Monticello District Training


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The 2022 Outdoor School is focused on the fundamentals of outdoor leader training. We will be offering Cub Scout Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO), Scouts BSA Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS), Leave No Trace Trainer, and Wilderness First Aid. This training is open to Scouters in all Districts. The Outdoor School is scheduled for April 1-3, 2022. 

Registration and course information will be posted soon.

Due to course preparation needs, there will be no walk-in registration for this event.


YPT - Youth Protection Training

You can complete Youth Protection Training online at my.scouting.org

You can find step-by-step instructions for completing YPT at the Youth Protection Training How to Guide.


Adult Position Specific Training

Here's a training flyer to help you get started. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

For a detailed list of training for all program areas, check out the complete list of Trained Leader Requirements.


Adult Leader Outdoor Training

BSA offers introductory outdoor leadership training. For Cub leaders, it is the Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) course. For Scouts BSA, it is Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS). Here's an outdoor training flyer with more information about them.


Youth Leadership Training

Troops and Crews should be running an Introduction to Leadership Skills course after each unit election. This prepares the youth for National Youth Leader Training (NYLT), and then onward to National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). NYLT is run at the Council level. NAYLE is at Philmont and The Summit.

Here's a youth leadership training flyer with more information.

Here are some tools to help run unit-level training:

Troop ILST: Facilitator Guide | Presentation Slides (modify slides for your Troop as appropriate)

Crew ILSC: Facilitator Guide


Outdoor Ethics Training (Adult and Youth)

Any questions on Outdoor Ethics Training and Awards, or on Leave No Trace (LNT), contact Sarah Lindegren, the Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate.


Adult Training Awards

The training awards are designed to recognize Scouters for tenure, training, and performance in their leadership roles.

Here's an adult training award flyer with more information.


Wood Badge (Advanced Adult Leadership Training)

The next Wood Badge course will be in the fall of 2023 at Camp Shenandoah. Contact the Course Director, Tracey Stakem if you have any questions. 


Not Sure What You Need?

Don't hesitate to contact Mike Bonham, District Training Chair with your questions. Our goal is to provide the training everyone needs here in the District/Council. If there is some trainging your are interested in, but not sure what to do, just ask!