Chicago Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Chicago Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
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Basic Leader Training (Required Training)

The following trainings are available online here:

  • Fast Start Training for:
    • Scout Parents Unit Coordinator
    • Chartered Organization Representative
    • Unit Commissioner
    • Cubmaster (English and Spanish)
    • Den Leader (English and Spanish)
    • Pack Committee
    • Boy Scouting
    • Varsity Leader
    • Venturing
  • This is Scouting
  • Youth Protection Training
  • Youth Protection Training for Venturing
  • Troop Committee Challenge
  • Leader Position Specific Training for Cub Scout Leaders (English and Spanish)

Required training not available online:

Supplemental Training

The following trainings are available online here:

  • Staffing the District Committee

Other Supplemental Trainings Available:

Safe Scouting courses offered online (may be required depending on activity):

  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat 
  • Climb on Safely
  • Trek Safely
  • Planning and Preparing for Hazardous Weather
  • Physical Wellness
  • Okpik Cold Weather Training

Additional Information:

  • Guide to Safe Scouting
  • Passport to High Adventure
  • Leave No Trace Front Country for Cub Scouts
  • Leave No Trace Boy Scout and Venturing

Advanced Training

Wood Badge

Philmont Training Center

Youth Leader Training

National Youth Leadership Training




  1218 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607
  Telephone: (312) 421-8800 Fax: (312) 421-4725
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