Training

Pioneer Trails District - Fall 2014 to Spring 2015 Training Schedule

Plan NOW to have all your leaders trained in 2014!  Note that Youth Protection Training is required for all registered adults!

September 2014     
 Tuesday, 9/9:   Youth Protection Training, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., before Roundtable 
     Trinity United Methodist Church, Elkhart.
 Saturday, 9/20:    BALOO Outdoor Training for Cub Scout Leaders, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
     Kiwanis Cabin, 57259 CR 115, Goshen.
     
October 2014
 Saturday, 10/11: Training Blitz, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Elkhart Salvation Army.  (Tentative)

Includes: This is Scouting, Cub Leader Specific, Boy Scout Leader Specific

 Tuesday, 10/14: Youth Protection Training, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., before Roundtable
Trinity United Methodist Church, Elkhart.
 Fri-Sat, 10/31-11/1: Scout and Webelos Outdoor Training, 7:00 p.m. Fri - 5:00 p.m. Sat,
at Merit Badge Clinic, Nappanee.  (Tentative)
November 2014
 Saturday, 11/8: University of Scouting
Bethel College, Mishawaka
 Tuesday, 11/11: Youth Protection Training, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., before Roundtable
Trinity United Methodist Church, Elkhart.
April 2015
 Saturday, 4/18: Training Blitz, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Elkhart Salvation Army.  (Tentative)
Includes: This is Scouting, Cub Leader Specific, Boy Scout Leader Specific

Please see the LaSalle Council BSA Calendar for additional training offered by our Council.

Contact our Training Chair for more information:
Mike Smith      Smithwood@comcast.net    Home: 574-534-8211  Cell: 574-202-3747

Download District Training Flier (pdf)  

Trained leader patch
What is required to be a Trained leader?
To see the National website that describes the courses required to wear the Trained leader patch, click here.
For a National checklist of all training courses, click here.

Training Course Descriptions
For detailed descriptions of each training class, please refer to the National website by clicking here.
Brief summaries are shown below.

Youth Protection Training
A one hour course on Scouting's strategy to protect its members from child abuse.
All adult leaders are required to take this training before they can be registered.

Wood Badge Training
Wood Badge is Scouting's advanced leader training and is offered every three years in LaSalle Council.
The council Wood Badge page has more information on this important training opportunity.
Download an application and sign up today!
 
Fast Start Training
An overview of the role of a leader in the Scouting program.

New Leader Essential Training
A 1 1/2 hour training required for all leaders as part of basic training.  

Cub Scout Leader Training
Job specific training for Cubmasters, Pack Committee, Tiger, Webelos and Cub Den Leaders. 

Boy Scout Leader Training
Job specific training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters.  All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are encouraged to attend Boy Scout Leader Training and Troop Committee Training.

Troop Committee Training
Job Specific training for troop committee members.  All troop committee members are encouraged to attend Boy Scout Leader Training and Troop Committee Training
    
Venture Leader/Youth Training
Job Specific training for Venture Leaders as well as youth training.  All Crew committee members are encouraged to attend Venture Leader Training.  See Council Venture Training Dates
 
Den Chief Training
A one-day course for Boy Scouts that want to become Den Chiefs.