Additional Trainings and Programs
Committee Challenge (Pack / Troop / Crew / Post )
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.
January - December 2018 - Golden Burke Scout Center, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Fee $10.00
First Aid Courses
Effective April 30, 2018 new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. Online training
Leave No Trace
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.
June 8-10, 2018 - Camp Red Wing, Friday 5:30 pm - Sunday 11:30 am
Leave No Trace Master Educator Course
This course is a two-weekend version of a five-day course that trains passionate individuals to serve as Leave No Trace Master Educators. Master Educators work with their council's outdoor ethics advocate to provide Leave No Trace Trainer, and outdoor ethics awareness courses.
August 17-19 & September 13-16, 2018 - Ransburg Scout Reservation
Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Guide Orientation Course
November 2, 2018 - Muncie Scout Service Center, hosted by Golden Eagle District
Shooting Sports Trainings
Train the Trainer
The Fundamentals of Training, is designed to help Scouters, regardless of their experience, present effective training. The course will also help those who might have trained for other organizations learn the BSA’s training techniques. And, it will help freshen up the skills of current BSA trainers. Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering handsâon experience in methods and media.
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.
Wilderness First Aid
September 21-22, 2018 - Ransburg Scout Reservation