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262 W. Prairie Ave.
Decatur, IL 62523
217-429-3326 (fax)

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

The LTC Training Committee will be offering Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation at Rhodes-France Scout Reservation on Saturday, February 25th. It is a BSA policy that at least one BALOO trained leader be present on any pack campout conducted. Download the form and register before Tuesday, February 21st!

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!



APRIL 2017

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.

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!

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

Trained Positions

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

Supplemental Training

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.

Advanced Training

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.

Council Training

Download the Council Training Schedule here

Upcoming Trainings

Feb. 25 - BALOO @ RFSR

Mar. 25 - Trainers
Edge #2 (T2)

Apr. 7 - Den Chief Training @ RFSR

Apr 21-23/Apr 28-30 - NYLT

Apr. 29 - Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills/ Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills

Aug. 25-27 &
Sept. 22-24 -
Wood Badge