Golden Eagle District 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.

Golden Eagle District Training Chair

Tim Helton - cell (call or text) 816-694-6688 or email at

Charter Organization Representative Training

If you need this training before the next regularly scheduled session, please email Tim Helton - cell (call or text) 816-694-6688 or email at

Cub Scout Leader Training

All Cub Scout Leader training is available online in your account.  You need Youth Protection and Position Job Specific training to be fully trained for your registered position or the position to which you want to change.  Classroom style job specific courses are highly encouraged where possible to get the most out of the program.

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

What: This energetic training is designed to inform Cub Scout Leaders on how to plan and run a pack overnight campout.  It’s more than just camping, the training includes ideas for outdoor activities, games, ceremonies, selecting and using camping equipment, how to run a campfire program, and hands-on Cub Scout cooking demonstration! 

Why?: The Boy Scouts of America has made a number of changes to the camping policies for Tigers, Cub Scouts, and Webelos.  Besides participating in council camps (day camp, resident camp), packs may organize overnight campouts for boys and their families.  Adults leading a pack overnighter must attend BALOO training in order to be issued a tour permit.

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018 (8:00 am-4:00 pm)

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

Cost: $12 (includes lunch)

More Info: Richard Parmeter at 816-741-8758 or

Registration: Download registration form here. We ask that all participants pre-register. This will help us provide enough food and program supplies. Please return the form and payment by Wednesday, May 2.

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Cub Scout Leader Job Specific Training

What: Classroom style training for Cub Scout related jobs.

When: TBA.

Den Chief Training

Den Chief Training is available online at anytime here. Be sure to print and save your completion certificate.

Boy Scout Leader Training

Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018 (8 AM - 3:30 PM)

Where: Avondale United Methodist Church
3101 NE Winn Road
Kansas City, MO 64117

Cost: free

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

Parking: There is a parking lot behind the church close to the area that will be used.

Contact Person:

Sign Up:

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 (6:30 PM) - Saturday, April 21, 2017 (5 PM)

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

Pre-requisite: Scouters who are not attending the Spring SM/ASM Training are required to attend an organizational meeting March 10, 2018, at 10:30 AM at the Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Road, Kansas City, MO 64117.

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:

Sign Up:

Registration Deadline: April 13, 2018 (No walk-ins can be accepted on the weekend)

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, Tim Helton - cell (call or text) 816-694-6688 or email at, to request this training or to find out where you can get it.

Wood Badge

Another opportunity this fall - click here for more information!

University of Scouting 

University of Scouting is a Day of Learning, Fellowship and Fun! Be sure to talk to your leadership about signing up for the 2016 University of Scouting! 

Philmont Training Center

What an experience!  Find out more anytime here.

For 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.