Council Service Center & Scout Shop
262 W. Prairie Ave.
Decatur, IL 62523
8:30am - 5:00pm
Every Scout Deserves a Well-Trained Leader!
Trained Scouting leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for Scouts. When leaders understand the whys and hows of Scouting, they are more effective in their roles. Trained leaders know how to use the available resources to provide an exciting and worthwhile program for the Scouts. Trained leaders also have confidence in carrying out their roles and responsibilities. As a result, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers receive a program designed to achieve Scouting's aims of citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Trained leaders deliver a well-planned exciting program that keeps Scouts happy and attracts new Scouts to your unit.
Council Training News
TRAINER'S EDGE TO BE HELD SAT., MAR. 25 IN SHELBYVILLE
BSA Train the Trainer Series: Trainer's Edge (T2) will be offered on Saturday, March 25 with sign-in starting at 8 a.m. and the session lasting from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Lake Shebyville Visitor's Center. The course will help Scouters and Scouts become effective trainers. Registration is due by March 21st. Download and submit the registration today!
DEN CHIEF TRAINING TO TAKE PLACE FRI., APR. 7 AT RFSR
A Den Chief is a scout who assists a Cub Scout or Webelos den leader at den meetings, pack meetings, and other events. He is the “Activities Assistant” for a Cub Scout den or Webelos den. The LTC Training Committee will be hosting a Den Chief training for any Boy Scout interested in serving as a Den Chief. Download the registration form here...
INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS - APR. 29-30 AT RFSR
Boy Scout Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters and other additional Scouters are invited to attend the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills course being offered April 29-30 at RFSR. This course is designed for adult leaders to learn the outdoor skills they need to teach Scouts through the First Class rank. Instructors will teach topics such as how to set up camp, to cook, to work with wood tools and ropes, first aid, planning campfire programs, map reading and compass skills, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification, and Leave No Trace. Download the form and register by April 24th.
2017 NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING -
The National Youth Leadership Training Course is scheduled for April 21-23 and April 28-30, 2017. The cost has been set for a reduced fee of $150 which includes food and class materials. Please visit the NYLT Page for more information.
2017 WOOD BADGE COURSE SET FOR LTC
Take part in Scouting’s most advanced training course, focusing on Leadership and Team Development. Lincoln Trails Council is pleased to announce the dates for the 2017 Wood Badge Course set to take place August 25-27 and September 22-24. Inspired by Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Wood Badge has provided the ultimate training for hundreds of thousands of leaders around the world. Download the brochure and register today!
WOOD BADGE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ANNOUNCED
Scholarship Applications are now available for Lincoln Trails Council Scouters interested in attending the 2017 LTC Wood Badge Course that are in need of financial assistance. Download the Scholarship form here...
What Makes a Trained Leader?
A direct contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the Trained leader emblem when he or she has completed the following training courses and the specific training for the position. For details on training click here.
- Committee Chair
- Committee members
- Charter Organization Representative
- District Chairman
- District Committee Member
- District Member at Large
- District Vice Chairman
- District Commissioner
- Asst. District Commissioner
- Unit Commissioner
- Rountable Commissioner
- Rountable Staff
- Merit Badge Counselor - Counselor Guide
Do your training records need to be updated?
Log-in to your My.Scouting.org account to review your current trainings. If you have questions contact the Scout Service Center. Please be sure to have your member ID number ready as that will help us update the correct records.
Additional Training Opportunities
This includes a variety of courses given on a district, council, area, regional, or national basis. They are designed to give additional information on specific areas of Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing.
Some of the methods touched upon in basic training are treated in greater depth in supplemental training courses. Some courses are held on a regular basis as a continuing source of information, while others are available through the My.scouting.org. Examples of supplemental training courses are Safe Swim Defense, Climb On Safely, Cub Scout leader pow wow and den chief training.
Since supplemental training is intended to enrich the leaders` experience, there are no prerequisites.
Leaders desiring a deeper dedicated involvement in the program, and who are otherwise qualified, will find advanced training highly rewarding. Wood Badge here serves as the advanced training program for Scouting leaders in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing. National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is designed for Boy Scout & Varsity Scout youth leaders. Powder Horn is a specialized course to teach Scouting and Venturing program leaders what resources are available to provide a high adventure experience for older-youth. Successful completion of basic training is a prerequisite for advanced training.
Philmont Training Center
You're invited to attend one of the many training conferences offered through the Philmont Training Center. For more information, visit the Philmont Training Center webpage. Registration for these training conferences is now available through your MyScouting account.