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, 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. Hawk Mountain Council mandatory training requirements are reviewed annually to ensure the correct standards are in place to provide trained leadership.

General Council Training and Leadership Development Information

Upcoming Council Training Events

Youth Protection TrainingExternal Link (REQUIRED FOR BSA MEMBERSHIP)

  • Commissioner College & University of Scouting   (Feb 23, 2019)

    Youth Training Opportunities


    Den Chief Training
  • Commissioner College & University of Scouting   (Feb 23, 2019)

    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)
  • National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) 2019   (Aug 4-9, 2019)

    Cub Scout Adult Training Opportunities


    Cub Scout Leader Specific Training (CSLS)External Link
  • Commissioner College & University of Scouting   (Feb 23, 2019)

    Cub Scout Pack Committee Training
  • Commissioner College & University of Scouting   (Feb 23, 2019)

    Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
  • BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation   (Apr 5-6, 2019)

    Wood Badge
  • Wood Badge 2019 - N6-528-19   (Sep 20-22, 2019)
  • Wood Badge 2019 - N6-528-19   (Oct 4-6, 2019)

    Scouts BSA Adult Training Opportunities


    Scouts BSA Leader Specific Training (SBLS)
  • Commissioner College & University of Scouting   (Feb 23, 2019)

    Troop Committee Training
    Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
  • IOLS   (Apr 6-7, 2019)
  • IOLS Outpost Edition   (Jun 1-2, 2019)

    Wood Badge
  • Wood Badge 2019 - N6-528-19   (Sep 20-22, 2019)
  • Wood Badge 2019 - N6-528-19   (Oct 4-6, 2019)

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

    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)
  • IOLS   (Apr 6-7, 2019)
  • IOLS Outpost Edition   (Jun 1-2, 2019)

    Wood Badge
  • Wood Badge 2019 - N6-528-19   (Sep 20-22, 2019)
  • Wood Badge 2019 - N6-528-19   (Oct 4-6, 2019)

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

    Commissioner Training Opportunities


    Commissioner Basic Training
  • Commissioner College & University of Scouting   (Feb 23, 2019)

    Wood Badge
  • Wood Badge 2019 - N6-528-19   (Sep 20-22, 2019)
  • Wood Badge 2019 - N6-528-19   (Oct 4-6, 2019)

    Youth and Adult Supplemental Training Courses 


    Charter Organization Representative
  • Commissioner College & University of Scouting   (Feb 23, 2019)

    District Committee
    Watch ONLINE training video(s)External Link
  • Commissioner College & University of Scouting   (Feb 23, 2019)

    Trainer's EDGE
  • The Trainer's EDGE   (Mar 30, 2019)
  • The Trainer's EDGE   (Apr 27, 2019)

    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...