"Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example." Sir Robert Baden Powell

Youth Protection Training

It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.


Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

Training for Pack Leaders wishing to add an outdoor component to their pack program. Completion of this course is mandatory for a MINIMUM OF ONE adult on a Pack overnighter.

Scoutmaster Specific Training

There is no fee association with this training. Registration is requested for planning purposes only.
The course will provide Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops.

Leaders must attend both sessions.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Starts Friday at 7 pm. Concludes Saturday at 9 p.m. Camp Illinek.
Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.



Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals.

The Mississippi Valley Council is hosting a 2019 course.

The Abraham Lincoln Council be hosting a course August 21-23, 2020 @ Camp Illinek and September 17-19, 2020 @ Camp Bunn.

National Youth Leadership Training

NYLT gives each participant a basic knowledge of various leadership skills while helping them relate these skills to their own troop/crew responsibilities, to give them the confidence and knowledge necessary to run their troop/crew program; to provide an opportunity to share ideas and experiences with Scouts from other troops/crews; and of course, to have FUN.
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Fundamentals of Training

This is the first part of the three-part train-the-trainer continuum (T3) in the BSA. The course introduces teaching techniques and skills to new Scout trainers but is also designed to help all Scouters present effective training. Intended for both youth and adult trainers.


Chartered Organization Representative Training

This training provides information regarding the relationship between a Scouting unit, its chartered organization, and how the Chartered Organization Representative serves as the liaison between the two.

First Aid/CPR/AED

The Adult First Aid/CPR/AED course teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies. Successful students will receive a certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

Anyone who just wants CPR/AED can come for the first three hours of the class.

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

Ideal for scouts, outdoor enthusiasts or employees in remote environments an hour or more from EMS response, our new 16-hour Wilderness and Remote First Aid course gives you the skills and confidence you need to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed.


Merit Badge Counselor Training

Learn the proper way to counsel a merit badge, details of the advancement process, and how to guide Scouts to Success.