Every Scout deserves a trained leader. Make sure that you take advantage of training opportunities throughout the Council and online to provide the high-quality Scouting program that our Scouts deserve.
Adult Leader Training
There are several types of training avaliable in the Cimarron Council.
- Online Training
- Council Training
Adult Leader Training can happen online or in person. To see the next training avaliable, please see the Council calendar.
Roundtable is a monthly meeting for all leaders. Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venture leaders use the opportunity to hear updates from around the Council, share ideas and recieve infomration from Roundtable staff. Check out the Council calendar for for a Roundtable near you.
If you do not already have a MyScouting login, you will need to create one (using your e-mail address as your login). This account will give you direct access to e-learning courses (and other options depending on your profile).
If you are not a registered Scouting volunteer you can still create an account.
If you are a registered Scouting volunteer, be sure to have your council number (474) and member ID handy (from your registration card) when creating your account. If you do not have your card contact the Council Service Center. This will ensure you receive proper credit for courses completed successfully.
If you already have a MyScouting login, simply log in as usual using Internet Explorer 7.0 or above (IE7.0 or above)
Click here to be taken to MyScouting.org
Training available on MyScouting.org includes Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing and General Scout Leader Training.
Youth Protection Training
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA has developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs.
All Scout Leaders must take Youth Protection Training before your application will be processed. Youth Protection Training must be completed every two years. Youth Protection Training is avaliable through MyScouting.org
You do not have to be a registered member of the BSA or have a member id to take Youth Protection Training. To take YPT, from the left MyScouting.org menu click E-Learning. From the General tab scroll down to youth protection and click Take Course. When you complete the course, print a certificate of completion to submit with your volunteer application, or submit the certificate to your unit leader to be forwarded to the Council Service Center.
When your volunteer application is approved, you will receive a BSA membership cards, which includes your membership id. After you receive your membership card, log into MyScouting.org, click oin My Profile and enter your member id. This links your YPT training and any other MyScouting.org trainings records to your BSA membership.
The Training Validation link will show all training records for you in ScoutNet. Print it off and send to the Council Service Center to verify the accuracy of your account. Use your membership id to search.
This Is Scouting is an online interactive learning experience that is divided into six modules. It picks up where Fast Start left off, replaces new Leader Essentials and introduces participants to the following areas of the Scouting program.
- Mission, Vision, and Values
- Programs for All Ages and Abilities
- Scouting Is Fun!
- Scouting in the Community
- Protecting Our Youth
- Scouting’s Legacy
This Is Scouting training can be found on MyScouting.org. It takes about an hour to complete and participants must correctly answer questions at the end of each module, and upon successful completion, they will receive a certificate of completion.
Each leader completes This Is Scouting training only once.
Fast Start and Leader Specific
Cub Scout Training
- Den Leader Fast Start
- Cubmaster Fast Start
- Pack Committee Fast Start
- Tiger Cub Leader Position-Specific Training
- Wolf Cub Leader Position-Specific Training
- Bear Cub Leader Position-Specific Training
- Webelos Leader Position-Specific Training
- Cubmaster Leader Position-Specific Training
- Pack Trainer Leader Position-Specific Training
- Pack Committee Leader Position-Specific Training
Boy Scout Training
- Varsity Leader Fast Start
- Boy Scout Fast Start
- Venturing Leader Fast Start
- Chartered Organization Representative Fast Start
- Unit Commissioner Fast Start
- Physical Wellness
- Safe Swim Defense
- Safety Afloat
- Climb On Safely
- Trek Safely
- Weather Hazards
- ScoutParents Unit Coordinator Fast Start
- Troop Committee Challenge
In order to earn the "Trained" strip, a Scouter must complete Youth Protection Training, Fast Start Training, This is Scouting and Leader Specific Training.
The Cimarron Council provides training above and beyond the online training.
- Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
- Outdoor Leader Skills
The Philmont Training Center is nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northeastern New Mexico near Cimarron. PTC has served as the National Training Center for the Boy Scouts of America since 1950. A variety of week long conferences will be conducted for unit, district, and council volunteers and professionals featuring the latest tools, audiovisuals, and techniques led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. The conference schedule permits ample time for family activities, day hiking, and recreation. The summer staff will lead hiking, tours, handicrafts, and outdoor activities. A week long back country Mountain Trek for older Boy Scout & Venture-age youth is also offered. In order to attend the PTC you must be nominated by the council. If you are interested, please contact the service center.
The Cimarron Council's University if Scouting is an intensive adult training and professional development event. You will not have another opportunity to attend a broad variety of training activities during one supplemental event. The University of Scouting is for the seasoned Scouting veteran to the new Tiger Cub leader. Scouters will leave The University with a clearer understanding of their role in the development of Scouts and will Be Prepared to implement a high-quality Scouting program.
A broad curriculum is provided to Scouters. Most classes will last one hour long and will concentrate on one subject. Training may include topics on , Tiger Cub activities, Knot Tying, Kitchen Chemistry, Cub Master Corner, Program Planning, Map and Compass, Ideas for Ceremonies, Dutch Oven Cooking, Commissioner Training, Den Chief Training, District and Council Involvement and more.
To find out when the next University of Scouting is being held visit the council calendar.
Wood Badge is the ultimate leadership experience in Scouting. Wood Badge uses contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations. Concepts that will be used will help you lead in all aspects of your life. Skills taught include improving group communications, traits of high performance teams, and leading change.
Course is taught over two-three day weekends or during a six day period. Following the course work on a "ticket", written during the course, is completed . The ticket is a list of projects and goals that the participant has 18 months to complete. Following completion of the ticket the Wood Badge neckerchief, beads and Woggle are presented.
Wood Badge is designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of all Scouters, particularly Cub Leaders, Scoutmasters and Assistants, Varsity Team leaders, Venturing Crew Advisers, and other unit, district, and council Scouters.
To find out when the next Wood Badge course will be offered, visit the council calendar.
Adults Scouters are eligible to work towards the completion of several different Scouter Awards.These awards are often represented by a knot worn on the recipients uniform. Tenure, training and other requirements must be completes.