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BSA On-line Training Courses

Youth Protection Training

 

Youth Protection can be completed on-line HERE,

or at: https://my.scouting.org/

 

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BSA Training Courses

 

Scout Master Indoor

This course introduces the adult leadership to the day to day operations of how a troop functions.  Explanations of adult leadership positions, youth leadership positions along with clarification on policies procedures and proper uniform guidelines are just a few of the topics discussed.   If you are planning to join a troop in the near future, have just joined a troop or feel you need a refresher, this is the training for you!

Attire: Scouting uniform for current position.

 

When: Dec 17th, 2016 from 8:00am-1:30pm                             

Where: Brtva Training Center @ RSR in Morris

Cost: $12                                          

Open to: Registered Leaders        

Registration closes: 12/12/16

 

When:  March 4th, 2017 from 8:00am-1:30pm   

Where: Brtva Training Center @ RSR in Morris

Cost: $12                                          

Open to: Registered Leaders        

Registration closes: February 27th, 2017

       

 

When:  June 17th, 2017 from 8:00am-1:30pm

Where: Brtva Training Center @ RSR in Morris

Cost: $12                                          

Open to: Registered Leaders        

Registration closes: June 8th, 2017

       

 

When:  Sept 16th, 2017 from 8:00am-1:30pm    

Where: Brtva Training Center @ RSR in Morris

Cost: $12                                          

Open to: Registered Leaders        

Registration closes: September 11th, 2017     

  

 

When:  Dec 16th, 2017 from 8:00am-1:30pm  

Where: Brtva Training Center @ RSR in Morris

Cost: $12                                          

Open to: Registered Leaders        

Registration closes: December 11, 2017     

 

 

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Scout Master Outdoor & OWL

This training is a required training for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Venture Advisors and Crew Committee members.  Due to the fact that OWL training is incorporated into this training, any Leader registering for OWL training will receive credit for both OWL and IOLS training.  (OWL is required for any Webelos Den to camp as a den.)  The course is designed to provide a working knowledge of the basic outdoor skills necessary to succeed as a Leader.  You will be camping just like the youth in your unit and learning how the patrol method functions.   Attire: Scouting uniform for current position. 

 

When:  April 7th-9th, 2017: Fri 6:00pm - Sun 4:00pm

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation      

Cost: $20                                                     

Open to: Registered Leaders                  

Registration closes: March 30, 2017 

 

 

When: October 13th-15th: Fri 6:00pm - Sun 4:00pm

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation

Cost: $20

Open to: Registered Leaders

Registration closes: October 5th, 2017

 

 


Introduction to Outdoor Ethics/Leave No Trace

Come join us for the great opportunity to learn how best to get help your unit enjoy the outdoors - ethically.  We will cover the 7 principles of Leave No Trace - a very important part of the scouting program - and how to put them into practice.  If registration numbers permit, we will split Cub Scout leaders and Troop/Venture leaders to work on practical exercises with scouts in your unit.  You will also learn about awards available for each program and how to become a Leave No Trace/Outdoor Ethics Trainer.  Be Prepared to spend some of your time in the outdoors, where the real fun stuff happens!  Don't get left behind on the trail!! 

 

When:  March 25th, 2017; 8:00am-12:00pm

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation                               

Cost: $10                                                                  

Open to: Registered Leaders & Adults  

Attire:  Scout uniform.  Dress prepared for weather - we will be outside for a portion of the session                        

Registration closes: March 17th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BALOO stands for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It’s designed to introduce Cub Scout leaders to the newly expanded opportunities for pack overnight camping. This is an energetic training that will cover everything you need to know to plan and run a pack over-nighter.  Come spend the day at camp filled with Fellowship and an opportunity to sharpen your scouting kills.  Learn about “No Surprises”, proper planning, scheduling, program suggestions, camp cooking with different types of equipment, and lots more!  Speak with fellow scouters and get ideas for future outings, ask questions and share your experiences with others.    Don’t forget… every pack needs at least 1 BALOO trained leader.  Attire: Scouting uniform for current position.

 

When:  April 8th, 2017, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Where: Brtva Training Center at Rainbow Scout Reservation

Cost: $15

Open to: Registered Leaders

Registration closes: April 3rd, 2017

 

When:  October 14th, 2017, 8:000am - 4:00pm

Where: Brtva Training Center at Rainbow Scout Reservation

Cost: $15

Open to: Registered Leaders

Registration closes: October 9th, 2017

 

 

More questions?  Contact Deb: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Trainer's Edge

The purpose of the Trainer’s EDGE course is to provide and help develop the platform skills of a trainer.  Trainers Edge is designed to give adult and youth trainers the skills needed to be an effective presenter and instructor   Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands on experience in methods and media.  The group will offer feed-back that will help you improve your skills as a trainer.  Feedback is a gift, we want to make sure it is given in a positive, helpful way.  Trainer’s Edge is a requirement for all NYLT staff and Wood Badge staff.  The certification is good for 3 years.  Attire: Scouting uniform for current position.

 

When:  March 18th, 2017; 8:00am-4:30pm

Where: Plainfield Fire Dept Hdqtrs                               

Cost: $10                                                                  

Open to: Registered Leaders                                

Registration closes: March 10th, 2017                                  

 

More questions?  Contact Deb: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid is a sixteen hour course that combines classroom instruction, skills practice and role-playing scenarios to teach the response steps and treatment of injuries and illnesses in a delayed-help situation.  Payment of the course fee is not a guarantee of certification.  Course certification and successful completion of the course requires that the participant attend all class sessions, participate in all skill sessions and activities, demonstrate competency in all observable skills, and complete the scenarios.  Minimum age of 14. CPR/AED certification is included.

When: May 5th-May 7th, 2017

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation             

Cost: $140                                           

Open to: Registered Leaders & Scouts 14 yrs and older     

             Deadline: April 26th, 2017

 

When: Sept 22nd-24th, 2017

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation             

Cost: $140                                           

Open to: Registered Leaders & Scouts 14 yrs and older     

             Deadline: September 13th, 2017

 

  

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Fundamentals of Training

This course is designed to introduce both youth and adult leaders to teaching techniques and skills, regardless of their experience. The course will also help those who have trained for other organizations learn the BSA’s training techniques.   For those current BSA trainers, this is an excellent opportunity to help freshen up skills already learned.  Upon completion, new trainers will be able to apply the techniques they have learned across the BSA’s leadership development programs, from unit level youth leader training taught by youth for youth, to position-specific and supplemental training for adult leaders.  This training is the first in a series of three that the BSA offers and is the ideal session to introduce you to the basics of becoming a great trainer/leader.

Attire: Scouting uniform for current position.

 

When:  November 25th, 2017 from 9am-1pm

Where: Brtva Training Center, RSR

Cost: $10

Open to: Registered Leaders

Attire: Scouting uniform for current position

Registration closes: November 20th, 2017

 

 

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Make yourself the best leader that you can be! This course will take place in an outdoor, camping setting over two weekends (6 full days) with several weekends in between.  

 

   

During the Woodbadge Course you will work in a patrol environment to learn new leadership skills that you can put into action in your scouting unit.  Wood Badge will be a life changing experience for you!  Every participant will need to have a completed BSA medical form: parts A, B, and C.  

 

Keep an eye on the calendar for the next Wood Badge Course!

 


When:  November 11th, 2017; 7:30am-5:00pm 

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation

Cost: $25 

Open to: Registered Leaders 

Registration closes: TBD 

 



Youth Courses:

Den Chief Training 

Every Cub Scout deserves trained leader – sometimes that leader is an adult, sometimes it is a trained Boy Scout, Venture Scout or Varsity Scout in the leadership position of a Den Chief, who wishes to assist a Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear or Webelos den.  A Den Chief is someone the younger boys look up to and view as role models.  Den Chief training focuses on how to assist the den leaders with planning and conducting the meetings, how to build an age appropriate repertoire of activities for the Cubs, and learning to be confident with the boys in carrying out their specific duties while having fun.  

 

When: April 8th, 2017 

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation

Cost: $20

Open to: Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts & Varsity Scouts

Class limited to 20 participants.

Attire: Scout Uniform

Registration closes: March 30th, 2017

 

When: October 14th, 2017 

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation

Cost: $20

Open to: Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts & Varsity Scouts

Class limited to 20 participants.

Attire: Scout Uniform

Registration closes: October 5th, 2017

 

 


Other BSA Trainings

 

Commissioner Basic Training

When: TBD                                                                 

Where: TBD                        

Cost: TBD                                                                    

Open to: TBD

    

 

BB & Archery Masters Certification Class

When: April 8th, 2017                                                  

     BB: 10am-12pm, Archery: 1pm-3pm                           

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation                           

Cost: FREE                                                                     

Open to: Day Camp Volunteers

Registration closes: April 5th, 2017

    

                                

When: May 6th, 2017                                                  

     BB: 10am-12pm, Archery: 1pm-3pm                           

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation                           

Cost: FREE                                                                     

Open to: Day Camp Volunteers

Registration closes: May 3rd, 2017

    

                                

When: May 27th, 2017

     BB: 10am-12pm, Archery: 1pm-3pm

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation

Cost: FREE

Open to: Day Camp Volunteers

Registration closes: May 24th, 2017

 

 

 

Additional Training Courses

 

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Class  

The Guide to Safe Scouting states that there must be a certified Range Safety Officer and a certified NRA Instructor (rifle, shotgun, or Pistol) on any and all unit Shooting outings. This program is designed to enable individuals to be qualified per BSA & NRA Requirements to operate a Fire Arms Range; rifle, shotgun or pistol. 

Maximum Class Size for this class is 20 participants.

 

When: February 11th, 2017 9:00am-4:30pm

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation

Cost: $100

Open to: Public 

Registration closes: February 9th, 2017

 

When: December 2nd, 2017 9:00am-4:30pm

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation

Cost: $100

Open to: Public 

Registration closes: November 29th, 2017


 

  

 NRA Rifle Instructor Class  

When: March 11th & 12th, 2017 - both days required

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation

Cost: $140

Open to: Public

Registration Closes: March 7th, 2017

 

NRA  Pistol Instructor Class

Minimum of 4 attendants required for class to run

Pre-requiste: On-line portion must be completed prior to registration for this class, this can be done on the NRA website - Basics of Pistol Shooting.

When: November 18th & 19th, 2017 - both days required

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation 

Cost: $120

Open to: Public 

Registration closes: September 14th, 2017

   

Concealed Carry Class

When: March 25th & 26th, 2017: 8am-4pm both days required

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation 

Cost: $200

Open to: Public  

Registration closes: March 21st, 2017

   

NRA Shotgun Instructor Class

When: September 9th-10th, 2017 - both days required

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation 

Cost: $140 

Open to: Public 

Registration closes: September 5th, 2017

 

 

Need additional information about NRA training? Contact: Don @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Hunter Safety Course  

Presented by the RSR Shooting Sports Committee in conjunction with the IL Dept of Natural Resources

 

If you still need your hunter's Safety Certificate to purchase you hunting license for this year, come join us!

When: September 30th-October 1st 2017

Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation - Wilhelm Center

Cost: FREE

Open to: Public 

Registration closes: September 21st, 2017 or when class is filled with 75 participants

 

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