High Trail District Training

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 Training

Outdoor Leadership Skills (OLS)

Join us for Outdoor Leadership Skills Training! 
The OLS course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and Varsity Coach Position-Specific Training, and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors.

Specifically, this hands-on program gives adult leaders a practical introduction to the patrol method of a boy-led troop by teaching many of the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. In addition, the teachig methods, activities, and games model the variety of teaching used in effective and engaging Scouting programs. 

OLS is in 2 parts, a Thursday night "troop meeting" style for part 1 and then the Fri-Sat overnight for part 2.
Total cost is $25.

Outdoor Leader Skills 
 Sept 13, 2018    Outdoor Leadership Skills Training Part 1
 Thursday night. Check-in starts at 6:30 p.m. Location: Raytown Scout Building (5925 Arlington Ave. Raytown, MO 64133)

Sept 21 & 22, 2018    Outdoor Leadership Skills Training Part 2
 Troop 300 Scout Cabin in Pleasant Hill. 

Scoutmaster/Asst. Scoutmaster Specific- No cost!         


     Saturday Sept 8th @ 9:00 a.m.
     Raytown Scout Building (5925 Arlington Ave. Raytown, MO 64133)


Please email James Freeman (jfreeman@swansonmidgley.com) if you have questions.

Cub Scout Training  

While most Cub Scout Training is available online at myscouting.org we have a training team ready to come to your Pack to do training.  In person training offer the opportunity to ask questions and tailor it to your needs. Contact James Freeman (jfreeman@swansonmidgley.com) for more information. 


Wood Badge for the 21st Century

Click here for more information on 2018 Wood Badge! 


There are many training courses that can be taken online at www.myscouting.org.

  • Create an account - this can be done with or without your BSA membership ID.
  • If you enter your membership ID, your training records will be updated at the Council Office.
  • If you are not yet registered, you can still take training, just print the certificate at the end of each course.
  • After your account is created you will receive an email with a link. Click the link to activate your myscouting account. This must be done before you can log in. If you do not receive an email, check your spam/junk folder.
  • Once you log in to myscouting, click E-Learning on the left hand side. Trainings are listed under tabs (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and General).
  • Submit your certificate of completion to your District Training Chair.
  • Click on training validation* to review what courses you have taken, this includes courses recorded at the Council Office.

*After logging onto MyScouting.org , click on “Training Validation” and you can check to see if your trainings have been recorded in the Council’s computer system.

We are encouraging all units to use this system to check the training status of all of their leaders. All you need is a list of membership ID Numbers and you can review the training status of the registered adult leaders. A list of these numbers can be found on your charter paperwork or you can obtain a list from your District Professional.

Online Training Courses

Cub Scout Leader Fast Start

This is Scouting!

Youth Protection Training

Safety Afloat

Safe Swim Defense

Boy Scout Training

Online Training Courses

Boy Scout Leader Fast Start

This is Scouting!

Youth Protection Training

Safety Afloat

Safe Swim Defense

Venturing Training Available

Venturing Youth Protection (for youth and adults)

Venturing Fast Start

Need more information about Boy Scout training?

James Freeman, Boy Scout Training Chair, jfreeman@swansonmidgley.com​