Events

Nov
1

Cub Scout POW WOW - 6913

11/1/2014 8 AM - 5 PM
Info: 2014 POW WOW November 1st, 2014 Northeastern State University –...Read More

Apr
24

Wood Badge Training

4/24/2015 8 AM - 4/26/2015 5 PM
Info: What is WOOD BADGE? Wood Badge is the premier...Read More

Jun
22

NYLT 2015 - 6924

6/22/2015 - 6/27/2015
Info: National Youth Leadership Training June 22-27, 2015 Location: Mabee Scout Reservation Application Cost:...Read More

News

Congratulations Eagle Scout Frank Schad

If you think solving a Rubik’s Cube sounds impossible, imagine solving 2,544 of them to create a wall-sized mural of Albert Einstein.

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“Fun With a Purpose” slogan guidelines

“Fun With a Purpose” is a registered trademark of Highlights for Children, Inc., which publishes Highlights magazine, and we wish to respect that organization’s trademark rights.

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We are so glad that you are involved in Scouting!

We are so glad that you are involved in Scouting. Whether you are a parent, a leader, or a volunteer, you make a tremendous difference in the lives of young people through your commitment to Scouting.

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Recharter Orientation Meetings Set

The Indian Nations Council is excited to offer Internet Rechartering and Rechartering Orientations to your unit.

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Training

What Makes a Trained Leader

A Scout leader is entitled to wear the trained leader emblem when he or she has completed some basic but important training courses.

A direct contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the Trained leader emblem when he or she  has completed the following training courses and the specific training for the position.

Fast Start Training. Fast Start training is the first step for all new leaders and should be taken immediately after they register and before they meet with any youth members. New leaders choose the Fast Start they need to take: Cub Scout Leader, Boy Scout Leader, Varsity Scout Leader, or Venturing Crew Leader. All Fast Start courses are available on DVD, or they can be completed through the Online Learning Center. (If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.)

Youth Protection Training. Youth Protection training is required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth. At all times, youth safety is the number one priority. At the same time, adults need to know the rules for keeping themselves safe, too. Comprehensive Youth Protection training teaches all the do’s and don’ts of working with youth. The training is offered through the Online Learning Center, or it may be taken as part of an district or council training course.

This is Scouting. This Is Scouting is a new online training session that replaces New Leader Essentials. It picks up when Fast Start leaves off with six modules of training: The Mission of Scouting, Programs for All ages, Scouting Is Fun, Scouting in the Community, Keeping Our Youth Safe, and Scouting’s Legacy. The training takes about an hour to complete and can be found on Online Learning Center. (If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.)

Position Specific Training. Leader position specific training is based on the leader’s position. These courses are taught by informed trainers who know how to engage groups and make learning fun. These courses are offered by the district or council as group training, or may be done as small groups or by personal coaching.

Cub Scout Leaders
Cub Scout Leader Specific training has been developed for the following positions:

  • Tiger Cub den leaders
  • Cubmasters and assistants
  • Wolf and Bear den leaders and assistants
  • Pack Committee
  • Webelos den leaders and assistants
  • Pack trainers

Boy Scout Leaders
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training is for all Scoutmasters and their assistants. Boy Scout leaders also must complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills training to be considered fully trained.

Venturing Crew Leaders

Venturing Crew leaders and assistants must complete Venturing Leader Specific Training, which is a five-session training course.

Leaders can attend any training course in any area of the council, you are not required to attend those training courses which are offered in your local district. Course Listing: Get a Council wide list of all schedule training classes.