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.

Required Training

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. i

District Training Chairs

 District  Training Chair  Email Address  Phone Number
 Eagle  Celeste Rosenthal  celesterrr@gmail.com  (918) 664-6409
 Neosho  Straude Lewis  johnniquest2000@yahoo.com  (918) 261-4770
 OkaTuli  Todd King  kingtodd1st@yahoo.com   (918) 721-1387
 Sac & Fox  Ella Guy  meguy790@cs.com  (602) 920-3932
 Sequoyah  Shannon Chatwin  kschatwin@yahoo.com  (918) 408-5808
 Sequoyah  Scott Wilson  whitiling4life@gmail.com  (573) 201-4558
 Twin Arrows  Guy A. Fortney  gfortney@brewsterlaw.com  (918) 691-1883

Training Requirements Per Position – HERE

Upcoming Council Training Dates

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.

 District  Description  Month  Event Date  Start Time  End Time
 EA  Eagle District Scoutmaster Position Specific Training  Aug  8/27/16  8:30AM  1:00PM
 EA  Eagle District IOLS  Sept  9/9/16  6:00PM
 EA  Eagle District IOLS  Sept  9/10/16
 EA  Eagle District OWL  Sept  9/10/16  7:00AM
 EA  Eagle District IOLS  Sept  9/11/16  11:00AM
 EA  Eagle District OWL  Sept  9/11/16  11:00AM
 EA  Eagle District Den/Webelos Leader Training  Oct  10/4/16  6:00PM  9:00PM
 EA  Eagle District Cubmaster/Pack Committee Challenge Training  Oct  10/11/16  6:00PM  9:00PM
 Council  Wood Badge Staff Development #3  Aug  8/27/16
 Council  Wood Badge Staff Development #3  Aug  8/28/16
 Council  Wood Badge Staff Work Day  Sept  9/17/16
 Council  Wood Badge Weekend #1  Sept  9/23/16  8:00AM
 Council  Wood Badge Weekend #1  Sept  9/24/16
 Council  Wood Badge Weekend #1  Sept  9/25/16  5:00PM
 Council  NRA BSA Youth Muzzleloading Rifle Instructor Course  Sept  9/28/16  6:30PM  10:00PM
 Council  NRA BSA Youth Muzzleloading Rifle Instructor Course  Sept  9/30/16  6:30PM  10:00PM
 Council  NRA BSA Youth Muzzleloading Rifle Instructor Course  Oct  10/1/16  8:00AM  10:00PM
 Council  Wood Badge Staff Meeting  Oct  10/4/16
 Council  Wood Badge Weekend #2  Oct  10/14/16  8:00AM
 Council  Pine Tree 122 – Work Day  Oct  10/15/16
 Council  Wood Badge Weekend #2  Oct  10/15/16
 Council  Wood Badge Weekend #2  Oct  10/16/16  5:00PM
 Council  Leave No Trace  Oct  10/18/16
 Council  Pine Tree 122 – Fall Course  Oct  10/20/16
 Council  Pine Tree 122 – Fall Course  Oct  10/21/16
 Council  Pine Tree 122 – Fall Course  Oct  10/22/16
 Council  Pine Tree 122 – Fall Course  Oct  10/23/16
 Council  POW WOW Cub Scout Leader Training  Nov  11/5/16
 NE  Neosho District IOLS Training  Sept  9/30/16
 NE  Neosho District OWL Training  Sept  9/30/16
 NE  Neosho District IOLS Training  Oct  10/1/16
 NE  Neosho District OWL Training  Oct  10/1/16
 OT  OkaTuli District IOLS & OWL  Sept  9/23/16
 OT  OkaTuli District IOLS & OWL  Sept  9/24/16
 SF  Sac & Fox District Day of Training  Sept  9/24/16
 SQ  Sequoyah District Scoutmaster Specific Training  Sept  9/20/16
 SQ  Sequoyah District IOLS  Sept  9/23/16
 SQ  Sequoyah District OWL  Sept  9/23/16
 SQ  Sequoyah District IOLS  Sept  9/24/16
 SQ  Sequoyah District OWL  Sept  9/24/16
 SQ  Sequoyah District BALOO  Oct  10/15/16
 TA  Twin Arrows District Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training  Oct  10/8/16
 TA  Twin Arrows District BALOO  Oct  10/15/16
 TA  Twin Arrows District Cubmaster Leader Specific Training  Oct  10/17/16
 TA  Twin Arrows District IOLS/OWL  Oct  10/28/16
 TA  Twin Arrows District IOLS/OWL  Oct  10/29/16
 TA  Twin Arrows District IOLS/OWL  Oct  10/30/16