Additional Training & Programs | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

Additional Training & Programs for Crossroads of America

Chartered Organization Representatives

Training for the chartered organization representative (COR), available online at my.scouting.org or presented by the district or council, will give the participant an understanding of the important role they play in the organization of the Boy Scouts of America. Topics included in this two hour training include: how Scouting operates, duties, the district committee, and case study problem solving.

No dates scheduled at this time.


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.

Pack Committee Challenge
May 11, 2019 – Muncie Scout Service Center, 10:00 – 11:30am, Instructor: John Eliades
September 21, 2019 – Muncie Scout Service Center, 10:00 – 11:30am, Instructor: John Eliades

Troop Committee Challenge
May 11, 2019 – Muncie Scout Service Center, 2:00 – 3:30pm, Instructor: John Eliades
September 21, 2019 – Muncie Scout Service Center, 2:00 – 3:30pm, Instructor: John Eliades


CPR/AED Courses

Any individual wishing to become CPR & AED Certified. You will receive your ECSI Certification via email after completion of course.

January – December 2019 – Golden Burke Scout Center, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Fee $10.00


First Aid Courses

Any individual wishing to become First Aid Certified. You will receive your ECSI Certification via email after completion of course.
January – December 2019 – Golden Burke Scout Center, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hazardous Weather

Effective April 30, 2018 new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. Online training

May 11, 2019 – Muncie Scout Service Center, 1:00 – 2:00pm, Instructor: John Eliades
September 21, 2019 – Muncie Scout Service Center, 1:00 – 2:00pm, Instructor: John Eliades


Leave No Trace

Training for front country for Cub Scouts, backcountry for youth in Scouts BSA, and 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.

May 3-5, 2019 – Camp Red Wing

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.

No dates scheduled at this time.

Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Guide, Tread Lightly, Land Ethics Course for 12 yrs & above/adults

May 3, 2019 / Camp Red Wing


Marlinspike Skills
Join us at Marlinspike Skills to learn how to tie some of the most interesting and decorative knots that you will ever see, including the Monkey’s Fist and Turk’s Head Knots, along with many practical knots. This adult only course offers hands-on instruction by the council’s best teachers for knots and rope work. Register and view the flyer.

Merit Badge Counselor Training Courses

This is a one hour training provided to adults that wish to teach scouts one of the over 100 merit badges offered.  You will learn how to guide, and enable a scout how to complete a merit badge.  Also, understand how Youth Protection Training connects to being a merit badge counselor. There is an web based training offered under the online training page or you can attend one of the monthly MBC trainings offered at the Golden Burke Scout Center, please check the council calendar.

Register for 2019 Merit Badge Counselor Courses

  • April 4, 2019, 7 pm – 8 pm, Golden Burke Scout Center, Instructor: R. Schumacher
  • May 2, 2019, 7 pm – 8 pm, Golden Burke Scout Center, Instructor: R. Schumacher
  • June 6, 2019, 7 pm – 8 pm, Golden Burke Scout Center, Instructor: R. Schumacher
  • July 11, 2019, 7 pm – 8 pm, Golden Burke Scout Center, Instructor: R. Schumacher
  • August 1, 2019, 7 pm – 8 pm, Golden Burke Scout Center, Instructor: R. Schumacher
  • September 5, 2019, 7 pm – 8 pm, Golden Burke Scout Center, Instructor: R. Schumacher
  • October 3, 2019, 7 pm – 8 pm, Golden Burke Scout Center, Instructor: R. Schumacher
  • November 7, 2019, 7 pm – 8 pm, Golden Burke Scout Center, Instructor: R. Schumacher
  • December 5, 2019, 7 pm – 8 pm, Golden Burke Scout Center, Instructor: R. Schumacher

NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training)
 
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.
 
April Course – April 5-7 & May 3-5, 2019
June Course (week-long) – June 16-22, 2019

September Course – September 13-15 & September 27-29, 2019


Shooting Sports Trainings

No dates scheduled at this time.


Skills Instructor Program

The Skills Instructor Program provides an opportunity for volunteers to further serve Scouting in central Indiana. The program is unique to Crossroads of America Council and has been fully operational since the opening of the Golden-Burke Scout Center in 2010. Learn more on the Skills Instructor Program page.


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 hands‐on experience in methods and media.

No dates scheduled at this time.


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 equipment rentals page.

Voyageur homepage     /     Spring Course     /     Fall Youth Course     /    Voyageur Canoe Rental Flyer
 

Wilderness First Aid

The Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) Wilderness First Aid course is for those who work, live or play in remote areas- away from the usual EMS service. Even though the emergency workers near these areas may be trained to search for and rescue those in need, there may be a delay in the notification of assistance, the time required to get to the patient, or in moving the patient to more advanced treatment. Participants will learn components such as how to apply a splint and how to treat hypothermia. If you are attending a Scouting high adventure base, you will need to take this training. If your troop or crew is planning a high adventure outing, at least one member of the unit should be certified in this training.
 

April 12-13, 2019 – Ransburg Scout Reservation
September 20-21, 2019 – Ransburg Scout Reservation


University of Scouting

Every Scout deserves a trained leader. The University of Scouting, the premier training event in the council, is one of the easiest ways for adult volunteers to achieve this goal. This single-day training event is designed to supplement any leader’s training. Any Scout leader may attend. Learn more on the University of Scouting page.


Wood Badge

Wood Badge is the highest level of Scout leadership training and provides participants with the tools to be a well-rounded leader. Learn more on the Wood Badge page.


Youth Protection Training

May 11, 2019 – Muncie Scout Service Center, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Instructor: John Eliades
September 21, 2019 – Muncie Scout Service Center, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Instructor: John Eliades

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