Aquatics

BSA Aquatics Supervision

This course provides leaders with information and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to swimming emergencies during unit swimming activities. This course is designed for leaders age 16 and older and will take approximately 4 hours to complete. This course is the prerequisite for units that wish to conduct swim tests before summer camp. Successful completion of Safe Swim Defense is required to take this course. Certification is valid for three years.

Minimum: Age 16 and First Class Rank, or Age 18 and over. Must be a swimmer.


Friday 9:00AM - 12:30PM - Aquatics Supervision: Swimming and Water Rescue - Pool 

BSA Paddlecraft Safety (2 courses, Kayak, Canoe)

This course provides leaders with information and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to swimming emergencies during unit boating trips and activities. It expands on the BSA Safety Afloat training which must be successfully completed before taking this course.

Minimum: Age 16 and First Class Rank, or Age 18 and over. Must be a swimmer.

Tuesday 2:30PM - 4:30PM - Aquatics Supervision: Paddle Craft Safety (Kayak) - Lake 

Thursday 2:30PM - 4:30PM - Aquatics Supervision: Paddle Craft Safety (Canoe) - Lake 

Youth Focused Training

Chaplain Aide Training

The Chaplain Aide Training program is offered on Sunday evenings at the Bosa Chapel. Scouts will learn how a Chaplain Aide serves a Troop.

No age minimum. 

Den Chief Training

More than ever, Scouting needs enthusiastic, well-trained den chiefs to encourage Cub Scouts to continue their Scouting journey by joining a Scouts BSA unit. Den chiefs are Scouts who aid a Cub Scout den leader or Webelos den leader. They are selected by the senior patrol leader and Scoutmaster and approved by the cubmaster and the pack committee for recommendation to the den leader. Den chiefs help Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks and encourage Cub Scouts to join a troop upon graduation. This training will help new Den Chiefs understand their role and responsibilities.


Lewis Family Conference Center

Week 1, 3, and 5

Registration for this training for Scouts not in camp should be completed via https://scoutingevent.com/433-denchieftraining

Scouts in camp may register for this via the normal class registration process.

Friday 10:00AM - Noon

manual or e-book is available through Scout Shop


Adult Leader Training

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training

The course will provide Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful troops. Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, Hazardous Weather Training (on-line) and Youth Protection Training are considered trained for those positions.

Minimum: Age 18 and up.

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:30PM - Indoor Scoutmaster Position Specific-LFCC

Introduction to Outdoor Skills (IOLS) Training

This hands-on course provides adult leaders with the practical skills they need to lead Scouts out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course plus Leader Position Specific Training, Hazardous Weather Training (on-line) and Youth Protection Training are considered fully trained.

Minimum:  Age 18 and up. 



Leave No Trace Training

Thursday, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Training Lodge

Shooting Sports Trainings

Range Officer Safety Training

As in 2023, we will offer shooting sports certifications. Range Safety Officer training allows the successful candidate to assist on a range with a certified shooting sports instructor in any of the shooting sport disciplines, except for archery.  Registration required; fee applies.

Minimum: 

Wednesday 9 AM – 4:00 PM - NRA Range Safety Officer Course - Training Lodge 

Council Commissioner Led Seminars

Piloted in 2023, we are pleased to host another round of seminars led by members of the Great Trail Council Commissioner Service Team. These seminars, designed not only for new adult leaders but veteran Scouters as well, are opportunities to learn new skills and techniques to improve and strengthen units and a great way to exchange information and practical, real-world experiences. 

For adults, 18 and up. Adults from all councils are welcome. Older youth are welcome to sit in. 


Building a Program to Keep Older Scouts (Retention) 

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - LFCC


Women in Scouting Fireside Chats

Tuesday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM- Training Lodge

Join us for discussions, support, and networking.

Building a Stronger Troop Through Recruiting and Planning

Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - LFCC


Special Needs in Scouting

Monday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Special Needs in Scouting - LFCC 

Dutch Oven Cookoff

Monday 8:15 PM - Special Needs in Scouting - LFCC 

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