Trailhead District Training

“Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader”

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 what type of training you need for your position within Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing please view the BSA Training Initiative

BSA Training Initiative

Upcoming Training for Adults

Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific 

Questions about training?

Gene Bellner
Training Chairman
(913) 894-2288


Josh Morales
District Director
(816) 569-4961

When: January 10th & 31st, 2015   8:30am-11:30am  
Where: Church of the Resurrection, 137th and Roe Ave.  
Cost: Donation at the door to cover refreshments  

Click here to download the registration form.


BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation and D.O.E.

The purpose is to help leaders of Cub Scouts become more aware of outdoor activities; and help them use Cub Scout outdoor skills. Participants can choose the BALOO part of the course (sleep in a cabin with a bunk) or the Webelos Outdoor Leader part of the course (sleep in a tent).

When: March 27-28, 2015

Where: Rotary Youth Camp, 22310 NE Colbern Rd, Lee's Summit, MO  64086

For more information and to register, please visit the HOAC Den Leader Outdoor Experience Training Page.


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) and Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OWL)

IOLS is for new Boy Scout leaders, or Webelos parents planning to volunteer with their sons' Boy Scout Troop.  It provides a patrol-based, hands on introduction to scoutcraft and scouting skills. 

OWL is for Cub Scout Bear and Webelos den leaders, or parents interested in helping with the Webelos dens. The course provides some basic outdoor skills as well as skills needed to complete many of the Webelos activity badges.

Where: Camp Naish, Tee Pee Village
When: Friday, April 10 from 6:00 pm until Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 pm.  
Cost: $25.00

For reservations contact: 

Gene Bellner at (913) 894-2288 or by email at


BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation - One Day

Just Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation in one full day at Camp Naish.

Where: Camp Naish, Tee Pee Village

When: Saturday, May 9 from 8:00 to 4:30

Cost $15.00

For reservations contact:

Gene Bellner at (913) 894-2288 or by email at



Merit Badge Counselor Training

Merit Badge Counselor Training is offered each month at Roundtable on the first Thursday at the Jewish Community Center at 7pm. No pre-registration is required. Please bring your youth protection certificate with you.  Training can also be scheduled for your adults at your Troop meeting. Questions? Michelle Foster There will be no Merit Badge Counselor Training at the May Roundtable due to the Program Fair.