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 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 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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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.

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

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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. 

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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.

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