Training

Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader

Look below for the training you need to be the best Volunteer you can be! As new opportunities are brought up, we will post them here.  Have a Training event coming up and want to let everyone know? Send your materials to dakota.velazquez@scouting.org

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.

Click here to login and take Youth Protection Training.  Additionally, person to person trainings are also available.  Contact your unit or district training committee team members to find opportunities.

Training Opportunities

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!

Learn more HERE! Or watch the video!
Register HERE!

This one and one-half day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders, and parents, who are interested in adding a component to their Pack activities.

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

Register and more information 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.

Register and more information HERE!

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 October HERE!
Learn more about November HERE!
Learn more about December HERE!
Learn more about January HERE!
Register HERE!

Register HERE!
Learn more 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.

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.

Register 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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