Northern Tier District Training

Training is a vital part of the Scouting Program! Whether you just joined us as a new volunteer or your a seasoned member training is the most important thing that we can offer to our boys-Every boy deserves a trained leader!

The Heart of America Council is 100% committed to having ALL of our leaders fully trained for their position. Please take a moment to read Registered Leader Training Initiative as it affects every registered leader in the Heart of America Council.

Read HERE to find out what you need to be fully trained.

All registered leaders MUST have current Youth Protection Training (meaning within the last 2 years) in order to re-register.

New adult applicants will not be accepted without proof of training.

Training is broken down by whether your a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, or Venturing Leader. However, there are some courses that every leader needs to take. They are:

Youth Protection Training is available on the online learning center at www.myscouting.org. This training is good for two years.

In order for a Cub Scout Leader to be considered "fully trained" for thier position they need to complete the above courses along with completing the Cub Scout Position Specific Training which is only offered in a classroom setting. Other training for Cub Scout Leaders include BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) and Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders.

All Cub Scout Leader Training is also available online at www.myscouting.org.

In order for a Boy Scout Leader to be considered "fully trained" the leader needs to take the above courses along with Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster (even if you are not in one of those positions), and Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS). Scoutmaster/Assitant Scoutmaster Training and Outdoor Leader Skills are only available in a classroom setting and OLS is a overnight campout. Troop Committee Challenge is available online.

In order for a Venturing Leader to be considered "fully trained" you will need to take the above courses in addition to Venturing Youth Protection and Venturing Position Specific.

Venturing Leader Youth Protection - www.myscouting.org

For upcoming Venturing Training opportunities contact nick.traxler@scouting.org

For Supplemental Training including Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Hazardous Weather, Woodbadge, Powderhorn, and other trainings, please visit the council training page or to take these courses online please visit: www.myscouting.org