Leadership Training

One of the keys to a successful Scouting experience for young people, second only to the selection of the right person for each responsibility, is trained volunteer leadership. Leadership training provides adult leaders with fundamental information about the aims and methods of the movement, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting.

The Voyageurs Area Council is committed to provide top quality training opportunities for leaders, parents and Scouts at the district and council levels. Through these efforts, the delivery of a better and quality Scouting program can be provided to our entire youth membership.

 TO REQUEST SPECIFIC TRAINING - please contact Thea at thea.stauffenecker@scouting.org or theastauffenecker@yahoo.com.

Training events currently scheduled:

Cub Scout Leader Position Specific Training

  • Roundtable   (Dec 14, 2017)
  • Roundtable   (Jan 11, 2018)
  • Roundtable   (Feb 8, 2018)
  • Roundtable   (Mar 8, 2018)
  • Roundtable   (Apr 12, 2018)
  • Roundtable   (May 10, 2018)

    Boy Scout Leader Position Specific Training

    ...no events of this type are currently posted...

    Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills

  • IOLS - Test Out   (Dec 16, 2017)


  • BALOO/OWLS - new   (Dec 16, 2017)


    ...no events of this type are currently posted...

    National Youth Leadership Training

  • NYLT Staff Development   (Jan 13, 2018)
  • NYLT Staff Development   (Feb 16-18, 2018)
  • NYLT Staff Development   (Mar 23-25, 2018)
  • NYLT Staff Development   (Apr 20-22, 2018)
  • NYLT Staff Development   (May 18-20, 2018)
  • NYLT Staff Development   (Jun 8-10, 2018)
  • National Youth Leadership Training   (Jun 10-16, 2018)

    Den Chief - NOW! Available Online


    ...no events of this type are currently posted...

    Wood Badge

  • Wood Badge Staff Development   (Mar 24, 2018)
  • Wood Badge Staff Development   (May 18-20, 2018)
  • Wood Badge Staff Development   (Jul 14, 2018)
  • Wood Badge Course Weekend 1   (Aug 24-26, 2018)
  • Wood Badge Course Weekend 2   (Sep 14-16, 2018)


  • The training program of the Voyageurs Area Council and the Boy Scouts of America is designed to meet the needs of each volunteer leadership position. These training opportunities are varied and flexible enough to reach all leaders through group training experiences, personal coaching, self-study, or on-the-job training.

    What Makes a Trained Leader