Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader!

Studies show that Packs, Troops and Crews lead the way in every category when their Leaders attend training. Besides, where else are you going to find a large group of people to hang out with who think just like you do.....C'mon, get your feet wet and get in the action. Join us and get your training as soon as you can!

Leader Training Opportunities

Youth Protection Training

The safety of our members is our first priority. All BSA volunteers need to complete Youth Protection Training before becoming a leader. Also, new National Standards requires all adults attending camps with Scouts must be Youth Protection trained. Training must be retaken every two (2) years. Please click here to get started.

Merit Badge Counselor Training

It’s finally here! Online Merit Badge Counselor Training!

The Council Advancement and Training Committees have been working very closely these past several months to develop an online Merit Badge Counselor Training.

If you go to, a participant can open a PowerPoint program that will walk them through the MBC training. At the end, fill out a completion form which is all tracked locally. **Be sure you watch the presentation as a Power Point Slide Show or the link to the completion form will not work.**

If you want more information on the points in the slide, check out the presenter notes, but you will need to exit the slide show to do that.

Council Training Information

Information for all training conducted by the council may be found at the CAC Council training page.

The Council Training Calendar lists all upcoming training being held by the council.

Learn all about the different training available here. Some training is now available online, too. Click on the item below to find out.

Council Training Contact:

Jay Soucy
Training Director
Crossroads of America Council, BSA
jsoucy at
Phone: (317) 813-7095
Fax: (317) 813-7126

If you don't know which training to take, please contact me or your In-Unit trainer, if you have one, and we will discuss your specific situation. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Also, check the Iron Horse District Calendar to find training opportunities.

"Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader"