Additional Trainings and Programs
The Committee Challenge training has been developed to help Committee Members better understand their roles and responsibilities Through hands-on experiential learning, this training will also enable Committee Members to better deliver the promise in support of the unit.
Training for front country for Cubs, backcountry for Boy Scouts, wilderness for older Scouts. Training for teaching BSA-LNT 101 & other courses. Backpacking overnight with LNT cooking. Introduction to Outdoor Ethics & Tread Lightly. Open to adults and scouts 14+ with approval of SM/Advisor. Graduates fully meet BSA "Leave No Trace Trainer" National Camp Standard and youth qualify for Leave No Trace Trainer position of responsibility in Troop, Team or Crew.
NYLT is a six-day course for youth patterned after a month in the life of a unit. Content is delivered in a group and team outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Learn more on our NYLT webpage.
Voyageur Canoe Training
Voyageur training is canoe use and safety training for adult leaders. This training covers Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense, policy review, planning trips and tour permits as well as learning how to use a canoe. The Voyageur Spring program is two weekends and takes place at Camp Belzer on the east side of Indianapolis utilizing the waters of Fall Creek and Geist Reservoir. The Fall course will be a three day course using Camp Krietenstein using their lake and the Eel River. The program is designed to allow the adults to safely train their youth in proper canoeing techniques.
Only Voyageur trained leaders may rent council canoes and kayaks. For information on rental, visit our year-round camping page.