Golden Eagle Training


Congratulations to ALL of our volunteers!!!

Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader – One of the keys to a successful Scouting experience for young people is trained volunteer leadership.  Leadership training provides adult leaders with fundamental information about the aims and methods of the movement, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting.

The Heart of America Council is requiring that all registered leaders are fully trained. Thanks for your help on providing a better program for the youth! To view the council training initiative which affects every registered adult, CLICK HERE.

Boy Scout Leader Training

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (S11)

When: Friday, October 19 (6:00 PM) - Saturday, October 20 (4 PM)

Where: Kelsey Short Youth Camp at Smithville Lake (Area 3) (17980 Collins Road, Smithville, MO) This training will take place during District Camporee.

Pre-requisite: An organizational for all participants will be held at the Golden Eagle District Roundtable - Thursday, October 3rd @ 7:00 PM - Kansas City Police Academy. Meet at the "Training" table after the opening.

Cost: $25 includes lunch on Saturday and program supplies.

Insurance: Liability, Sickness, and Accident Insurance are provided for all registered members and leaders of the Heart of America Council.

Contact Person:

Online Sign-Up

Registration Deadline: October 3rd (No walk-ins can be accepted on the weekend)

Cub Scout Leader Training

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

When: October 4 (5 pm) - 5 (4 pm)

Where: Kelsey Short Youth Camp, Area 3, Smithville Lake
17924 Collins Road
Smithville, MO

Cost: $25 (includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday)


What is it? BALOO Training will help leaders of Cub Scouts become more aware of outdoor activities; and help them use Cub Scout outdoor skills. Learn simple but fun Cub Scout hikes, outdoor games, cooking, knife safety, knots and more—plus fun and fellowship with fellow Scouters! This course covers all requirements for BALOO and Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders. These courses have been combined into one BALOO training.


  • Online BALOO - All participants must complete the online BALOO prerequisite on Please bring proof of this training.
  • BSA Health and Medical Record

No dinner will be served on Friday evening. Please eat before you arrive. Plan to be at Kelsey Short between 5:00 and 5:30 PM. The program starts at 6:30 PM and you will need to have your tent set up by that time. Training will conclude by 4:00 pm on Saturday.

Registration Deadline: October 2 (No walk-ins can be accepted on the weekend)

Online Sign-Up

Charter Organization Representative Training

If you need this training before the next regularly scheduled session, please contact Charlie Brown.

Venturing Leader Training 

Venturing Leader Youth Protection Training is available at  Venture Leader job specific will be offered this fall in other districts - contact your District Training Chair, Charlie Brown, to request this training or to find out where you can get it.

Wood Badge

Another opportunity this fall - click here for more information!

Additional Training

Visit the Council Supplemental and Advanced Training Page

Merit Badge Counselor Training

Merit Badge Counselor Training is offered each month at Roundtable on the first Thursday of each month (except July) at the Kansas City Police Academy.  No pre-registration is required.  Please bring your youth protection certificate with you.

Philmont Training Center

What an experience!  Find out more anytime here.


Charlie Brown

Training Chairman


Bo Anderson

Boy Scout Training


Richard Parmeter

Cub Scout BALOO Course Director