Shawnee Trails 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!

Upcoming Trainings in Shawnee Trails:

2017 Training Dates

Introduction to Outdoor Leaders Skills (IOLS) and Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWL)- March 31st through April 1st at Camp Naish Teepee Village. Training will begin at 6:00 pm Friday and will end Saturday evening. 

Introduction to Outdoor Leaders Skills (IOLS): Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Venture Crews in order to be considered "trained".

Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWL): This course is designed to help Webelos leaders enhance the outdoor program for the Webelos Scouts in their den by teaching some basic outdoor skills as well as skills needed to complete many of the Webelos activity badges.

Pre-meeting March 22nd at 7:00 pm at Know Presbyterian, 9595 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS.



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 Youth Protection 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 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

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 -


For Supplemental Training including Safe Swim DefenseSafety AfloatHazardous Weather,WoodbadgePowderhorn, and other trainings, please visit the council training page or to take these courses online please visit: