Adult leader training is vital to the success of Scouting programs and ensures that a fun, safe and fulfilling experience is provided to each Scout. Some courses may be completed online through my.scouting.org. All other courses are provided by the council and each district on a regular basis. 
Beyond required training, we encourage adult leaders to take supplemental training such as University of Scouting or Wood Badge as well as a variety of our other training courses throughout the year. 
Check out our Training Calendar for more information on how to become the trained leader every scout deserves

Training Specific Events

BALOO: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Pt. 2 

Come spend some time at camp filled with Fellowship and an opportunity to sharpen your scouting skills. This class covers all the information needed to plan and execute a pack overnight. Learn about basic skills, 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 a BALOO trained leader. One is good but TWO is even better!

Registration Coming Soon
Spring Session
Fall Session

For information regarding training please contact

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
kevin@kantorski.net

Den Chief Training

Every Cub Scout deserves a trained leader — sometimes that leader is an adult, sometimes is is a trained Scout BSA or Venture 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 Scouts look up to and view as role models. Den Chief training focuses on how to assist the den leader 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 youth in carrying out specific duties while having fun.

Registration Coming Soon
Spring Session
Fall Session

For information regarding training please contact

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
kevin@kantorski.net

Introduction to Leader Specifics for SM/ASM

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 futures, have just joined a troop or feel you need a refresher, this is the training for you! Cost of the course includes the Troop Leaders Guide.

Registration Coming Soon
Spring Session
Summer Session
Fall Session
Winter Session

For information regarding training please contact

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
kevin@kantorski.net

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

This training is required for all Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters, Venture Advisors and Crew Committee members. The course is designed to provide 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. Cracker Barrel will be provided on Saturday evening.

Registration Coming Soon
Spring Session
Fall Session

For information regarding training please contact

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
kevin@kantorski.net

BSA Leave No Trace 101 

This introduction to Leave No Trace is for ALL Scouts BSA, Venturers and adult leaders (including Cub leaders) who use the outdoors. It is the minimum recommended training for ALL adults and older scouts who will be teaching Leave No Trace in their troops and/or signing off on the 2nd Class, First Class, or merit badge Leave No Trace requirements. 

  • Who Can Attend: Adults, Scouts BSA, and Venturers 
  • Course Format: BSA Leave No Trace 101 is typically 3½ – 4 hours long. It is a combination of presentation, discussion and hands-on activities.  
  • Recognition: Upon completion, participants will receive a training card, and the course is entered in their official Council/BSA training Record. 
  • Instructors: Instructors must be Leave No Trace Trainers or Master Educators. 
  • Find our BSA Leave No Trace 101 Courses on the Council Calendar for information and registration. 

 BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course 

The Leave No Trace Trainer course is designed to enrich your understanding of Leave No Trace principles and practices, expand your repertoire of low-impact skills, and increase your effectiveness in teaching these important skills to others. 

  • Who Can Attend: This course is for everyone 14 and older who teaches outdoor skills to others. 
  • Course Format: BSA Leave No Trace Trainer is a weekend course with 16-20 hours of instruction.  Participants learn Leave No Trace awareness, principles, skills, and ethics through a combination of presentation, discussion, and hands-on activities. They learn and practice techniques for teaching these concepts. 
  • Recognition: Upon completion, participants will receive a training card, a certificate from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and the course is entered in their official Council/BSA training Record. 
  • Instructors: Instructors are Leave No Trace Master Educators and Trainers. 
  • Find our BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Courses on the Council Calendar for information and registration. 

BSA Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses 

The Master Educator Courses are 5-day, 5-night courses offered in a single week or on 2 weekends. Many offer a choice of front-country or backcountry emphasis, and some have other specialties such as horse trips or canoeing. 

  • The course fee varies and is usually in the $240-$500 range. 
  • BSA Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses are open to adult Scouters (18 and older). 
  • BSA LNT Master Educator Courses 

 Request a Course 

If you have at least 10 youth and/or adults eager to take a Leave No Trace course, we’ll work with you to set something up. Please contact Kyle Minett. 

 Online Leave No Trace Training 

Leave No Trace Online Awareness Course 

Leave No Trace Awareness Course for Kids – Cub Scout Age 

 Resources 

Teaching Leave No Trace 

 

Updates Coming Soon!

SPIFFY

What is SPIFFY?

Scouters Preparing an Interesting Fun Filled Year

SPIFFY …..

Is the opportunity to learn new skill, techniques, and ‘keep-up’ with the youth of today.

You will be able to ….

     Gather ideas for new things to do together

     Network with other adult leaders

     Learn what ‘works’

     Learn what ‘doesn’t work’

     Establish resource contacts

     Ask questions you’ve always hesitated to ask

     Take that BIG STEP into new adventures and prepare for an interesting and fun filled year!

Registration Coming Soon

For information regarding training please contact

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
kevin@kantorski.net

The 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 adults and youth trainers the skills 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 recourse’s while 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.

Registration Coming Soon
Training Session

For information regarding training please contact

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
kevin@kantorski.net

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 sessions, participate in all skill sessions and activities, demonstrate competency in all observable skills, and complete the scenario.

Registration Coming Soon
Spring Session
Fall Session

For information regarding training please contact

Contact/Questions:

Rick Talerico : rtalerico@rocketmail.com

Wood Badge

Wood Badge is

  • Scouting’s Premier Training Course
  • a “Mountain-Top” experience
  • an experience in the Patrol Method
  • a worldwide experience
  • a realization of the BSA mission, vision, and values
  • practical learning of Scouting’s skills and methods
  • applicable to your work & family life too

Coursework PDFs

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More information coming soon.

You must attend all 5 days of the course

For information regarding training please contact

For information regarding training please contact

Celia Mistretta
Course Director
779-279-3281
WB2020Rainbow@gmail.com

Kevin Kantorski
Rainbow Council Training Chair
630-936-9959
kevin@kantorski.net