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

A short-term camp is any District or Council overnight camping program that is one, two or three nights in length with two or more units, where there may be program provided, camping and even trainings requiring camping overnight. National training courses are subject to the short-term camp requirements.

This is a one-day training for an Administrator to help the event director succeed by understanding the standards that apply to their event.

District and Council Camporees, Cub or Webelos Weekenders, Order of the Arrow overnighter, Wood Badge and National Youth Leadership Training camping events fall under the new NCAP Standards as of January 1, 2021! Your District needs YOU!

Learn more about February HERE!
Register HERE!

Register here!

We will have employment paperwork to fill out, so bring your 2 forms of ID, one must be a photo ID. (ID’s: Drivers License, Social Security Card or Passport)  Adults – Please bring copy of current YPT to turn in.

The University is running next door and in conjunction with Merit Badge College
 
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? U fo S has something for everyone!
 
Featuring more than 30 one-hour supplemental training sessions on four separate learning tracks, the Universty of Scouting will be the place to be on March 4th, to get all of this – AND MORE!
 
Whether you 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.

Register here!

The course is a fun, two-day, academic and practicum, with field-training experience.  Adult CPR/AED is a pre-requisite and will be offered on Saturday morning for those who do not have a current Red Cross, ECSI, or AHA certification in CPR/AED. 
 
WFA is recommended for BSA activities in remote back country settings where emergency response is more than 30 minutes away and meets BSA National High Adventure requirement (Philmont, Summit, Canoe Base & Sea Base) to have at least one trek participant “trained and certified in Wilderness 1st Aid.”
 
Course is open to registered Adults & Youth (14 years and older) 

Learn more HERE!
Register HERE!

This is a national certification for registered adult leaders to instruct and promote the BSA Fishing Program through BSA activities. Participants will learn how to conduct fishing education classes at the Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing levels as well as how to conduct fishing events for BSA events and recruiting/civic activities. Participants will complete their training and then participate in delivering what was learned through hands-on application, by working as a group to conduct a fishing merit badge course on Saturday for Scouts. 

Those that complete the course will also have met the requirement to Certified Angler Instructors for the State of Kansas as well. There will be some on-line class needed to complete prior to this weekend. 

These concepts are provided by our training team through presentations, games, discussions, and activities.

Learn more here!
Register here!

A one day activity for Girl Troops and their leaders; and girl members of crews, ships, and posts, and their leaders.  To help the young ladies in scouting learn Scout skills and develop friends among other Scouts.  To help the Leaders network and develop friendships among other Leaders.  Using Wood Badge/NYLT methods, Scouts and Adult Leaders will be sorted into patrols upon arriving at the event.

Register HERE!
Learn more HERE!

IOLS is an outdoor, hands-on course designed to expose adult Scouts BSA and Venturing leaders to First Class Scout skills using the EDGETM Method and presented in a Troop/Patrol setting. Presentations include flag etiquette, Leave No Trace, Interfaith worship, knots & lashings, wood tools, fire building, cooking, map & compass, first aid, backpacking, plant & animal identification, and more.

The course is a fun, two-day, academic and practicum, with field-training experience.  Adult CPR/AED is a pre-requisite and will be offered on Saturday morning for those who do not have a current Red Cross, ECSI, or AHA certification in CPR/AED. 
 
WFA is recommended for BSA activities in remote back country settings where emergency response is more than 30 minutes away and meets BSA National High Adventure requirement (Philmont, Summit, Canoe Base & Sea Base) to have at least one trek participant “trained and certified in Wilderness 1st Aid.”
 
Course is open to registered Adults & Youth (14 years and older) 

Register HERE!
Learn more HERE!

This one and one-half day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders (Cubmasters, Ass’t. Cubmasters, Den leaders, other pack leaders, and parents) who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course that is conducted at the Council level. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.

Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

Friday-Saturday, May 5-6 – 1400 N Main McPherson, KS.  The weekend will begin with a 5:00 pm Check-In Friday evening with the class beginning promptly at 6:00 pm. We plan to conclude the course by 6:00 PM Saturday.

$25 per person. Refunds are not available but may be transferred to another leader under the same registration.

Saturday lunch will be provided.

Quivira Scout Ranch. Info coming soon.

Register HERE!

This one and one-half day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders (Cubmasters, Asst. Cubmasters, Den leaders, other pack leaders, and parents) who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.

Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

The weekend will begin with a 6:30pm Check-In Friday Evening. Class begins promptly at 7:00 pm. We plan to conclude by 5:30pm Saturday.

Early Bird Registration (through September 8th) is $20 per participant.
LATE Registration increases to $30 per participant on September 9th.
The last day to register will be 5:00 PM Friday, September 15.
Refunds are not available, but may be transferred to another leader. 

Registration is online only. Online payment is required and can be made by credit card or electronic check. 

Scout Field Uniform, clothing commensurate to weather, rain gear, tent, sleeping pad or cot, flashlight, personal items kit, pocketknife, personal First Aid kit, chair, mess kit, a cup, a can-do attitude, and smile.

Liability, as well as Sickness and Accident Insurance are provided for all registered BSA members of Quivira Council. 

Register HERE!

ALL DISTRICTS ARE INVITED TO REGISTER TO ATTEND!!

The Prairie Primer Fall Training is first & foremost an ALL SCOUT LEADER TRAINING! It will be a one-day training event that offers many of the basic courses you need as a Scout Leader for all programs.  Come and pick up a class or two!  
Youth Protection Y01, Scoutmaster / Cubmaster Specifics, Crew Advisor Training, my.scouting training, Online Event Registration, Recharter Training, Online Advancement, Pack / Troop Committee Trainings, COR Training, Merit Badge Counselor, Venture Board of Review, Commissioner Training, “Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops Module One—Unit Organization”, Cub Den Leader, Crew Committee & Chair
(Life to Eagle Workshop is also being offered in conjunction with the 2023 Adult Leader Training with a separate registration and fee in Black Pug.)

Registration is: 7:30 am – 8:00 am ● Workshops: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$5.00 per Adult Leader ♦ LAST DATE TO REGISTER – Sat., Nov. 11.

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

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