Training

Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader

Providing our youth with the best Scouting experience possible requires dedicated and well-trained Adult Leaders. This page and your Quivira Council Training Team are dedicated to offering you a range of training opportunities.

Youth Protection Training

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of youth protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district and unit levels.

Youth protection training is a requirement to be an adult volunteer or participant in Boy Scouts of America. While you do not have to be a registered member to take youth protection training, to fully participate and register with BSA, youth protection training must be current.

The preferred method for completing Youth Protection Training is through the online module offered at my.scouting.org. Click here to login and take Youth Protection Training. Additionally, person to person trainings are available on a very limited basis through the Council’s dedicated Youth Protection advocate, Blake Barnard. Check this page for upcoming trainings.

Online Training

The Boy Scouts of America offers excellent on-line training to registered volunteers on my.scouting.org. More than 400 online training courses are currently offered, including basic training for Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Crew Leaders, Committee Chairs and Members, and more. Online courses include Joining Courses, Position Specific Courses, and Supplemental Courses. For more information please visit the BSA’s Adult Training Page.

In-person Training

The Quivira Council Training Team offers in-person training courses on a variety of subjects across the Council. Each year, the team provides several sessions of outdoor skills training courses for leaders of Cub Scouts (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation or BALOO) and Scouts BSA (Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills or IOLS). The Team also provides Wilderness First Aid, train the trainer sessions such as Trainer’s EDGE, and a variety of supplemental training on at least an annual basis. Advanced leadership courses, such as Wood Badge and National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) are offered every 12 to 18 months. More information about upcoming training opportunities and links to sign up are set out below:

Training Opportunities

NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. During the course candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures; basic public speaking skills; training methodology; use of a training team and training aids; organizing a course, building a budget; and finally preparing to teach. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor course; therefore, the minimum class size should be at least four candidates, with 10-12 candidates being ideal. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students.

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University of Scouting Adult Training: Need to learn about Scouting in the 21st Century? Need more information to allow YOU to become a more effective leader? Need to know where to find the RESOURCES to enable you to do your very best? Featuring core training requirements and more than 30 one-hour supplemental training sessions on separate learning tracks, the University of Scouting will be the place to be on March 2nd,2024, to get all this – AND MORE!

Whether you are are a new Cub Scout Leader, a seasoned Scouts BSA Scouter, a Commissioner, or an active member of your District or Council Committee, you WILL benefit from this event!

When: 8 AM Check-in; Classes 8:30 AM – 4 PM; Lunch on your own

Where: Hutchinson Community College, Lockman Hall

Cost: FREE! FREE! FREE!

Learn more about Woodbadge!

Register for Woodbadge!

This five day course is an advanced, national leadership course open to Scouting volunteers and professionals. It is provided by Quivira Council’s leading trainers. Scouters from Cub Scoutng, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers, as well as district and council Scouters, all are welcome and belong at Wood Badge.

We do and learn about many things on course, including: Listening, Communicating, Managing Conflict, Leading Change, Understanding Team Development, Coaching and Mentoring, Leadership for Different Stages, Pack and Troop Operations, Project Planning, and, most importantly, learning to Train, Trust, and letting our Youth Lead.

These concepts are provided by our training team through presentations, games, discussions, activities, and hands-on methods. Be advised, we have a lot of fun!

Registration will close 3/11/2024 to allow for time to order supplies. Any late registrations will have to be approved by the Course Director

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This premier Council level co-ed training experience teaches the concepts of what a Leader must BE, what they must KNOW, and what they must DO.  These key elements bring together the HOW TO’S of Leadership.  Your Leadership skills will come alive as you embark on your Quest for the Meaning of Leadership in one week-long course.   

Your week will focus on leadership principles located in and around your camp area with excursions throughout the week. 

Signed up for in person Short Term Camp Administrator Training? Get your Participant Information below!

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