Red-Tailed Hawk District Training

Serving southern Johnson County, Kansas between Interstate 35 and Highway 69, including the cities and towns of Olathe, Overland Park, Stanley, and Spring Hill.

 A 2014 Journey to Excellence Silver District

Ron Puls
RTH District Training Chair
 (913) 390-6581

Important Information

You have probably arrived at this site because you know that Scouting could not exist without the efforts of dedicated volunteers. THANK YOU for choosing to help make a positive impact in the lives of today's youth. In order to ensure that a quality program is delivered to each youth, the Heart of America Council has put a training initiative in place for all leaders. It is very important that every adult leader be trained in his or her position.

Click here to view the courses you need to be fully trained in your position

In an effort to generate the most up-to-date training records for each unit, it is important that your online training be properly recorded. Visit to create an account and take the proper training. Once you have setup an account, it is vital that you enter your membership ID number. Your membership ID number is located on the front of your BSA membership card in the bottom center of the card.  If you do not have your BSA membership ID card handy or you do not know your membership ID number, please email Cortland Bolles or Elisa Corry for your membership ID number.

Click here to view a tutorial on how to correctly setup your Membership ID

District Training Schedule

Course Name Training For Date Time Location Cost Contact Notes
Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) Required for Scoutmasters, Asst. Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches, Crew Advisors September 19-20, 2015 5:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Camp Timberlake, 8285 W 179th St, Stilwell, KS $20 Frank Coletti Overnight course.
Chartered Organization Representative (COR) Training Required for Chartered Organization Representatives October 1, 2015 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Olathe Community of Christ Church, 15520, S Ridgeview Rd, Olathe, KS None Ron Puls None
Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) Required for Scoutmasters, Asst. Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches, Crew Advisors October 23-24, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Naish Scout Reservation, 1100 Martinek Ln, Kansas City, KS $20 Dennis Johnson Overnight course.  Sunday-friendly schedule.
Varsity Coach Position Specific Training Required for Varsity Team Coaches November 7, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Olathe LDS Stake Center, 15915 W 143rd St, Olathe, KS None Dennis Johnson None


Cub Scout Specific Training

Cub Scout training can be completed online at

Den Chief Training

Who can serve as a Den Chief ?

A Den Chief is a youth member of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Team or Venturing Crew who works with a Den of Cub Scouts. Yes, even GIRLS who are members of a Co-Ed Venturing Crew can serve as a Den Chief!!

To be an effective Den Chief, you must be trained.

COR Training

This training will be held at the May and November Roundtables. No need to register. Training will begin at approximately 7:30pm after the general session.

Merit Badge Counselor Training

Merit Badge Counselor Training will be held at the Red-Tailed Hawk Roundtable in March, May, September and November following the general session.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin