Training Events

 Trained Leaders CURRENT AND UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS  

Registration Information & Fliers are found here! 

Trainings are run by both the District Training Teams as well as the Council Training Team & Online at MyScouting. You are welcome and encouraged to attend training at ANY location that meets your schedule. If there is a registration form available, it should be linked here. If no form is necessary, please RSVP so that the trainers will be prepared with enough materials for the course. All Scouters are encouraged to create a MyScouting account which will allow access to their online trainings and many more Scouting resources. Online trainings which you complete are automatically entered into your training records for the BSA.


Can't find a training course that fits your schedule? Check out one of the local area Councils for alternate training classes and dates:


POSITION SPECIFIC BASIC LEADER TRAININGS


YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING - Required for all leaders - You may take either the on-line course or one offered in the classroom setting. This course is good for 2 years. 

YOUTH PROTECTION REPORTING PROCEEDURES - FOR THREE FIRES COUNCIL

Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the BSA.
To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies:
Effective June 1, 2010: Youth Protection Training is required for all registered volunteers. New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training before they submit their application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.  If a volunteer’s Youth Protection Training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.

On-Line Youth Protection - Available online at MyScoutingTraining is designed to provide all leaders and volunteers with proper information to create the safest environment possible for the Scouts in our program.  Online training for youth protection is available 24/7.


BasicTHIS IS SCOUTING - BASIC SCOUTING ORIENTATION COURSE  "This is Scouting" replaced New Leader Essentials as an course designed to give adults a good OVERVIEW of the Scouting program. Until 2012 it was a mandatory course for all volunteers. As of Jan 1, 2012, it is now highly suggested to take, but it is not required in order for an adult leader to be considered fully trained or to earn the "Trained" leader emblem/knot.  This course can be found in your MyScouting account.


CUB SCOUT LEADER POSITION SPECIFIC TRAINING

This training is available online in your MyScouting account. More information on what trainings you need to be considered a "Trained" Cub Scout Leader, can be found on the Cub Leader Training Document.

Sat., Feb. 21, 2015 8am-12noon - Cubmaster/ACM Specific Training - Popular Creek Church, 300 Schick Road Bartlett, Illinois 60103 - INFO Link

Sat. March 7, 2015 - At MBU Adult Training Expo - Registration: LINK TO MBU Adult Training Expo

Sat. Nov. 14, 2015 - At Training Academy


SCOUTMASTER / ASST. SCOUTMASTER SPECIFIC TRAINING

Sat. March 7, 2015 - At MBU Adult Training Expo - Registration: LINK TO MBU Adult Training Expo

Sat. Nov. 14, 2015 - At Training Academy


TROOP COMMITTEE CHALLENGE - Members of the troop committee may take either the on-line course found in your MyScouting account, or one offered in the classroom setting.


 

Trained LeadersOUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS TRAINING  (OLS) - This is one of the courses necessary for a SM or ASM or Varsity Coach to become fully trained, wear their trained patch & earn their training knot.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills for Boy Scout Leaders and Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders Part I and Part II

FLIER with Details


Part 1: Mon., May 4, 2015 - 7-9:30 pm / Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd, Elgin, 60124

Part 2: Fri. May 15 at 5:00 pm to Sat. May 16, 2015 (approx. 9:30 pm - after campfire) at Camp Tomo Chi Chi Knolls, Freeman Kame-Meagher Forest Preserve, 40W095 Freeman Road, Gilberts, IL 60136 (Approx. 1 mile west of Galligan Road)

Registration and fee payment are required by May 4, 2015 (no registrations will be accepted after this date). It is mandatory that you attend both Parts 1 and 2 of the course to be fully trained.

Cost: $35.00/ person.

Registration is online only! / Payment can be made online with registration or paid offline at the Norris or Deicke Scout stores. Paying by check? Make your check payable to Three Fires Council. Add the Event code: “OLS 1-6701-627-00” to the check memo area.

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View photos of our OLS courses in our Photo Gallery


VARSITY LEADER TRAINING


VENTURING LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING

Sat. March 7, 2015 - At MBU Adult Training Expo - Registration: LINK TO MBU Adult Training Expo

Sat. Nov. 14, 2015 - At Training Academy


venturing 170x170Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews

A course for Venturers to understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities.

 


VENTURING LEADER YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING

Training is designed to provide all leaders and volunteers with proper information to create the safest environment possible for the Scouts in our program.  Online training for youth protection is available 24/7 and can be found in your MyScouting account


CHARTERED ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVE TRAINING - Needed for Chartered Organization Representatives in all levels of the Scouting program, as part of their basic training, in order to be considered trained for their position. 

Sat. Nov. 14, 2015 - At Training Academy


COMMISSIONER TRAININGS - See the Commissioner Helps Page of our website


ROUNDTABLE COMMISSIONER & STAFF TRAININGS - See the Commissioner Helps Page of our website


DISTRICT COMMITTEE TRAINING WORKSHOP


BSATRAINERS EDGE - This training is required for all Pack Trainers, Wood Badge and NYLT Staff members and recommended for any Scouter that would like to learn skills to become a better Presenter or Trainer.

Sat. Nov. 14, 2015 - At Training Academy


SUPPLIMENTAL & SPECIALTY TRAININGS (In alphabetical order)


BALOO - BASIC ADULT LEADER OUTDOOR ORIENTATION - Needed for a Cub Scout Pack to safely take their Scouts camping. At least 1 person on a pack overnight outing must have this training.

Sat. March 7, 2015 - At MBU Adult Training Expo - Registration: LINK TO MBU Adult Training Expo

Sat. Nov. 14, 2015 - At Training Academy


CLIMB ON SAFELY - Required, to take a unit on a climbing outing. -  At least 1 person on the outing must have this training. This training is available online in your MyScouting account.


Climbing Instructor Certification - Needed for supervising the TFC traveling climbing wall

Sat. March 7, 2015 - At MBU Adult Training Expo - Registration: LINK TO MBU Adult Training Expo


FIRST AID & CPR - Please consult the 1st Aid Training Page for dates & locations for the various 1st aid courses available.


BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course - This 16-hour, overnight training course is designed for adult and youth members of Scouting 14 years of age and older, who value the outdoors and want to instruct others in outdoor ethics.  Participants receive introductory training in Leave No Trace skills and outdoor ethics in a condensed two-day format.  The course assists the student participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills. Completion of a Leave No Trace Trainer Course is also a requirement for the Boy Scout Leave No Trace Trainer position within troops.

Please consult the Outdoor Ethics Page for further details.


LBPU - LORD BADEN POWELL UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING - Wonderland Camp- Camp Lake, WI

LBPU is an exciting opportunity to network with Scouters from all over the United States and to participate in  an innovative curriculum that will enhance your ability to "deliver the promise" to the scouts we serve.  LBPU offers introductory, supplemental, and advanced training for ALL functions related to commissioner service, membership, finance, and program for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Varsity, and Sea Scouting; thus, augmenting the training programs existing within the local councils. Some courses meet training requirements for various awards.  Courses address National, Regional, and Area programs.

This is our 26th year and we'll have special entertainment, cracker barrels, and at our after lunch break, a guest speaker from BSA to talk about changes in the BSA program, something you will not want to miss. Remember...prices go up after January 27th so sign up early and get your discount. Over 1900 non-accredited degrees have been earned, including more than 200 Doctoral Degrees and 115 Fellows of Scouting. PHOTOS of the 2014 weekend event are NOW up in the Photo Gallery.

For more information contact: Jim Dunlap (Dean of the University) at or Diane Charles (Dean of Doctoral Studies) at both from Three Fires Council.

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MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR TRAINING

 

Sat. Nov. 14, 2015 - At Training Academy

 


alt OKPIK COLD WEATHER CAMPING-  See the OKPIK Webpage for more information & to register.

View photos in The OKPIK Photo Album

 

 


OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS FOR WEBELOS LEADERS (OLS-W)

This is one of the courses necessary for a Webelos Leader to take a den of Webelos Camping & to earn their Training Knot. 

(This training replaces Webelos Leader Outdoor Training, otherwise known as WLOT or OWL) 

View photos of our OLS courses in our Photo Gallery


PTCPHILMONT TRAINING SCHEDULE - 2015 Summer - Schedule for Philmont Training Center (coming soon)

Greetings from the Philmont Training Center!  With so many new leaders joining the BSA this time of year, adult leader training becomes an even more important topic.  As part of your discussions about training we encourage you to talk about Philmont Training Center (PTC), the National Training Center of the BSA. To assist you in this effort, we have attached a copy of our two-page flyer detailing our 2012 PTC Conference Schedule. We know that when volunteers from your council attend a PTC conference they can help strengthen your local Scouting program.  Thank you for your continued efforts to promote the Philmont Training Center. 
Philmont Training Center Link
Philmont Scout Ranch Link

Since 1950, Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, New Mexico has served as the National Training Center of the Boy Scouts of America.  Each summer, conferences are conducted at “PTC” by the various departments and committees of the BSA national council.  In 2012 there are dozens of exciting conferences to choose from that cover all aspects and programs of Scouting!  You are invited!  Don’t miss the chance to come to PTC next summer.
One of the most unique opportunities of a week at PTC is the chance to enjoy the magic of Philmont with your family.
  While you learn the “best methods” of Scouting in your conference, your family members will enjoy hikes into the Philmont backcountry, horseback rides, crafts, games, and so much more!  You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to explore Philmont and the surrounding area together as a family.  This will surely be a Scouting adventure you will never forget.
 
To register to attend PTC, log onto your MyScouting account and then click on the “event registration” tab.


 POWDERHORN TRAINING -  Powder Horn Purposes of Powder Horn:
The Powder Horn course is designed to help adult leaders in the Boy Scouts of America to safely conduct outdoor/high adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature.  It provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead their youth through a program of outdoor adventure.  This course gives participants an exposure to some outdoor/high adventure activities and is not a certification event.  Key points:  
•    Safely conduct fun and challenging outdoor activities
•    Introduction to resources
•    Exposure to some high adventure activities
•    Help deliver the promise at the unit level
•    Help adults be creative when delivering high adventure program
Learning Objectives:
After completing this course participants should have sufficient introductory information which will provide the following outcomes:
•    Introduction to the skills necessary to operate their outdoor program and the various needed certifications and how to obtain them.
•    Knowledge of how to identify local resources and consultants for high adventure activities.
•    Knowledge of the health and safety requirements of the Boy Scouts of America as they apply to outdoor programs.
•    Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Boy Scouts of America as they apply to outdoor programs. 


SAFE SWIM DEFENSE - Required, to take a unit on a swimming or water related outing. - At least 1 person on the outing must have this training. This training is available online in your MyScouting account.


SAFETY AFLOAT - Required, to take a unit on a boating outing - At least 1 person on the outing must have this training. This training is available online in your MyScouting account.


Shooting SportsSHOOTING SPORTS TRAININGS - Please see the Shooting Sports page of this website for opportunities to become trained or certified in shooting sports, such as archery or shotgun shooting.

 


SPECIAL NEEDS TRAINING

Sat. March 7, 2015 - At MBU Adult Training Expo - Registration: LINK TO MBU Adult Training Expo


TRAINING ACADEMY 

Training Academy 2015 - November 14, 2015

Photos of this event are up in an album on the TFC Photo Gallery for your viewing pleasure. 

Save the Date: Next year's Training Academy will be held on November 14, 2015


WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING - See the 1st Aid/CPR Page of this site for Training Opportunities


Wood BadgeWOOD BADGE - Wood Badge is an advanced training course designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of all Scouters, and to revitalize their commitment to fulfill the vision & mission of Scouting for the youth that they serve.

Three Fires Council is holding a Wood Badge Course in 2015

COURSE INFO FLIER

Wood Badge Course C7-127-15

  • August 2, 2015 (Sunday 1pm - 4pm) Course Orientation
  • August 21-23, 2015 (Friday 7am - Sunday 5pm - 3 full days) Part 1 of the Course
  • September 18-20, 2015 (Friday 7am - Sunday 4pm - 3 full days) Part 2 of the Course

All sessions will be held at Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Road in Elgin, IL.

  • Harry Stout - 2015 Wood Badge Course Director
  • Ron Smith - 2015 Asst Course Director

The Early Bird course fee is $250 if paid BY June 30, 2015.  July 1st the fee is $275. Course size is limited to 48 participants, SIGN UP NOW!  This is a very limited # of spots, so do not wait! Registration is online only. Payments may be made online or offline.


YOUTH LEADER TRAININGS - There are many opportunities for your youth Scout Leaders to obtain training for their positions. Please see the Youth Leader Training Page of the website for training Opportunities.