introduction to Leadership Training for Troops
    ...no events of this type are currently posted...
    Introduction to Leadership Training for Crews
    ...no events of this type are currently posted...
    National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
    ...no events of this type are currently posted...

    Cub Scout Adult Training Opportunities


    Cub Scout Leader Specific Training (CSLS)External Link
  • Cub Scout Leader Specific Training - Cacoosing District   (Nov 22, 2014)

    Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
  • BALOO   (Oct 4, 2014)
  • Camping Promotions Presenter Training   (Oct 12, 2014)
  • Camping Promotions Presenter Training   (Oct 26, 2014)
  • Pack Committee Challenge   (Nov 11, 2014)

    Wood Badge
  • Wood Badge 2015 - N6-528-15   (Sep 25-27, 2015)
  • Wood Badge 2015 - N6-528-15   (Oct 9-11, 2015)

    Boy Scout Adult Training Opportunities


    Boy Scout Leader Specific Training (BSLS)
  • Troop Committee Challenge   (Oct 14, 2014)
  • Boy Scout Leader Specific Training    (Nov 22, 2014)

    Troop Committee Challenge (ONLINE)External Link
    Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
    ...no events of this type are currently posted...
    Wood Badge
  • Wood Badge 2015 - N6-528-15   (Sep 25-27, 2015)
  • Wood Badge 2015 - N6-528-15   (Oct 9-11, 2015)

    Venturing Adult Training Opportunities


    Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training (VLS)
    ...no events of this type are currently posted...
    Crew Committee Challenge
    ...no events of this type are currently posted...
    Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
    ...no events of this type are currently posted...
    Wood Badge
  • Wood Badge 2015 - N6-528-15   (Sep 25-27, 2015)
  • Wood Badge 2015 - N6-528-15   (Oct 9-11, 2015)

    Powder Horn
    ...no events of this type are currently posted...

    Commissioner Training Opportunities


    Commissioner Basic Training
  • Commissioner Basic Training   (Oct 19, 2014)

    Wood Badge
  • Wood Badge 2015 - N6-528-15   (Sep 25-27, 2015)
  • Wood Badge 2015 - N6-528-15   (Oct 9-11, 2015)

    Youth and Adult Supplemental Training Courses 


    District Committee
    ...no events of this type are currently posted...
    Trainer's EDGE
    ...no events of this type are currently posted...
    Leave No Trace Trainer Course (LNT)
    ...no events of this type are currently posted...
    Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
    ...no events of this type are currently posted...
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